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Monthly Meeting

  • 14 May 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119


Our Guest Speaker is Blythe Stokes.


Topic is Find A Grave


Find A Grave is a robust and invaluable website for genealogical research. At this time there are 142 million grave site memorials with photographs. With the help of volunteers around the world, more and more grave sites are being discovered , photographed and place on Find A Grave. Each photograph taken and placed on Find A Grave gives you the ability to view grave sites without having to travel to it's location. I have family that range from Scotland to California. I don't even need to leave my desk chair to search for family member's grave sites. We will also learn how to utilize Find A Grave's many tools, from search tools to the setting up of virtual cemeteries. It is an amazing website and it's free!!! Yeah!!


Blythe has been involved in genealogical research since the 1970’s. She just recently received her certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. She has given genealogy presentations to a variety of groups from the Orange County California Genealogy Society, The Jewish Genealogy Society of San Diego and the North San Diego County Genealogical Society. She has taught genealogy classes offered by the Cole Genealogical Library in Carlsbad and in cooperation with the North San Diego County Genealogy Society. She was a science educator for 16 years and a Mentor teacher for the State of California. In the early 1990’s she worked for NASA, California Institute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She assisted in researching the effects of cosmic radiation on small nematodes. The experiment rode on the Discovery Space Shuttle for nine days.

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