Friday, March 27, 2015

Beginners' Workshop Series Continues in Lodi

San Joaquin Genealogical Society returns to the Lodi Public Library this Saturday with our next session on the beginners' genealogy series, "Grow Your Family Tree." The afternoon session, covering the basics of pursuing your own family history, will be held in the library's Community Room. In addition, the topic for this session will include how to find free resources online, and will introduce the Society's new program, First Families of San Joaquin.

Lodi Public Library is located at 201 West Locust Street in Lodi, California. Come join us this Saturday afternoon, from 2:00 to 4:00, and explore which resources will help you with your own family tree.

For more information, email the Lodi Public Library or call them at (209) 333-5503.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Got Irish Roots?

Thursday, March 19, 2015
5:45 p.m.
 502 West Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton 

Researching Your Irish Roots
Presenter: Kim R. von Aspern-Parker

Whether you are among the 33 million Americans who in 2013 reported to the United States Census Bureau that they have Irish ancestry—or the additional three million haling from Scots-Irish roots—when it comes to the month in which we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, everybody’s Irish. At least, everyone who is pursuing family history can benefit from the lessons learned in researching Irish roots.

This month, we welcome as our speaker Sacramento genealogist Kim von Aspern-Parker. Graduate of University of Nevada at Reno with a bachelor in journalism and public relations, Kim has often commented that she speaks, teaches, coaches, and blogs about genealogy—and this she has done for more than twenty five years, providing private genealogical investigation services out of her Sacramento office. In addition to this topic, Kim specializes in research in both California and Louisiana, where she recently completed a research trip.
Join us in welcoming Kim von Aspern-Parker on Thursday, March 19, at the Margaret Troke Library in north Stockton for our monthly membership meeting. Come early to enjoy some refreshments and a social time with fellow members. Feel free to invite a friend—the more, the merrier!