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North San Diego County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, February 27
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
Exploring the Greatest Generation:  Adding Context to the Veteran's Story - Jennnifer Holik
Contextual records are everywhere, not just the National Archives!

Once you have established what units your service member was in and where they served, it is time to explore unit-level records.

In this program you’ll explore:

  • The second part of the research strategy to piece together your veteran's story.
  • How to add to your timeline of service and expand the narrative.
  • Explore various histories, journals, photos, and maps for all the military branches.
  • You will learn about the most valuable foundational records to put your service member into context and write a richer story everyone will want to read.

These records help you write the narrative to your stories. They will also help you understand why your veteran was who they were after service, and probably bring up more questions for you to consider.

Online via Zoom and In-person at City of Carlsbad Faraday Administration Building, 1635 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad.

Details about this and other NSDGS events, and registration links at


Glendora Genealogical Group
Tuesday, February 27
Glendora Genealogical Group  (Genealogical Society Meetings)
6:00 pm
La Fetra Center, 333 Foothill Blvd, Glendora CA 91741
Refresher Course:  Organizing Your Genealogy - Pat Chavarria
Main Speaker:  Don't Forget Your Home Sources:  Fabulous Finds with Family and What They Can Lead to - Mark Cross
The program usually begins with a Refresher Course at 6 p.m., followed by the main speaker at 7 p.m.
Glendora Genealogical Group holds hybrid meetings.  Join them in person at La Fetra Center in Glendora, or email a request to Steve Dugan at sjdugan@gmail.com, and he will send you the Zoom link for this meeting.

Corona Genealogical Society
Wednesday, March 6
Corona Genealogical Society  (Genealogical Society Meetings)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Corona Public Library, 650 S Main St, Corona CA 92882
Your Personal Tour:  Creating a Locality Guide
Research in a new place often requires compiling a whole new list of repositories and sources to consult – and research in the same place over and over is best served when you have an organized list of where to look. In this session, we look at information to compile in a locality guide and suggest approaches to formatting and organization. 
For more information about the Corona Genealogical Society, go to https://coronagensoc.org/.
* This meeting will be in person only. 

San Diego Genealogical Society
Saturday, March 9
San Diego Genealogical Society  (Webinar)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Two Sessions with Teresa McMillan, CG

Session 1:  Boost Your German Research:  Understand Historical Jurisdictions

Meyer’s Gazetteer is great for determining jurisdictions as of 1912. Germany was not a country until 1871. In the centuries leading up to that, land areas were constantly changing hands. One must understand who controlled a given area in order to find all possible records. Topics included in this lecture are: 

  • Use of Meyer’s gazetteer and its impact on the Family History Library catalog
  • Macro jurisdictional changes in historical German areas
  • Tactics for determining jurisdictions of a village or small land holding over time
  • Examples of changing jurisdictions for selected areas
  • Key German vocabulary will be included

Session 2:  The Voyages of Our German Immigrants

Germans began immigrating to the United States in 1683, according to documented history. This talk will highlight significant aspects of the first four major waves of migration, through 1910. The areas from which they came and motivations that typified each wave will be detailed. Available immigration and emigration records help tell the immigrant's story. Laws changed over time and impacted various aspects of the immigration experience.

Click here to register for this event.

The public is always welcome!

Palm Springs Genealogical Society
Saturday, March 9
Palm Springs Genealogical Society  (Genealogical Society Meetings)
10:00 am
Palm Springs Library Learning Center, 300 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs CA 92262
Using DNA and Genealogy - Scott Buchanan
Nine months of the year the Palm Springs Genealogical Society has an informative speaker.   Meetings through May 2024 will be held in the Learning Center at the Palm Springs Library, 300 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, California 92262 at 10:00 am. 
During the summer of 2024, meetings will be held on Zoom at 9:30 am.
Contact President Sondra (sunnysondra@gmail.com) to be added to the distribution list.
* This meeting is in-person only.

Pomona Valley Genealogical Society
Saturday, March 9
Pomona Valley Genealogical Society  (Genealogical Society Meetings)
2:00 pm
St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church 5306 E. Arbor Rd, Long Beach CA 90808
Topic & Speaker Info Not Available
The Pomona Valley Genealogical Society currently holds online meetings. 
For more information, visit their website at https://www.pvgs.us/.
For the Zoom link for the upcoming meeting email questingheirs@gmail.com.

Temecula Valley Genealogical Society
Monday, March 11
Temecula Valley Genealogical Society  (Genealogical Society Meetings)
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
Using Newspapers for Genealogy - Larry Naukum
Newspapers serve as invaluable resources for genealogy research, offering a fascinating glimpse into the lives of our ancestors. Delving into old newspapers allows genealogists to uncover vital information such as birth and death announcements, marriage records, obituaries, and even social news columns detailing everyday events. These historical documents provide rich context for family histories, shedding light on relationships, occupations, and community involvement. Beyond the basic facts, newspapers capture the zeitgeist of bygone eras, revealing the challenges, triumphs, and cultural nuances of the past. Whether scanning microfilm in a dusty archive or exploring digitized collections online, newspapers are essential tools for unraveling the intricate tapestry of one's family tree.
This is a hybrid meeting.  For Zoom access email:

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