Wednesday, November 30, 2011

FGS Radio - Insider's Guides to Genealogy

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Join us for the next episode of FGS Radio - My Society, an Internet radio show on Blog talk Radio presented by the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

This week’s episode hosted by Thomas MacEntee is entitled Insider’s Guides to Genealogy. Our guest will be Kathryn M. Doyle, of the FGS-member society California Genealogical Society and Library in Oakland, California. Kathryn will explain how her society was able to compile and publish their Insider’s Guide to California Genealogy in an amazingly short six-week period! In addition, we’ll be highlighting FGS member society, San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society in our weekly Society Spotlight feature.


Guest: Kathryn Doyle

Communications Director for the California Genealogical Society and Library in Oakland, California, Kathryn edits the society's eNews and writes their award-winning blog. As a member of the Publications/Marketing Committee, she helps promote the society's events and oversees social networking.


Guest: Cafi Cohen

Cafi Cohen earned degrees in chemistry (UCLA) and medical technology (University of North Dakota), and spent many years in a variety of professional pursuits – from laboratory research and piano teaching to promoting home education as an author and nationwide speaker.

In 1995, Cafi began researching her family to learn about her maternal grandmother. Within a year, she was hooked on growing her family tree. She has followed her ancestral lines from California, the Midwest, the old south, and New England to Scotland, France, Germany, Ireland, and Italy. Researching her husband’s Jewish family – immigrants from Poland, Romania, and Russia to New York City and Texas – broadened her experience.

Since 2007, Cafi has completed more than 40 family history books and dozens of research projects for Bridge To Yesterday clients, whose ancestors hailed from diverse locations, including New York City, St. Louis, Houston, Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Hawaii, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ireland, England, and Germany.

Cafi specializes in post-1800 United States genealogy. Drawing on a trusted network of professional researchers nationwide, she prefers large multi-location genealogical research projects. Her geographic specialties include New York City, California, Texas, and the Midwest.
As Education Chair of the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society for 12 years, Cafi has presented sessions on research techniques, organization, immigration, and genealogy on the Internet. She has volunteered hundreds of hours as a principal organizer of the semi-annual San Luis Obispo County Genealogy Seminar. In 2003, she received the California State Genealogical Alliance Distinguished Service Award.

Society Spotlight

This week's Society Spotlight features the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society.

The San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society (SLOCGS) was founded in 1967 to EDUCATE members and the public in genealogy research techniques and to COLLECT, PRESERVE, and HOUSE historical and genealogical records, providing record access, facilities and staff assistance for local, national and international genealogical research.

Their upcoming seminar entitled Genealogy NOW! Growing Your Family Tree takes place on Saturday, February 4, 2012 in San Luis Obispo, California and will feature:
  • THOMAS W. JONES, PhD, CG, CGL, Nationally Acclaimed Genealogy Author and Speaker
  • RON ARONS, Author of Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records and The Jews of Sing-Sing
  • APRYL COX, AG®, English Research Expert
  • SLO County Resources
    Tens of thousands of local records digitized and indexed by the fabulous Martha Graham, Projects Chair, and her team; she also heads up CaliforniaGenWeb for USGenWeb.
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