UPDATE: 

SDGS are holding classes and meetings virtually via Zoom until further notice.  Members, guests and friends are invited to join.


Please check our calendar often 

to see when our next virtual meeting is scheduled

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Check the Calendar below for current dates, times, topics and locations, as they are subject to change with short or no notice.

Upcoming events

    • 15 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom meeting

    This Special Interest Group will focus on the British Isles and will be held most months. It will cover all countries of the British Isles; Ireland and Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Different countries will be discussed in each session. The presentations will outline research resources available for each country, particularly on-line records. Research trips to the British Isles will be presented . The agenda for each session will be provided prior to the meeting.

     For more information contact Colin Whitney cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

    • 19 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom meeting

    The agenda for the next meeting will be announced in the SDGS Special Interest Group Announcement prior to that date.

    We meet from 1:00-3:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month.

    For questions contact Amy at gig.sdgs@gmail.com

    • 29 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar via Zoom

            Eastern European Research:

    Records - Kingdom of Hungary Records

    Guest Speaker: Kellie Scherbel Hale


    Kellie Scherbel Hale will provide two presentations discussing the genealogy of  Eastern Europe. The topics will be:



    Kingdom of Hungary Records, Pt. 1: Church Registers

    This class focuses on understanding church registers. We discuss who created the registers and why, what information is found in the registers, where the registers are held today, and the different ways you can access them. There will be practice examples. This class is pertinent to understanding research in present-day Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Vojvodina (Serbia), Transcarpathia (Ukraine), and Transylvania (Romania).


    Kingdom of Hungary Records, Pt. 2: Civil Registration & Census Records

    This class focuses on understanding civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths. We discuss who created these records, what information is found in them, where they are held today, and the different ways you can access them. There will be practice examples. There will also be a review of available census records. This class is pertinent to understanding research in present-day Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Vojvodina (Serbia), Transcarpathia (Ukraine), and Transylvania (Romania).

    This event is open to everyone. Registration information will be forthcoming.


    About the speaker

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    • 01 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD

    The primary focus of this workshop is on Reunion for Mac although other genealogy topics of interest are covered. We usually start each session with questions from last month’s topic before diving into a new discussion. Often a mixed format is adopted which incorporates a formal presentation, demonstration of the use of Reunion, and a problem solving session where individualized help is provided.

    For more information contact Anne Alves fansv@cox.net

    You will be able to access this meeting from your home.

    People who wish to attend must send an email to Anne Alves at fansv@cox.net by August 30. You will receive an invitation email containing the link and password allowing you to join the meeting.


    • 05 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD

    DNAPainter is a visual organizational tool which allows you paint the  DNA segments of your matches onto a canvas of chromosomes. By evaluating segment overlaps with your known DNA relatives, you can identify from which direct ancestor you inherited that segment. This talk will show you how to populate DNAPainter with segments of the matches about whom you know the most , and how to "walk back" segments to more distant ancestors. With this population in place, identifying segments of unknown matches becomes easier.

    To sign up for this webinar, contact Colin Whitney at cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

    before September 3rd

    • 12 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)

    There is no Monthly Meeting today.


    This months we will have our Fall Seminar on September 19. See the event page here.


    • 12 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD

    This Special Interest Group will focus on the British Isles and will be held most months. It will cover all countries of the British Isles; Ireland and Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Different countries will be discussed in each session. The presentations will outline research resources available for each country, particularly on-line records. Research trips to the British Isles will be presented . The agenda for each session will be provided prior to the meeting.

     For more information contact Colin Whitney cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

    • 16 Sep 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD

    The agenda for the next meeting will be announced in the SDGS Special Interest Group Announcement prior to that date.

    We meet from 1:00-3:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month.

    For questions contact Amy at gig.sdgs@gmail.com

    • 19 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar

    Fall Seminar


    with Guest Speaker

    Tom Jones, PhD, CG 


    Speaker bio

    Session 1: Combining Sources to Identify an Immigrant Origin and Arrival Record

    An immigrant German-speaking family’s lore gives four countries of origin and scant information about their American arrival. Potential records for the family’s arrival, composition, and European origin differ from family stories. Can the conflicts be resolved? Can their European roots, relationships, and arrival record be confidently identified?


    Session 2: Building a Credible Lineage, Despite Missing Information, Conflicting and Incorrect  Records, and Finding Undocumented Publications

    A case study teaches how to establish credibility of undocumented genealogies, merge seemingly separate identities, remedy record errors, resolve conflicting evidence, and separate same-named men.


    Session 3: Overcoming Research Barriers: A Case Study

    The story of researching the origins and genealogy of a German-speaking immigrant who settled in St. Louis and Southern Illinois provides lessons on research planning and execution, research barriers, sources, and biographical reconstruction of long forgotten lives and relationships.


    Session 4: Finding "Unfindable" Ancestors

    The failure of common research practices to identify ancestors does not mean they are unfindable. This session will describe and demonstrate nine approaches to locating difficult-to-trace ancestors.



    This is a free event. The public is welcome!

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    Sponsored by the German Interest Group 

    and the Sacramento German Genealogy Society

    This webinar is brought to you free of charge due to the generous contribution from the Sacramento German Genealogy Society made in recognition of the hard work of the San Diego Genealogical Society’s German Interest Group at the 2019 International German Genealogy Conference in Sacramento.


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    • 26 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • Webinar via Zoom

    Special Members Only Webinar


    Guest speaker Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL 

    Topic:  The Ethical Genealogist




    About the speaker

    Website: The Legal Genealogist


    Only Members are invited to this special Members Only Webinar. 

    Members will receive an email with a link to register for this seminar in the beginning of September.  Make sure your email in your profile is up to date. 

    If you are not a member, consider becoming a member today. Join here.

    • 03 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD

    This Special Interest Group will meet most months. We will focus on all aspects of using DNA for genealogical purposes. We will cover the basics of DNA, organizing your data, and testing your DNA at the major websites. The tools available at these websites which help you understand your results will be discussed, as well as the additional the benefits of using third party tools. The agenda for each meeting will be posted prior to the event.

    For more information contact Colin Whitney cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

    • 06 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD

    The primary focus of this workshop is on Reunion for Mac although other genealogy topics of interest are covered. We usually start each session with questions from last month’s topic before diving into a new discussion. Often a mixed format is adopted which incorporates a formal presentation, demonstration of the use of Reunion, and a problem solving session where individualized help is provided.

    For more information contact Anne Alves fansv@cox.net

    You will be able to access this meeting from your home.

    People who wish to attend must send an email to Anne Alves at fansv@cox.net by October 4. You will receive an invitation email containing the link and password allowing you to join the meeting.

    • 10 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • Webinar


    This talk will introduce you to the British Isles and provide a framework for researching your British ancestors. We cover the names for regions of the British Isles, the county structure and recent changes, as well as the Dioceses of both the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England. The main record types are discussed, their location, and guides on how to access them.

    For more information contact Colin Whitney    cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

    You will be able to access this class from your home.

    In order to attend, you must send an email to Colin Whitney at

    cwhitaz05@hotmail.com by October 8th

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 10 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar


    Shannon Christmas

     SDGS Presents  Shannon Christmas, MCP

    Genetic Genealogy

      Session 1: GEDmatch

            Session 2: DNA Project Management


    About the speaker

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    The public is always welcome!

    Please join us!

    • 17 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD

    This Special Interest Group will focus on the British Isles and will be held most months. It will cover all countries of the British Isles; Ireland and Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Different countries will be discussed in each session. The presentations will outline research resources available for each country, particularly on-line records. Research trips to the British Isles will be presented . The agenda for each session will be provided prior to the meeting.

     

    For more information contact Colin Whitney cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

    • 18 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 25 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)

    Due to current restrictions and ongoing closures related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, SDGS board has decided to cancel the 2020 Salt Lake City Trip.

    If you made ANY travel and/or hotel arrangements, it will be your responsibility to cancel.

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    Come with us!

    To

    Salt Lake City


    For research at the

    Family History Library

    October 18th  ----- October 25th   2020


    Come with us to Salt Lake City for research! 


    More details to follow! 

    Please check back with us!

    • 21 Oct 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD

    The agenda for the next meeting will be announced in the SDGS Special Interest Group Announcement prior to that date.

    Location for the next meeting will be determined at a later time.

    We meet from 1:00-3:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month.

    For questions contact Amy at gig.sdgs@gmail.com


    • 03 Nov 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • TBD

    The primary focus of this workshop is on Reunion for Mac although other genealogy topics of interest are covered. We usually start each session with questions from last month’s topic before diving into a new discussion. Often a mixed format is adopted which incorporates a formal presentation, demonstration of the use of Reunion, and a problem solving session where individualized help is provided.

    For more information contact Anne Alves fansv@cox.net


    • 07 Nov 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • TBD

    This Special Interest Group will meet most months. We will focus on all aspects of using DNA for genealogical purposes. We will cover the basics of DNA, organizing your data, and testing your DNA at the major websites. The tools available at these websites which help you understand your results will be discussed, as well as the additional the benefits of using third party tools. The agenda for each meeting will be posted prior to the event.

    For more information contact Colin Whitney cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PST)
    • webinar

    The Newspapers Part 1 Class given in June showed the wealth of information which can be obtain from this source. Much of this information is not found on other record sources. In this class we will discuss how to organize the information you have obtained.

     For more information contact Anne Turhollow at aturhollow@cox.net 

    You will be able to access this class from your home.

    In order to register, you must email Anne Alves at fansv@cox.net by November 12th

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
    • Webinar


    Presents  Del Richhart

    Genealogy Research Strategies

    Session 1: Cooperation, Coordination and Collaboration - The 3 C's to Success

    Session 2: GENSMARTS - Applying Artificial Intelligence to Your Genealogy Research


    About the speaker

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     The public is always welcome!


    • 18 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • TBD

    The agenda for the next meeting will be announced in the SDGS Special Interest Group Announcement prior to that date.

    Location for the next meeting will be determined at a later time.

    We meet from 1:00-3:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month.

    For questions contact Amy at gig.sdgs@gmail.com


    • 21 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • TBD

    This Special Interest Group will focus on the British Isles and will be held most months. It will cover all countries of the British Isles; Ireland and Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Different countries will be discussed in each session. The presentations will outline research resources available for each country, particularly on-line records. Research trips to the British Isles will be presented . The agenda for each session will be provided prior to the meeting.

     For more information contact Colin Whitney cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

    • 01 Dec 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • TBD

    The primary focus of this workshop is on Reunion for Mac although other genealogy topics of interest are covered. We usually start each session with questions from last month’s topic before diving into a new discussion. Often a mixed format is adopted which incorporates a formal presentation, demonstration of the use of Reunion, and a problem solving session where individualized help is provided.

    For more information contact Anne Alves fansv@cox.net


    • 05 Dec 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • TBD

    This Special Interest Group will meet most months. We will focus on all aspects of using DNA for genealogical purposes. We will cover the basics of DNA, organizing your data, and testing your DNA at the major websites. The tools available at these websites which help you understand your results will be discussed, as well as the additional the benefits of using third party tools. The agenda for each meeting will be posted prior to the event.

    For more information contact Colin Whitney cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

 


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