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


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

Fri., December 19, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Writer's Group
Presenter: Diane Altona.
Location: San Diego Family History Center / FamilySearch Library, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego (Mission Valley)
Sat., January 3, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Workshop
Topic TBD, presented 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
Sat., January 10, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Luncheon Seminar
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS will the be the speaker at the January 10th, 2015 Annual Meeting at Marina Village. Josh is the president of Federation of Genealogical Societies and a researcher and advisor on the television programs Genealogy Road Show and Who Do You think You Are?. See http://casdgs.org/ for a link to the online registration and payment option. A Mail-in Registration Form can also be found there. Members $40 and non-members $50; includes four sessions by our speaker as well as the welcoming coffee/tea and pastries and a sandwich box lunch. We have invited Elijah's Catering as a new partner to provide coffee/tea and boxed lunches. Marina Village has free parking. Please register early as seating is limited. We expect the seminar to fill rapidly.
Location: Marina VillageóCaptainís Room, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109
Contact: Regina Gigl, 858-627-9803, gigljr@pacbell.net
Event URL: http://casdgs.org/
Tue., January 13, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Computer Group
NSDCGS Computer Oriented Genealogy Group (COGG). Francie Kennedy will present ďAdvanced Google Tools for Genealogists.Ē Most of us barely scratch the surface of what Google can do. Have you made a family map showing migration routes and everywhere your families have lived, over time? Cataloged all of your books in a format you can access remotely from a book sale, (so you donít wind up with three copies at home)? Have you found an image of a historic postcard of Main Street in that town to use as an illustration in your family history? This session will guide you toward finding many things Google can do beyond the basic search function we all use.
    Francie is a 4th generation Californian, and studied English and biology at Pomona College in Claremont. She is currently the president of the South Orange County California Genealogical Society (term ending December 2014). Historical research is her passion.
Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Pam Boyle, boylepam@gmail.com
Event URL: http://nsdcgs.org/
Wed., January 14, 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
Sat., January 17, 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:
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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
Wed., January 21, 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
Wed., January 28, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Program Meeting
Short business meeting, speaker presentation, snacks. Program: "USS Midway Museum" with Dick Walker.
Location: Auditorium, Chula Vista Civic Center Library, 365 F Street
Contact: Ralph Munoz, munoz1951@cox.net
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org