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San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society
Friday - September 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Hal Bernson Meeting Room located at the
Chatsworth Train Station,
10038 Old Depot Plaza Rd. Chatsworth CA

 

Nancy Carlberg presents

"Overcoming Dead Ends Quickly"

  Nancy Carlberg
Nancy invites you to send your problems and she will work on them and she will share results and "how to" when she gets here. Send family group sheets and problems to n_carlberg@hotmail.com or 1782 Beacon Avenue, Anaheim, CA  92804.

Nancy Ellen Carlberg has been a professional genealogist since 1975, and an amateur researcher since 1965 beginning when she discovered that her brother had muscular dystrophy. While attempting to find out if it showed up anywhere on the family tree, she became addicted to the research.

She worked in Salt Lake City for 2½ years as a professional genealogist for a company and on her own. During this time, she had the opportunity to do research in the records of 25 different countries, in almost as many languages.She has a Master's Degree in Library Science and a California Elementary Teaching Credential.

She feels that genealogy research is very important, especially for young people, because, by finding out how our ancestors actually lived, we will discover that life is getting better rather than worse and that there is not a single ancestor with whom we would trade places. Her advice to genealogists:
1. Don't be in a hurry. What you don't finish, someone else will.
2. Make sure that it is right. It is better to do five generations correctly, than 20 generations with a lot of errors.
3. Have patience. The record you need may not be ready for your use yet.
4. Never give up, the answer will be there eventually.

Come to this meeting and learn more about how to expand your genealogy research. Visitors are welcome. Our programs are free, but donations are appreciated.

For more Information, call Carma-Lu at (818) 721-6325.

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