Saturday, August 2, 2014


Linda Serna

“Ethnic Groups:  They Came Into America” Looks at the Polish, German, French, Belgium Walloons, Italian, Irish, and Dutch and explores where they came from, when they came, why they came, and where they went in America to aid us in our research of these particular groups.

“Foreign Research” Looks at how to go about tracing our ancestors across the ocean.  It addresses beginning here in the States, discovering the clues as to where to go next, and then finding resources that are available here and overseas, both online and in repositories, as well as other suggestions that may open the doors to success.

*** BONUS ***
An Italian and German genealogy help desk will be available.
Toni Perrone and Gordon Seyffert, experts from the Immigrant Genealogical Society of Burbank,
will be there to assist and answer questions.

Linda has been involved with genealogy in researching and writing family stories for over 30 years. Just recently, she was honored to work on the PBS program Genealogy Roadshow. Currently, Linda is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (SCCAPG), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), the California State Genealogical Alliance (CSGA), the Polish Genealogical Society (PGS-CA), and the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (GSHA-CA) as well as being Vice President of Programs for the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS). Over the last 5 years, Linda has written and given several presentations on various topics for different groups in Southern California and New Mexico, as well as teaching the Intermediate/Advanced class at her home group about twice a year. Linda is always in the process of writing new presentations. Her loves, in addition to public speaking, include history, writing, and traveling. She especially likes seeing how individual family stories fit in and make up the fabric of history.

Monthly Meetings
Meetings of the San Diego Genealogical Society are held on the second Saturday of each month, except December. Most meetings are held at

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church

Meetings begin at 10 a.m. with guest speakers from throughout Southern California, and include two presentations on topics of interest to genealogists and family historians of all levels. The meetings, which are free and open to the public, include refreshments and a discussion of Society business. Beginners are always welcome.

We hope to see you there.

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