President’s Letter

April 1 was not a “Fool’s Day” for the Palm Springs Genealogical Society. Gena Philibert-Ortega told us “How to Tackle a Research Project.” Gena is one of our favorite speakers and, as always, we gleaned a lot of useful information.

I am happy to report that new member Denise Marvel has stepped up to fill the empty spot of Secretary. Thank you Denise!

At our Board Meeting on April 1 the Board voted to reinstate our Members Surname Project. This was started several years ago and lapsed. This data base would list members names, ancestors names being researched, dates and locations of area of interest and an e-mail contact. More details will be available in the Fall: we hope that members will step up and contribute to this valuable project, which will enable us to share information.

Corona Family History Discovery Day is to be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017; Moreno Valley Family Discovery Day on 26 August, 2017; and Menifee and Lake Elsinore Family Discovery Day & Family History Fair will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017. If you’ve never attended any of these Family Discovery Days, you’ve missed out on a valuable resource. There are usually about 12 speakers speaking on a variety of topics in one hour increments. Not only that, it gives you the opportunity to meet people from other parts of the region. I heartily encourage you to attend.

Our May meeting will be the last for the season, but I will stay in touch during the summer and our Newsletter will continue to members. Check the “LINKS” page on the web site for links which may be useful to you in your research.

Sondra R. Lucas