Genealogy Club News

Chani Owen

The meeting on Jan. 17, 20 Websites Every Genealogist Should Be Using (round 2), was presented by Emily Richardson. It was very informative and well attended.

On Feb. 7 the Help Session was in the evening in the CATC. Experienced members of the club were available for one-on-one help.

Monday, Feb. 13, in the CATC, Room 104, from 2 to 4 p.m., is the Kickoff Writing Workshop, facilitated by Emily Richardson. She asks, “How do you know if you are successful as a genealogist?” One way is to write the story of an individual in your family tree. The writing will be about just one person (or couple)—one of your grandparents. During this two-hour workshop, we will talk about different examples of what you might consider writing, provide handouts and links to resources that you can use to begin your writing, and allow you time to think and start writing (about 20 minutes at the end of the event). She promises we will have fun!

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the CATC, Room 104, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Terry Babcock will share his knowledge of Church Records in Colonial Rhode Island and the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He is a retired thoracic surgeon and has lived at Robson Ranch since 2004. He became interested in genealogy, particularly DNA genealogy, about four years ago. He has traced his paternal line to colonial Rhode Island in the 1600s. He currently serves as president of the Robson Ranch Genealogy Club.

March 7 will feature Patti Huff Smith’s presentation on GEDmatch and Michael Strauss’ webinar on World War II on March 21.

The Genealogy Club welcomes all Robson Ranch residents. Annual dues are $20 per person or $30 per couple. For more information on programs or the club, please contact any board member at [email protected].