Next up in January will be directories- all kinds of directories you may not have thought about using.
In February we will explore census records- no, not those US Federal population records. There are a lot of OTHER census records we usually forget about.
Obscure legal documents will be covered in March and April. More on them later.
So mark your calendars for our H.E.L.P. classes on the second Wed of each month at 7pm. Remember- short handout notes will be posted in the “members only” section of the GSNOCC website.
The Zoom link will be sent after the first of the year and will also be available on the GSNOCC website.
Happy Holidays to everyone!!
Join us at our August meeting and program on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 7pm at Yorba Linda Community Center.
About the Program
Make Your Own Maps Using Google's My Maps
Place your ancestors on the map and share it with your family. Using the tools provided free in Google’s My Maps, Francie will demonstrate how to create and edit maps illustrating places your family lived, their migration routes, and different generations. Further, she will demonstrate how to add notes, photos, and icons depicting your family’s unique history and will present useful ideas for a variety of your own maps, even for planning a research trip. You can then share these unique maps with family members and continue to add to them in the future. You can use her handout to follow the presentation step-by-step.
About the Speaker
Francie Kennedy is passionate about microhistory, and inordinately fond of maps and old county histories. She frequently stays up late collecting resources for her students in Beginning Methodology classes. Francie believes that the study of the past through the fascinating lens of genealogy can bring us a new sense of our own place within the world. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and speaks to genealogical societies on topics ranging from Google to geography. Francie is a fourth generation native Californian.
Barbara Renick to Teach on "Extending Your Family Tree Beyond Online Databases & Compiled Trees" at Our January 2017 Program
Join us at our January meeting and program on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00pm!
About the Program
Extending Your Family Tree Beyond Online Databases & Compiled Trees
This lecture briefly covers the basics parts needed to put together a documented family tree and then three advanced research techniques (FAN, the Football Maneuver, and Surname Distribution studies). This short introduction is followed by a review of significant black holes in 19th Century U.S. records and concludes with two advanced research examples applying these advanced research techniques.
About the Speaker
Barbara Renick taught genealogy classes, computer genealogy classes, and genealogy computing labs for more than two decades at national and state genealogy conferences; served on staff at the large Orange County Family History Library; was a contributing editor for the National Genealogical Society computer magazine for eleven years; authored Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage sponsored by NGS for their 100th Anniversary which was sold at Barnes & Noble and other national bookstore chains; and served on the NGS Board of Directors and the APG Board of Directors as secretary. She also served on the RootsTech 2012 program committee.
We all know that we should cite our sources, but it's hard to remember what goes first, what to include, punctuation, and more. Then the Internet came along and it's really complicated now. This presentation will cover source citation guides for genealogy, using content provider source citations, and using source citation templates in genealogy software programs to cite our sources.
Randy Seaver is a native San Diegan. His ancestry is mainly colonial New England and Upper Atlantic, with some colonial German, French and Dutch forebears, and several 19th-century English immigrants. He has been pursuing his elusive ancestors since 1988, and has been online since 1992.
Randy is a former President of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society, and is currently the Newsletter Editor and Research Chair. He speaks to Southern California societies, libraries and groups, and teaches "Beginning Computer Genealogy" adult classes at OASIS. He is a member of NGS, NEHGS, SCGS, SDGS, CGSSD and CVGS. Randy blogs daily about genealogy subjects at Genea-Musings (www.geneamusings.com) and the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe (http://CVGenCafe.blogspot.com)