Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Family Curator visited VCGS

Yesterday, my society had a wonderful speaker for our monthly general meeting.  She was Denise Levenick aka The Family Curator.  I've been following her blog for several years so was really excited to hear her speak.  On the way to the meeting I listened to her on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems podcast (always a good show).

I had purchased her new book, "How to Archive Your Family Keepsakes," so I brought it along to the meeting and she kindly signed it for me.  What a treat!  I was able to tell her I've been following her blog, listened to her on the podcast and mentioned her blog as one to read in my VCGS workshop talk in July.

It's really thrilling to actually meet and talk to the people who write the books you buy, read and use their techniques.  Last month at our seminar was George G. Morgan; this month Denise Levenick.  I'm looking forward to 2013 to see who will be stopping by Ventura County Genealogical Society in Ventura, California.


  1. I see according to Geneabloggers, today is your 2nd year anniversary since you've been blogging. Happy Blogiversary.

    Regards, Jim
    Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

  2. Hi Gayle! It was a pleasure to speak in Ventura last month and meet you and so many of your society's members. I wish I lived closer and could attend your meetings more often.

    Thank you for inviting me to speak!