11 January 2009

Portland: Family History Centers, Jan. 20

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon will host Susan LeBlanc speaking on Family History Centers at its next meeting, 7pm, Tuesday, January 20.

Learn about the local FHC and what they offer to help family history researchers. LeBlanc will discuss their locations, who works in them and what makes them unique.

An Oregon native, LeBlanc started doing genealogical research 35 years ago. She is an avid reader and a determined researcher. Her research specialities include the West, Midwest, New England, Europe and Scandinavia, and she works in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese records. She holds both AS and BGS degrees from BYU.

She worked for 10 years at the Milwaukie Stake Family History Center as an instructor and lecturer; and is coordinator of Ruth C. Bishop Volunteer Awards with the Federation of Genealogical Societies, with memberships in APG, Genealogical Council of Oregon, Genealogical Forum of Oregon and DAR.

She speaks at the BYU Genealogy Conference, Portland Area PAF Users Group, Milwaukie, McMinnville, and Corvallis Family History Center Fairs in Oregon, Oregon Genealogical Society, Genealogical Forum of Oregon, and The Genealogical Society of Washington County.

The venue is Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Portland. JGSO members, free; others, $2 donation requested and deductible from membership if paid that evening.

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