Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Day at the San Diego Genealogy Society

Today was my first day volunteering to help out at the San Diego Genealogical Society. I joined this organization about a year ago, with the intent of becoming involved once I retired. Well......since I became suddenly "retired" last April I have taken a more active roll and have been attending meetings and seminars. The two seminars have been informative and I recommend classes & seminars to anyone who is interested in learning more effective way to research your family.
But, I digress. I arrived at 10 a.m. and met our society President, who had asked for volunteers. I was the only one there so I'm not sure if others volunteered or were just coming on other days? The entire society runs on volunteer work and there are many things that need to be done all the time.
I was put to work immediately in a very familiar area - liability insurance. Getting a certificate corrected to be exact. Right up my alley since that's what I did at the City of Poway for many years. Then it was on to other small, but necessary tasks. We already have plans for what I/we will do next week and I brought home a couple of things I can complete here.
I think I will enjoy this volunteer thing. After 41 years of working there's got to be something useful to pass along.
No family research got done today, but tomorrow is another day.

Til then,
Michigan Girl

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