Events

Upcoming Genealogy Events:

Nine months of the year the Palm Springs Genealogical Society has an informative speaker.  Listed below are the speakers, their topic and the dates. Meetings are held in the Learning Center at the Palm Springs Library, 300 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, California 92262 from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. Beginning in September, 2020, meetings are held via Zoom at 9:30 a.m. since the Library is not open. Contact President Sondra (sunnysondra@gmail.com) to be added to the distribution list.

Palm Springs Genealogical Society

2020-2021

5 September, 2020, 9:30 a.m. via Zoom: Gary Frederickson on new features in Ancestry.com
3 October, 2020, 9:30 a.m. via Zoom: Sara Cochran, “Hopping Down the Paper Trail”
7 November, 2020, 9:30 a.m. via Zoom: Jean Wilcox-Hibben, “Getting Family History through the Back Door”
5 December, 2020, 9:30 a.m. via Zoom: Christine Cohen, “The Basics of Probate Records”
2 January, 2021, 9:30 a.m. via Zoom: Barbara Randall, “Decoding the National Archives Online”
6 February, 2021, 9:30 a.m. via Zoom: Ron Gilmore, “Hands on Ireland”
6 March, 2021, 9:30 a.m. via Zoom: Rebecca Bromley, “New Sweden”

2019 – 2020

7 September 2019 – Vinny Stoppia, “All Ashore – The Glory Days of Transatlantic Travel by Ship”
5 October 2019 – Gena Philibert Ortega, “Google for Genealogy”
2 November 2019 – Jean Wilcox Hibben, “Avoiding Fallacies in Family History”
7 December 2019 – Beth Swartz, “Centi What? Morgan Who? Working with your DNA Results”
4 January 2020 – Len Enlow, “Immigration: Searching Ellis Island and Castle Garden Records”
1 February 2020 – Gary Fredericksen, “Software Packages”
7 March 2020 – Charles Frye, “Duty in the Cause of Liberty”
4 April 2020 – Linda Serna, “Building Your Family Story”  Canceled (PS Library is closed)
2 May 2020 – Barbara Randall, “Decoding the National Archives Online” Canceled

2018 – 2019

1 September 2018 – Maria Carillo, “Civil War Research”
6 October 2018 – Gary Fredericksern, “An Introduction to Genealogy”
3 November 2018 – Scott Buchanan, “Finding Your Family Using DNA & Genealogy”
1 December 2018 – Hal Horrocks, “Colonial Research”
5 January 2019 – Stephen Baird, “Diseases that Ravaged Our Ancestors”
2 February 2019 – Linda Serna, “The Story of the Scots-Irish”
2 March 2019 – Sara Cochran, “Who Needed it Anyway? Getting around the Missing 1890 Census”
6 April 2019 – Bill Haines – SAR “Lineage Societies”, Norma Bruton – DAR, Joanne Hardy – Colonial Dames
4 May 2019 – Matt Shumaker, “Using Tablets & Smart Phones”

2017 – 2018

2 September 2017 – Ken Lewis, “General Record Research versus Individual Record Research”
7 October 2017 – Sara Cochran, “From a Box in the Closet to a TYreasured Family Heirloom: Organizing and Digitizing your Family Photos”
4 November 2017 – Linda Serna, “Genealogy as Detective Work”
2 December 2017 – Scott Biegen, “Genealogy @ Your Library: PSPL Resources”
6 January 2018 – Gary Fredericksen, “7 Ways to Search Ancestry That You May Not Be Using”
3 February 2018 – Larry Naukam, “How to use the Family History Center + Assembling a Family Record”
3 March 2018 – Gena Philibert Ortega, “Social Media Tools for Genealogy: Using Social Media with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.”
7 April 2018 – Lisa Baker, “Resources available at Hemet Family History Center and Hemet Public Library Duffin Heritage Room”
5 May 2018 – Wayne Rogers, “Lineage Societies & Huguenots”

2016 – 2017

3 September 2016 – Ken Lewis, “Canadian Research”
1 October 2016 – Jean Wilcox Hibben, “Beware the Enchanted Forest”
5 November 2016 – Dr. Stephen Baird, “Diseases that Ravaged our Ancestors”
3 December 2016 – Linda Serna, “Using On-line Sources to Expand the Family Story”
5 January 2017 – Gary Fredericksen, “Genealogy 101” and Panel
4 February 2017 – Michelle Trostler, “Getting Started with Ancestry DNA”
4 March 2017 – Larry Naukam, “Where in the World Do Yo Think You Are? Using Maps for Local and Family History Research”
1 April 2017 – Gena Philibert Ortega, “How to Tackle a Research Project”
6 May 2017 – David Flint, “Genealogy Research in England”

2015 – 2016

5 September 2015 – Mick Altmyer, “The Magic of RootsMagic”
3 October 2015 – Al Southern, “Canada: Bridge to the U.S.”
7 November 2015 – Jean Wilcox Hibben, “America: Land of the Farm, Home of the Plow”
5 December 2015 – Gena Philibert Ortega, “Discounts & Deals”
2 January 2016 – Jeannie Kays, “Accessing the Past”
6 February 2016 – Gary Fredericksen, “Source Citations Made Easy!”
5 March 2016 – Gary Fredericksen, “Choosing Your Next Family Tree Program – a look at Ancestry.com, RootsMagic, Legacy and RootsTrust”
2 April 2016 – Sandra Sellick, “Obtaining Vital Records from Ireland and the UK”
7 May 2016 – Vaughn Simon, “Personal Names: Some Facts About Names tha You May Need for Your Genealogy”

2014 – 2015

6 September 2014 – Ken Lewis, “Family History Research 101: Started with On-line and Other Resources”
4 October 2014 – Shelly Longoria, “Introduction to the Palm Springs Library’s Genealogical Books Collection”
8 November 2014 – Dallas Bordenave, Jr., “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of DNA Texting for Genealogy”
13 December 2014 – Barbara Kaye, “Sharing Secrets of Genealogy Research”
12 January 2015 – Panel, “Genealogy 1012 – Getting Started with Your Genealogy”
7 February 2015 – Larry Naukum, “A Guide to FamilySearch.org and Other Community Generated Databases”
7 March 2015 – Maureen Gilmer, “Jumping the Fence: A Legacy of Race in 150 Years of Family Secrets”
4 April 2015 – Jean Wilcox Hibben, “Hints for a Successful Research Trip to Salt Lake City”
2 May 2015 – Gary Fredericksen, “Researching Places”


Regional Events:

Corona Genealogical Society

Corona Public Library
650 S Main Street
Corona, CA 92882-3417

For information on Corona Genealogical Society programs and events, check the Society’s website at:  http://www.CoronaGensoc.org

Hemet-San Jacinto Genealogical Society

Hemet Public Library
300 E Latham
Hemet, CA 92543, Upstairs Conference Room

Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, September thru May, at 2:00 p.m.

Hemet-San Jacinto Genealogical Society has a complete calendar of events on their website: http://www.hsjgs.org/index.php

Moreno Valley Genealogical Society

23300 Old Lake Drive
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
https://morenovalleygenealogicalsociety.wordpress.com/

Meetings are held at 2:00 p.m. and also held throughout the summer

  • North San Diego County Genealogical Society

Faraday Administration Building
1635 Faraday Ave., Carlsbad
https://nsdcgs.org/

Meetings are held 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on the 4th Tuesday of the month (except December)

NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GEN SOC BROCHURE

Orange County Genealogical Society

Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
http://www.occgs.com/mtg_event/bash/bash.html

South Orange County California Genealogical Society

LDS Church Building
27978 Marguerite Parkway (between Medical Center Drive and Hillcrest).
Mission Viejo, CA
http://www.soccgs.info/

Meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Temecula Valley Genealogical Society

Community Room Temecula Civic Center
41000 Main Street
Temecula, CA 92590

http://www.tvgs.net/eventListings.php?nm=37

Meetings held monthly on the 2nd Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Whittier Area Genealogical Society

Whittier Masonic Temple, 7604 Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier, CA 90692
http://www.wagswhittier.org

Yucaipa Valley Genealogical Society

Yucaipa Branch Library
12040 – 5th Street
Yucaipa, CA
http://www.yvgs.org/index.html


Additional Genealogical Experiences:

Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library

417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
(818) 843-7247 or (818) THE-SCGS
FAX: 818-843-7262
http://www.scgs@scgenealogy.com