Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SDGS Program Meeting on Saturday - 8 November: Connie Rascon Gunther

The November program meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS) is on Saturday, 8 November from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Saint Andrews Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd, just south of Jackson Drive).  

The speaker for both sessions is Connie Rascon Gunther, Chairperson for Descendants of Early San Diego.  

Connie's two presentations will be:

Gaining Wisdom and Drive from your Genetic Memory

My Dad never took a piano lesson in his life, yet he could play any song he heard. How is that possible? One of my ancestors was noted for being exceptional with numbers. Is this an inherited ability? Can an inner drive to excel beyond all physical odds be genetic? Genetic memory is a process in which memory is passed down through the generations and stored in our DNA. Although controversial, science has proven genetic memory exists. I will share some interesting stories so you can ponder or decide if genetic memories play a role in your family history.

Use your Heritage to Build Resilience

Ever feel like another emotional curve ball just hit you? All you wanted was a little more time to yourself so you can research that new branch of that family tree you just started. Your family may think all of your genealogy work is wasted time. Not so! All that family research and tree building time is valuable. In fact it could be the difference between life and death. Understand how famous celebrities use family history to get through the road bumps in life. Listen to how and why you could share your family stories.

Connie's Biography:

Connie Rascon Gunther is Chairperson for Descendants of Early San Diego (DESD), a 400+ person organization. She recently launched a family history web site with support from dedicated and research-knowledgeable volunteers. Connie has extensive business management and engineering experience, traveled to multiple countries, and has an MBA in Technology Management. 

Her passion and interest is in history, archaeology, and genealogy. She is on the Presidio Park Council Board, a member of the San Diego History Center, Presidio Heritage Development Circle, American Heritage Charter School Board, and a frequent speaker at Old Town State Park events. Connie is happily married to Doug, and their son Adam is in high school. She is the Founder and CEO of a recently formed company, “Heritage Oasis Inc.,” which is focused on San Diego’s cultural and historical needs. The company is on a mission to “better America by connecting the past to build the future.”

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