Question: When will the library contents be transferred to the SDPL?
Answer: We are on track for approximately April-May 2013. Of course our lease at 7343 Ronson Road runs until December 2014.
Question: What items won’t be transferred to SDPL and what are the plans for them?
Answer: Duplicates of SDPL holdings will not be transferred. Books will be made available for purchase first to our members at a special sale in May. Date and time to be announced. After that books, magazines and journals will be available to other societies and collectors at a follow up book sale at the May meeting. In June the remaining holdings will be taken to SCGS Jamboree for sale.
Other items like presentation equipment and materials will remain the property of the society and storaged. The Pedigree Charts submitted with (or without) membership applications will be destroyed. You may have noticed the new surname feature at the SDGS website. The surname feature is the new way to share your surname.
Question: Will we continue to have an office space to hold our special interest group(s) and computer group meetings?
Answer: SDGS will continue to provide educational, computer, and special interest programs. Meetings will be held in neighborhood public library meeting rooms (and may include the main public library) and in a variety of locations. This change opens up new opportunities for SDGS to try new meeting locations that may improve overall participation.
We will ask the SDPL for a volunteer desk or the like at the new library. This and other issues are still to be decided.
Question: What’s going to happen to the monthly Saturday meetings?
Answer: The second Saturday of each month (except for those months where we sponsor seminars) are held at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. The genealogy classes will continue to start at 9 a.m. before the regular meeting. The September seminar adn Annual meeting will be held at special venues as they have in the past.