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San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society
Friday - August 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Paula Hansen Playstead


Writing your Family Story

Paula Hansen Playstead was born and (mostly) raised in California.  She worked for many years as a Human Resources Information Systems and Benefit Specialist at an aerospace company.  She currently works part-time in an office of an elementary school for LAUSD and as a chauffeur for her children.

She copied her first pedigree chart at the age of seven, but her ancestral research went back 100s of years so never really pursued any research of her own until introduced to the Internet.  Once she actually started doing her own research she realized that there was a lot of information out there that went beyond the names, dates and places in her current records.  Combining that with her other interest of scrap booking her own family‚Äôs history, a real interest in writing personal histories began.  She currently heads a class at her church on writing your own personal history.

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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