About the Program
We will cover things you can do this summer (or anytime) to bring your research up-to-date. We will discuss Family Group Sheets, Timelines, To Do Lists, Cite your Sources, Organizing Your Research, Letter Writing and much, much, more.
About the Speaker
Pat is president of the Glendora Genealogical Group. She first became interested in genealogy in 1990. She is an adopted child who found out in 1990 that she has a sister, a brother, and that her birth mother was still alive at that time. Not knowing anything about this family is what started Pat on her journey in family history. She has been able to trace various branches of her birth and adoptive family trees, as well as her husband’s, as far back as 1390. She is doing research in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California, Mexico, Germany, old Prussia, and Luxembourg. She belongs to several other genealogical societies, teaches genealogy refresher classes for the Glendora Genealogical Group and Whittier Area Genealogical Society, and has spoken to various organizations on how to trace their family roots.
Pat was born and raised in the Chicago area until moving to southern California in 1954. She has lived in the Covina/San Dimas area most of the time. She has been married for 45 years, has one daughter, three step-children, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She and her husband also lived in Peru, South America for 8½ years where he worked for a large copper mining corporation. She is a retired school district employee from Covina-Valley USD where she worked for 18 plus years, the last nine of those years as secretary to the Director of Curriculum. She has been retired for thirteen years and now has more time to further her family history pursuits. In addition to her genealogy research, she enjoys taking care of her 3 year-old grandson, traveling, and reading.