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Polish Genealogical Society of California

Our next meeting
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Class (1:00 pm)
Genealogy as Detective Work
Presented by: Linda Serna

"Genealogy as Detective Work" highlights the skills used by both detectives and genealogists to solve mysteries and explores how to reason through a genealogical challenge by using the tools of a detective and using indirect evidence. It includes specific examples as well as case studies showing how to find and put together information that at first seems elusive.

Meeting (2:30 pm)
"Family Stories: Genealogy Beyond Just the Dates"
Presented by: Linda Serna

"Family Stories: Genealogy Beyond Just the Dates" encourages the telling of family stories by showing how the documents and pictures we have can be supplemented with other information to round out the whole story of our family. I use three examples: an ordinary family, a family who intersected with history, and an unusual life. This presentation also includes hints to get started as well as questions to ask yourself or other family members in order to gain insight into the family.

Linda Serna

Our Speaker for our May class and meeting is Linda Serna. She has been involved with genealogy in researching and writing family stories for 30 years. In addition, she was privileged to work as a genealogist for the PBS Genealogy Roadshow program. She is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (SCCAPG), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), the California State Genealogical Alliance (CSGA), a new member of the Polish Genealogical Society (PGS-CA), and the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (GSHA-CA) as well as Vice President of Programs for the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS). Over the last 5 years, she has been giving presentation various topics for groups in California and New Mexico, as well as teaching the Intermediate/Advanced research classes.

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

UPGS 2014

The next
United Polish Genealogical Societies Biennial Conference
"Technology - Revealing Polish Fingerprints"

is scheduled for
May 2 to 5, 2014
Salt Lake City, UT

Every two years, United Polish Genealogical Societies (UPGS) meets in Salt Lake City, UT to learn, research, and socialize with fellow genealogical researchers with a focus on their Polish ancestry. Polish Genealogical Societies from across the United States (http://pgsca.org/links.html) convene in Salt Lake City with three days of learning sessions held at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel as well at the Family History Library, as well as social functions where attendees can meet and greet and share their Polish research.

Registration information about the 2014 UPGS Biennial Conference is now available. Click on the link below to download the file.

Right click to download the 2014 UPGS Conference file

Additional information is available at UPGS2014

Information about the 2012 UPGS Conference is posted at:
UPGS 2012 Information

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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Revised: Friday, February 7, 2014

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