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15 March 2013

Race, Religion, and Reading Records Right: A Talk at the Society of California Pioneers

April 6, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Lavinia Grace Schwarz, Research Director of the California Genealogical Society and Library, will present a basic genealogy lesson using a fascinating story from her own family research. Her spell-binding talk will help you look at your own research with new openness, strategies and historical insight. The lecture is appropriate for beginning and intermediate genealogists.

The California Genealogical Society is pleased to offer this lecture in collaboration with the Society of California Pioneers at their beautiful facility in San Francisco.

The talk is free and open to members of both the California Genealogical Society and the Society of California Pioneers. Preregistration is required. Registration confirmations will be emailed to registrants.

Lavinia Gilbert Schwarz was born and raised in the East Bay. She is a third generation northern Californian (and third generation Cal grad) who has traced her roots to France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Cuba, and San Domingue (now Haiti). She has been a member of the California Genealogical Society for twelve years, and spent five years on the Board. She presently coordinates the CGS Research and Lookups service. A genealogist since 1999, she completed the National Institute on Genealogical Research (N.I.G.R.) program in 2008 at the National Archives in Washington D.C. and College Park, Maryland. To hone her skills she has attended numerous National Genealogical Society conferences including those in Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh, VA; Sacramento, CA; Durham, NC; Salt Lake City, UT, and Cincinnati, OH as well as visiting courthouses and genealogically significant sites in Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Louisiana, and California.