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CSGA Upcoming Events:

Sat, 05 Sep 2015
San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society -- Monthly General Meeting
Time: 12:15 p.m.

Location:
Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Hall
520 Dana Street
San Luis Obispo, California

Session 1: "Emerging Trends in Historical Societies: User-Focused Technology and Digital Access by Aimee Armour-Avant, Digital Projects Manager, SLO History Center.
This presentation begins with an overview of SLO History Center's digital projects and ends with recommendations for your online searches. Learn how the SLO History Center projects fit into trends nationwide to digitize collections and provide access. Also included will be a description of the challenges of digital records access that should help you conduct better online searches for your ancestors.

Session 2: "It's a Miracle" from Poland by Linda Osty.
Linda and Ken Osty went to Poland knowing little about his family and his ancestors. What they found was amazing and an inspiration to us all.

For information, contact: Cheryl Storton or visit http://slocgs.org.

Fri, 18 Sep 2015
Mt. Diablo Genealogy Society -- Monthly General Meeting
Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: Creekside Clubhouse, Meeting Room 3
For those living outside Rossmoor, tell the gatekeeper that you are going to the Genealogy Society meeting in the Creekside Clubhouse.

Speaker: Richard Rands
Topic: "Censuses As Family Research Tools"

Richard Rands will speak on censuses, very helpful tools for genealogists. The documents provide a wealth of information for the researcher who knows how to use them effectively. Mr. Rands will share tips on how to maximize their use.

Members and guests are also invited to attend the optional, no host lunch with the speaker, held at 11:30 a.m. at the Rossmoor Diner, 1908 Tice Valley Blvd., in the Rossmoor Shopping Center. Contact Susan Rush by Thursday, September 17, to make lunch reservations. Visitors and guests are always welcome.

Contact Diane de Golia for more information.

Sun, 20 Sep 2015
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society -- Meeting and Talk
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Location:
Rhoda Goldman Plaza
2180 Post Street
San Francisco, California

Speaker: Judy Baston
Topic: "Researching Your Litvak Roots"

Judy Baston will offer an overview of numerous sources and will detail the best ways to use key Litvak databases and Web sites to enhance your knowledge and expand your family tree. The presentation will include how to find out what records are available, how to read and understand search results, where the records are, and how best to access the information in them.

Contact: Janice M. Sellers at publicity@sfbajgs.org or visit http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs.

Sun, 04 Oct 2015
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society -- Meeting and Talk
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Location:
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, California

Topic: "Beyond Passenger Lists: Documenting 20th Century Immigrant Lives"

Historian Zack Wilske will use case studies to introduce researchers to a variety of historical federal immigration and naturalization records available through the USCIS Genealogy Program and from the National Archives. Topics will include naturalization records, alien registration records, immigrant visa files, and other records documenting lives of Jewish immigrants during the first half of the twentieth century. Researchers will see example files, hear tips on connecting the records to each other, and learn how to advance their immigration research beyond the basics.

Contact: Janice M. Sellers at publicity@sfbajgs.org or visit http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs.

Sun, 11 Oct 2015
Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County -- Monthly General Meeting
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Location:
Temple Adat Elohim
2420 E. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, California

Topic: "DNA Testing for Genealogy"

With the incredible drop in the cost of DNA sequencing, DNA testing is now affordable for individuals. Speaker Jay Sage will discuss the role that it can play in genealogical research. Presentation of the basics of human genetics will clarify the essential features of the two very different categories of tests: the Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA tests on the one hand and the autosomal DNA test on the other. Examples will illustrate how conclusions can properly be drawn from results of each type of test, with an emphasis on the appropriate uses of the tests and on what can and cannot be learned from them. The talk will also briefly cover how to order and perform the tests and how much they cost.

For information, contact Jan Meisels Allen.

Sat, 17 Oct 2015
California State Genealogical Alliance -- Board Meeting and Seminar

Time: TBA

Location:
Santa Cruz Public Library - Downtown Branch
224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, California

The California State Genealogical Alliance will be holding a joint seminar with the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz. Featured speakers are:

Wendy Elliot - "Finding Wife's and Daughter's Names"
Janice Sellers - "Read All About It! Using Online Newspapers for Genealogical Research"
Mary Anne Vincent - "Mapping Our Ancestors: They Went Where? Why?"

For information, contact Catherine Luijt.

Sat, 17 Oct 2015
Fresno County Genealogical Society -- 12th Annual Seminar

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Clovis Veteran's Memorial District, Liberty Ballroom
804 4th Street
Clovis, California

Guest speaker Lisa Louise Cooke will present "How the Genealogist can Remember Everything with Evernote," "Google Search Strategies for Common Surnames," "How to Reopen and Work on a Genealogical Cold Case," and "Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers."

For information, please visit www.rootsweb.com/~cafcgs.

Sun, 18 Oct 2015
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society -- Meeting and Talk
Time: 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Location:
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, California

Speaker: Robinn Magid
Topic: "JRI-Poland: Go for the Record!"

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland has the motto "Go for the Record!," and our day has truly arrived. Now you can not only search our online index of approximately 5 million Jewish vital records housed in Poland today, but in many cases, it's possible to click a button, view, and even download your ancestors' vital records without charge.

Contact: Janice M. Sellers at publicity@sfbajgs.org or visit http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs.

Mon, 19 Oct 2015
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society -- Meeting and Talk
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location:
Congregation Beth Am, Room 5
26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos Hills, California

Speaker: Elizabeth Rynecki
Topic: "Chasing Portraits: A Great-granddaughter's Search for Her Lost Art Legacy"

Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943) painted the Polish-Jewish community in the 1920's and 1930's. Although he perished in the Holocaust, many of his 800 works survived, and the Rynecki family has about 100. The artist’s great?granddaughter will speak about her great-grandfather, her quest to find the missing pieces, and where the family’s story rests within the larger story of Holocaust art restitution.

Contact: Janice M. Sellers at publicity@sfbajgs.org or visit http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs.

Sun, 15 Nov 2015
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society -- Meeting and Talk
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Location:
Rhoda Goldman Plaza
2180 Post Street
San Francisco, California

Speaker: Joseph Amster
Topic: "San Francisco's Own Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico"

A Jewish businessman originally from England and South Africa, Joshua Abraham Norton arrived in San Francisco in 1849 with $40,000, which after some shrewd investing increased to $250,000 (about $3 million today). After losing his fortune to a bad rice investment, Norton disappeared, returning to San Francisco in 1859 and declaring himself Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. The people of San Francisco embraced his reign.

Contact: Janice M. Sellers at publicity@sfbajgs.org or visit http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs.

 
 
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