Our feature speaker for our May General Meeting is also speaking in Los Angeles basin on
Saturday, April 20, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at the Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA for the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS).
Linda Serna, a member of our chapter, GSHA-SC, has been involved with genealogy in researching and writing family stories for over 30 years. She was privileged to work as a genealogist for the first season of the PBS Genealogy Roadshow program. Currently, She is the Treasurer for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (SCCAPG), and a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), the Polish Genealogical Society (PGS-CA), and was past Vice President of Programs for the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS).
Her First Presentation: Tales to Docs to Stories: Building Your Family Story from Family Tales and Documents
This presentation addresses through specific examples how to build a story from the tales we've been told, the documents we have and other sources available. It also gives ideas for sharing that story once we've put something together.
Linda’s second presentation will follow a short business meeting.
Second Presentation: Hints for Maximizing Results Using Family Search
In this presentation, Linda talks about what’s available on FamilySearch.org as well as on the Wiki. It then gives ideas on how to best use the site to achieve better results.