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The Bend Genealogical Society

Our Mission is to provide the essential resources for research, teaching, exchanging and preserving the vital records of family history.

Our hope to gain additional members and leaders to help us continue our growth, supporting our local communities.

Upcoming events (5)

California Dreaming 1800's

Williamson Hall

Our past president, Susan Agli, our featured speaker on April 20. She writes:

Driving alone in my yellow Toyota wagon to a business appointment in San Luis Obispo, I felt the warmth of the sun on my shoulder and looked to my right. I saw a California winter green valley framed with rolling hills and dotted with large oak trees.

I suddenly see a vision of people from another era riding horses. Years later through genealogy research, I dis-covered that my three times great-grandmother rode a horse from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo with her two small children, following her husband to their newly Mexican-granted 17,000 acres to build a home.

Join us on April 20 to learn about California Dreamin’ in the 1800s.

This Zoom meeting requires registration. Click this link immediately to open the registration form:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpf-2rrDIvGtVgzXZBRPgXncY4BBtNWuhO

Irish Research Group

Online event

NEW – This is the second meeting of the Irish Research Group. If you are researching Irish ancestors, get together with others, who are also researching in Ireland, too. Share your successes, learn about websites, and discuss your problems with others. Pauline Wilson, facilitator.

This Zoom meeting requires registration. Click this link immediately to open the registration form:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcoduCgrDkiHdMBgpvlgfMkypwXzHiZMgQ8

BEGINNING GENEALOGY GROUP

Online event

If you are just starting your family history and want help with genealogy basics, this 2nd and 4th Wednesday group is for you. Facilitator Pat Kliewer starts each meeting with a lesson, after which the group is opened to the participants for questions on any topic.

This Zoom meeting requires registration. Click this link immediately to open the registration form:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtdOGoqDojEtCxSuyA3Z6yE3EUGBI89k0G

BRICK WALL WORKSHOP WITH BRAD LEMMON

Online event

It is inevitable that you will encounter brick walls as you research your family. Often it helps to discuss problems with others, which is the purpose of the Brick Wall workshop. Outline a Brick Wall and the group may have great ideas about how to overcome it. You are encouraged to email problems ahead of time to Brad Lemmon, Facilitator ([masked])
This Zoom meeting requires registration. Click this link immediately to open the registration form:
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Past events (79)

23 & Me DNA Workshop

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