Jane’s Report from Sacramento

by Kathryn Doyle (5/8/2008)

CGS President, Jane Lindsey, shared a cup of coffee and enjoyed an afternoon with ten Sacramento area members at a meeting hosted by Janet Feil at the Belle Cooledge Branch Library yesterday, May 7, 2008. Elaine Adamson brought her cousin, Pat Procida, who became the newest member of CGS.

The group had an informal discussion about upcoming events at the society. Members had several suggestions which Jane will report to CGS:

  • Sell handouts from major CGS events. Offer the syllabus to those who cannot attend the conference for a fee plus mailing costs.
  • Create Surname and Locale sections on the CGS Web site to allow members to network with others with similar interests.
  • Provide meetings summaries for members who could not attend. Jane suggested that members check the CGS blog or Steve Danko’s Genealogy Blog if they miss a meeting. Steve has posted extensive reports on CGS meetings that he has attended.

Several members also expressed an interest in forming a carpool for a day of research to the CGS Library.

L. to R. (front row): Virginia Doyle, Helen Sheahan, Shirley Williams, Dorothy Romo; (back row): Jane Lindsey, Amy Dorman. Lynne Roberts, Janet Feil (hostess), Elaine Adamson, Pat Procida and Ron Davis.

Moultrie Creek Online Historical Society (MCOHS)

by Kathryn Doyle (5/7/2008)

I’ve been asked to contribute to a new online adventure with two of my fellow genea-bloggers, Denise Olson, of Family Matters and Thomas MacEntee, of Destination:Austin Family. Denise has created a fictitious society – the Moultrie Creek Online Historical Society (MCOHS). Its purpose is to serve as a model and “learning center” for societies of all types to go and learn the “how-to” of bringing technology and digital services to an organization to help it grow.

Denise’s vision is to create a network blog with many contributors – having “people with different backgrounds and specialties post articles that could help provide the information and support for historical, genealogical, family and veterans groups.”

I look forward to participating in this exciting new project.

CGS is Going to the Jamboree!

by Kathryn Doyle (5/6/2008)

Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree
Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel
and Convention Center
Burbank, California
June 27-28-29, 2008

CGS President Jane Lindsey is attending this year’s 39th Annual SCGS Jamboree with a small contingent from the Bay Area. The society has reserved a table in the Exhibit Hall next to the California State Genealogical Alliance.

This year’s theme is “Solve Your Family History Puzzle.” CGS member, past-president of the Southern California Genealogical Society and Co-Chair of this year’s Jamboree, Paula Hinkel, is the author of the Jamboree blog which features everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know about the schedule, events and speakers.

CGS will host a Membership Coffee at the Jamboree on Friday morning, June 27, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Members who live in the Los Angeles area are invited to join CGS President Jane Lindsey for an update on society events. Guests are welcome. CGS members, please let us know if you will be attending.