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South Orange County California County Genealogical Society
Saturday, June 15
South Orange County California County Genealogical Society  (Genealogical Society Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 27976 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Murder in Boston's West End - Hal Bookbinder *
In researching my family, I was surprised to find a relative in the Massachusetts State Penitentiary in 1910. Archival newspapers revealed an unknown marriage, a child, infidelity, murder, attempted suicide, and divorce. Upon his guilty plea, Louis Tennis was sentenced to 11 to 20 years. Yet, after just five, at the behest of the warden and the warden’s wife, the governor pardoned him. He proceeded to lead a nondescript life as a dressmaker, husband and father and his notorious past disappeared into the mist. My research included locating and obtaining 115-year-old court documents containing a revealing plea for leniency penned by the prison’s Jewish chaplain. The story has some intriguing twists and odd coincidences both before and after the murder in Boston’s West End.

* This event is in-person only

Go to the SOCCGS website at https://soccgs.org/ for more information.

Southern California Genealogical Society
Wednesday, June 19
Southern California Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Why We Love Genealogy - And Sometimes Not! - Edward J. Swierczewski Jr.
Edward's presentation is both a celebration and an examination of the field we passionately feel about. From the curious neophyte to the avid amateur to the grizzled professional, genealogy can be enchanting and intoxicating. For some, it can become an obsession. Edward reviews how to effectively address the worries, frustrations, and stress that even a modest brick wall or impatient client can elicit and why it's hard to resist chasing those bright shiny objects down rabbit holes. We'll look at how our love, honor, and respect for our families also play an essential role in our decision-making and celebrate our love for them, for ourselves, and for genealogy!

In addition to writing and lecturing about genealogy, Edward has taught psychology and human services for over 30 years.
To register for this webinar, click here.
The time listed for the webinar is Pacific Time.

Genealogical Society of North Orange County
Wednesday, June 19
Genealogical Society of North Orange County  (Genealogical Society Meetings)
7:00 pm
Speaker and Topic To Be Announced *
General membership meetings are held in the evening on the third Wednesday of the month, excluding either July or August (depending on the Seminar schedule) and December. Meetings are followed by a guest speaker, who presents on a topic of interest to family historians and genealogists of all levels.   
Guests are welcome to attend their first meeting for free.
For more information about the the Genealogical Society of North Orange County California, visit
*  This meeting is being held virtually only.

Homestead Museum
Saturday, June 22
Homestead Museum  (Local Event)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
15415 Don Julian Rd, City Of Industry, CA 91745
It's All Relative:  Genealogy Workshop
Explore your Roots!
Join us in-person for this hands-on workshop that will introduce you to the basic tools and techniques to get you started in exploring your family tree

This is an in-person event; it i free, but space is limited.  

Registration is required.  Click here for more information or to register.

North San Diego County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, June 25
North San Diego County Genealogical Society  (Genealogical Society Meetings)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Carlsbad Faraday Administration Building, 1635 Faraday Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008
The Family Research "Circle":  The Internet, FamilySearch Centers, Social Networks, Libraries and ON-Site Research - Maureen Brady
Today’s family history researcher has access to a wide variety of resources, including the Internet, libraries, and local repositories. Using actual research examples, Maureen Brady will demonstrate how a successful research strategy can be developed by building on the strengths of each part of the “research circle”.