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Registration is now open for SMCGS Spring 2015 Seminar

Warren Bittner CG on Saturday 2 May 2015
Immigration and Ancestral Customs

Warren Bittner, CG SM is a nationally known genealogy speaker with 30 years of research experience.  He is the owner of "Lost and Found", a small genealogical research firm.  For six years he was the German Collection Manager for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  In 2010 he was assistant director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and is a former member of the board of directors for Utah Genealogical Association.  Warren was the first place winner of the 2010 National Genealogical Society Family History Writing Contest.  He delivered the Chuck Knutsen Memorial Lecture for the Federation of Genealogical Societies in 2012.

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THE GREAT PACIFIC RAILROAD SURVEY- 1853-1855

John Gleed will be our speaker in April.  He will speak on the topic of migration.

The Great Pacific Railroad Surveys were undertaken to map out possible routes for the new transcontinental railroad across the country.  The surveys include hundreds of maps and thousands of illustrations and descriptions of the various routes.  This is an important survey for anyone whose ancestors travelled overland to the West coast.

You can find more details under: Monthly Programs

German Special Interest Group

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 2PM in the Cañada College Library near the genealogy desk. There is no charge to SMCGS members for the group, just come and bring your knowledge and questions to share with other researchers. For more information contact programs@smcgs.org.

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