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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Genealogy Day 2015 A Success!

 The first ever Genealogy Day took place last Saturday at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park. The event was co-sponsored by the San Diego Genealogical Society and the San Diego History Center. San Diego Genealogical Council Members who participated with info tables were the Chula Vista Genealogical Society, the San Diego Genealogical Society, the San Diego History Center, the Immigrant Genealogical Society, the Sons of the American Revolution, and a table for military resources.

   CeCe Moore gave an excellent keynote on genetic DNA research. She talked about past research strategies that she used in the PBS series "Finding Your Roots". After the keynote, there were four more classes available:

*   “DNA: Stories from Finding Your Roots” (Keynote - CeCe Moore)

*   “Autosomal DNA: Discovering Your Ancestors in You.” - CeCe Moore

*   “Researching Your Family Tree – How to Get Started” - Del Ritchhart

*  “Social Media & Networking for Genealogists” - Randy Seaver

*  “Local & Online Resources for Genealogy Research” panel discussion with Peter Steelquist (Facilitator), Rick Crawford (Central Library), Jane Kenealy (San Diego History Center Research Library), Ross McCollum (San Diego Family Search Library) and Amy Davis (Carlsbad Library).

 The classes repeated in the second session so people could attend a different one that they missed in the first session.

 We hope to have another one next year, so don't miss it!

Below are some photos.

San Diego History Center

Attendee's checking in

The San Diego Genealogical Society

The Chula Vista Genealogical Society

The Immigrant Genealogical Society

The Military Research Help Desk

Sons of the American Revolution

The beautiful theater for the keynote address

CeCe Moore's keynote address

CeCe Moore talking about Anderson Cooper's ethnicity

CeCe Moore with Dr. Diane Lott, President of SDGS

On to the classes!

Del Ritchhart teaching beginning genealogy

Panel discussion on genealogical resources in San Diego County

Randy Seaver teaching about using social media for genealogy

CeCe Moore teaching about Autosomal DNA

A special thank you to the San Diego History Center and all the volunteers who made this happen.