Thursday, December 29, 2011

Don't Miss the SLOCGS Seminar: Genealogy NOW! Growing Your Family Tree

"Genealogy NOW! Growing Your Family Tree"

February 4, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Veterans Hall
801 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, California

Mark your calendars for Genealogy NOW! Growing Your Family Tree, featuring nationally acclaimed author and speaker Dr. Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL!

This full day of outstanding presentations is designed to enhance your genealogical sleuthing skills, and add a few branches to your family tree. Genealogy NOW! also features the always-entertaining Ron Arons, author of Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records and The Jews of Sing-Sing, as well as English research expert Apryl Cox, AG.

Included in the event will be vendors, project displays, refreshments, a freebie table, and drawings for dozens of genealogy prizes and gift certificates. For schedule, registration information, or more about this event, please visit

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

January Meeting: Here Comes the 1940 Census!

Saturday, January 7, 2012
Research Class: 12:30 PM
Main Program: 1:45 PM

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

Here Comes the 1940 Census and We ARE Ready!! Don't miss this excellent talk by Joel Weintraub. Joel has been working on finder aids for the 1940 census since 2005, and has been giving talks on the soon-to-be released census for the past five years. Let him help you prepare to find your family in the 1940 census when it comes out on 2 April 2012. Joel also explains why the United States Censuses are not released for public view until 72 years have gone by. The reasons may surprise you!

Before the main meeting, be sure to come to the research class, What's in the 1940 Census? also presented by Joel Weintraub.

After the research class will be a brief business meeting at 1:00 PM, followed by some tasty snacks and time for chatting with other members. Don't miss the drawings for some excellent prizes!

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Joel Weintraub was born and raised in Manhattan. An emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton, he has won awards for his science teaching. He volunteered for 9 years at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in southern California. He, David Kehs and Stephen Morse have produced a number of online census searching utilities for both the federal and the New York State censuses on the Morse One-Step Website.

Poster for 1940 Census courtesy of the United States Census Bureau.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

SLOCGS to be Featured on FGS Radio!

The San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society will be featured in the "Society Spotlight" segment of this week's FGS Radio program, My Society!

The program will air at 11:00 AM PST. This week's topic is "Insider's Guide to Genealogy," and features special guest Kathryn Doyle, Communications Director for the California Genealogical Society and Library in Oakland, California.

The Society Spotlight segment will air towards the end of the show, around 11:45 AM. Be sure to tune in to hear the interview with our own Cafi Cohen!

You can read more about this upcoming program on the FGS Voice blog.

To listen to the show, click the link below, or visit My Society Online Radio.

Listen to internet radio with mysociety on Blog Talk Radio

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Don't forget to register for the SLOCGS 2012 Seminar - it's going to be great!

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