Wednesday, November 7, 2018

San Diego Genealogical Society Program Meeting on Saturday, 10 November

The November program meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS) is on Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in San Diego (8350 Lake Murray Blvd, near Jackson Drive).  

The feature speaker for both sessions is Gena Philibert-Ortega:

Gena's two talks will be:

*  10 a.m.:  Wives, Girlfriends, Widows, Spinsters, Exes and Mistresses: Documenting Women's Relationships

*  11:30 a.m.:  Her Name was Not Unknown: Finding Female Ancestors

Gena's biography includes:
Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women's history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) & a Master’s degree in Religion. Her published works include 3 books, numerous articles published in magazines and online, & Tracing Female Ancestors (Moorshead Publishing). She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads. Her writings can also be found on the GenealogyBank blog. She has presented to diverse groups including the National Genealogical Society Conference, Alberta Genealogical Society Conference, Geo-Literary Society, & the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series. Her research projects include Sowerby’s British Mineralogy: Its Influence on Martha Proby and Others in the Scientific Community during the 19th Century for the Gemological Institute of America, as well as genealogical research for the first season of PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow & the Travel Channel’s Follow Your Past. Her current research includes women's repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, & women's material culture.

There will be a short business meeting between the two presentations, with snacks and drinks.

The 9 a.m. classes have been cancelled due to venue problems. 

In the 9 a.m. hour, there will be two classes in the upstairs classrooms:

Writing about your family, by Claire McKarns.  Now that you have the skeleton, it is time to put some meat on the bones. We need to tell the stories of our families in a way that will interest those whose eyes glaze over when we start to describe our research. We will explore several ways of bringing the dead ancestors to life and make them real to the readers.

*   Roots Magic, by Randy Seaver.  RootsMagic is a comprehensive software tool which helps you research, organize and share your genealogy information. It is appropriate for all levels from beginner to professional. This class will discuss many of its multitude of features and show you how to use them.
There is limited seating for these classes, and an RSVP is required (to  for a spot if you plan to attend. For more information about these classes, please check the calendar of events.


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