President’s Letter

The time flies by so rapidly, I see that I missed posting an October letter, and here we are already at the beginning of the “holiday season”. . .it’s getting earlier and earlier each year. This year I actually saw Christmas decorations in the stores in October!

During our meeting on November 3, the topic was “Finding Your Family Using DNA & Genealogy” wherein Scott Buchanan told us all about DNA and his search to find his biological family. Scott’s presentation was filled with helpful information for all. I must admit, although I’ve done a DNA test, I I am a novice in the field and anything I learn is of value.

Planning for the upcoming 23 February 2019 “Decoding Your DNA” seminar in Rancho Mirage, California, is proceeding nicely. We encourage you to register early as we are over half full at this date.

We will be continuing our discussion group after the general meeting each month and encourage you to attend. This is a time when we share problems or finds. It is particularly interesting hearing of the experiences of adoptees in locating their birth parents. Sometimes a member will share with us a find which they’ve been researching for 20 years.

Our next meeting is Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. We meet in the Learning Center of the Palm Springs Library, 300 Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, at the SE corner of Baristo Road and Sunrise Way.

You are welcome to join us. Each month we have first-time attendees and invite you to be one of them.

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

Sondra R. Lucas