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03 December 2007

NEHGS Comes West

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.

The silent auction raised over $1600 for CGS.

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.

The NEHGS book sale was a total success - they sold out.

Former CGS president, Rick Sherman and 2 guests.

David Allen Lambert, CGS President Jane Lindsey and NEHGS President and CEO D. Brenton Simons were the featured speakers.

Most of the waving crowd are members of both societies.

NEHGS President and CEO D. Brenton Simons made a luncheon presentation What's New at NEHGS. CGS President, Jane Lindsey, spoke about What's Happening at CGS.

David Allen Lambert, author of the David Lambert Blog, closed the program with Online Resources for Locating Your New England Ancestors.

Photographs courtesy of Jane Knowles Lindsey.