Monday, December 20, 2010

In the First Week of February

The first week of February 2011 will bring a trio of treats for genealogists on the California Central Coast. Mark your calendars now. In reverse chronological order these events are:

1. Family History Day Saturday, February 5, 9 AM to 4 PM, sponsored by the SLOCGS 
IOOF Hall, 520 Dana Street, San Luis Obispo, CA"Update your genealogical research skills with four great lectures from George Ott, a Salt Lake City-based professional genealogist who has been doing research at the Family History Library for clients for over thirty-five years."
10:00 AM: Immigration: before you dive in, learn how to 'think' about researching your ancestors' immigrant origins.
11:00 AM: Courthouse Records: the overlooked genealogical gems in civil and equity records.
2:00 PM: No smoking gun? Extending the family tree of your "brick wall ancestor" when no direct evidence exists.
3:00 PM: Enlisting military records in your research strategy: new ways to think about U.S. military records.
If you have never heard George, I can assure you that you will be in for a treat. 

2. Who Do You Think You Are?, Season 2 begins Friday February 4, 8 PM, KSBY Channel 6, (NBC). [See my post of December 16th for more information.]
[Season 1 episodes can be viewed online until January 10, 2011.]

3. European Genealogy Research: the first session of 6 Tuesday mornings will begin February 1, 10 AM in Computer Lab 4740 on the San Luis Obispo Campus of Cuesta College. The computer lab will be open for students from 9 AM to 12:50 PM each Tuesday. Parking is easier to find if you come early. Consultation and Internet research can be carried out before the formal class begins at 10 AM. George Ott's Immigration lecture should be a good supplement to this course. [See my post of December 18th for more information.]

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