Program Meetings

4th Tuesday of the month (except December)
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Carlsbad City Council Chambers
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Meeting Format – 9:30 am Coffee Social; 10:00 am Society News, Brief Sharing and Speaker Presentation.

NSDCGS Programs feature speakers with expertise on various issues relating to Genealogy.

Upcoming Speakers and Topics

January 23

“BEWARE! The Enchanted Forest: Perils & Pitfalls of On-Line Trees”
presented by Jean Wilcox Hibben

Jean Wilcox Hibben; PhD, MA, former So. Cal. college speech professor (MA – Speech Communication; PhD – Folklore), is a national speaker and author. She is the former director and current staff trainer for the Corona, CA Family History Center, has worked on background research for two genealogy television programs, and hosts podcasts with Gena Philibert-Ortega, promoting their joint venture Genealogy Journeys® ( With over 40 years of research experience, she is a former board member of APG and current President of its So. Cal. Chapter, on the Board of Directors of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, Western Reg. Rep of the Int’l Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and President of the Corona Gen. Society. Her website:

February 27

“Tales to Docs to Stories: Building Your Family Story From Family Tales and Documents”
presented by Linda Serna

Linda has been involved with genealogy in researching and writing family stories for over 35 years. In addition, she was privileged to work as a genealogist for the first season of Genealogy Roadshow on PBS. Currently, she is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (past Treasurer for the Southern California group), Genealogical Speakers Guild, the Polish Genealogical Society, and the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America and past Vice President of Programs for the Orange County California Genealogical Society. Over the last 9 years, she has written and given several presentations on various topics for different groups in California and New Mexico. She is always in the process of writing new presentations. Her loves, in addition to public speaking, include history, writing, and traveling. She especially likes seeing how individual family stories fit in and make up the fabric of history.