Wednesday, October 8, 2008

SDGS Meeting on Saturday, 11 October - Discovering Genealogical Treasures

The next meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society is Saturday, 11 Ocxtober at 12 noon at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, at Jackson Drive).

The program speaker will be Michael Kratzer on Discovering Genealogical Treasures in Attics, Yard Sales, Swap Meets and Internet Auctions.

The program description:

"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? Come and learn how to discover the 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 own personal family history library and archives. This topic goes beyond the usual 'primary' and 'secondary' sources and will enable you to better piece together the true story of your ancestors. This topic is for all researchers and shouldn't be missed!"

About the speaker:

Our speaker, Michael Kratzer, 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."

This is a program different from most genealogy society programs, but it will touch on unique places to search for those ephemeral artifacts and papers that might solve your genealogy brick wall problem - or somebody else's.

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