Vice President Programs - open
Society meetings are held monthly. The meetings are generally held on the 4th Saturday morning of the month. Meetings begin at 10:30am. Please come 30 minutes before the start of the business meeting for a half-hour of coffee and friendship. A short business meeting will be held to be followed by a program on subjects of interest to all levels of genealogists.
The meetings are held at Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403. (See map below) For more information, contact us.
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The next meetings are:
The Missing Man: Solving a Mystery with Genealogy
One day in the early 1900s, August Lawrence left his Minnesota home for a two-week job, and never returned. The enduring mystery of his disappearance was deepened by the records he left, which differed from his family's stories about him.
Years after his disappearance, a small but vital clue from a family member’s record led to a wide network of August’s previously unknown relatives and associates. Investigating the people who shared his early years not only revealed his mysterious origins, but provided a likely answer to the century-old question of his fate. Learn how thorough records analysis and research on family, friends, and neighbors can help break down even long-standing brick walls.
Sharon Hoyt, CGSM, is a full-time genealogy researcher from the Silicon Valley. As a native Californian whose family has lived in the state since the 1880s, she enjoys helping clients trace their ancestors’ paths to the Golden State, with a particular interest in migrations from New England, New York, and the Midwest. She received the Minnesota Genealogical Society's 2016 Family History Writing Award for her article “The Missing Man: The Mysterious Disappearance of August Henry Lawrence of Winthrop, Minnesota.”
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12 Noon
Speaker: Stephen Morse
Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website for which he has received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, first-ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, and two awards that he cannot pronounce from Polish genealogical societies.
In his other life Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate degree in electrical engineering. He has held various research, development, and teaching positions, authored numerous technical papers, written four textbooks, and holds four patents. He is best known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution more than 35 years ago.
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12 Noon
Speaker: Christine Bell Green PLCGS