Sunday, February 26, 2012

March Meeting: Get Original!

Saturday, March 3, 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

This month's main program will be presented by Cheryl Storton, Get Original: Are Your Sources Solid and as Good as Possible? Cheryl learned long ago the value of finding original records and not relying on someone else's research or transcription of a record!

Before the main meeting, be sure to come to the research class on Social Security, presented by Barbara McCallum.

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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Cheryl Storton is a long-time member of the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society, past President and current Program Chair. She has been doing her own family research since 1980, and has been working as a professional researcher for three years. She is co-owner of Bridge to Yesterday, a company that combines genealogy research services with book publication – "We do the research and we make it beautiful." Cheryl is a member of the DAR, Association of Professional Genealogists, and the National Genealogical Society.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Great Feedback from "Genealogy NOW" Seminar Attendees!

Wonderful day -- the Genealogy NOW Seminar, February 4.

Comments from the evaluation forms:
  • "Great seminar -- staff did a super job."
  • "Good handouts; great refreshements."
  • "Love the projects displays.
  • "Thank you! This was a very valuable seminar."
  • "Everyone real friendly and helpful."
  • "Good job -- great choice of speakers; no dull topics." 
  • "Great organization."
  • "Learned a lot."
  • "This was my first SLOCGS experience --loved it!"
  • "Loved Pedigree Analysis and Finding European Ancestors because they got my brain going with strategies to solve some of my problems."
  • "Liked Tracing Common Surnames -- Jones rocks."
  • "Tom Jones is an excellent instructor. Some speakers are great genealogists who can't teach; he is an excellent genealogist who CAN teach. . . "
  • "Apryl Cox was brilliant and is a great teacher." 

Topics participants would like to see in the future:
  • Review of genealogy websites.
  • Scandavanian research
  • Putting together family books
  • Land records
  • California records, pre-statehood
  • Scottish research
  • German research
  • Eastern European research
  • Dating Photographs