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Polish Genealogical Society of California

Our next meeting
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Class (1:00 pm)

Building a Genealogy Research Toolbox

Presented by: Thomas MacEntee

A video presentation from RootsTech February, 2015, participants will learn not only some of the most important online resources for genealogical research, but also how to organized these resources into an easy-to-access and portable virtual toolbox.

Meeting (2:30 pm)

History, Science & Art of Ocular Prosthetics.
Genealogical study of Ludwig Muller-Uri, Lauscha, Germany, 1818-1888. Eight-Generations of Ocularists

Presented by: Dr. Robert Sherins

On May 28, 2015, Dr. Robert Sherins presented a special lecture for his alma mater, UCSF, School of Medicine, on the subject of ocular prosthetics. His PGSCA lecture was adapted for the lay-public emphasizing why ocular prosthetics are so important. His study required genealogical research about the inventor of the technique for making modern prosthetic eyes, as well as research about ancient cultural and spiritual practices as far back as 6,000-10,000 years ago.

According to the United States Eye Injury Registry, each year there are more than 2.5 million eye injuries, from which 50,000 people permanently lose all or part of their vision. Through the centuries there had been many attempts to create safe, cosmetically pleasing and comfortable ocular prostheses.

This lecture will demonstrate how genealogical research helped to uncover important and forgotten history. Dr. Sherins will review 8-generations of ocularists from one German town. His findings illuminate how modern accomplishments are often the outcome of ancient practices.

Meetings are the fourth Saturday of:

January, March, May, July, September, and November.

For more information - Check www.pgsca.org or contact: Programs@pgsca.org

Renewals and Membership

If you wish to become a member of PGS-CA, please print out and fill in this membership application and send it with your dues to:

PO Box 307
Buena Park, CA 90621-0307

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