28 August 2011

Patronymic Practices and Finding Foreign Records - Sept Lunch and Learn

Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, California 91504
Saturday September 10, 2011

Doors open at 12noon
Lunch - 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Sit, chat, and share while eating your brown bag lunch
Learn - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. George Coulter, Patronymic Practices
Learn - 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Richard McBride, Finding Foreign Records

Patronymic Practices - a Portal to the Past
Presented by George Coulter

The presentation covers the basics of naming practices utilized by various nations and ethnic groups, with emphasis on patronymic surnames. We compare and contrast patronymics, epithets, surnames of place, and occupational surnames, to illustrate how each surname can provide clues to permit determination of the national and/or ethnic background of the bearer. George P. Coulter, a genealogical writer, speaker, and consultant, honed his skills in those endeavors during his years as a California attorney, before becoming a professional genealogist. He attended UCLA under a Holloway Plan scholarship, and received his A.B. degree in Political Science from that institution in 1951, concurrently with a commission in the U.S. Navy. George is a Life Member of the National Genealogical Society, a member of the Society of Genealogists (London), the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, the Dyfed (Wales) Family History Society, and a number of local historical and genealogical societies.

Finding Foreign Records Presented by Richard McBride

The Family History Library’s have a treasure trove of microfilm and books at their disposal. Mr. McBride will show you how to find these treasures. Dr. Richard D. McBride is the Director of the Los Angeles Regional Family History Center. He has been involved in family history research for about 40 years. He was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. After graduating from UCLA with a Ph. D. in Applied Mathematics he taught for 32 years at the University of Southern California. He currently is an Emeritus USC Professor of Management Science and Logistics. He is married to Georgia West and they have seven children.

The library will not be open for research.

Any questions please contact Charlotte rubymoon01@yahoo.com

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