Wednesday, June 10, 2009

SDGS Meeting on Saturday features Connie Moretti

The June meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society is Saturday, 13 June, at 12 noon at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd, at Jackson Drive) in San Diego.

The program speaker is Connie Moretti who will present Geographic Finding Aids in the first session and Understanding Land Records in the second session. The talk summary and Connie's CV are:


Geographic Finding AidsWhat are they and why you need them. Since most of the records important to genealogists are created and stored at the local level, it is important to know where your ancestors lived. Learn to use a variety of finding aids to determine their legal and social locations.

Understanding Land Records… Know when, why and how land records are created. Understand the different kinds of surveys used in the area covered by the United States. Learn about the indexes that can make land record research confusing. Review what each land record usually contains and how land records can assist in your genealogical research.

A retired educator, Connie teaches genealogy and computer classes at the South Bay Adult School and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, United States Daughters of 1812, and is past President of the California Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

A 3rd generation Californian and Torrance native, she began family history research as a child in the 1940s as a member of Knott’s Berry Farm’s ‘Covered Wagon Club’. Her research specialities include: Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Indiana, Tennessee, South Carolina and California. She is a regular presenter to genealogical and civic groups throughout Southern California.

If you need help in using land records, don’t miss this meeting!


I'm looking forward to meeting Connie and hearing her talks on these topics.

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