Oakland's Scottish Rite Center was the scene of this year's joint conference with the New England Historic Genealogical Society "NEHGS Comes West" held on Wednesday, September 26, 2007. 127 guests enjoyed the all-day program featuring 5 presentations, lunch and a silent auction. Two lectures were presented by Online Genealogist David Allen Lambert of NEHGS who started the day with Researching Your New England Ancestors Prior to 1850.
CGS Research Director, Nancy Simons Peterson, presented New England Holdings at the California Genealogical Society and distributed a two-page summary of the major Northeastern holdings at our library.
Margery Bell, Assistant Director of the Oakland Regional Family History Center, Debbie Smith and CGS board member and "look-up" maven Lavinia Grace Schwarz were among the attendees.
David Allen Lambert, CGS President Jane Lindsey and NEHGS President and CEO D. Brenton Simons were the featured speakers.
Photographs courtesy of Jane Knowles Lindsey.