Please join us on Saturday, October 29th 10:30am to 12:15pm
The meeting will start at 10:30am but please join us at 10:00am for coffee, cookies and conversation!
SMCGS will be hosting this joint meeting with the California State Genealogical Alliance (CSGA)
You will learn a bit about who CSGA is as well as hearing two great speakers.
Our 1st speaker will be Cath Trindle. Here topic is "FDR's Alphabet Soup: Records From the Great Depression"
Just as the Depression touched the lives of nearly everyone in the US, so did the FDR's New Deal. In an effort to revitalize the "American Spirit" Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his advisers created dozens of agencies. Come for an overview of the purpose of the agencies, whether they worked and the types of records that were created. Those records, carefully archived, sit in many facilities throughout the country, waiting for the interest of family historians to peek. The future is now, where will you find your family?
Our 2nd speaker will be Janice M.Sellers. Her topic is "Why Would They Put It Online If They Didn't Want Me to Use It?: Copyright Issues for Genealogy"