Sunday, January 28, 2024

Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County Program on 6 February 2024 Features Cathy Andrews

  I received this information from my friend and society colleague Gail Burk:


Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County Lecture Series 

 Cohosted online by GSSCC and the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) 

Online registration through the SCPL website is required for home viewing of this event. To register, please type in or click or ATTEND LIVE IN PERSON (no registration required) in the upstairs meeting room of the downtown library 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 1:00 PM PDT 

Guest Speaker: Cathy Andrews

 Topic:  Deciphering Old Handwriting

Many original sources we rely on in researching family history are handwritten. The older the handwriting, the more challenging it can be to understand. This presentation will provide practical tips about styles and materials used, as well as some historical context, clues which help genealogists to build strong deciphering skills. The program will focus on handwriting found in American documents from the 1700s to the mid-1900s. 

Cathy Andrews is Senior Librarian for Adult Services with the Salinas Public Library, where she teaches the “Genealogy Basics” series and oversees genealogy resources, services, and programming. Growing up in a family where stories and details about ancestors were woven into every family gathering, she has a deep appreciation for genealogy’s challenges and rewards.


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