Monthly Meeting - May 10th


Gena Philibert - Ortega


Session 1: Hit the Books! Utilizing Digitized Books Online

Present day genealogists benefit from the virtual library of materials that are available online. Countless books are available from free and subscription websites that hold information about your ancestors and their lives. In this presentation we will discuss digitized book websites, how to navigate them and find the information you need.

Session 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.

St Andrew's Lutheran Church
8350 Lake Murray Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92119
Bring yourself out to a great learning adventure for yourself.
Bring a Friend   ·   Free Event    ·    Refreshments are served



New Wiki Project

SDGS is looking for someone or a group of persons to place information about SD County onto the San Diego County wiki. This project can be worked on over a period if time and/or in chunks of time and has no real deadline. This would require someone who has an interest and some knowledge of computers and the internet. If interested, Jaime Mayhew will be speaking at the Computer Genealogy meeting on June 21 on land records but will arrive early to speak to anyone or group who has an interest in working on this project.

Family Tree Maker User Groups Combine

Beginning April 5th the Family Tree Maker for P.C User Group and the Family Tree Maker for Mac User Group will combine. The new combined user group will meet at the Family History Center in Mission Valley, located at 4195 Camino Del Rio South, on the first Saturday of each month from 10:30-12:30. The group will be led by Dave Tooley with Carol Jackson.

Latest News
New Members

Rosemarie Chacon * Martha Gavela * Diane Hallam * Rosemary Leal * Connie Malone * Jerry Myers * Jim Prentice * Nancy Smith Workshop April 24 - Kearny Mesa/ Serra Mesa/ Aero Drive
Guest Speaker - Tom Johnston Kearny Mesa/ Serra Mesa / Aero Drive branch library. Learn how to research your family tree using Find more details under Meetings and Events.

June 6- 8 Jamboree - Registration Open
Join fellow society members and guests on the round trip train ride from San Diego to Burbank to attend the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree.

Sept. 27th Seminar
Join us for a full-day seminar with Cyndi Ingle from Cyndi's List

Oct. 19-25 Salt Lake City Utah
Join fellow society members in Salt Lake City to visit the Family History Library.