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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., April 23, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Brick Wall Class
Brick Walls Brainstorming.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-SDGS or www.casdgs.org
Wed., April 23, 11:00 a.m.  LEGACY FAMILY TREE : Webinar
"The Homestead Act of 1862." Presenter: Thomas MacEntee.
    this session you’ll learn how The Homestead Act of 1862 lured citizens of the United States to procure federal lands West of the Mississippi River. The application and qualification process, as burdensome as it was for our ancestors, produced a bumper crop of documents for use by genealogists and family historians.
    When Thomas MacEntee is not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 2500+ members of GeneaBloggers, teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as “genealogy ninja.” Stealth is not always easy, but Thomas manages to get the inside track on emerging technologies and vendors as they relate to the genealogy industry. After being laid off from a 25-year career in the tech industry in 2008, Thomas has been able to “repurpose” his skill set for the genealogy community and loves to see other genealogists succeed, whether it is with their own research or building their own careers in the field. You can reach Thomas at hidefgen@gmail.com or visit his site at High-Definition Genealogy.
    Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp
Wed., April 23, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Legacy UG
Led by Reuben Marchant.
Location: SDGS, 7343 Ronson Rd., Suite O, San Diego (Kearny Mesa)
Contact: sdgsclasses@gmail.com
Thu., April 24, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Ancestry.com SIG
Using Ancestry.com workshop for experienced & beginning genealogists. Bring your questions! Presenter: Tom Johnston. For ample handouts, please let us know you're coming. Bring your laptop and/or a notepad!
Location: Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Branch Library, 9005 Aero Drive, San Diego
Contact: sdgsclasses@gmail.com
Thu., April 24, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO FAMILYSEARCH LIBRARY: Class
"Breaking Down Walls, Brick by Brick (Using Clues in the census)." The gaps on your pedigree chart with missing information is your brick wall. Each question that you have most likely has several sources where you can look for the answers to help fill in the gaps. Census records can help fill some your gaps. Instructor, Margaret Lewis.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: Margaret Lewis, ibemarti@yahoo.com
Thu., April 24, 7:00 p.m.  VISTA FAMILY HISTORY CENTER : Class
Advanced Genealogy class held every 4th Thursday of the month except holidays. Instructor: Anne Renshaw.
Location: Vista Family History Center, 1310 Foothill Dr., Vista
Contact: Vista FHC, 760-945-6053
Fri., April 25, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: San Diego SIG
Tour of the Valley Center History Museum, including an exhibit on "Betty Crocker."
Location: SDGS Library, 7343 Ronson Rd., Suite O, San Diego (Kearny Mesa)
Contact: Martha Stead, mstead2@cox.net
Sat., April 26, 10:00 a.m.  ESCONDIDO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Meeting
The program will be a continuation of the January program on the Natchez Trace Trail presented by Tom Johnston.
Location: Turrentine Rm. Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido
Contact: Barbara Wickham, 760-489-7760, BW4662@aol.com
Sat., April 26, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: RootsMagic UG
Led by Chris Christensen.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: Chris Christensen, rjchris47@yahoo.com
Sat., April 26, 12:00 p.m.  ITALIAN GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO : Lunch meeting
Program: "How Immigrants were blamed for epidemics in 19th and early 20th century America," presented by Dr. Stephen Baird. The speaker will cover the treatment of Irish, Italian, and Chinese immigrants during various epidemics that occurred in the USA. A useful reference is Silent Travelers by Alan M. Kraut. 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
Tue., April 29, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Beginners Class
"Introduction to Genealogy." Presenter: Peter Steelquist. Learn how to research your family tree & explore the new library! For ample handouts, let us know you're coming!
Location: San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., 9th Floor, Mary Hollis Clark Room
Contact: sdgsclasses@gmail.com
Wed., April 30, 11:00 a.m.  LEGACY FAMILY TREE : Webinar
"Google Glass and Family History." Presenter: Devin Ashby.
    Google Glass is a new technology that has great application for family history. Learn about some potential spaces for app development like cemeteries, photos and stories, interviews, and video.
    Devin Ashby is a Community Advocate for FamilySearch, the largest genealogical organization in the world. Devin has been involved in family history for years and in 2004 he received Bachelor degrees in History and Spanish and the following year earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/ashbyster.
Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp
Wed., April 30, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Program Meeting
"The Orphan Train" by Paul Erickson. Short business meeting, speaker presentation, snacks.
Location: Auditorium, Chula Vista Civic Center Library, 365 F Street
Contact: Ralph Munoz, munoz1951@cox.net
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Thu., May 1, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO FAMILYSEARCH LIBRARY: Class
"On-Line Family Trees," instructor, Margaret Lewis. On-line family trees provide a quick and easy way to organize, share and preserve your family history. This session will demonstrate how to build and organize your on-line family tree website, providing a permanent home for your family history.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: Margaret Lewis, ibemarti@yahoo.com
Fri., May 2, 11:00 a.m.  LEGACY FAMILY TREE : Webinar
Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting, presented by the Legacy Family Tree Panel
    Learn tips, tricks, and best practices related to using the Legacy Family Tree software. Topics for beginners through advanced presented by the Legacy staff and other experts. We’ll also leave time for questions and answers. Have a favorite Legacy tip and want to share it? Send us an email, we’d love to have you participate. Everyone is welcome!
Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp
Sat., May 3, 10:00 a.m.  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY : Webinar
"Nifty and Powerful Technologies for Genealogical Analysis and Documentation," by Ron Arons.
    A real-time discussion & demonstration of VERY cool tools for genealogical analysis and documentation: genograms, mindmaps, technologies which can be used together to translate books, and more.
    Speaker bio at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html
    Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html
Sat., May 3, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: FTM UG
Family Tree Maker User Group, for PC and Mac. Led by Dave Tooley with Carol Jackson.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-SDGS or www.casdgs.org
Sat., May 3, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Workshop
Topic TBD. Presenter: 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., May 6, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Reunion UG
Reunion software user group, presented by Anne Alves.
Location: Scripps Ranch Branch Library, 10301 Scripps Lake Dr., San Diego
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-SDGS or www.casdgs.org
Tue., May 6, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY, GENEALOGY DIVISION : Class
"Focus On" class: "Church Records." Repeated on May 20. 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., May 7,   NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY : Conference
May 7-10 - 2014 Family History Conference.
Location: Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia
Event URL: http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
Wed., May 7, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Class
"Understanding Census Records." Presenter: Anna Acosta. Donations are accepted to cover expenses.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-SDGS or www.casdgs.org
Wed., May 7, 11:00 a.m.  LEGACY FAMILY TREE : Webinar
"50 Year View - What I've Learned Climbing My Family Tree." Presenter : Tom Kemp.
    Looking back at the last 50 years, Tom will present his key tips and techniques that he has learned over a life time of genealogical research. "If this was my last lecture - this is what I want you to know." Prepare to be informed and entertained in this rapid fire review of the key tips Tom has to share with us.
    Thomas Jay Kemp, Director, Genealogy Products NewsBank, Inc., a well-known genealogist, librarian and speaker for over 50 years, is the author of more than 30 books.
Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp
Thu., May 8, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO FAMILYSEARCH LIBRARY: Class
"Genealogical Research on “Find A Grave”," instructor, Margaret Lewis. Find A Grave is a resource for finding the final resting place of family members. Some memorials contain rich content including photos, and biographies and it’s an invaluable tool for the genealogists.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: Margaret Lewis, ibemarti@yahoo.com
Fri., May 9, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Legacy UG
Bring your laptop! Bring your lunch! Learn Legacy Family Tree 8′s new features! (Soon to be released!) New to Legacy Family Tree? Come learn how to get started! Seasoned Legacy User? Share your experience! Want to learn what Legacy offers? Everyone is welcome to attend! No registration required.
Location: Community Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Jill Scott 760-743-3660, Jeanette Shiel 760-736-0178
Sat., May 10, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Meeting
9:00 - Class: "Computer Resources for Genealogy." Presenter: Peter Steelquist.
10:00 - Gena Philibert-Ortega will present two topics:
    1: "Hit the Books! Utilizing Digitized Books Online." A virtual library of materials is available online, with countless books on free and subscription websites that hold information about your ancestors and their lives. Digitized book websites, how to navigate them and find the information you need, will be discussed.
    2. "Read All About It: Your Ancestors in Newspapers." One of the best sources for information on your ancestors is the newspaper. Newspapers are the great equalizer that tells the story of the rich and the poor. Think you know everything about newspaper research? You’d be surprised at what can be found while scanning those pages. In this presentation we will look at where to find newspapers, search strategies and the types of articles that can help benefit your research.
  Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies and Religion. She is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines. Her writings can be found on her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. Her newest book is From the Family Kitchen (F + W Media 2012).
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
Sat., May 10, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP : Meeting
Topic TBA.
Location: San Diego Family Hitory Center / FamilySearch Library, 4195 Canino del Rio South, San Diego (Mission Valley)
Contact: Marti Lewis, 6 19-262-5810, ibemarti@yahoo.com
Tue., May 13, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Computer Group
Topic TBA.
Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Pam Boyle, 760-942-7466, boylepam@gmail.com
Event URL: http://nsdcgs.org/
Tue., May 13, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Membership & Sharing Meeting
Membership & Sharing Meeting with Case Study: “Home Sweet Home -- But Whose Home?” shared by Jean Tempke.
Location: Community Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Tom Gordinier, tgordinier35@gmail.com, 760-435-2536
Event URL: http://nsdcgs.org/
Wed., May 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Computer class
Computer Basics for PCs with Dave Tooley.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-SDGS or www.casdgs.org
Wed., May 14, 11:00 a.m.  LEGACY FAMILY TREE : Webinar
"Photo Apps for Android, iPhones or iPads." Presenter: Maureen Taylor.
    Whether you carry a smart phone or a tablet there are great apps out there to help you snap and edit pictures. Digital organization for all those photos is included. This covers taking contemporary family history photos to documenting a relative's collection.
    Speaker bio at http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=190.
Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp
Wed., May 14, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 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., May 15, 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
Thu., May 15, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: DNA SIG

Location: Conferrence Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Kathleen Cooper, kaperc@gmail.com
Thu., May 15, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO FAMILYSEARCH LIBRARY: Class
"Researching Your Roots, with Particular Emphasis on the Challenges Unique to Researching African Americans," instructor, Margaret Lewis. Beginners class.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: Margaret Lewis, ibemarti@yahoo.com
Sat., May 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  COMPUTER GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO: Meeting
9:00: User groups: Legacy, with Reuben Marchant; Family Tree Maker, with Ken Robison; and Roots Magic, with Chris Christensen.

10:00: Break, refreshments.

10:20: Announcements followed by program:
"Military Records and Pensions"
by Edward Grant Ries
Captain USMC (Ret.)

    Records of military service and pensions can provide a wealth of family history information. This presentation will cover the types of records found in the home, on online sites such as Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org and fold3, and at NARA.
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., May 20, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY, GENEALOGY DIVISION : Class
"Focus On" class: "Church Records." Repeat of May 6 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., May 21, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Class
Topic/speaker TBA.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-SDGS or www.casdgs.org
Wed., May 21, 11:00 a.m.  LEGACY FAMILY TREE : Webinar
"I Had My DNA Tested - Now What?" Presenter: Ugo Perego.
    Hundreds of thousands of genetic profiles for family history and ancestral purposes have been generated by private laboratories, universities, and the National Geographic’s Genographic Project during the past fifteen years. However, many individuals who had their DNA tested were somewhat disappointed, as the information provided by many laboratories is often difficult to understand. What do all these numbers and letters mean? What can they tell about my past? As Ann Tuner and Megan Smolenyak stated in their book, Trace Your Roots with DNA, “test results for just one person are like the sound of one hand clapping.” The great paradox in genetic genealogy is the fact that in order to understand your own DNA, you need to know something about the DNA of everyone else! Thankfully, a number of online databases are providing large quantities of searchable data in an effort to provide the missing hand. Knowing which resources are available and how to properly use them is key to understanding our personalize genetic genealogy and getting the most out of our own genetic profile.
    Speaker bio at http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=214.
Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp
Wed., May 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., May 21, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: German SIG
Topic TBA.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: Bonnie Cosgrove, sakdog@gmail.com
Wed., May 21, 6:00 p.m.  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY : Webinar
Cost Cutting Measures to Help You Do More Genealogy," by Gena Philibert-Ortega.
    Genealogy can be expensive. So what's a researcher to do when there are conferences to attend, libraries to travel to and copies to purchase? Join us as we discuss ways to save at conferences, on genealogy research and travel. Do more genealogy this year with all the money you saved!
    Speaker bio at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html.
    Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html
Wed., May 21, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Beginners Class
Beginning / Refresher Genealogy Class, 4 Wednesday evenings, May 21 & 28, June 4 & 11. Covers the essentials of genealogy research: getting started, record keeping, census records, wills & probate, land records, Internet resources and genealogy software. Free. All supplies provided. Sign-up sheets are available in the Carlsbad Cole Children’s Library and Genealogy Division.
Location: Community Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Marianne Meth, asmgmeth@roadrunner.com, or Margaret Read, marread@aol.com
Thu., May 22, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Ancestry.com SIG
Topic TBA. Presenter TBA.
Location: TBA
Contact: Carole Sobke, cjsobke@cox.net
Thu., May 22, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO FAMILYSEARCH LIBRARY: Class
"Deciphering if it’s the . . . Wrong Name, Right Man, Wrong Man, Right Name," instructor, Margaret Lewis. Learning to weigh the nature of evidence to determine and to substantiate whether this man belongs to this name or this name belongs to this man.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: Margaret Lewis, ibemarti@yahoo.com
Thu., May 22, 7:00 p.m.  VISTA FAMILY HISTORY CENTER : Class
Advanced Genealogy class held every 4th Thursday of the month except holidays. Instructor: Anne Renshaw.
Location: Vista Family History Center, 1310 Foothill Dr., Vista
Contact: Vista FHC, 760-945-6053
Fri., May 23, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: San Diego SIG
Tour and Train Ride to Los Angeles.
Contact: Martha Stead, mstead2@cox.net
Sat., May 24, 10:00 a.m.  ESCONDIDO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Meeting
"Witness to Gettysburg" by Annette Hubbell. For a preview of this presentation, see "Annette Hubbell Productions" at http://www.annettehubbell.com/. RSVP's are required; please call 760-746-2186.
Location: Turrentine Rm. Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido
Contact: Barbara Wickham, 760-489-7760, BW4662@aol.com
Sat., May 24, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: RootsMagic UG
Led by Chris Christensen.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: Chris Christensen, rjchris47@yahoo.com
Tue., May 27, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Meeting
9:30 a.m. - The Society sponsors cof fee & sweets preceding each meet ing.
10:00 a.m. - “Cemetery Research,” by Gena Philibert-Ortega. Genealogists love cemeteries but not all cemetery research is easy. In this presentation we will explore cemetery history, types of cemeteries and where to find burial information. Resources discussed will include newspapers, histories, indexes, transcriptions and websites. Understanding this information will assist you as you search where your ancestor is, or is not, buried.
    Gena Philibert Ortega is a regular presenter for our Society. Gena holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women’s Studies) and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, she has spoken to groups throughout California and in Utah as well as virtually to audiences in the United States and Europe. Gena is the author of over 100 articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. She is also the author of the books Putting the Pieces Together and Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007). Gena has served as Vice-President for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Jean Tempke, jtempke@roadrunner.com
Event URL: http://nsdcgs.org/
Wed., May 28, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Brick Wall Class
Brick Walls Brainstorming.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-SDGS or www.casdgs.org
Wed., May 28, 11:00 a.m.  LEGACY FAMILY TREE : Webinar
"Using Tax Lists to Solve Genealogical Problems." Presenter: Linda Woodward Geiger.
   Benjamin Franklin is said to have stated, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” Taxation can take (and has taken) many forms. The mission of this presentation is to discuss some of they ways in which our ancestors were taxed, the records that were created, and where we might find those records. Additionally you’ll learn how those tax records may help you solve some of your genealogical questions.
    Speaker bio at http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=228.
Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp
Wed., May 28, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Program Meeting
Short business meeting, speaker presentation, snacks. "Genealogy Research Problem Solving Q&A" with Diane Godinez, John Finch and Randy Seaver.
Location: Auditorium, Chula Vista Civic Center Library, 365 F Street
Contact: Ralph Munoz, munoz1951@cox.net
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Wed., May 28, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Beginners Class
Beginning / Refresher Genealogy Class, 4 Wednesday evenings, May 21 & 28, June 4 & 11. Covers the essentials of genealogy research: getting started, record keeping, census records, wills & probate, land records, Internet resources and genealogy software. Free. All supplies provided. Sign-up sheets are available in the Carlsbad Cole Children’s Library and Genealogy Division.
Location: Community Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Marianne Meth, asmgmeth@roadrunner.com, or Margaret Read, marread@aol.com
Thu., May 29, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO FAMILYSEARCH LIBRARY: Class
"Researching Slaves in the Family," instructor, Margaret Lewis. Strategies and resources on researching slave ancestors.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: Margaret Lewis, ibemarti@yahoo.com
Sat., May 31, 10:00 a.m.  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY : Webinar
"Everything You Want to Know about Jamboree," by Leo Myers, Paula Hinkel, and Vicki Hilb.
    What better way to prepare for the 45th Annual Southern California Jamboree than to get a preview from the Conference's organizers? Learn about parking, classes, special events, JamboFREE on Friday morning, speakers, exhibitors, the app ... Everything you need for the very best Jamboree experience possible.
    Leo Myers and Paula Hinkel have been co-chairs of the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree for seven years. They have led an exceptional group of volunteers who work hard throughout the year to produce one of the most popular genealogical conferences in the US.
    Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html
Tue., June 3, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Reunion UG
Reunion software user group, presented by Anne Alves.
Location: Scripps Ranch Branch Library, 10301 Scripps Lake Dr., San Diego
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-SDGS or www.casdgs.org
Tue., June 3, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY, GENEALOGY DIVISION : Class
"Focus On" class: "Census Records." Repeated on June 17. 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., June 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Class
"Finding and Understanding Passenger Lists."
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-SDGS or www.casdgs.org
Wed., June 4, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Beginners Class
Beginning / Refresher Genealogy Class, 4 Wednesday evenings, May 21 & 28, June 4 & 11. Covers the essentials of genealogy research: getting started, record keeping, census records, wills & probate, land records, Internet resources and genealogy software. Free. All supplies provided. Sign-up sheets are available in the Carlsbad Cole Children’s Library and Genealogy Division.
Location: Community Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Marianne Meth, asmgmeth@roadrunner.com, or Margaret Read, marread@aol.com
Thu., June 5,   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY : Jamboree
June 5-8 - Southern California Genealogical Society. 45th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. June 5: DNA Day. June 6-8: Jamboree sessions, exhibit hall, events. The San Diego Genealogical Society is sponsoring a train trip to the Jamboree. See flyer at http://casdgs.org/files.php.
Location: Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA
Event URL: http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html
Sat., June 7, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: FTM UG
Family Tree Maker User Group, for PC and Mac. Led by Dave Tooley with Carol Jackson.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-SDGS or www.casdgs.org
Tue., June 10, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Computer Group
Topic TBA.
Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Pam Boyle, 760-942-7466, boylepam@gmail.com
Event URL: http://nsdcgs.org/
Tue., June 10, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Membership & Sharing Meeting
Membership & Sharing Meeting with Case Study.
Location: Community Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Tom Gordinier, tgordinier35@gmail.com, 760-435-2536
Event URL: http://nsdcgs.org/
Wed., June 11, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Computer class
Computer Basics for PCs with Dave Tooley.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-SDGS or www.casdgs.org
Wed., June 11, 11:00 a.m.  LEGACY FAMILY TREE : Webinar
"German Internet Research: A Launching Place for Your Research." Presenter: James M. Beidler.
    Internet research for German ancestors is not as fully developed as it is for North American or British ancestors, but don’t let that stop you! There is a significant subscription site, along with some important indexes, original and compiled, records online. Fortunately, the number of actual records online is growing at a significant rate. Other German genealogy sites provide important information about places or sources. Indeed, your research will suffer if you don’t use the Internet for your German research.
    Speaker bio at http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=219.
Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp
Wed., June 11, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Beginners Class
Beginning / Refresher Genealogy Class, 4 Wednesday evenings, May 21 & 28, June 4 & 11. Covers the essentials of genealogy research: getting started, record keeping, census records, wills & probate, land records, Internet resources and genealogy software. Free. All supplies provided. Sign-up sheets are available in the Carlsbad Cole Children’s Library and Genealogy Division.
Location: Community Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Marianne Meth, asmgmeth@roadrunner.com, or Margaret Read, marread@aol.com
Fri., June 13, 11:00 a.m.  LEGACY FAMILY TREE : Webinar
"10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Family History Narrative." Presenter: Lisa Alzo.
    If writing your family history narrative is one of those tasks on your "to-do" list that you just can't seem to start, this webinar will help you get there. Learn ten simple ways to get those creative juices flowing so you can stop procrastinating and start writing yours!
    Speaker bio at http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=194.
Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp
Fri., June 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Legacy UG
Bring your laptop! Bring your lunch! Learn Legacy Family Tree 8′s new features! (Soon to be released!) New to Legacy Family Tree? Come learn how to get started! Seasoned Legacy User? Share your experience! Want to learn what Legacy offers? Everyone is welcome to attend! No registration required.
Location: Community Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Jill Scott 760-743-3660, Jeanette Shiel 760-736-0178
Sat., June 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Meeting
9:00 - Class: "Finding and Understanding Vital Records." 10:00 - Program TBA.
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
Sat., June 14, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  SAN DIEGO AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP : Meeting
Topic TBA.
Location: San Diego Family Hitory Center / FamilySearch Library, 4195 Canino del Rio South, San Diego (Mission Valley)
Contact: Marti Lewis, 6 19-262-5810, ibemarti@yahoo.com
Tue., June 17, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY, GENEALOGY DIVISION : Class
"Focus On" class: "Census Records." Repeat of June 3 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., June 18, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: German SIG
Topic TBA.
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: Bonnie Cosgrove, sakdog@gmail.com
Thu., June 19, 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
Thu., June 19, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: DNA SIG

Location: Conferrence Rm., Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Kathleen Cooper, kaperc@gmail.com
Sat., June 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  COMPUTER GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO: Meeting
9:00: User groups: Macintosh, with Dona Ritchie; Ancestry.com, with Del Ritchhart.

10:00: Break, refreshments.

10:20: Announcements followed by program:
"TBA"
by TBA

   
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