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Saturday, November 16 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

PRESENTED BY California Genealogical Society & Library (CGS)
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612

Mayflower Descendants SIG - Extended Meeting - Breaking Down Brick Walls Together with Robert Trapp

The SIG will take place in the CGS classroom (across from the Mayflower offices)

Our November meeting is for those who have received a worksheet from the Mayflower Society. Please bring it, along with your documentation and we will work as a class on research to help each other solve problems. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn and share research tools with other members of the group. Bob will bring blank worksheet applications for those who have not started their application process to practice with. Everyone needs to bring a proposed ancestral line with them and the source information for that line.

You are welcome to bring lunch and take a break in our Sherman Room.

The Mayflower Descendants SIG focuses on Mayflower ancestry and how to join The Society of California Mayflower Descendants.

The group will discuss research in New England, parts of Canada and the upper Atlantic seaboard states. We will be exploring the materials and books at the Mayflower library and computer research web sites. Each month will vary as to subject matter followed by a Q&A session.

The Mayflower Descendants - SIG is open to all skill levels and meets monthly on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

We are located in the historic Breuner Building at 22nd Street & Broadway, one block north of the Paramount Theater, in Uptown Oakland. We are just three blocks from the 19th Street BART Station. Parking is free on Saturdays in the lot behind our building. A parking permit will be included with your registration confirmation.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
• Class size is limited to 25.
• Special Interest Groups are free to CGS members.
• Non-members are welcome to attend one meeting at no charge; thereafter, you may join CGS and attend for free or pay $10* for each meeting attended.
• Register early to confirm your seat.
• *Event fee is non-refundable.
• If something comes up and you will not be able to attend please let us know at: gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|stneve#gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|stneve
• Click here for registration info - https://tinyurl.com/y46budmf


Saturday November 16th 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Sonoma County Genealogical Society Presents

Forensic Genetic Genealogy with DNA Doe Project co-founder Dr. Margaret Press

The DNA Doe Project has one mission: “To identify John and Jane Does using genetic genealogy.” The project’s first successful identification was the first announcement of how DNA could identify cold case victims. Since then forensic genetic genealogy has also been used to identify cold case perpetrators such as the Golden State killer. Dr. Press will share a behind the scene look at the DNA Doe Project’s first solved case.

Finley Center
Cypress Room
2060 West College Ave.
Santa Rosa 95401
707-543-3737

FREE

Noon-1pm group chat “What are your DNA mysteries?”
1pm-2pm Dr. Press’ presentation

Arrive early – seating is limited

https://scgsonline.org/


Saturday November 16th 1:00 PM - 3:00 p.m.

PRESENTED BY California Genealogical Society & Library (CGS)

Creating and Maintaining a Family Tree on FamilySearch.org
**Meeting Held at the following: **
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA

NO CHARGE -Open to all
Speakers: Denise Plaskett and Debbie Perone

Join FamilySearch family tree experts Debbie Perrone and Denise Plaskett to learn the ins and outs of entering your data on the Family Tree on FamilySearch.org
You will learn how to:
• Enter and edit data
• Search and attach historical records
• Contact others
• Attach documents, photos and more
• Get assistance both on site at the Family Search Library and online

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
• Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early.
• CGS Members and Non-Members enjoy free admission.
• Register early to confirm your seat. Walk-ins will not be admitted.
• This class is presented by CGS at The Oakland FamilySearch Library.
• There is free parking.
• If something comes up and you will not be able to attend please let us know at: gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|stneve#gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|stneve

PAYMENT OPTIONS
Credit card payments will be processed by Eventbrite.
*Event fee is non-refundable.
Click here for registration info - https://tinyurl.com/y6olbzd8


Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

THE VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
presents a
Free Family History Presentation at the
Camarillo Library Community Room 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010

1:00 P.M.
“The War of 1812”
Presented by Linda Serna
Did you have an ancestor who served in the War of 1812, between the United States and Great Britain? About 60,000 U.S. Army forces and 470,000 American militia and volunteer troops fought from 1812 to 1815. Linda Serna will tell the story of the War of 1812, one of America’s forgotten wars, and broaden our understanding of this time in history. Her coverage includes people, places, and events, and is rounded out with interesting trivia to make the story come alive.

Linda Serna has been involved with genealogy in researching and writing family stories for over 30 years. In addition, she was privileged to work as a genealogist for the first season of the PBS Genealogy Roadshow program. Currently, she is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the P.M. Association of Professional Genealogists (SCCAPG), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), and several other genealogical organizations. She especially likes seeing how individual family stories fit in and make up the fabric of history.

2:30 P.M.
WORKSHOP: “Snagit Updates”
Presented by John Callahan
Following the general presentation, John Callahan will review what is new in Snagit – a genealogist’s wonderful computer resource.

10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.:
VCGS DNA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING The VCGS DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. at the Camarillo Library. Don and Carly Worth will lead a presentation about “Introduction to DNA for Genetic Genealogy.”

Visit our website at https://venturacogensoc.org/


Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:00 am- 2:30 pm

Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS)
Whittier Masonic Lodge
7604 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, CA 90602

Rick Frohling

Websites - Top to Bottom & Side to Side - Getting More Out of Your Online Visit

This talk will focus on features of genealogy websites (or any website) that you may not be using to your full advantage. Scroll to what may be hidden at the bottom of the page, and see what is on the sidebars. Check out FAQs, Help, About Us, Search, Site Maps and other common and uncommon website features that may be the key to unlocking what you need to know.

Kristi L. Sexton

Grandma's Dress Quilt - From the Bed to a Book

A little bit of a biography about Grandma's quilt, how it came to be, and what to do with it. What do we do with heirlooms we inherit, grab, pass down. Do we keep them? Pass them on? Display them? Your story and your heirlooms will determine your results.

Free for all to attend

For more info visit: https://wagswhittier.org/


Saturday, November 16, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 PM

Los Angeles Public Library
(in the Adult Literacy Center on Level 1: the "ERTC" Room)
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Genealogy Garage: Beginning Chinese-American Genealogy

Patricia Dung and Michael Ho of the Chinese Family History Group of Southern California will talk about some of the unique aspects of Chinese American genealogy research. Come learn about jia pu (family genealogy books passed down hundreds of generations), the unique Chinese naming system, secret information on tombstones and more!

More info here: http://www.lapl.org

Genealogy Garage is co-sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society and the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-SoCal Chapter. It takes place the third Saturday of each month (except for December) at the Los Angeles Public Library.


Saturday, November 23, 2019

10:30 am-12:00 pm. Free.

San Mateo County Genealogical Society
Grace Lutheran Church
2825 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA

Brick Wall Busters: Techniques for Genealogical Success
Presenter: Sharon Hoyt, CG®
We’ve all experienced the dreaded genealogical brick wall – that place where your research seems to stop. No one method can address each and every brick wall problem, so we’ll cover several techniques to help you get unstuck and move your research forward.

Sharon is a genealogy research, speaker, and author. Her research has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and Minnesota Genealogist.

Sat. November 23, 10:30 am-12 noon. Free. Entrance in back.
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo

More info: http://www.smcgs.org/content/monthly-programs


Saturday November 23, 2019 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

PRESENTED BY California Genealogical Society & Library (CGS)

Eastern European Special Interest Group Quarterly Meeting - Facilitated by
Craig Siulinski

Come, to our Special Interest Group (SIG) discussion, focused on Eastern European Genealogy. Our group is open to all. We meet quarterly in 2019 on the 4th Saturday in February, May, August and November.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
• Group size is limited so register early to confirm your seat.
• Special Interest Groups are a free benefit to CGS members.
• Non-members are welcome to attend for $10* and can be applied towards a one-year CGS membership the day of the class.
• If something comes up and you will not be able to attend please let us know at: gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|stneve#gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|stneve

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
Credit card payments will be processed by Eventbrite.
*Meeting fee is non-refundable.
Click here for registration info - https://tinyurl.com/yyd656qc


Saturday December 14, 2019, 1:00PM – 3:00 PM

SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND RESEARCH with Mark McLaren

The population of Scotland and Northern Ireland today is less than 7 million combined. Yet, the number of people worldwide with an ancestry from those areas is estimated between 70-90 million. Chances are you or someone you are researching has roots from there. This presentation will provide information to assist in Scottish genealogy research.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
• Pre-registration is required.
• CGS members enjoy reduced admission fee $10.00*.
• Non-member admission fee is $20.00* and can be applied towards a new one-year CGS membership the day of the class.
• Register early to confirm your seat. Walk-ins will not be admitted.
• If something comes up and you will not be able to attend please let us know at: gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|stneve#gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|stneve

PAYMENT OPTIONS
Credit card payments will be processed by Eventbrite.
*Event fee is non-refundable.
Click here for registration info - https://tinyurl.com/y5vuntb4



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