President’s Letter

The 2017-2018 season kicked off on September 2, 2017, with our first speaker Ken Lewis educating us on “General Record Research versus Individual Record Research”. Ken has spoken to our group in the past and he always has valuable information.

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.

October 7, 2017, Sarah Cochran will be presenting “From a Box in the Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom: Organizing and Digitizing your Family Photos”. I have heard Sarah speak and she is a dynamic new speaker. The schedule for the next season is compete, with the exception of one, which we hope to have by the first of December. You may view the schedule on our web page at

Starting November 4 we will be having an extended meeting session, ending at 1:30 p.m. After the speaker, there will be a brief break and we will then reconvene for round-table discussion. This will enable new people to get some assistance from experienced club members and also allow members to share important discoveries they have made. It will also give us an opportunity to become better acquainted with members of our Society. Begin to collect your questions and bring them to the November meeting.

New member this year, Dottie Bessares, has stepped forward and offered to act in a combination capacity of Welcome/Sunshine/Hospitality: her services are heartily welcomed.

We still have positions open: most of the positions require just a small amount of your time and will make the job of your president much easier. It would be nice if we had a volunteer cameraman to take pictures of our speakers each month. Or perhaps you have an idea of how you can help. Also, I’m sure Dottie could use some help in the welcoming area. Contact me if you feel you could help in any way.

Check the “LINKS” page on the web site for links which may be useful to you in your research.

Sondra R. Lucas