Wednesday, March 6, 2013

SDGS Meeting on 9 March Features Elyse Doerflinger

The San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS) March meeting is on Saturday, 9 March 2013, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd., just south of Jackson Drive) in San Diego.  The program starts at 10 a.m., and will feature two presentations by Elyse Doerflinger.  There will be a refreshment break and a short business meeting between the two talks.

Elyse Doerflinger will be presenting:

*  Organizing Paper Research (Conquering the Paper Monster)

*  Organizing Digital Research (Conquering the Digital Monster)

Elyse is a professional genealogist specializing in using technology tools to make research more efficient.  She is the author of Elyse's Genealogy Blog and has created YouTube videos to share her knowledge with others.  Using her ten years of genealogy research experience, Elyse has written for Internet Genealogy Magazine and Family Chronicle Magazine, and speaks at genealogy societies and conferences in Southern California.

Elyse became interested in genealogy in the seventh grade when her history teacher gave an assignment to interview a World War II veteran.  The only World War II veteran she knew was her paternal grandfather, who lived in Tennessee.  She had only met him when she was a toddler and only talked to him once or twice a year.  She was worried that the conversation would be awkward, but after a few questions she was comfortable talking to him.  His stories brought history alive and made her wonder who else in her family had participated in historical events.

This is the first time that Elyse has presented at an SDGS meeting.

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