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PGS­CA Meetings 2016

All meetings are held at
LDS Family History Center
10741 Santa Monica Blvd, West Los Angeles, CA 90025

PGS-CA General Membership Meetings begin at 1:00 p.m.
followed immediately by presentation

Saturday, March 26, 2016

“Recap of Roots Tech Conference and New Technologies.”

Each year Gregg Legutki attends the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City and brings back information about the latest in new technologies related to genealogy and family history and major themes of presentations. This will be a hands­on presentation in the computer lab, (yes, you are welcome to bring your own!) so seats are limited. Come early for the best seat!


Gregg Legutki

Saturday, May 28, 2016

“Bringing Order Out of Chaos:
Handling Those Genealogy Files
(hardcopies and softcopies)”

Family history research is a very rewarding experience, but it is based on proof standards. Well-organized materials can only facilitate the experience, knowing that information, once found but lost in the collection of data, is as good as not having it at all. This lecture will emphasize the need for good organizational skills, as well as give suggestions for those of you whose research materials have gotten “out of hand.”


Nancy Huebotter

Nancy Huebotter, a nationally recognized lecturer on various genealogy topics, has spent over 36 years researching her family history. Along with her parents, Nancy researched, wrote, and published a family history book entitled, Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Carroll and Ellis Miller (1610 — 2005), a 395 year history of her mother’s lines. She is currently writing her father’s biography, Not for a Nickel, especially highlighting his military service and subsequent imprisonment in a German POW camp during World War II. Nancy is a principal technical writer and an instructor for Raytheon, where she has been employed for more than 36 years. She spends her free time engaged in family history research, volunteering at St. Jude Medical Center, reading, knitting or crocheting, or pursuing her dream of becoming a novelist.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Members Forum
Solutions to “Hitting the Brick Wall”

Saturday, September 24, 2016

“PGS-CA 1st Annual Polish Heritage Potluck!”
And Member Sharing

PGS-CA 1st Annual Polish Heritage Pot Luck!

Since 1981, October has been designated as Polish American Heritage Month.

What better way to celebrate our Polish Heritage with a potluck lunch at our September meeting?

On September 24, 2016, the Polish Genealogical Society of California will celebrate our Polish Heritage with a meeting designed around our Polish Heritage. The focus of the September meeting will be “Our Polish Treasures.”

We are asking that PGS-CA members bring one of their Polish Treasures to talk about at the meeting, while we all savor a delicious potluck lunch of Polish goodies. A Polish Treasure can be a memory of a person from our past, an artifact of great importance, a story about our research, anything that has some personal significance in our Polish ancestral research.

We’ll be meeting in the same place, the LA Family History Center, at the same time, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Of course, as with any potluck meal, we’ll be needing people to bring in their favorite Polish share food. We’d like to have a nice variety of appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts. Please sign up early so you have time to dig out your favorite Polish recipe! Need some ideas? Google: Polish Potluck food. If you’re not handy in the kitchen (like me) we always need people to help set up before and clean up after!

Questions? Contact or

More as information develops!


Saturday, November 19, 2016

“Monkeys on My Back, Kriegie 202373, Diary of an American POW in Germany”

Victor S. Wojtas was a P.O.W. in Nazi Germany for 25 mos. He kept his Diary hidden from his Nazi captors. The Diary provides an insight into the experiences of WWII P.O.W.'s. The editor has added his Biography, Photos, maps, historical background and Lists of POW's from other camps.


Maryann Wojtas Potts, M.S.

Maryann Potts was born after WWII into a family of Polish descent on the North side of Chicago. She grew up seeing the numbers tattooed on people's wrists. Many folks in her neighborhood had been in Concentration Camps under the Nazis. Her dad, however, had been in POW camps in Germany. He provided her family with a comfortable life. She wanted to tell his story.