Wednesday, May 14, 2008

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, May 17

Linda Hervig, the VP of Administration and Publicity for CGSSD, sent this notice to CGSSD members:

The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) meets on Saturday, May 17, 2008 from 9:00 am to noon.

9:00 - Brief Announcements and user groups for FTM, Macintosh and RootsMagic

10:15 - A break and refreshments

10:30 - Announcements followed by Program “Discovering Genealogical Treasures in Attics, Yard Sales, Swap Meets, and Internet Auctions.” by Michael Kratzer.

Family History and Genealogical Research can be so much more than a collection of names, dates, and Family Group Sheets. After compiling all those Birth Notices, Marriage Announcements, Death Certificates, and Obituaries, then what?

Join Michael Kratzer as he retells how he has discovered what he considers are hidden Genealogical Treasures waiting to be found in the most unexpected places. New and used books, photos, family business advertisements, ancestral heirlooms, artifacts, and memorabilia can enhance and enrich your enjoyment of your personal Family History Library and Archives.

Michael has been adding to his personal Family History Archives for over 15 years. A graduate of Orange Coast College and a certificate holder from the University of California at Irvine, he has held managerial positions in Southern California based manufacturing enterprises, primarily in the Metal Finishing trade. He lives in Costa Mesa with his wife Brenda, and volunteers his time assisting other family researchers at the Huntington Beach Family History Center.

We meet at the Robinson Auditorium complex on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla. From North Torrey Pine Road turn at Pangea Drive into UCSD. Free parking is available in the parking garage on the left; use any A, B, or S space. Signs will mark directions to our meeting room. Please refer to our website; or the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies website for driving directions and a map.


I look forward to learning how to spend more of my time prowling attics, swap meets, auctions and yard sales. This may be an opening to a whole new genre of blog posts!

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