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14 July 2014

Last Days for Early Bird Registration for NEHGS Comes West & Silent Auction

New England Historic Genealogical Society and  
California Genealogical Society  

NEHGS Comes West: 
Navigating New England and New York Resources

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Photo by Peter Van Demark

Heads up! Early bird registration for our NEHGS Comes West is ending soon, on Thursday, July 31st, so here's an opportunity to save $10 on tickets. 

This special one-day seminar will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014.  There will be essential books and resources for sale, and CGS will be holding a used book sale and silent auction. 

Join NEHGS genealogists Chris Childs and Alice Kane for overviews on resources for locating your New England and New York ancestors. See the schedule of events:

Take advantage by registering here: 
Registration (after July 31, 2014): $75
Dinner: $75

Would you like to help with our upcoming Silent Auction?   

Diana Wild and Jane Lindsey are working together to obtain amazing items for this exciting event, which is taking place at the NEHGS Seminar. They'd love to hear from you as soon as possible, so contact them today. 

Look around your home. Do you have something that might be a sought-after auction  item? Use your imagination! 
Here are some suggestions:

Decorative – nice glass or crystal pieces, sculptures, a set of dishes, a set of popular books, handmade items such as quilts or afghans. (One member donated a leather briefcase for a past NEHGS event.)

Special Opportunities - a cruise on the Bay, a tour of something not readily available to the public, or tickets to a special event. A behind-the-scenes tour of BART was a well-received item at one of our events.

Services - genealogical research, software tutoring, entering genealogy into a database, etc.

Theme Baskets and small items for Theme Baskets 
• Baskets, filler, ribbons, cellophane
• Coffee, mugs, scone or muffin mix for a "Coffee-break basket"
• Wine, glasses, appetizers, napkins for a "Happy-hour basket"
• Scented soaps, oils, lufa for a "Spa basket"
• Picnic basket or Tail Gate basket
• Tea Time Basket

Please contact Jane or Events as soon as you can to let her know what you're donating. 

Jane Lindsey: [email protected] or Events: [email protected] 

Copyright © 2014 by Ellen Fernandez-Sacco, California Genealogical Society and Library.