|Charlotte and Margaret Gresham|
Martha and Charlotte Gresham gave us good representation at the Escondido Family History Fair on March 3. We must express our appreciation to them for serving as examples to help advance First California Company by taking the time from other commitments to literally show the flag for us. Almost 300 registrants crowded the lectures and events.
We now have two other events coming up where we can use volunteers to do the same:
March 24, 2012: The Conejo Valley Genealogical Society Annual Seminar (see our 2/16 post). This daylong program will feature Dr. John Philip Colletta, one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers, speaking about using Federal, state and county records. The program will be held in Thousand Oaks. A description and registration address is at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacvgs/Seminar.html
June 8-10, 2012: Southern California Genealogical Society’s 43rd Annual Jamboree at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. There will be over 100 classes, special guest speakers and authors, and almost 70 exhibitors, commercial vendors, genealogical societies and heritage societies. There will be research experts available throughout the weekend to provide one-to-one consultation. The first Tech-Trax Workshop will offer concentrated sessions on computer topics. Additionally, Thursday, June 7 will be a day of hands-on workshops, including the very popular Family History Writers Conference. The 2012 Jamboree Extension Series will offer webinars. Find the full program and registration forms at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/Jamboree/2012jam-home.htm .
Our January 7 event at the National Archives in Riverside impressed their staff, as our speaker, Kerry Bartels, reported to Martha in Escondido. This may have primed you to attend these forthcoming genealogical societies’ sessions. Please consider combining your attendance with volunteering at our table. From personal experience, it will be very rewarding and stimulating. Please contact Governor Ginny Gotlieb to offer your services or learn more.
In a related matter, Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter reports that Canterbury Cathedral will publish over a million baptism, marriage and burial records dating back to 1538, showing images of the original parish records of East Kent churches. Considering that many of the earliest Jamestowne settlers came from this part of England, this can be a treasure trove for extending our family records. Look for details at this popular British website: findmypast.co.uk. For Eastman’s newsletter, see http://blog.eogn.com.