Our General Meetings are held
the 2nd Thursday of most months at 7:00 p.m. at the LDS Building, 1360 Alberta Way, Concord. Exceptions being January and July when we meet at the Family History Center, 3700 Concord Bl, Concord for research nights, August when we have no meeting and December when we have our annual Christmas party in conjunction with the Concord Family History Center. We are one of the few genealogical societies in the greater
Bay Area to meet in the evening, providing an option for those who work.
Once a year we have a "Show and Tell" meeting and in May we hold our annual business meeting when the new board members
are installed. We also have two meetings a year that we consider "work" meeting. We meet at the Concord FHC for research. Mentors are available to help new members or those not familiar with the collection. All remaining meetings feature a guest speaker and/or
program involving family history, research methodology or are of some
historical benefit. All meetings are open to the public and visitors
are always welcome. Click here for a map.
September 10 - What to do with all those Photos presented by Ted Shapas.
Overview: "A picture is still worth a thousand words, but what if you
don't know what the picture is, where to find it on your computer, or
how to archive it? Dealing with family photographs used to be
relatively easy, but with the advent of digital media, things have
gotten a lot more complicated. In this talk, I'll address some simple
ways to manage your image collection so you and your family members can
identify, find, archive and enjoy these very important aspects of your
October 8 - Time Shakers: Putting your Family into Historical Context by Bill Levesque
Bill Levesque is the President of TimeShaker, a company devoted to helping
people and organizations capture their past. He works with museums,
schools and genealogy groups.
He has also been actively capturing his family's past for several years. He now has a much better understanding of the blind date where his mom and dad met in 1955.
stories of our past did not happen by themselves. They are connected to
family, friends, culture and historical events. And often our stories
are not captured to pass on to our children. Our photos without context
are just images.
provides a way capture our stories and photos and see them within the
context of history. What music was popular when the photo of my aunt was
taken? What were news events of the day? What was her brother doing at
that time? All of these questions are easy to see with TimeShaker.
Bill Levesque will demonstrate this new life capture solution.
November 12 - Indentured Servants Have Genealogies Too by Pamela Erickson
December 10 - Annual Christmas Party with the FHC Staff