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.

Wed., July 30, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Program Meeting
Short business meeting, speaker presentation, snacks. "Native-American Research" with Donna Bradley.
Location: Auditorium, Chula Vista Civic Center Library, 365 F Street
Contact: Ralph Munoz, munoz1951@cox.net
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Wed., July 30, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Beginners Class
Week 2 of 4-week class. The classes will cover the essentials of genealogy research: getting started, record keeping, census records, wills & probate, land records, Internet resources and genealogy software. These classes are provided free of charge. All supplies will be provided by the instructor. Sign-up sheets are available in the Carlsbad Cole Children’s Library and the Genealogy Division.
Location: Community Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Marianne Meth, asmgmeth@roadrunner.com, or Margaret Read, marread@aol.com
Sat., August 2, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Workshop
Topic TBD.
Location: Community Rm., Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita
Contact: Susi Pentico, susicp@cox.net
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Tue., August 5, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY, GENEALOGY DIVISION : Class
"Focus On" class: "Vital Records." Repeated on August 19. Space is limited, registration is required. Register in the Genealogy Division of the Cole Library or by phone at 760-434-2931.
Location: Genealogy Divison, Cole Libray branch of the Carlsbad City Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Wed., August 6, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Beginners Class
Week 3 of 4-week class. The classes will cover the essentials of genealogy research: getting started, record keeping, census records, wills & probate, land records, Internet resources and genealogy software. These classes are provided free of charge. All supplies will be provided by the instructor. Sign-up sheets are available in the Carlsbad Cole Children’s Library and the Genealogy Division.
Location: Community Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Marianne Meth, asmgmeth@roadrunner.com, or Margaret Read, marread@aol.com
Sat., August 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Meeting
9:00 am to 10:00 am - Class: "Ten Tips for Researching Your Family History." Presenter: Del Ritchhart. Genealogy Education.)
10:00 - Two topics by Linda Serna: "Ethnic Groups: They Came into America" and "Foreign Research" (Toni Perrone will help with German research).
Location: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., cprner Jackson Dr., San Carlos area; park in south lot, enter south door
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-7347
Wed., August 13, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Research Group
Genealogy news and research questions. NOTE: Change of day and hours for this month only.
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
Wed., August 13, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Beginners Class
Week 4 of 4-week class. The classes will cover the essentials of genealogy research: getting started, record keeping, census records, wills & probate, land records, Internet resources and genealogy software. These classes are provided free of charge. All supplies will be provided by the instructor. Sign-up sheets are available in the Carlsbad Cole Children’s Library and the Genealogy Division.
Location: Community Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Marianne Meth, asmgmeth@roadrunner.com, or Margaret Read, marread@aol.com
Sat., August 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  COMPUTER GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO: Meeting
9:00: User groups: Roots Magic, with Chris Christensen; Macintosh, with Dona Ritchie.

10:00: Break, refreshments.

10:20: Announcements followed by program:
"Crafting Great Source Citations"
by Randy Seaver

   
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., August 19, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY, GENEALOGY DIVISION : Class
"Focus On" class: "Vital Records." Repeat of August 5 class. Space is limited, registration is required. Register in the Genealogy Division of the Cole Library or by phone at 760-434-2931.
Location: Genealogy Divison, Cole Libray branch of the Carlsbad City Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Wed., August 20, 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., August 20, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: German SIG
Bobbie Lane will speak on "Bavarian Family Research."
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: Bonnie Cosgrove, sakdog@gmail.com
Sat., August 23, 12:00 p.m.  ITALIAN GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO : Lunch meeting
Program TBA Luncheon menu consists of a choice of four pasta dishes with soup or salad, rolls, coffee, hot or cold tea and soft drinks. Pizza comes without soup or salad but with two toppings and soft drinks. The cost of lunch is $12.00, including tax and gratuity. Those ordering wine or beer with lunch will receive a separate check. You may invite family and friends to join us.
Location: Borrelli’s Restaurant, 285 El Camino Real, Encinitas. (see map at www.borrellispizza.net)
Contact: Greg Palazzolo, gsp91978@cox.net
Wed., August 27, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES : Conference
2014 Conference, Gone to Texas! Aug. 27–30.
Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in downtown San Antonio
Event URL: http://https://www.fgsconference.org/
Wed., August 27, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Program Meeting
Short business meeting, speaker presentation, snacks. "English Research" with Hal Horrock.
Location: Auditorium, Chula Vista Civic Center Library, 365 F Street
Contact: Ralph Munoz, munoz1951@cox.net
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Tue., September 2, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY, GENEALOGY DIVISION : Class
"Focus On" class: "City Directories." Repeated September 16. Space is limited, registration is required. Register in the Genealogy Division of the Cole Library or by phone at 760-434-2931.
Location: Genealogy Divison, Cole Libray branch of the Carlsbad City Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Sat., September 13, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Meeting
9:00 am to 10:00 am - Class: "Finding & Understanding Census Records." Presenter: Mary Card.
10:00 -
Location: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., cprner Jackson Dr., San Carlos area; park in south lot, enter south door
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-7347
Tue., September 16, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY, GENEALOGY DIVISION : Class
"Focus On" class: "City Directories." Repeat of September 2 class. Space is limited, registration is required. Register in the Genealogy Division of the Cole Library or by phone at 760-434-2931.
Location: Genealogy Divison, Cole Libray branch of the Carlsbad City Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Wed., September 17, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: German SIG
"Learning to Read Handwritten German Records," with Dona Ritchie.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: Bonnie Cosgrove, sakdog@gmail.com
Thu., September 18, 6:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION : Meeting
6 p.m. - dinner (optional). 7 p.m. - Roundtable discussion.
Location: Ramona Valley Grill, 344 Main St., Ramona
Contact: Jacqueline Beck, jqbeck@prodigy.net
Fri., September 19, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Beginners Workshop
"Introduction to Genealogy." Learn how to research your family tree! This 2-hour workshop will give you the tools you need to begin the search into your family history. Topics: How to Get Started, Census Records, Helpful Forms & Charts, Online Research, Identifying Resources, Identifying Resources, Popular Software Programs, Tips for Getting Organized. Handouts. Bring a notepad! Seating is limited -- reserve a seat at sdgsclasses@gmail.com.
    The San Diego Genealogical Society offers "Introduction to Genealogy" workshops and other programs, open to the general public, at various locations throughout San Diego County. Check the Calendar of Events at www.casdgs.org for a schedule of classes, events and programs.
Location: Pacific Beach Library, 4275 Cass St, San Diego 92109
Event URL: http://www.casdgs.org
Sat., September 20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  COMPUTER GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO: Meeting
9:00: User groups: Ancestry.com, with Del Ritchhart. SIG: DNA, with Corlee Morris.

10:00: Break, refreshments.

10:20: Announcements followed by program:
"Crowdsourcing The Path To The 1950 U.S. Census"
by Joel Weintraub, Ph.D.

   
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