Wednesday, September 10, 2008

SDGS Program Meeting on Saturday, 13 September

The next San Diego Genealogical Society meeting will be Saturday, 13 September from 12 noon until 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd. (at Jackson Drive) in the Lake Murray area of eastern San Diego.

The program speaker will by Paul R. Lipinski on the subject of History and Research in Germany, Poland and Austria. The program description is:

"If you have ancestors born from these regions, you already know the pitfalls that can plague new and inexperienced researchers. Even experienced veterans can get lost in the ever-changing geographic and political climate that has influenced these areas over many years.

"Come and learn the most critical 'how to' tips from an expert and the importance of using time lines in your research. Much of this advice will also apply to research in other areas as well. This meeting is definitely not to be missed."

Paul Lipinski's curriculum vitae includes:

"Mr. Lipinski is past-president of the Polish Genealogical Society of California (his wife Janice is now President), in which he has been active since 1994. He is currently editor and frequent contributor to their quarterly publication. He is also a volunteer and consultant at the Los Angeles Regional Family History Center, where he teaches classes and assists others with their research.

"In addition, he is a member of the Polish Genealogical Society of America, the NGC-SEA Genealogical Society, and the South Bay Genealogical Society. He was recently awarded the 2008 Dziekuje Award by the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan. With 35 years genealogical experience, he is a frequent speaker at various genealogical events."

I look forward to hearing this presentation, because I have not done any research in these localities, even though I do have a significant German ancestry. I need to, and perhaps this talk will give me some leads to work on.

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