UPDATE: 

 As restrictions are easing up in San Diego, some of the SDGS meetings have started to be held in hybrid style. In person, but also virtual on Zoom 

Please see the calendar below to see what meeting will be held in person, on Zoom or Hybrid (mix of the 2)

Members, guests and friends are invited to join, unless otherwise noted.

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Events are held Pacific Time.

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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

    • 25 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • zoom meeting
    • 18
    Register

    Virtual Meeting

    Ask a Genealogist 

    This session is a forum where your genealogical questions can be answered by our panel. You may also talk about any genealogical successes you have had, problems you are encountering, or share with the group some of your current research. It is a chance for you to interact with your fellow genealogists so that we can all learn from each other. I invite you to come and have some fun with us.

    Panel members: Christy Dolan, Barbara Stanculescu , Colin Whitney

    Panel  Host: Colin Whitney

    We encourage you to send  your questions ,at least  two days prior to the session, to cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

    Registration is now open and will be open for the first 25 people.


    For questions contact Colin Whitney

    at cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

    • 25 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Hybrid: Virtual and in person at SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.
    • 95
    Register

    Hybrid Meeting

    Extracting Information you need from your Genealogy Database

                                                 Dona Ritchie                                                  

    This group focuses on how to share your genealogical research with family members and other genealogists . This month Dona will talk about how to decide which information should be included in your family history communication document and how you can obtain that information from your genealogy database.

    This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom. 

    When you register please choose the option of how you will attend. Everyone will receive the Zoom log in information incase they can't make it in person. 

    The in person meeting location is at the SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.  Phone: (619) 584-7668

    Registration is now open and will be open for the first 100 people attending virtually.

      

    For questions contact Dona Ritchie at donagenes@att.net

    • 02 Oct 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Hybrid: Virtual and in person at SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.
    • 91
    Register


    Hybrid Meeting

    The Priest and the Choir Girl: Searching for Family in an Endogamous Population

    Kathy Fernandes

     Kathy will discuss how she uses DNA to find relationships in difficult endogamous populations. Her methodology will be illustrated with specific cases she ahs encountered.

    This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom. 

    When you register please choose the option of how you will attend. Everyone will receive the Zoom log in information incase they can't make it in person. 

    The in person meeting location is at the SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.  Phone: (619) 584-7668


      Registration is now open.

     

    For questions contact Colin Whitney

    at cwhitaz05@hotmail.com


    • 02 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Hybrid: Virtual and in person at SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.
    • 88
    Register


    Hybrid Meeting

    RootsMagic

    Presenter Larry Klaasen

     RootsMagic is a comprehensive software tool which helps you research, organize and share your genealogical information. It is appropriate for all levels from beginner to professional. In this Group we will discuss RootsMagic's many features and show you  how to obtain maximum benefit from them. If you have a question you wish to be answered, email Larry Klaasen at lklaasen@sbcglobal.net at least two days prior to the meeting.

    This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom. 

    When you register please choose the option of how you will attend. Everyone will receive the Zoom log in information incase they can't make it in person. 

    The in person meeting location is at the SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.  Phone: (619) 584-7668

    Registration is now open.


    For questions contact Larry Klaasen at lklaasen@sbcglobal.net

    • 05 Oct 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom meeting


    Virtual Meeting

    Show and Tell: Your Favorite Reunion Charts

    Anne Alves

    The topic for October is "Show and Tell: Your Favorite Reunion Charts". 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

    To Register for this event, email Anne by Oct 3 at fansvsdgs@gmail.com . This event will be open for the first 100 people.




    For questions contact 

    Anne Alves at fansvsdgs@gmail.com

    • 09 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 100


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    • 09 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom Webinar - Members Only

    Join us this month to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of our Society!



    For this event we are honored to have Special Guest Speakers  Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, The Legal Genealogist and CeCe Moore, The DNA Detective. They will each present 2 topics.

    Judy G.Russell :

    Session 1:  Making a Federal Case Out of It

    Session 2:  Through the Golden Door: Immigration After the Civil War

    CeCe Moore:

    Session 3:   Genetic Genealogy Case Studies from the PBS Television Series “Finding Your Roots”.

    Session 4:   The Power of Investigative Genetic Genealogy to Solve Cold Cases and Identify John and Jane Does.


    To join you will need to be a member in good standing at the time of this event. Your membership status will be checked prior to the webinar meeting. You may need to renew your membership prior.



    Registration is now open.

    Members can click the button below to go to our Members Only special events page on the Members Only site for more details and a link to register on Zoom. 



    If you are not a member, but would like to become one, click the button below for the online membership form. 


    If you prefer to pay with check, please fill out this paper membership  form to mail with the check.  Mailing instructions are on the form.

    We will need to receive your check prior to the meeting. Please plan accordingly.

    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Hybrid: Virtual and in person at SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.
    • 100

    Hybrid Meeting

    Land records of the British Isles Part 2

    Breaking Down Brick Walls in the British Isles Continuation

    In this session we will complete the discussion of Land records of the British isles which was started last month. Then we will conclude the presentation on Breaking Down Brick walls in the British Isles which had to be terminated early two months ago.

    This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom. 

    When you register please choose the option of how you will attend. Everyone will receive the Zoom log in information incase they can't make it in person. 

    The in person meeting location is at the SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.  Phone: (619) 584-7668


    Registration will open on Oct 2, 2021 and will be open for the first 100 people.



    For questions contact Colin Whitney

    at cwhitaz05@hotmail.com


    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Hybrid meeting: Virtual and in person at SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108
    • 100

    Hybrid Meeting

    North America Group

    The focus of the North America Group is the genealogy of the United States and Canada. It discusses techniques and resources which are useful for researching your ancestors. It shows you where to find many different record types such as vital and census records, church records, land records, probate records, and military records to name a few. It covers Federal and State archives, search websites, newspapers, and databases available at institutions and genealogical societies.

    This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom. 

    When you register please choose the option of how you will attend. Everyone will receive the Zoom log in information incase they can't make it in person. 

    The in person meeting location is at the SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.  Phone: (619) 584-7668


    Registration will open on Oct 2, 2021 and will be open for the first 100 people.


    For questions contact :                                     

    Dona Ritchie at 

    donagenes@att.net                                          

    Betty Briggs at    

    betty@wvpioneers.com

    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Hybrid: Virtual and in person at SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108
    • 100

    Hybrid Meeting

    "Latin Handwriting" 

    Guest speaker  is Fritz Juengling

    Latin has been the language of the Church for centuries.  Being able to read Latin gives you access to these records.  Come learn tips and resources that professionals at the FHL use when reading Latin documents . These resources will help you in your research. 

    This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom. 

    When you register please choose the option of how you will attend. Everyone will receive the Zoom log in information incase they can't make it in person. 

    The in person meeting location is at the SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.  Phone: (619) 584-7668


    Registration will open on Oct 1, 2021 and will be open for the first 100 people.



    For questions contact Amy Chidester

    at gig.sdgs@gmail.com


    • 23 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • zoom meeting
    • 25

     Virtual Meeting

    Ask a Genealogist

    Panel: Barbara Stanculescu, Christy Dolan, Anne Alves

    This session is a forum where your genealogical questions can be answered by our panel. You may also talk about any genealogical successes you have had, problems you are encountering, or share with the group some of your current research. It is a chance for you to interact with your fellow genealogists so that we can all learn from each other. I invite you to come and have some fun with us.

    Panel members: Debby Warner Anderson, Diane Gould Hall, Anne Alves

    We encourage you to send  your questions, at least two days prior to the session, to fansvsdgs@gmail.com

    Registration will open on Oct 9, 2021 and will be open for the first 25 people.


    For questions contact Anne Alves at fansvsdgs@gmail.com

    • 23 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Hybrid: Virtual and in person at SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.
    • 100

    Hybrid Meeting

    Publications Communications and Writers Group

    This group focuses on how to share your genealogical research with family members and other genealogists . It will show you how to creatively write about your ancestors in an interesting manner which transcends the data and exposes the true lifestyle they experienced.  The group will explore a wide variety of techniques and media for publishing your research. Genealogy books, family album, e-books, blogging and blog books will be covered.

    This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom. 

    When you register please choose the option of how you will attend. Everyone will receive the Zoom log in information incase they can't make it in person. 

    The in person meeting location is at the SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.  Phone: (619) 584-7668

    Registration will open on October 9 , 2021 and will be open for the first 100 people.

      For questions contact Anne Alves at donagenes@att.net

    • 02 Nov 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom meeting

    Virtual Meeting

    Topics of Interest to Reunion for MAC Users

    Anne Alves

    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

    To Register for this event, email Anne by Oct 31 at fansvsdgs@gmail.com . This event will be open for the first 100 people.




    For questions contact 

    Anne Alves at fansvsdgs@gmail.com

    • 06 Nov 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Hybrid: Virtual and in person at SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.
    • 100


    Hybrid Meeting

    Topics of Interest to DNA Researchers

    This Special Interest Group will meet most months this year. 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 described, as well as many of the third party tools. The agenda for each meeting will be posted prior to the event.

    This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom. 

    When you register please choose the option of how you will attend. Everyone will receive the Zoom log in information incase they can't make it in person. 

    The in person meeting location is at the SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.  Phone: (619) 584-7668


     Registration will open on Oct 23, 2021 and will be open for the first 100 people.

     

    For questions contact Colin Whitney

    at cwhitaz05@hotmail.com


    • 06 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Hybrid: Virtual and in person at SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.
    • 100


    Hybrid Meeting

    RootsMagic

    Presenter Larry Klaasen

    RootsMagic is a comprehensive software tool which helps you research, organize and share your genealogical information. It is appropriate for all levels from beginner to professional. In this Group we will discuss RootsMagic's many features and show you  how to obtain maximum benefit from them. If you have a question you wish to be answered, email Larry Klaasen at lklaasen@sbcglobal.net

    at least two days prior to the meeting.


    This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom. 

    When you register please choose the option of how you will attend. Everyone will receive the Zoom log in information incase they can't make it in person. 

    The in person meeting location is at the SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.  Phone: (619) 584-7668


     Registration will open on Oct 23, 2021 and will be open for the first 100 people.


    For questions contact Larry Klaasen

    at lklaasen@sbcglobal.net

    • 13 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Webinar
    • 100


    Virtual Class

    Genealogy Research Basics

    Don Williams

    In this class we will cover the key genealogical topics which will help you with your family research. Don will talk about the tools available, how to locate sources both here and abroad, the importance of geography and how to use family trees.

     Registration will open on Nov 1, 2021 and will be open for the first 100 people.