Events

  • General Membership Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month (unless otherwise noted) All meetings are held via Zoom until further notice.  Please contact us for a link to the zoom meeting.
  • Time: 2pm
  • Where: Moreno Valley Family History Center 23300 Old Lake Drive
  • Free & Everyone is welcome to attend
  • Guest speakers are listed below:

2023

All meetings are held via Zoom until further notice.

January 21:

           Speaker: Jeanette Sheliga

           Subject: “Beginning Genealogy: FamilySearch.org”

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February 18:

           Speaker: Glenn York

           Subject: “Finding the Birth Mother; A Case Study”

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March 18:

           Speaker: Laureen Pittman

           Subject: “Family History Meets Memoir”

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April 15:

          Speaker: Richard Hanson

          Subject: “Genealogist Guide to Photo Sharing”

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May 20:

           Speaker: Bob Katz

           Subject: “RootsMagic 8”

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June 17: In-Person

           Pot Luck Picnic – MVGS Anniversary

           Please contact us if you’re interested in attending.

 

July 15:

          Speaker: Diane Henriks

          Topic: “Publishing Your Family History

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 August 19:

           Speaker: Sara Cochran

           Subject: “There’s a Lineage Society for That”

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September 16:

           Speaker: Bonnie Wade Mucia

           Subject: “75 Years Later: Creating Wartime Family Reunions Using Genealogy & DNA

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October 21:

          Speaker:  (open)

          Subject: “TBD”

 

November 18:

          Speaker:  (open)

          Subject: “TBD”

 

December:  In-person

          Holiday Luncheon – “TBD”

          Please contact us if you’re interested in attending or donating to our raffle.

2022

All meetings are held via Zoom until further notice.

January 15:

           Speaker: Jean Hibben

           Subject: “Using Key Words to Unlock Genealogy Doors”

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February 19:

           Speaker: Sara Cochran

           Subject: “Shamrock, Leprechauns and Harps, Researching Your Irish Roots”

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March 19:

           Speaker: Christine Cohen

           Subject: “Immigration Ports of Entry”

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April 16:

       Speaker: Gary Fredersen

       Subject: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Evaluating Genealogy Resources”

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May 21:

          Speaker: Don Williams

          Subject: “Genealogy 101A, Helping Beginners”

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June 18:

           Pot Luck Picnic

July 16:

Speaker: Deborah Anderson Ladd

Topic: “Writing Your Family History”

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August 20:

        Speaker: Jean Hibben

        Subject: “From Fable to Fact: Gathering Oral History to Find Family Records”

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September 17:

           Speaker: Ron Gilmore

           Subject: Tithe Appointment Book  in Ireland

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October 15:

        Speaker: Sunny Morton

        Subject: Digging For Historical Records

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November 19:

        Speaker: Sunny Morton

        Subject: Help! There’s No Class on Researching My Ancestral Homeland

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December :

        Luncheon – TBD

        Please contact us if you’re interested in attending or donating to our raffle

2021

All meetings are held via Zoom until further notice.

January 16:

            “Rectangle Robin”  (play on words since we’re all on Zoom)

February 20:

          Speaker: Jean Wilcox Hibben

          Subject: Getting Information Through the Back Door

March 20:

            Speaker: Ron Gilmore

            Subject: Griffith’s Valuation in Ireland

April 17:

        Speaker: Sara Cochran

        Subject: “My DNA Brought Me to the Forest, But Where are the Trees?”

May 15:

            Speaker: Thomas MacEntee

           Subject: “After You’re Gone, Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research”

June 19:

          Picnic

July 17:

        Speaker: Ron Gilmore

        Subject: “Murder and Consequences”

August 21:

        Speaker: Bob Katz

        Subject: “Obituaries, The Skeleton of the Famiy”

September 18:

        Speaker: Beth Swartz

        Subject: “Exploring Your Hispanic Roots”

October 16:

        Speaker: Thomas MacEntee

        Subject: “Genealogy Escape Room”

November 20:

       Subject: “DNA Doe Project”

        Speaker: Beth Swartz

        Subject: “Browsing and Clustering DNA using MyHeritage DNA Tools “

December:

            Holiday Luncheon

2020

January 18:

            Speaker: Linda & Robert Hice

           Subject: “Our Scandinavian Journey”

February 15:

            Round Robin

March 21:

            Speaker: Jean Wilcox Hibben

            Subject: TBD

April 18:

        Speaker: Sara Cochran

        Subject: “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. Is this Genealogy or the Cha-Cha?”

May 16:

            Speaker: Betty Wilson

           Subject: “Daughter of the Utah Pioneers”

June 20:

            Speaker: TBD

July 18:

            Pot Luck

August 15:  Meeting via Zoom

        Speaker: Sara Cochran

        Subject: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. Is this Genealogy or the Cha-Cha?

September 19: Meeting via Zoom

           Speaker: Beth Swartz

           Subject: “Beyond the Hints”

October 17: Meeting via Zoom

        Speaker: Gena Philiberta- Ortega

        Subject: “Steps to Better Newspaper Research”

November 21:   Meeting via Zoom

        Speaker: Jean Wilcox Hibben

        Subject: “Mom Liked You Best – Sibling Research”

December 19: Meeting via Zoom

        Speaker: Bob Katz

        Subject: “Why Roots Magic?”

2019

January 19:

            Speaker: Letty Rodella

           Subject: “Spanish Patriots in the American Revolution”

February 16:

            Speaker: Anne Hendricks Jones

            Subject: “Black History Month”

March 16:

            Speaker: Jean Wilcox Hibben

            Subject: “Erin Go Bragh: Music & Myths of Irish Immigrants”

April 20:

            Open Meeting- Remembering our Ancestors with a Pot Luck of their recipes

May 18:

            Speaker: Wayne Rogers

           Subject: “Sons of the American Revolution”

June 15:

            Speaker: David Flint

            Subject: “Maps Gazetteers & Websites to Find Your Places in England”

July 20:

            Pot Luck

August 17:

            Speaker: Sara Cochran

           Subject: “Scottish Research”

September 21:

            Speaker: Matt Schumaker

            Subject: “Genealogy on Tablets & i-phones”

October 19:

            Speaker: Beth Swartz

            Subject: “Centi What?  Morgan Who? Working with your DNA Results”

November 16:

           Speaker: Scott Buchanan

            Subject: “An Adoptees DNA Experience- Finding my Parents”

December:

            Holiday Luncheon

2018

September 15:

            Speaker: Cyndy & Dean Richardson

           Subject: “Good Research Habits Can Make a Difference, Organizing Research Papers”

October 20

            Speaker: Beth Swartz

            Subject: “Centi What?  Morgan Who? Working with your DNA Results”

November 17

            Speaker: David Flint

            Subject: “Genealogical Research in England”

December- No meeting…

            Annual Christmas Luncheon- Cactus Cantina

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