Our Mission: That all genealogists become computer genealogists.

Events, Classes, Opportunities

All events are open to the public, at no charge unless otherwise indicated.

If not otherwise noted in this list, check the links on the right for local libraries, Family History Centers, and genealogical societies.

Compiled by Joan Lowrey. Presented here by permission. Any comments, questions, corrections, additions, etc., please contact Joan at joanlowr@pacbell.net

Events

Be sure to check out the Notices page under Genealogy in San Diego County for important time-sensitive information.

Tue., February 3, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY, GENEALOGY DIVISION : Class
"Focus On" class: Revolutionary War Records. Repeated Feb. 17. Small group session. Space is limited, registration is required. To register, call the Genealogy Division of the library at 760-434-2931.
Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad
Thu., February 5, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY : Webinar
"Danish Resources on FamilySearch.org." Click the topic name at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family_History_Library. Scroll down to "How To Join a Webinar Live."

Sat., February 7, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY : Webinar
"Registros civiles y censos." See https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Online_webinars_from_the_Latin_America_Research_Team for instructions on how to download the handout and how to join a webinar live.

Sat., February 7, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Workshop
Topic TBD, moderated by Susi Pentico.
Location: Community Rm., Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita
Contact: Susi Pentico, susicp@cox.net
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Tue., February 10, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Computer Group
9:00: Coffee Social
9:30: News, Sharing & Case Studies
10:00: Break
10:15: Computer Oriented Genealogy Group (COGG. Dorothy Miller will discuss Family Tree Maker.
Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Pam Boyle, boylepam@gmail.com
Event URL: http://nsdcgs.org/
Wed., February 11,   ROOTSTECH : Conference
RootsTech Conference. Early-bird pricing will be offered until January 23, 2015. Get all details and register now at rootstech.org.

Location: Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
Event URL: http://rootstech.org
Wed., February 11, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Research Group
Genealogy news and research questions.
Location: Conference Room, Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library, 365 F Street, Chula Vista
Contact: Randy Seaver (rjseaver@cox.net), 619-422-3397, www.cvgenealogy.org
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Thu., February 12,   ROOTSTECH : Conference
RootsTech Conference. Early-bird pricing will be offered until January 23, 2015. Get all details and register now at rootstech.org.

Location: Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
Event URL: http://rootstech.org
Fri., February 13,   ROOTSTECH : Conference
RootsTech Conference. Early-bird pricing will be offered until January 23, 2015. Get all details and register now at rootstech.org.

Location: Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
Event URL: http://rootstech.org
Fri., February 13, 1:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Legacy UG
We will continue to watch and learn to apply the tips and tricks that the Legacy Virtual Users Group made available. The meeting is free. No registration required. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Location: Community Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Jill Scott 760-743-3660, Jeanette Shiel 760-736-0178
Sat., February 14,   ROOTSTECH : Conference
RootsTech Conference. Early-bird pricing will be offered until January 23, 2015. Get all details and register now at rootstech.org.

Location: Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
Event URL: http://rootstech.org
Tue., February 17, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY, GENEALOGY DIVISION : Class
"Focus On" class: Revolutionary War Records. Repeat of Feb. 3 class. Small group session. Space is limited, registration is required. To register, call the Genealogy Division of the library at 760-434-2931.
Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad
Wed., February 18, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Computer Group
Computer help and online genealogy resources.
Location: Computer Lab, Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library, 365 F Street, Chula Vista
Contact: Shirley Becker (clanroots@cox.net), 619-420-0409, www.cvgenealogy.org
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Thu., February 19, 6:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: DNA SIG
The group's mission is to educate and inform people about the use of DNA testing for genealogical purposes. The group provides lectures on DNA plus small group discussions and individual help with DNA results.
Location: Community Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Kathleen Cooper, nsdcgs.dig@gmail.com
Sat., February 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  COMPUTER GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO: Meeting
9:00: User groups: TBA

10:00: Break, refreshments

10:20: Announcements followed by program:

Colonial Genealogical Records - And How to Find Them
presented by
Hal Horrocks

    As family historians, as we get further back into our ancestor’s lives, it becomes more difficult for us to find the records we need to fill out our family trees. The records for the Colonial period of our history are there, we just have to figure out how to find them. This presentation will explore ways to find the records from 1610 to 1776 that will help us in our search.
    A native Californian and longtime Orange County California resident, Hal Horrocks is a professional genealogist, teacher and lecturer. He has been doing family research for 15 years and is a member of Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS), Guild for One-Name Studies, Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society (UK), and Cheshire Family History Society (UK). He has written several articles for publication in the UK. He is also the current President of OCCGS. In addition, he has developed a web site for the Horrocks surname that includes a one-name study, a DNA study, and family trees for Horrocks researchers. Hal has been giving lectures to genealogy societies throughout Southern California for the last 5 years.
Location: Robinson Auditorium complex at UCSD, La Jolla. See a link to maps on our home page at www.cgssd.org.
Contact: cgssd-board@ucsd.edu
Event URL: http://www.cgssd.org
Tue., February 24, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Meeting
9:00: Coffee Social
9:30: News, Sharing & Case Studies
10:00: Break
10:15: Featured Speaker.
Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Jean Tempke, jtempke@roadrunner.com.
Event URL: http://nsdcgs.org/
Wed., February 25, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Program Meeting
Short business meeting, speaker presentation, snacks. Program: "History of the San Ysidro/Tijuana River Valley," with Barbara Zaragoza
Location: Auditorium, Chula Vista Civic Center Library, 365 F Street
Contact: Jane Strawn, jstrawn2@cox.net
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Sat., February 28, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY & CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY, GENEALOGY DIVISION : Beginners Class
“Beginner / Refresher Genealogy.” All-day Saturday class. Subjects covered will include Getting Started, Record Keeping, Census Records, Wills & Probates and Land Records. Free of charge.
Location: Community Room, Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: To register, call the Genealogy Dept., Cole Library, 760-434-2931
Sat., February 28, 11:30 a.m.  ESCONDIDO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Luncheon Meeting
Members will share a story of an ancestor of choice. Please RSVP to President Barbara Wickham.
Location: Vinz Wine Bar, SE corner of Grand and Kalmia, Escondido
Contact: Barbara Wickham, 760-489-7760, BW4662@aol.com
Event URL: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~caegs/meetings.htm