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TVGS to hold 25th Anniversary Open House

TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Genealogical Society is preparing for its 25th Anniversary Open House. Twenty-five years of genealogy speakers, research, learning and putting it all together to create family trees.

This is their biggest event of the year and gift to the community, and they welcome everyone to join them Saturday, Oct. 7 at the R.H. Roberts Library Community Room, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be exhibits hosted by various lineage societies and genealogical interest groups. Among the lineage societies will be the Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, Children of the American Revolution, Daughters of Union Veterans and others.

There will also be displays hosted by TVGS members representing the Writers Group, the new German Interest Group and DNA & Genetic Genealogy. The Temecula Valley Historical Society will also participate, as they have in the past. Antique quilts will be on display too.

Community members who want to learn about their family history will receive assistance from the Education Director Laurice Johnson and from the TVGS Family History Research Assistance team headed by Lynne Kapryn. A new feature of this year’s Open House is an Opportunity Drawing, which will include DNA test kits, theme gift baskets and a handmade quilt.

The welcoming atmosphere will include refreshments. What could be more welcoming than cookies and a refreshing beverage while learning how to begin a family tree or discovering methods to overcome genealogical obstacles in finding ancestors?

For 25 years, Temecula Valley Genealogical Society has consistently focused on its mission to provide public education on matters related to genealogical science and to stimulate interest in family history research. This is done through monthly meeting programs by nationally-known speakers, education classes, workshops, trips and tours, personal research assistance and special events.

As part of their continuing outreach to the community, TVGS has reinstated two popular programs: the German Research Group led by Mary Ann Mericle, and the Family History Research Assistance Team. TVGS member-genealogists are now available to help individuals get started on their family history research. Contact Ms. Kapryn at [email protected] to schedule a free appointment at the R. H. Roberts Public Library with one of the volunteers.

For more information on the Open House as well as the programs and resources offered, visit http://www.TVGS.net or email the president at [email protected]. The monthly general meetings are held the second Monday of each month (except August) from 5:30-8 p.m.

Submitted by Temecula Valley Genealogical Society.

 

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