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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Membership Meeting

Meetings are free and everyone interested is welcome.

Time and Place:
Doors open 1pm, Program begins 1:30pm
Rhoda Goldman Plaza Map
2180 Post Street, San Francisco 94115
Parking Information: Rhoda Goldman Plaza has a private, locked garage on Sutter, between Pierce and Scott.  It is in the middle of the block and large writing on the building says "Parking for Rhoda Goldman Plaza".  Pull up to the gate, press the RGP button on the box on the driver's side, say you are there for the genealogy society meeting, and the gate will be opened.  Then drive down the ramp to RGP's visitor parking.  Take the RGP elevator to the first floor, then make a right and a quick left turn, and walk down the hallway to the lobby.  There you register and the front desk staff will direct you to the Olive Room on the same floor.
 
Topic:
Home Grown Preservation: Tips for Preserving Your Historical Documents
Speaker:
Susan Goldstein

In this presentation, we'll explore some of the ways to prolong the life of your historical documents. We'll touch on archival housing and supplies, as well as temperature, humidity control, and storage. We'll also have a quick overview of useful resources for genealogical research at the San Francisco Public Library, from books to databases.

Susan Goldstein has served as the City Archivist of San Francisco for 22 years, documenting the city’s history in the San Francisco History Center, on the 6th floor of the San Francisco Public Library. The History Center is responsible for collecting and preserving the archives of the City and County of San Francisco, including mayoral and departmental historical materials, as well as maintaining a local history collection, extensive photograph collection, and public reading room. Previously, Goldstein worked as the archivist to Senator Alan Cranston for three years, serving on his staff in California and Washington, D.C. She also worked at the Labor Archives and Research Center at San Francisco State University, collecting labor union history.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Membership Meeting

Meetings are free and everyone interested is welcome.

Palo Alto is the new location for the Peninsula meetings:

Topic:
Caring for Your Documents and Photos: Better Now than Never
Speaker:
Karen Zukor
 

Time and Place:
Doors open Doors open 7pm, Program begins 7:30pm
Congregation Etz Chayim Map
4161 Alma Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
 
 

This presentation will show how to take care of important papers and what to avoid. Conservation is based on the study of what makes artifacts of all kinds age and deteriorate. Paper conservation relies on understanding paper chemistry and the media used to produce art and artifacts. By understanding the physical and chemical attributes of a wide range of papers, conservators can repair damaged items and extend the lives of those artifacts for future generations.

Karen Zukor has been a paper conservator in private practice for 38 years. Her work encompasses a full range of paper, from the 15th century to contemporary pieces. She has been responsible for many collections, including fine art, archival material, maps, historic currency, and rare books, in both private hands and institutions. Her studio is involved in both conservation and preservation; she and her staff not only repair damaged items but provide information on extending the life of an object. Karen has also trained conservation interns for more than twenty years. Zukor Art Conservation is in Oakland, California.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Membership Meeting

Meetings are free and everyone interested is welcome.

Time and Place:

Doors open 12:30pm, Program begins 1pm
Oakland FamilySearch History Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA
Map

Topic:
Using Cluster Research to Understand Your Ancestors: When a Tree Isn't Enough
Speaker:
Anne Gillespie Mitchell

Everyone has brick walls in their genealogy research: people who appear to have been dropped out of the sky; women whose maiden names seem unknowable. Cluster research will give you new avenues to break down those brick walls by researching their family members, their neighbors, and anyone and everyone they were associated with. Explore methods that will help you uncover new information about your family.

Anne Gillespie Mitchell has been chasing her ancestors up and down the Great Wagon road through Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina for many years. She currently works for Ancestry on a variety of products including search, Ancestry Library Edition, AncestryK12, and now RootsWeb. She has completed the Boston University Online Genealogy Certificate course as well as multiple sessions at SLIG and IGHR. She has also taught genealogy courses at many national conferences, including NGS, FGS, and RootsTech and at SLIG. Before Ancestry she worked in the Internet industry in software development and has been a product manager for several companies. She has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, where she also taught Computer Science for eight years.

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