sAN DIEGO gENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

UPDATE: 

In line with County health guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Family History Centeis still closed and the San Diego Public Libraries are closed until further noticeThe Special Interest Group and Computer Group meetings held at these locations have been cancelled.


Please check our calendar often as some meetings may be held virtually

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Upcoming events

    • 07 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Scripps Ranch Library, 10301 Scripps Lake Drive, San Diego, CA


    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


    • 11 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • St Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego

     

    No Classes today!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 11 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119

    There is no Monthly Meeting today.


    This months Meeting has been moved to April 25. See the event page here for this meeting.

    • 11 Apr 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family History Center, 6767 51st Street, San Diego, CA 92120

    This meeting is cancelled!

    The Family History Center is closed due to the County health guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus!


    RootsMagic is a comprehensive software tool which helps you research, organize and share your genealogy information. It is appropriate for all levels from beginner to professional. This monthly SIG will discuss many of its multitude of features and show you how to use them. Attendees are encouraged to bring in problems or issues to receive individualized help

     

     

     

    For more information contact Randy Seaver randy.seaver@gmail.com

    • 11 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual

    This will be a virtual Meeting. 

    Topics presented by Colin Whitney

    Overview                                                             

    Basics of Finding Common Ancestors                

    New Tools and Features    


    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

    • 15 Apr 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual

    This is a virtual meeting. 

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

    Topis: What's new in DNA!

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

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


    • 17 Apr 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Family Research Library in Allied Garden, 6767 51st Street, San Diego

    This meeting is cancelled!

    The Family History Center is closed due to the County health guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus!

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly at the Family Research Library ( See temporary location below). It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

     

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 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

    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Family History Center, 6767 51st Street, San Diego, CA 92120

    This meeting is cancelled!

    The Family History Center is closed due to the County health guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus!


    Brick wall Brainstorming

    Have you reached a brick wall in your search? Then this class may be for you.

    Please bring a flashdrive, pedigree chart and sources documented and

    receive individualized help to try to break through.

    One per person.


    Presenter : Kitty Taylor


    Our next meeting will be held at the temporary location for the Family History Library:

    6767 51st Street, San Diego, CA . 92120


    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • St Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego


    If you are a MAC user, this class will introduce you to a genealogy software tool, Reunion,  which is designed to operate specifically with your MAC. Reunion is easy to use yet very powerful. It helps you build your family trees, provides reports and graphics as well as organizing your data.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual Meeting

    Monthly Meeting

    This will be a virtual meeting.

     

    Presenting 

    Nancy Loe


      

      Session 1: Organize Like an Archivist

      Session 2: Picture This: Cataloging Digital Family Photos



    About the speaker

    This will be the first Virtual Meeting that SDGS will have. It will be presented via Zoom. 

    You will be requested to register, so we can send you an invitation to the meeting. 

    Registration will open soon.  

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    The public is always welcome!

    Please join us!

    • 28 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    This group provides a forum for discussing any computer issues you are dealing with. Members are encouraged to bring in their problems and we can give you one on one assistance in solving them. The group is open to all levels of experience  

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com

    • 01 May 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 02 May 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Family Tree Maker is a powerful software tool that allows you to build your family tree. It links to Ancestry.com, allows you to search for your ancestors and provides charts, reports and maps to enhance your knowledge of your ancestor’s past. The Users Group discusses the use of Family Tree Maker version 2017 and provides individual attention to solving the problems that you bring in. It is open to all levels of experience.

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com
    • 05 May 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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


    • 09 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • St Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego

     

    Things you need to know to construct an accurate family tree.  This class will include definitions, date convention, data sources, family tree apps, useful tools, and where to get help. Eleven different source types will be used as examples to show where they were found, and to demonstrate how they are used in the construction of a family tree.  Attendees will be introduced to pointers, place holders, and data quality indicators.

     For more information contact Donald Williams  dnwilliams3@cox.net

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 09 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • St Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego

     As one enters the tangled web of Genealogy, there are many records to file and ancestors to keep in line. It is always a challenge to stay focused and to keep in order. This class will offer some ideas for organizing records that have worked for the presenter and others. Some examples will be displayed. There will be an opportunity for questions and ideas at the end of the seminar.


    For further inforamtion please contact Claire McKarns at 60claire@gmail.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 09 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119

    SDGS Monthly  Meeting


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    Presents Toni Perrone


    Session 1:  Italian Genealogical Resources Found on the Internet

    Session 2:  Prussia and Its Changing Borders



    About the speaker

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     Please park in the main church parking lot, in the Jackson Drive parking lot, or street parking along Jackson Drive. 

    DO NOT park in the neighboring strip mall.

    Carpooling is encouraged.

    Thank you in advance.

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    The public is always welcome!

    There is no charge for this program.

    Please join us!


    For directions click here.

    • 15 May 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 16 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 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

    • 19 May 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBD

    Brick wall Brainstorming

    Have you reached a brick wall in your search? Then this class may be for you.

    Please bring a flashdrive, pedigree chart and sources documented and

    receive individualized help to try to break through.

    One per person.

    Presenter : Kitty Taylor

    • 20 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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


    • 23 May 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    RootsMagic is a comprehensive software tool which helps you research, organize and share your genealogy information. It is appropriate for all levels from beginner to professional. This monthly SIG will discuss many of its multitude of features and show you how to use them. Attendees are encouraged to bring in problems or issues to receive individualized help.

     For more information contact Randy Seaver randy.seaver@gmail.com

    • 23 May 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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

    • 26 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    This group provides a forum for discussing any computer issues you are dealing with. Members are encouraged to bring in their problems and we can give you one on one assistance in solving them. The group is open to all levels of experience  

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com

    • 02 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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 Jun 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 06 Jun 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Family Tree Maker is a powerful software tool that allows you to build your family tree. It links to Ancestry.com, allows you to search for your ancestors and provides charts, reports and maps to enhance your knowledge of your ancestor’s past. The Users Group discusses the use of Family Tree Maker version 2017 and provides individual attention to solving the problems that you bring in. It is open to all levels of experience.

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com
    • 06 Jun 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TBD

    As genealogists we spend most of our time searching for those elusive ancestors and adding their records to our tree. But how do you communicate what you have discovered to your family and others in a manner that will be interesting? This Special Interest Group will discuss techniques for organizing, publishing, and using social media to highlight the story you have to tell.

     

    For more information contact Dona Ritchie at donagenes@att.net

    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • St Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego

    Newspapers are an often overlooked source of records yet they are full of information which you cannot find elsewhere. This class will show you how to search newspapers and what kinds of information can be extracted.


    For further information please contact Anne Turhollow at aturhollow@cox.net

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • St Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego


        With the advent of low cost DNA testing and large databases, DNA matching has become a key aid in helping you find your ancestors. Whether it is finding how you relate to your DNA relatives, breaking down brick walls or solving unattributed parentage mysteries, sophisticated tools have been developed to assist you. This class will introduce you to the basic DNA concepts and matching tools.

       


    For more information contact Colin Whitney    cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119

    Monthly  Meeting


    Presenting  

    Gena Philibert-Ortega

    Session 1: 25 Tips For Researching Your Female Ancestors

    Session 2: The Secret Lives of Women: Research Female Ancestors Using the Sources They Left Behind

    Why is finding a female ancestor so difficult? One reason is the way we research their lives. Successful research must combine familiar genealogical sources and the specific sources that women left behind. It is the sources that women authored or participated in that tell us their unique story.  In this lecture we look at the specific trail women left including signature quilts, community cookbooks, journals, and diaries.

    About the speaker

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     Please park in the main church parking lot, in the Jackson Drive parking lot, or street parking along Jackson Drive. 

    DO NOT park in the neighboring strip mall.

    Carpooling is encouraged.


    Thank you in advance.

    ***************************

    The public is always welcome!

    There is no charge for this program.


    Please join us!

    For directions click here.

    • 16 Jun 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBD

    Brick wall Brainstorming

    Have you reached a brick wall in your search? Then this class may be for you.

    Please bring a flashdrive, pedigree chart and sources documented and

    receive individualized help to try to break through.

    One per person.

    Presenter : Kitty Taylor

    • 17 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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


    • 19 Jun 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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

    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    This group provides a forum for discussing any computer issues you are dealing with. Members are encouraged to bring in their problems and we can give you one on one assistance in solving them. The group is open to all levels of experience  

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com

    • 27 Jun 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    RootsMagic is a comprehensive software tool which helps you research, organize and share your genealogy information. It is appropriate for all levels from beginner to professional. This monthly SIG will discuss many of its multitude of features and show you how to use them. Attendees are encouraged to bring in problems or issues to receive individualized help.

     For more information contact Randy Seaver randy.seaver@gmail.com

    • 27 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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

    • 03 Jul 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 07 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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


    • 11 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • St Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego

    Do you have German Ancestry? Do you have original German records which you have been struggling to read? Come ot this class. Bring your records. We will go over as many as we can and you will learn how to read German script.


    For further information pleas contact Barbara Stanculescu at abdce_bunch@hotmail.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 11 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • St Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego, CA 92119

     

    As genealogists we spend most of our time searching for those elusive ancestors and adding their records to our tree. But how do you communicate what you have discovered to your family and others in a manner that will be interesting? This class will introduce you to techniques for organizing, publishing, and using social media to highlight the story you have to tell.

     

    For more information contact Dona Ritchie at donagenes@att,net

    • 11 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119

    SDGS Monthly  Meeting



    Annual Ice Cream Social



    Mayflower Society 



    Presented by

    Diane Gould Hall and Debra Warner Anderson


    About the speakers


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     Please park in the main church parking lot, in the Jackson Drive parking lot, or street parking along Jackson Drive. 

    DO NOT park in the neighboring strip mall.

    Carpooling is encouraged.


    Thank you in advance.


    ***************************

    The public is always welcome!

    There is no charge for this program.


    Please join us!


    For directions click here.

    • 15 Jul 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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


    • 17 Jul 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 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

    • 21 Jul 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBD

    Brick wall Brainstorming

    Have you reached a brick wall in your search? Then this class may be for you.

    Please bring a flashdrive, pedigree chart and sources documented and

    receive individualized help to try to break through.

    One per person.

    Presenter : Kitty Taylor

    • 25 Jul 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    RootsMagic is a comprehensive software tool which helps you research, organize and share your genealogy information. It is appropriate for all levels from beginner to professional. This monthly SIG will discuss many of its multitude of features and show you how to use them. Attendees are encouraged to bring in problems or issues to receive individualized help.

     For more information contact Randy Seaver randy.seaver@gmail.com

    • 25 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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

    • 28 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    This group provides a forum for discussing any computer issues you are dealing with. Members are encouraged to bring in their problems and we can give you one on one assistance in solving them. The group is open to all levels of experience  

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com

    • 01 Aug 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Family Tree Maker is a powerful software tool that allows you to build your family tree. It links to Ancestry.com, allows you to search for your ancestors and provides charts, reports and maps to enhance your knowledge of your ancestor’s past. The Users Group discusses the use of Family Tree Maker version 2017 and provides individual attention to solving the problems that you bring in. It is open to all levels of experience.

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com
    • 01 Aug 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TBD

    As genealogists we spend most of our time searching for those elusive ancestors and adding their records to our tree. But how do you communicate what you have discovered to your family and others in a manner that will be interesting? This Special Interest Group will discuss techniques for organizing, publishing, and using social media to highlight the story you have to tell.

     

    For more information contact Dona Ritchie at donagenes@att.net

    • 04 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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 Aug 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 08 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • St Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego

    Presenters Gloria Osborn, Kay Swenningsen and Cindy Taiclet  


     This class will help familiarize you with the operations and proecedures 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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 08 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • St Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego

    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
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119

    SDGS Monthly  Meeting


    Presents  Marshall Clow

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


    Present Claire McKarns


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


    About the speakers


    ********************************

     Please park in the main church parking lot, in the Jackson Drive parking lot, or street parking along Jackson Drive. 

    DO NOT park in the neighboring strip mall.

    Carpooling is encouraged.


    Thank you in advance.


    ***************************

    The public is always welcome!

    There is no charge for this program.


    Please join us!


    For directions click here.

    • 15 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 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 Aug 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBD

    Brick wall Brainstorming

    Have you reached a brick wall in your search? Then this class may be for you.

    Please bring a flashdrive, pedigree chart and sources documented and

    receive individualized help to try to break through.

    One per person.

    Presenter : Kitty Taylor

    • 19 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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 Aug 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 22 Aug 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    RootsMagic is a comprehensive software tool which helps you research, organize and share your genealogy information. It is appropriate for all levels from beginner to professional. This monthly SIG will discuss many of its multitude of features and show you how to use them. Attendees are encouraged to bring in problems or issues to receive individualized help.

     For more information contact Randy Seaver randy.seaver@gmail.com

    • 22 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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

    • 25 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    This group provides a forum for discussing any computer issues you are dealing with. Members are encouraged to bring in their problems and we can give you one on one assistance in solving them. The group is open to all levels of experience  

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com

    • 01 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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


    • 04 Sep 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 05 Sep 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Family Tree Maker is a powerful software tool that allows you to build your family tree. It links to Ancestry.com, allows you to search for your ancestors and provides charts, reports and maps to enhance your knowledge of your ancestor’s past. The Users Group discusses the use of Family Tree Maker version 2017 and provides individual attention to solving the problems that you bring in. It is open to all levels of experience.

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com
    • 05 Sep 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TBD

    As genealogists we spend most of our time searching for those elusive ancestors and adding their records to our tree. But how do you communicate what you have discovered to your family and others in a manner that will be interesting? This Special Interest Group will discuss techniques for organizing, publishing, and using social media to highlight the story you have to tell.

     

    For more information contact Dona Ritchie at donagenes@att.net

    • 12 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119

    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
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • St Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego

     

    No Classes today!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 12 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 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

    • 15 Sep 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBD

    Brick wall Brainstorming

    Have you reached a brick wall in your search? Then this class may be for you.

    Please bring a flashdrive, pedigree chart and sources documented and

    receive individualized help to try to break through.

    One per person.

    Presenter : Kitty Taylor

    • 16 Sep 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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


    • 18 Sep 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 19 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119

    Fall Seminar


    SDGS Presents 


    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 Immigrant Origin and Arrival Record.

    Session 4: Overcoming Research Barriers: A Case Study.


    About the speaker


    Registration will open this summer.

    ********************************

     Please park in the main church parking lot, in the Jackson Drive parking lot, or street parking along Jackson Drive. 

    DO NOT park in the neighboring strip mall.

    Carpooling is encouraged.


    Thank you in advance.


    ***************************

    The public is always welcome!



    Please join us!


    For directions click here.

    • 22 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    This group provides a forum for discussing any computer issues you are dealing with. Members are encouraged to bring in their problems and we can give you one on one assistance in solving them. The group is open to all levels of experience  

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com

    • 26 Sep 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    RootsMagic is a comprehensive software tool which helps you research, organize and share your genealogy information. It is appropriate for all levels from beginner to professional. This monthly SIG will discuss many of its multitude of features and show you how to use them. Attendees are encouraged to bring in problems or issues to receive individualized help.

     For more information contact Randy Seaver randy.seaver@gmail.com

    • 26 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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

    • 02 Oct 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 03 Oct 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Family Tree Maker is a powerful software tool that allows you to build your family tree. It links to Ancestry.com, allows you to search for your ancestors and provides charts, reports and maps to enhance your knowledge of your ancestor’s past. The Users Group discusses the use of Family Tree Maker version 2017 and provides individual attention to solving the problems that you bring in. It is open to all levels of experience.

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com
    • 03 Oct 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TBD

    As genealogists we spend most of our time searching for those elusive ancestors and adding their records to our tree. But how do you communicate what you have discovered to your family and others in a manner that will be interesting? This Special Interest Group will discuss techniques for organizing, publishing, and using social media to highlight the story you have to tell.

     

    For more information contact Dona Ritchie at donagenes@att.net

    • 06 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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
    • St Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego


        

    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
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • St Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego

     

    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
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119

    SDGS Monthly  Meeting



    Shannon Christmas

     SDGS Presents  Shannon Christmas

      Session 1: GEDmatch

      Session 2: DNA Project Management


    About the speaker


    ********************************

     Please park in the main church parking lot, in the Jackson Drive parking lot, or street parking along Jackson Drive. 

    DO NOT park in the neighboring strip mall.

    Carpooling is encouraged.


    Thank you in advance.


    ***************************

    The public is always welcome!

    There is no charge for this program.


    Please join us!


    For directions click here.

    • 16 Oct 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 17 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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
    • 25 Oct 2020


    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!

    • 20 Oct 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBD

    Brick wall Brainstorming

    Have you reached a brick wall in your search? Then this class may be for you.

    Please bring a flashdrive, pedigree chart and sources documented and

    receive individualized help to try to break through.

    One per person.

    Presenter : Kitty Taylor

    • 21 Oct 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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


    • 24 Oct 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    RootsMagic is a comprehensive software tool which helps you research, organize and share your genealogy information. It is appropriate for all levels from beginner to professional. This monthly SIG will discuss many of its multitude of features and show you how to use them. Attendees are encouraged to bring in problems or issues to receive individualized help.

     For more information contact Randy Seaver randy.seaver@gmail.com

    • 24 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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

    • 27 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    This group provides a forum for discussing any computer issues you are dealing with. Members are encouraged to bring in their problems and we can give you one on one assistance in solving them. The group is open to all levels of experience  

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com

    • 03 Nov 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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


    • 06 Nov 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 07 Nov 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Family Tree Maker is a powerful software tool that allows you to build your family tree. It links to Ancestry.com, allows you to search for your ancestors and provides charts, reports and maps to enhance your knowledge of your ancestor’s past. The Users Group discusses the use of Family Tree Maker version 2017 and provides individual attention to solving the problems that you bring in. It is open to all levels of experience.

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com
    • 07 Nov 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TBD

    As genealogists we spend most of our time searching for those elusive ancestors and adding their records to our tree. But how do you communicate what you have discovered to your family and others in a manner that will be interesting? This Special Interest Group will discuss techniques for organizing, publishing, and using social media to highlight the story you have to tell.

     

    For more information contact Dona Ritchie at donagenes@att.net

    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • St Andrews Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego

     

    No Classes today!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119

    Monthly Meeting



    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


    ********************************

     Please park in the main church parking lot, in the Jackson Drive parking lot, or street parking along Jackson Drive. 

    DO NOT park in the neighboring strip mall.

    Carpooling is encouraged.


    Thank you in advance.


    ***************************

    The public is always welcome!



    Please join us!


    For directions click here.

    • 17 Nov 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBD

    Brick wall Brainstorming

    Have you reached a brick wall in your search? Then this class may be for you.

    Please bring a flashdrive, pedigree chart and sources documented and

    receive individualized help to try to break through.

    One per person.

    Presenter : Kitty Taylor

    • 18 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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


    • 20 Nov 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 21 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 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

    • 24 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    This group provides a forum for discussing any computer issues you are dealing with. Members are encouraged to bring in their problems and we can give you one on one assistance in solving them. The group is open to all levels of experience  

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com

    • 01 Dec 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 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


    • 04 Dec 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com

    • 05 Dec 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Family Tree Maker is a powerful software tool that allows you to build your family tree. It links to Ancestry.com, allows you to search for your ancestors and provides charts, reports and maps to enhance your knowledge of your ancestor’s past. The Users Group discusses the use of Family Tree Maker version 2017 and provides individual attention to solving the problems that you bring in. It is open to all levels of experience.

    For more information contact Dave Tooley djsj21643@aol.com
    • 05 Dec 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TBD

    As genealogists we spend most of our time searching for those elusive ancestors and adding their records to our tree. But how do you communicate what you have discovered to your family and others in a manner that will be interesting? This Special Interest Group will discuss techniques for organizing, publishing, and using social media to highlight the story you have to tell.

     

    For more information contact Dona Ritchie at donagenes@att.net

    • 18 Dec 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

     The Writer’s Group meets twice monthly.  It addresses the need to write stories about our ancestors to enhance the pedigree charts and other documents. The group focus is on historical and genealogical topics of interest to its members and how to write about them. We learn from each other by reading our stories aloud and receiving comments and criticism. All levels are welcome with or without their writing.

    For more information, contact Diane Altona, daltona@san.rr.com