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.
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10:00 a.m. - “Where to Look When You Don’t Know Where to Look,” presented by Connie Walton Moretti. This program examines some methods for locating new avenues for successfully climbing over some of your brick walls.
A Torrance native and third-generation Californian, Connie Moretti claims to have done genealogy all her life due to a story-telling grandmother who enrolled her in the Covered Wagon Club at Knott’s Berry Farm in the 1940s. Retired from 30 years as an educator, Connie is the former editor of the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society Newsletter, teaches beginning internet and computer genealogy classes for South Bay Adult School, is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogist, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, United States Daughters of 1812, and is past President of the California Division and 2004-2006 Historian General of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She learned about land records, one of her special interests, while earning a Real Estate License. She is a genealogy professional with a specialty in American lineage, has traveled extensively for research, especially in Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Indiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, and California. Connie lectures for genealogy and civic groups on a variety of genealogy and patriotic topics.
10:00 - TBA.
10:00: Break, refreshments.
10:20: Announcements followed by program:
by Gena Philibert-Ortega
Using newspapers? Good! They are a must for your research and now with so many options for finding newspapers it’s a great time to be doing research. Learn about the various newspapers available, how to best navigate online search engines and what to do when the newspaper isn't online. Types of articles and ethnic newspapers will also be covered.
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).