sAN DIEGO gENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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

Calendar 

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

    "German Research: Some Insights" presented by Fritz Juengling

    Our good friend, Fritz Juengling, will be back for (what I hope is becoming) his annual San Diego visit to bring us more of his German expertise. This will be the third July he presents to us!  Our gratitude goes out to Dr. Juengling! 

    For questions and if you like to sign up, contact Amy at gig.sdgs@gmail.com

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

    Guest Speaker Jeanette Shiel

      Session 1: Maps: Time and Place!

     Locating ancestors can be frustrating. It is essential to place  them in the correct geographical area at the right time, but county and state borders changed. Our country expanded. Families moved. Sometimes families appeared to have moved but did not. Using maps, both historical and current can assist you in search and understanding where to look for records. This session will explore the various types of maps, how to use them to locate your family as well as how to access them.


      Session 2: Using Tax Records in Your Genealogy

    Tax records are often overlooked but can provide insight into the details of our ancestors’ lives. Sometimes we just need that one record to help us prove residency, age or relationships and you might be surprised just how tax records can make those connections. Tax records can also reveal economic clues to community status as well as lead to land to records.

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

     

    About the speaker

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    Register in advance for this webinar:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zMLJFKBFSWm6Biur6KJdqw

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Links to the handouts will be provided in the confirmation email.


    • 25 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • Webinar via Zoom

    Special Members Only Webinar

    Guest speaker Thomas MacEntee 

    Topic:  What's Been Done: Using Someone Else's Genealogy Research



    About the speaker

    Registration details are forthcoming.

    • 01 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom meeting

    Overcoming Brick Walls with DNA

    Guest Speaker: Cheri Mello 


    Cheri Mello will provide two presentations discussing the four different types of DNA and how to use DNA to solve genealogical problems.


    The topics are:

    Session 1: Learn from 4 case studies how DNA was used to overcome a brick wall that stood since the 1950s, a second that solved the mystery of the parent of two sisters, a third that revealed step-grandpa was really dad, and finally, a case of an unknown father. 

    Session 2: An overview of the 4 types of DNA used in genealogy: Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA),  autosomal DNA (Family Finder) and X Match and how to decode the confusing terms of DNA and be successful in utilizing your DNA.

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




    • 04 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom meeting

    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

    • 08 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • TBD

    Ancestry is one of the most popular genealogy websites containing billions of historical records. This class will take you through the basic features which help you search for your family ancestors. We will show you how to create your own family tree  and search for common ancestors in the trees of other Ancestry members

      For more information contact Diane Gould Hall  Detroit_family@yahoo.com 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 08 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • TBD

     This class will help familiarize you with the operations and procedures at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City.  It will detail the layout of the building, how to find records, and what levels of assistance are available .

    For more information contact Gloria Osborn   at globob31@gmail.com

     Presenters Gloria Osborn, Kay Swenningsen and Cindy Taiclet  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 08 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual Meeting

    Guestspeaker  Marshall Clow

    Session 1: It Appears Great-Great Grandpa Lied to Everyone About His Past

    Guestspeaker  Claire McKarns

    Session 2: The Naughty Lady from Slocum Hollow or Walls I have Scaled

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    The public is always welcome!

    • 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 Europe and the Kingdom of Hungary

    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

    • 05 Sep 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

    • 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

    Presenting Tom Jones  


    Session 1: Building a Credible Lineage, Despite Missing Information, Conflicting and Incorrect Records, and Undocumented Publications.

    Session 2: Finding "Unfindable" Ancestors.

    Session 3: Combining Sources to Identify an

    Session 4: Overcoming Research Barriers: A Case Study. Immigrant Origin and Arrival Record.




    About the speaker

    Registration for this webinar will open this summer. 

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    The public is always welcome!


    • 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


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

     

    Where and how do you begin researching your ancestors? How do you search for them and organize your data? What records are available to search? These are some of the topics to be covered as well as family trees, DNA, and how to share your research. This session is a continuation of the Genealogy Research Basics class.

     For more information contact Donald Williams  dnwilliams3@cox.net

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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


    Shannon Christmas

     SDGS Presents  Shannon Christmas

      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
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 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)


    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 - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • TBD


    Presents  Del Richhart

    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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