Welcome to the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society


MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society is to encourage interest in family history and genealogy, to preserve genealogical materials, and to provide instruction in accepted and effective research techniques.

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We invite anyone interested in genealogy to join us in our general meetings (below), classes, special interest groups and libraries. If you do not live locally you can follow our links to other San Luis Obispo County websites, get in touch with our experienced researchers and see the many benefits enjoyed by the members of our Society. On our county resources page you can access databases that include land records, plat maps, naturalization records, tax records, voter registrations, cemetery records, headstone photos, probate court records and civil case abstracts.

GENERAL MEETINGS

The Society meets on the first Saturday of each month -
except July, August, and December at

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Hall
520 Dana Street
San Luis Obispo, CA.


Anyone interested in genealogy is welcome!
NO CHARGE FOR ADMISSION


Email Cheryl Storton for additional information.

Map to find Independent Order of Odd 
         Fellows (IOOF) Hall<br> 520 Dana Street<br> San Luis Obispo, CA.

UPCOMING:
May 6, 2017 Family Discovery Day, 9 am to 2 pm
at the LDS Church, 2600 Ramona Road, Atascadero, California.



June 3, 2017 Fighting for the Records- A History - Brooke Schreier Ganz.

Requesting Records-an interactive teaching session - Brooke Schreier Ganz.

Details below:

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May 6, 2017
Family Discovery Day

Together with the LDS Family History Center in Atascadero
we are presenting a day of genealogy workshops.

Family Discovery Day
9 am to 2 pm

at the LDS Church, 2600 Ramona Road, Atascadero, California.

There will be three or four genealogy workshop sessions every hour to choose from, including sessions on getting started, DNA, solving brick wall problems, navigating Ancestry.com and much more.

BEST OF ALL, IT'S all FREE.

Who ever said there's no free lunch?
Family Discovery Day at the LDS Church in Atascadero includes a
FREE LUNCH.

Set up your car pools and register now at

Family Discovery Day Registration & Schedule
Map to LDS Church, Atascadero, CA<br> 2600 Ramona Road,<br> Atascadero, CA.
LDS Church
2600 Ramona Road
Atascadero, CA

June 3, 2017
General Meeting

Fighting for the Records- A History by Brooke Schreier Ganz.
Requesting Records-an interactive teaching session by Brooke Schreier Ganz.
11:00 AM
Board Meeting
12:15 PM
Brooke
Session 1: Fighting for the Records- A History.
Brooke and her group filed a first-of-its-kind Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) legal petition in the Supreme Court of New York against the NYC Municipal Archives, for access to twentieth century genealogical records…and won! They also secured the first-ever public release of the indices to hundreds of thousands of vital records from the New Jersey State Archives and are filing many more requests against city and state agencies, large and small. This presentation will tell the story behind these cases and walk us through the legal basics of FOIL.
1:00 PM
Business Meeting
1:15 PM
Social time; book & drawing sales, snacks, coffee & tea.
1:45 PM
Session 2: Requesting Records-an interactive teaching session.
Attendees are asked to bring their own suggestions for records they would like to access easily and with no charge. Brooke will then teach us how to file our own FOIL requests for records
Brooke Schreier Ganz is the founder of Reclaim The Records, a not-for-profit activist group that uses state Freedom of Information requests to return genealogical records to the public. Her group is not-for-profit group of genealogists, historians, researchers, and open government advocates who are filing Freedom of Information requests to get public data released back into the public domain. They’re collecting information about archivally important data sets that are not available online or on microfilm, and using Freedom of Information laws and Open Data initiatives to get copies of this information released back to the public.

For more information, check out this link: Reclaim The Records.



No General Meeting in July or August, 2017