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Check the Calendar for current dates, times, topics and locations, as they are subject to change with short or no notice.

UPDATE: 

The FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley is again open for business.  

So most our Special Interest Groups will continue to meet in a hybrid setting.  

Members, guests and friends are invited to join, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Events

    • 17 Aug 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Hybrid: Virtual and In-Person at SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108
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          German Special Interest Group 

    How to Identify People in Old Photographs

    Speaker: Becky Adamson

    Becky is an expert in deciphering old photographs and works at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Come and listen to Becky's talk to find out how much you can learn from your old photographs.

     


    For questions contact Amy Chidester

    at gig.sdgs@gmail.com

    This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom. 

    When you register please choose the option of how you will attend. Everyone will receive the Zoom log in information incase they can't make it in person. No need to change registration type. 

    The In-Person meeting location is at the SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.  Phone: (619) 584-7668

    Registration will open on August 1 .

    The public is always welcome! 

    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 10:30 AM
    • Hybrid: Virtual and In-Person at SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108
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          British Isles Special Interest Group

    Member Requests

    Speaker: Colin Whitney

    Join us this month as we research the ancestors of several of our members. We will cover techniques for discovering the parishes and townlands of origin in Ireland. We will pursue records for both England and Wales and cast our net as far as the Caribbean.

     

    For questions contact Colin Whitney

    at cwhitaz05@hotmail.com


    This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom. 

    When you register please choose the option of how you will attend. Everyone will receive the Zoom log in information incase they can't make it in person. No need to change registration type. 

    The In-Person meeting location is at the SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.  Phone: (619) 584-7668

    Registration will open on August 6, 2022.

    The public is always welcome! 

    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
    Register


         North America Special Interest Group 

    Topics of Interest to Researchers of the Untied States and Canada

    The focus of the North America Group is the genealogy of the United States and Canada. It discusses techniques and resources which are useful for researching your ancestors. It shows you where to find many different record types such as vital and census records, church records, land records, probate records, and military records to name a few. It covers Federal and State archives, search websites, newspapers, and databases available at institutions and genealogical societies



    For questions contact Dona Ritchie

    at donagenes@att.net

    This meeting will be a virtual meeting. You can attend via Zoom only. 

    Registration will open on August 1.

    The public is always welcome! 

    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
    Register


    Ask A Genealogist Special Interest Group 

    This session is a forum where your genealogical questions can be answered by our panel. You may also talk about any genealogical successes you have had, problems you are encountering, or share with the group some of your current research. It is a chance for you to interact with your fellow genealogists so that we can all learn from each other. I invite you to come and have some fun with us.

    Panel members: Anne Alves (host), Debby Warner Anderson and Diane Gould Hall

    We encourage you to send  your questions, at least two days prior to the session, to fansvsdgs@gmail.com

       



    For questions contact Anne Alves at fansvsdgs@gmail.com


    This meeting will be a Virtual-only meeting via Zoom. 

    Registration will open on August 13.

    The public is always welcome! 

    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
    Register

    Publications, Communications and Writers Group

     Speaker: Dona Ritchie

    This group focuses on how to share your genealogical research with family members and other genealogists . It will show you how to creatively write about your ancestors in an interesting manner which transcends the data and exposes the true lifestyle they experienced.  The group will explore a wide variety of techniques and media for publishing your research. Genealogy books, family album, e-books, blogging and blog books will be covered.



    For questions contact Dona Ritchie

    at donagenes@att.net

    This meeting will be a virtual meeting. You can attend via Zoom only. 


    Registration will open on august 4.

    The public is always welcome! 

    • 03 Sep 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

    DNA Special Interest Group


    Ancestry

    Speaker: Colin Whitney


    With the largest DNA database and the largest number of family trees, Ancestry is a must place to take your DNA test. It also provides sophisticated tools, such as Thrulines and Groups, to help you understand your relationship to your DNA matches. Join us this month as we discuss al this and several new tools which have been recently introduced.


    For questions contact Colin Whitney

    at cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

    This meeting will be a Virtual-only meeting via Zoom. 

    Registration will open on August 20.

    The public is always welcome! 

    • 03 Sep 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Hybrid: Virtual and In-Person at SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108

    RootsMagic User Group                    

    Using RootsMagic Software

    Speaker: Larry Klaasen  


     RootsMagic is a comprehensive software tool which helps you research, organize and share your genealogical information. It is appropriate for all levels from beginner to professional. In this Group we will discuss RootsMagic's many features and show you  how to obtain maximum benefit from them.

    If you have a question you wish to be answered, email Larry Klaasen at lklaasen@sbcglobal.net at least two days prior to the meeting.


       For questions contact Larry Klaasen at lklaasen@sbcglobal.net

    This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom. 

    When you register please choose the option of how you will attend. Everyone will receive the Zoom log in information incase they can't make it in person. No need to change registration type. 

    The In-Person meeting location is at the SD FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley, 4195 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108.  Phone: (619) 584-7668

    Registration will open on August 20.

    The public is always welcome! 

    • 06 Sep 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Reunion for MAC User Group

    Speaker: Anne Alves

    Topics of Interest to Reunion Users

    This meeting will be a Virtual only meeting via Zoom. 

    Registration will open on August 23, 2021.

      


    For questions contact Anne Alves at fansvsdgs@gmail.com


    The public is always welcome! 

    • 09 Sep 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Legacy Users Group

    Using Legacy Software                                                                   

    Speaker: Diane Gould Hall

    Whether you’re new to Legacy or an experienced user, there are always things to learn. In the beginning I would like to hear what some of your questions are. Later on we can move to more structured classes, if that’s necessary. I hope to be able to answer all or most of your questions, or direct you to where you can find answers. See you there