Monthly Meeting - August 9th

Special Guest Speaker: Linda Serna
Linda Serna
“Ethnic Groups:  They Came Into America” Looks at the Polish, German, French, Belgium Walloons, Italian, Irish, and Dutch and explores where they came from, when they came, why they came, and where they went in America to aid us in our research of these particular groups.
“Foreign Research” Looks at how to go about tracing our ancestors across the ocean.  It addresses beginning here in the States, discovering the clues as to where to go next, and then finding resources that are available here and overseas, both online and in repositories, as well as other suggestions that may open the doors to success.
*** BONUS ***
An Italian and German genealogy help desk will be available.
Toni Perrone and Gordon Seyffert, experts from the Immigrant Genealogical Society of Burbank,
will be there to assist and answer questions.
Linda has been involved with genealogy in researching and writing family stories for over 30 years. Just recently, she was honored to work on the PBS program Genealogy Roadshow. Currently, Linda is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (SCCAPG), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), the California State Genealogical Alliance (CSGA), the Polish Genealogical Society (PGS-CA), and the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (GSHA-CA) as well as being Vice President of Programs for the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS). Over the last 5 years, Linda has written and given several presentations on various topics for different groups in Southern California and New Mexico, as well as teaching the Intermediate/Advanced class at her home group about twice a year. Linda is always in the process of writing new presentations. Her loves, in addition to public speaking, include history, writing, and traveling. She especially likes seeing how individual family stories fit in and make up the fabric of history.

Family History Seminar

Presenter: Cyndi Ingle - Creator, owner and webmaster of Cyndi's list.

September 27 2014 @ Marina Village 

  • A Guided Tour of Cyndi's List 2.0
  • The Internet: Lower Your Expectations to Raise Your Research Potential
  • The Hidden Web: Diggin Deeper
  • Evernote for Every Genealogist
Seating limited to the first 200 registrants.
Register Online Here
Cyndi is the creator, owner and “webmaster” of the award-winning web site Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet,, a categorized index to more than 327,000 online resources. In its first three years, Cyndi’s List was three times voted the best genealogy site on the World Wide Web. It receives more than 3.2 million visits each month and has been featured in the media and diverse publications, including USA Today, Time, Newsweek, Parade Magazine, Wired, Yahoo! Internet Life, Family Chronicle, and Home PC magazines. Cyndi has been interviewed for many television and radio broadcasts including ABC News, NBC News, the BBC, and National Public Radio. She has also participated in the Ancestors II television series on PBS.
Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 34 years, is a past-member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society. Cyndi is an internationally known guest lecturer for various genealogical society meetings and seminars ( She has lectured for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, GENTECH, Brigham Young University, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Washington Library Association, the Florida Library Association, the American Library Association and numerous local genealogical societies in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Cyndi has authored numerous articles and three books. Before her life on the Internet, Cyndi worked as an international banker specializing in foreign exchange and computer networks. Cyndi, her son, Evan, and three Boston Terriers live in Edgewood, Washington.

Genealogy Classes

Genealogy classes are held at 9am in the classrooms one flight above the regular meeting hall at St. Andrew's.

Aug 9 - Ten Tips for Researching Your Family History - Del Ritchhart
Sep 13 - Finding & Understanding Census Records - Mary Card
Oct 11 - Computer Resources for Genealogy - Peter Steelquist

Latest News
New Members

Matt Cacket * Lynette Dewey * Deborah Dyer * Vicki Grieshaber * Sharon Longway * Michael Perkins * Jane Strawn * Ann Turhollow * Melville Willard

Sept. 27th Seminar - Registration Open Now
Join us for a full-day seminar with Cyndi Ingle from Cyndi's List. Register Online or Get the Form to Mail-In on our Event Registration page

Family History Library Research Trip to SLC

The registration form is located at the Event Registration page which can be accessed on the menu at the left side of this page.

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

Meeting Locations
Please check the Calendar of Events for locations and dates. Each meeting may have a unique location as the society tries new meeting locations to serve our members. Monthly meetings are still held at St. Andrews Church.