Friday, June 13, 2008

SDGS meeting on Saturday, 14 June - "Railroads"

The San Diego Genealogical Society monthly meeting is on Saturday, 14 June, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in San Diego (8350 Lake Murray Blvd., at Jackson Drive in the San Carlos neighborhood of San Diego).

The RootsMagic User's Group will meet there from 10 a.m. to noon.

At noon, the society meeting will begin, with an introduction of member Mary Card who will present “Railroads: How They Changed Our Ancestors’ Lives.”

The summary of Mary's talk includes:

"Ever wonder how the railroads changed the lives of your ancestors -- their migrations, where they lived, their livelihoods? They had a more profound impact on their lives than you may realize.

"The talk will trace the introduction and development of the railroads, their geographical and political implications, where to find records and the implications of the ‘Orphan Trains.’

"The topic will be further explored through the life of Patricia Curran who grew up as part of a railroad family. She started lobbying for railroad safety when she was only ten years old.

"Through her life, you will share what it was like to be part of the unique culture and life style of the ‘brotherhood of railway trainmen’. Railroad memorabilia will also be shared and discussed. This is a ‘must’ topic for every family historian."

Mary's genealogy curriculum vitae includes:

"Board Member Mary Card is the Society’s Historian and serves on the Education Committee. She has been pursuing genealogy for over 30 years and has also taught history classes for 26 years. She is a former Regent for the La
Jolla DAR.

"When not doing genealogy research, she is a Special Education teacher and publishes the semi-annual family newsletter, The Card Chronicle. If you attended her past presentations, you know you won’t want to miss this."

The information about Mary and her talk was obtained from the June 2008 issue of the San Diego Genealogical Society Newsletter (Vol. 41, No. 5).

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