Looking for volunteers to digitize our scrapbooks!

In celebration of the NSDCGS upcoming 50th Anniversary, a project is underway to digitize the Society’s scrapbooks.

This remarkable collection chronicles the establishment and evolution of the NSDCGS over the last half-century, and we look forward to sharing the memories captured in the scrapbooks with our membership on the NSDCGS website.

To achieve this goal, we are asking our members for help with the scanning!

All digitization will take place upstairs at Cole using the scanner the NSDCGS purchased for the Library. If you are interested in contributing your skills and time to the digitization effort, there will be an informal class on June 27 in the Community Room at Cole from 12:30 to 1:30 to go over project details.

Please contact Sarah Dana with questions at: sarah.dana@carlsbadca.gov

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Calendar Conferences and National Events

The mission of NSDCGS is to encourage study and research in genealogy and local history. In an effort to encourage study on a broader scale, we will begin to note Conferences and National Events on our Events Calendar and Programs & Events.

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Memoir Writing Class — Spring 2017

NSDCGS offers a form of Guided Autobiography or memoir writing class. Marilyn Bieck will be the presenter again for 2017. This is a free class open to all who would like some direction in writing their own stories. It will be offered on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 in the Cole Library community room.

If you are interested in signing up for the spring continuation writing class, please save the following dates:
February 15 & 22, March 8, 15, 22 & 29, April 19 & 26, May 10 & 17.

You may sign up by contacting Marilyn Bieck at marilynbieck@sbcglobal.net or Margaret Read at marread@aol.com.

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Membership Renewal

Membership renewal was due by December 31, 2016. Membership Form, download, print, fill it out and send it in with your check!

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Salt Lake City Trip 2017 Intro and Prep

NSDCGS members are gathering April 2 – 9, 2017 for our
Annual Trip to Salt Lake City.

Will we see you there? Make your reservations now! Join the fun!
We want you to dig in and break down those brick walls!

SLC Research Readiness Meetings

Never been to Salt Lake but would like to go? Don’t know how to prepare? Planning to go to Salt Lake City to research but not for the above dates? Join us and we’ll help you organize your research plan!

Here’s your opportunity to learn and get organized so you can make the most of your research and enjoy the experience. In preparation for our field trip, we will be hosting a few meetings to assist you in your readiness from what to pack and where to eat, to getting to know the overwhelming amount of records the Family History Library holds! It is amazing!

We will be meeting at the Carlsbad Cole Library Community Room, on Tuesdays each month, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on these dates (you can join us for one meeting or all):

October 18: Beginnings: Setting Goals & FHL Catalog (Mary Van Orsdol will present on FHL Catalog)
November 29: Christmas Wish List: Technology Tools & Tips
January 17: Finding the Holes: Research Plans & Timelines (Dorothy Miller will present on Excel)
February 28: Expert Panel & Research Strategies
March 28: Expert Panel & Getting around SLC

Please note: these meetings are open to all who wish to learn more about Salt Lake City, the Family History Library and research preparedness. More information regarding meetings and agendas will be announced in the near future. Questions? Contact Jeanette Shiel, jbstree@roadrunner.com or 760-736-0178.

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Ebay Sales

If you are looking to add to your genealogy collection or are looking for a gift for a relative or friend, be sure to check out the books which the Society has for sale on eBay. Ebay sales are one way we fund the Society.

You can either purchase the book directly from eBay (a Paypal account is required) or contact me at nsdcgs7132@gmail.com to let me know which book you are interested in. If it is still available for purchase, I will remove it from eBay and you can purchase it with a
check or cash, and I will arrange to get the book to you.

Thanks for looking.

Linda Blauth Collier
NSDCGS eBay Store

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