May 2021 Meeting: The Importance of On-Location Research in a Digital World

Craig Siulinski

The Importance of On-Location Research in a Digital World
Presenter: Craig Siulinski
Saturday, May 22, 2021   10:30am - 12:00 pm, via Zoom
Social hour 10-10:30 am, via Zoom

Computers and technology provide today’s genealogists with many resources for basic research and for communicating/collaborating with family members and other genealogists, but sometimes research on location provides family history information that you just can’t find online. The idea of walking the pavement is surely one of the few remaining old-world endeavors of the genealogist.  A research trip can unlock long-standing puzzles, especially if significant prep work is done prior to hitting the road.  

Craig Siulinski is an experienced educator and writer as well as an avid researcher and genealogist. He holds a Master of Science degree in Education from California State University East Bay and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Maine. Craig taught many years as a Special Education and Mathematics Teacher and is now serving as Coordinator of Learning and Assessment at Stanbridge Academy in San Mateo, California. Researching writing family histories has been among Craig’s passions since 2007.  In October, 2009, he created his first blog, August Legacy, dedicated to his maternal grandfather, August “Gus” Albert. Craig started a business in 2014 called Sharing Legacies as an effort to help people write, share, and preserve their family histories for generations to come. In 2017 he began teaching Life Story Writing courses using the theme-based approach called Guided Autobiography.

This meeting will be held remotely via the Zoom web conferencing system. Several days before the date of the meeting, a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to SMCGS eNews subscribers (both members and non-members) and will also be posted in the Members Only section of this website.

This event is free and all are welcome. For more information about our monthly meetings, click here.