Sunday, August 16, 2015

Are You Bargain Hunting for Genealogical Information?

Well, are you bargain hunting for good deals on Genealogical Information? If so, you will want to read more here.

Receiving many emails a week  regarding various learning adventures in Genealogy Resources, a glaring item stands out.  Receiving data from Family Tree Magazine, Thomas MacEntee,  NGS, NEHGS, and many other organizations, suddenly came forefront with what we spend to learn more.

Our local Society only charges for one major Seminar a year.  There is normally one speaker and some times two.  This year we have two. Each talk is near 1 hour with q and a afterwards.

Having just received an invitation to attend a class, (Webinar), that is 1 hour  long and very probably a great activity, I read the fee and wanted to cry.  $45. for one hour.

We are offering a 9 a m to 3 p m event with two speakers, 4 classes, and a lunch for $45.
I do not think many  researchers. think of these events like they should.

It makes our Seminar a super bargain of the year.  In Person, with food, two speakers, APG quality.
APG is Association of Professional Genealogists. For those Researchers that live in a hundred or so mile radius, this is a super bargain.  Anyone living closer it because a dream of a bargain.

Taking the fee of a $45 Webinar, times 4 would make this event worth $180 dollars, add the food at another $15.00 plus tip and you are looking at a $200.00 event for $45.00.

I have a blog up about the topics and titles and the society has a page for you to sign up to attend.
We are looking into motels in the area for anyone who comes from out of area that would require lodging.

Look at the webpage and see the topics and the diversity we are offering. Surely one topic at least will interest you and more than likely three will if not all four.

This program is good for Beginners to Advanced Researchers.

The best part is the funds raised is used to support the Sweetwater Union High School District
 Scholarship we offer yearly.  The more we raise the higher we can make the Scholarship for one or two students.   That Scholarship was for $75.00 the first year and is now up to $500. with terrific participation.

If we filled the room for the Seminar we could do even better.  This would be a great activity for Teachers and History Buffs to attend.

Go here to read more:Ancestor Seekers by the Root Bound- Chula Vista Genealogical Soc

and read more here:Chula Vista Genealogical Society - Home


4 comments:

  1. Excellent points. There are of course generous souls like DearMYRTLE, Cousin Russ and others who host Google Hangouts on Air and don't charge a bean (but may welcome small donations).

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  2. Excellent points. There are of course generous souls like DearMYRTLE, Cousin Russ and others who host Google Hangouts on Air and don't charge a bean (but may welcome small donations).

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  3. Yes, Pat does a super great favor and we both, worked for the same generous man in the Golden Gate Forum many years ago. Thanks Jill Ball for the kind words. Russ of course is cousin so he counts too. Nor do I charge when I speak, never have. Though since my last two concussions I do not do it as much as long ago. I do still teach it a bit.

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