Sunday, December 11, 2011

Jogging Down Memory Trails - Ruth Govorchin - January 18, 2012

Beginners and visitors welcome!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Genealogical Society of North Orange County



Jogging Down Memory Trails

If you don’t write your memoirs, your grandchildren and great-grandchildrfen will never know. And if you don’t start jotting down memories, maybe even you won’t know--or at least be able to remember at a crucial time. Our program is not a writing lesson; rather, it is a memory lesson: helping us better pinpoint the important--and the trivial--in our lives.

Ruth Govorchin has been deeply involved in genealogy for 40 years, conducting research virtually full-time since her retirement as a Special Education teacher. The holder of five teaching and administrative credentials, she earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies from CSU Long Beach and an M.A. in Educational Administration from the University of San Francisco. Ruth has also earned the University of Toronto’s Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies and is currently working to become a Certified Genealogist. She is a member of NGS, APG, UGA, the Southern California Genealogical Society, the Orange County California Genealogical Society and, of course, GSNOCC, where she was recently elected President. She previously served as Program Chair and as chair of GSNOCC’s annual seminar for 11 years.

6:15 p.m.: H.E.L.P. Discussion Group

7 p.m.: A brief business meeting

7:15 p.m.: The program

At the end: Refreshments and sharing

Yorba Linda Community Center

4501 Casa Loma Avenue (at Imperial Highway)

Yorba Linda

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December - Happy Holidays - No Meeting

December is a time for family and friends. Enjoy this time, talk about traditions, find out how everyone celebrated the holidays when they were 10 years old.

I lived with my parents and my younger sister and brother. We were here in California and all of our extended family lived in Alabama or Louisiana so Christmas was always just the five of us. We had a house with a floor furnace located in a central hall. You could look through the slats and see some of the tree and, as all our gifts came from santa and they were never wrapped, this was were we hung out until we could get our parents out of bed. Christmas was one of the few times we had a formal dinner and Christmas is when I learned to set a table: silverware 1 inch from the edge of the table, napkin placed with the fold in so you could easily grab the edge, knife and spoon on the right, fork on the left. What was your Christmas like?