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Meeting March 12, 2016

Stories shared by members

Genealogists Magazine Story from George Gray.pdf

"This is the story of the 1st American child born in CA - and she was baptized here in San Diego." 

Submitted by George Gray

The Technology

July 1, 2017

Articles in a newsletter sent by Norton.

7 Tips to Prevent Ransomware

Malicious software that uses encryption to hold data for ransom has become wildly successful over the last few years. The purpose of this software is to extort money from the victims with promises of restoring encrypted data.
July 2, 2017
Article by Norton

Cast Your Security Net Over Phishing
Learn how to avoid falling for email scams.

Have you ever received an email asking you to sign into your financial account, cloud services, or online email? What about one saying you have a package waiting for delivery and you should open the attachment for details?

These are all recent phishing attempts cybercrooks are using to gain access to your private information.

Never enter personal info through an email link or open attachments without scanning them first. Click below to learn the 7 essential tips to beat phishing scams.

Do you use a wireless mouse? If so you may want to read these two articles about hacking computers thru a wireless mouse.


Here you will find Genealogy Events outside the local San Diego Area that may be of interest to our members. If you are interested in these, please contact the POC or website in the posting.

November 1st brings us the opportunity to register for the International German Genealogy Conference that will be sponsored by the International German Genealogy Partnership and hosted by the Sacramento German Genealogy Society.  The conference is June 15-17, 2019 in Sacramento, California. This promises to be a spectacular German-centric event with high-caliber regional, national, and international speakers.  Many extra events are offered for your enjoyment.  You will get a discount of $50 for being a member of San Diego Genealogical Society or any other IGGP partner society.  The cost is also discounted during the early bird registration and will go up when that stage closes January 15.  There is concern that the conference will sell out, perhaps even in the early bird registration period, so I encourage you to register now.  Preliminary schedule, Presenter videos (links for these two are in red, just above the words “Register in Three Easy Steps“), and registration can be accessed here:

Amy Chidester, 

German Interest Group


The International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) will be hosting our second conference in Sacramento California June 15-17, 2019.  IGGP is a growing partnership comprised of more than 100 international genealogical societies and organizations interested in collaborating to help further all members’ family history research with respect to their ethnic German roots.


The inaugural 2017 International German Genealogy Conference (IGGC) was highly successful, with 700 in attendance from 5 countries and 34 of the US states.  IGGC is emerging as one of the pre-eminent international German genealogy conferences.  Attached is the notice of the upcoming Call for Presentations.  Please pass this information on to any who might be interested in making a proposal to participate.

See flier for more information. Flier

The International German Genealogy Partnership, which seeks to facilitate German genealogy research globally, is pleased to announce that hotel reservations for its 2019 conference are open as of March 1, 2018. The IGGP requests your assistance in sharing this information with your organization.


The partnership will offer three days of German-centric presentations in multiple tracks during its international conference in Sacramento, Calif., in June 2019. The theme, STRIKE IT RICH! with Connections 2 Discoveries, follows on the Connections theme of the IGGP's 2017 inaugural conference.


Hotel information may be read at:


Further details on the conference itself may be read at:


Information on the partnership is available at:

Genealogy Events put on by other Societies in San Diego Area that may be of interest.

Daughters Of Union Veterans of the Civil War:


March 26, 2019; 11:00 am

War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Dr., San Diego, CA.

Please bring Civil War Memorabilia to share and display.

Other societies please feel free to share this invitation and to set up information tables at our celebration.

BUFFET LUNCH; and also other authentic vintage side dishes made from 1909 recipes. $20 per person. See Flier for details

For more information go to 

Or email

Check out the San Diego County Genealogical Council Calendar of Events

Address: Post Office Box 635057

San Diego, CA 92163


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