Wednesday, June 5, 2019

SDGS Program Meeting on Saturday, 8 June Features Hal Bookbinder

The next San Diego Genealogical Society program meeting is Saturday, 8 June 2019, starting at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego CA 92119).

The featured speaker is Hal Bookbinder on "Practicing Safe Computing."

Hal is making a return visit with SDGS!  On February 9,2019, Hal spoke to us on Ships of our Ancestors, and U.S. Immigration and Naturalization.  On Saturday, June 8, the very knowledgeable and multi-skilled Hal Bookbinder will be speaking to us on Practicing Safe Computing, an often-requested topic!

Hal grew up in the Catskills of New York State where his great-grandfather had settled in 1917.  He earned his bachelor’s  degree in Math and Physics and a master’s degree in Operations Research from New York University.  He then spent four years on active duty with the U.S. Air Force as  a programmer for Space Division (now “Space Command”) in the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado Springs.  While on active duty, he earned his second Master’s degree, in Business, from the University of Northern Colorado.  After active duty, Hal remained in the USAF Reserves, achieving the rank of Major.

Hal settled in Los Angeles where he is currently the Director of IT Strategic Finance for UCLA  Health.  He is also on the faculty of the University of Phoenix.  Additionally, Hal created and directs a transition-to-work training program for individuals in recovery at the Los Angeles Midnight Mission and at its associated Homelight Family Living Center.

Hal continues to research eight family lines (Bookbinder, Barenberg, Horowitz/Milstein, Sacharow, Newmark, Yevelson, Biller, Schwartz) identifying 4,000 relatives in 28 U.S. states and seven other countries.


At 9 a.m. there is one class in the upstairs classroom:

*  Beginning Genealogy, with Donald Williams.

There is limited seating for this class - reserve your space by emailing


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