Tuesday, October 8, 2013

San Diego Genealogical Society's October Speaker--San Diego Swedish Genealogy Seminar

CeCe Moore
San Diego Genealogical Society's October Speaker

The October meeting of the SDGS will be held on Saturday, October 12 and the speaker will be CeCe Moore.  CeCe is an independent professional genetic genealogist currently working as the genetic genealogy consultant on Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Genealogy Roadshow. 

CeCe Moore
CeCe has a close working relationships with all of the major genetic genealogy testing companies and loves to help others discover more about their family heritage through DNA testing.  Her area of expertise lies in assisting others in understanding Autosomal DNA testing products such as 23andMe's Relative Finder, FTDNA's Family Finder and Ancestry.com's AncestryDNA.  She participated in the beta testing for all three products and is considered an innovator in the use of autosomal DNA for genealogy, frequently consulted by DNA testing companies, genealogists, adoptees and the press.

The topic for her presentation will be "Introduction to DNA Testing for Genealogy".  I attended an all-day seminar that the Chula Vista Genealogy Society conducted with CeCe as the speaker a few months back.  She is an excellent speaker and is one of the most knowledgeable persons you can find on this topic.  We are very fortunate that she lives in the Southern California area and is, therefore, available to us as a speaker.


San Diego Swedish Genealogy Seminar

 The Consulate of Sweden in San Diego recently distributed the following announcement. "We will have a Swedish Genealogy Event in La Jolla October 19th and I am now contacting you since I think this could be interesting for some of your members? There will be seminars with 3 Swedish genealogy experts who are coming here from Sweden to help "Swedishamericans" find their Swedish roots.  The session is FREE; but you are required to register.

Following are additional details, including registration, from the attached flyer:

SwedGenTour 2013

Anna-Lena Hultman, Anneli Andersson and Charlotte Börjesson
SwedGen is a group of three experts in Swedish genealogy who are touring the United
States for the purpose of helping Swedish-Americans learn more about their heritage.

October 19th, 10 am-2pm
La Jolla Public Library, 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla

I have Swedish roots, where do I start?
Swedish Genealogy in the Swedish Church Records
DISBYT, DIS - family tree database and
EmiWeb - the archive covering migration to and from Scandinavia

12:00 - LUNCH (on your own)

Leaving for America - summary of Swedish emigration history,
old maps and useful words
One-on-one sessions & questions

(By appointment only. Register at: www.swedgen.se/HemsidaEng/)

Contact: (858) 271-1573