Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Look for a new show on KPBS called "Finding Your Ancestors". You also are able access the shows that have aired on their web site.

Research Hints

When you are researching you family do not over look the following web site...


You may be surprised to learn that one of your ancestors may have submitted a patent for something.

One of our members contacted the Library of Congress with a simple request(a paragraph explanation) on one of her ancestors and received a 13 page response with the top paragraph including the following phrase " we do not have the time or resources to research your ancestor". The next 12 and half pages were web sites as to where and who to contact. So do not over look asking for help at the Library of Congress either. http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Sunday, March 25, 2012

This week at the Library 25 - 31 March

Tuesday 27 March 10 a.m. - Noon: Legacy Users Group

Wednesday 28 March 10 a.m. - Noon: Brick Walls Brainstorming

Thursday 29 March 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Library open to the public

Sunday, March 18, 2012

This week at the Library 18 - 24 March

Monday 19 March 10 a.m. - Noon: SDGS Writer's Group

Wednesday 21 March 10 a.m. - Noon: Scandinavian Research (Primarily Denmark)

Friday 23 March 10 a.m. - Noon: Visit San Diego County Administration Building (Limit 12 people. Contact SDGS 858-279-7349 for reservation.)

Saturday 24 March 10 a.m. - Noon: RootsMagic Users Group

1940 Census Indexing

The release of the 1940 US Federal Census is just 15 days away!

San Diego Genealogical Society is a sponsoring group to help index the census for FamilySearch.org

If you have signed up to index, or if you are still fence sitting, Chris Christensen will be available to give you a hand.

Chris will be available at the San Diego Genealogical Society library during the next two weeks demonstrate the indexing software and assist in getting familiar with it.

If you want a little help contact the library at 858-279-7349 or sdgsinfo@yahoo.com

Saturday, March 10, 2012

This week at the library 11 - 17 March 2012

Tuesday March 13 1 - 3 P.M.: Lost Treasures Group
6 - 8 P.M.: Reunion Users Group

Wednesday March 14 10 A.M. - Noon: Computer Basics

Thursday March 15 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.: Library Open to the Public

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Something New

We are trying something new. Please post a comment concerning your research that you may be having trouble with. Such as you may not know where to start to locate an ancestor or you have missing links and need just a generation or two to keep you moving. Another SDGS member may be able to help you with some suggestions on how or where you might look. Sometimes just another person looking at what you have with fresh eyes may be all you need.
Also other members may be interested in your trips that you have taken regarding your genealogy research and what you discovered. Several members while on genealogical vacations have stumbled on the answers to their "brickwalls" while walking in cemeteries.
Happy Hunting!!!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

This week at the library 4 - 10 March 2012

Monday 5 March 10 A.M. - Noon: SDGS Writer's Group

Wednesday 7 March 10 A.M. - Noon: Researching Military Records: Del Ritchhart
6:30 P.M.: Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday 8 March 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.: Library Open to the Public

Saturday 10 March 9 - 10 A.M.: Beginning Genealogy Class at St. Andrews
10 A.M. - Noon: Monthly Meeting at St. Andrews:

Our member meeting on March 10th Features guest speaker Joel Weintraub.

Due to the length of the presentations please note that coffee, etc. will be put out before the meeting...after 9:00 a.m. We are not allowed in building until after 8:00 a.m. Coffee will not be ready to serve until after 9:00 a.m.
We won't be having the standard break between sessions to guarantee the meeting concludes before the clock runs out.