Joan Rambo

Joan Rambo was urged by her mother-in-law in 1965 to attend an all day meeting of the Orange County California Genealogical Society being held at a library near her home. "I don't have time to join an organization" -- famous last words. The seed was planted and the addiction grew. Her finds run from going back to two signers of the Magna Carta to recently finding John Wayne is a "distant" cousin. She is past president of OCCGS, heads the volunteer aides who staff the genealogy collection at the Huntington Beach Central Library; and co-chairs the society's annual week long trip to Salt Lake City to research in the big Family History Library.

Joan is a member of several societies, including the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has given presentations to other societies all over Southern California and worked as head of the Welcoming Committee for the FGS National Conference held a few years ago in Ontario, CA.

February 6, 2016

12:30 PM - Be Prepared Before You Travel

Are you ready to travel and have FUN? Well before you go anywhere you need to be prepared. You do NOT want to waste any of your precious research time when you could have spent that time here locally. Begin with our own genealogy collection in the Huntington Beach Central Library. Yes, I have found helpful information here and recently, too. Have you used other local collections, or online FREE sites, or taken advantage of the Family History Library online catalog? Cleverly I put together a list of books I planned to use when I arrived at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, but first I checked that list against the online catalog for the Huntington Beach Library. Oh, yes, "some" of those same books were right here under my nose. Another advantage of using the online catalog for the FHL is some books are now digitized and you can read them at home when the time is convenient for you! Do you browse the FHL shelves at home? You can you know. What else will you learn from this presentation????

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