San Carlos Branch Library
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San Diego, CA 92119

From the blog

Schedule of Speakers & OASIS Programs

September 20, 2-3:30 p.m.

Speaker: Don Williams, San Diego Genealogical Society

“Genealogy Research for Beginners”

Program Description: The emphasis in “Genealogy Research for Beginners” is to educate attendees and rapidly get them up to speed with as little pain as possible.  The class will cover definitions, conventions, source examples, (where to find them and how to fully exploit them), and techniques to efficiently manage and control your family tree development.

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Bio: Don Williams is a retired Electronics Engineer who has over 20 years’ experience in building Family Trees.  He is a member of the National Genealogical Society and the San Diego Genealogical Society.   He is also the developer and editor of the Official Lilly Family Reunion family tree. (this August will be the 90th anniversary of the Lilly Family Reunion).  Don is the author of two genealogy publications with more on the way.

October 11: Will be rescheduled due to temporary library closure

Speaker: Pacific Paranormal Investigations

October 18, 2-3 p.m.

Author: Dr. Rolf Schulze

“Dangerous Delusions: Lessons of a Lifetime”

Program Description: SDSU Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Dr. Rolf Schulze will discuss his experience growing up in Germany during WWII and witnessing the indoctrination of fellow German children into Nazi ideology, wartime tragedies, and post-war reconstruction. Schulze will discuss his book,Dangerous Delusions: Lessons of a Lifetime, which compares modern examples of indoctrination to Nazi Germany.

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About the Author: My memories go back to the early 1930s in Berlin, Germany, where I was born to a German father and English-born mother: World War II bombings, the Soviet Blockade of West Berlin, hunger and deprivation; Western democracy and education helped with our many losses, including my father’s early death in a Russian POW camp.

My mother’s and brother’s timely emigration to the USA in early 1950 was our new life which began with my service in the US Army during the Korean War and a much-appreciated US citizenship in 1953, GI-bill education, PhD in Sociology and the many studies—including Nazi-ism and other totalitarian ideologies—leading to my book about Dangerous Delusions.Program Description: SDSU Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Dr. Rolf Schulze will discuss his experience growing up in Germany during WWII and witnessing the indoctrination of fellow German children into Nazi ideology, wartime tragedies, and post-war reconstruction. Schulze will discuss his book,Dangerous Delusions: Lessons of a Lifetime, which compares modern examples of indoctrination to Nazi Germany.

November 15, 2-3 p.m.

Speaker: USS Midway Museum docent

“The Midway: Surprises, Milestones & Disasters

America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century—had its share of hair-raising missions, pranks, heartbreaking disasters, and remarkable accomplishments.  Shared by about 150,000 sailors whose average age was only 19!  Find out why “Midway Magic” became universally known throughout the Navy.

December 20, 2-3:30

Speaker: Robin Parks, Mountain Lion Foundation

“Mountain Lions 101”

Program Description: Mountain Lion Foundation Field Representative Robin Parks will present on mountain lion biology and behavior, with safety tips and misinformation about the species. Mr. Parks is a retired NCIS investigator who is experienced in educating law enforcement, often the first people to respond to mountain lion sightings. Signs of these animals are routine in nearby Mission Trails Regional Park, and education is key to ensuring the protection of these native big cats.