Wednesday, March 2, 2011

David Rencher to speak March 12 for GSNOCC

Who do YOU think you are...and how can you find out? Since NBC’s Who do you think you are? has been broadcasting season two there has been a renewed interest in family history not seen since the Roots TV mini-series came out in 1977. If you have watched Who do you think you are? it looks easy. One hour and you are back five to ten generations. Those of you who have tried it know that it is not as easy as it looks. So how do you find out who you are? Where do you find all those resources?

David Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA, Chief Genealogical Officer for will be speaking at the Genealogical Society of North Orange County California Seminar on Saturday, March 12, 2011. The seminar will be held at the Brea United Methodist Church at 480 N. State College Blvd. (at Lambert), Brea from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm.

What can you learn from this seminar? FamilySearch, established and run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the largest genealogical organization in the world with an online presence and over 4,600 family history centers worldwide. If you have used in the past but haven’t been there recently, you will find that it has been greatly enhanced. Rencher will tell you about what’s new, what’s coming, and how to use it. He will also give skillbuilding classes on using name lists and effective principles for focusing on your research objectives.

Tickets for this seminar can be purchased in advance for $30. A box lunch is available for $9. Mail your check with name and address to GSNOCC, PO Box 706, Yorba Linda, CA 92885 by March 5, 2011 for pre-registration or purchase tickets at the door for $35. Additional information is available on the GSNOCC website at, on the GSNOCC blog at, or by email at