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02 July 2014

Introducing our New Volunteer Coordinator, Kathleen O'Donnell Beitiks

Volunteer Corner 
By Linda Harms Okazaki

It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you Kathleen O’Donnell Beitiks, our new Volunteer Coordinator. Kathleen is a fourth generation Californian.  Her first career was as a newspaper reporter. Kathleen retired from reporting to raise her family. She later worked at the State Bar of California in the Office of Media and Information Services. 

Kathleen became interested in genealogy when her father was about to turn 85 and she wanted to document his early California roots.  Impressed by the educational opportunities at the California Genealogical Society and Library, she joined in 2011, right after her retirement. Kathleen jumped right into life at CGS. She attended our Salt Lake City Research trip in 2013, and then was “persuaded” to help with San Francisco Ancestry Day. Now she is ready for a new task. 

If you haven’t already met Kathleen, be sure to introduce yourself. If you would like to volunteer at CGS, please let Kathleen know. 
You can reach her at [email protected] Welcome, Kathleen!

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