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Bay Area NextGen Group!

Attention of Bay Area NextGenners! We have an exciting new networking opportunity for those in the San Francisco area.

Sutro Library

The Sutro Library, California State Library (located within the J.Paul Leonard Library on the San Francisco State University Campus) has the largest genealogy collection west of Salt Lake City. The Genealogy Librarian is hoping to start a genealogy group on the campus – all would be welcome!

The Sutro Library has an active social media presence, and can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more details on this group, please contact us at, or Dvorah Lewis, Genealogy Librarian at


Meet your NextGen Leadership Team – Eric Schubert

Name: Eric Schubert
Age: 17
: New Jersey


What is your role at The NextGen Genealogy Network?

Volunteer Coordinator – I make sure that volunteers are representing NextGen at genealogical events and conferences throughout the country.

How did you hear about NextGen?

I heard about NextGen on Twitter and really was intigued by its mission. I applied for the Volunteer Coordinator position shortly after to get involved and was happy to be accepted.

When did you first get interested in genealogy?

I would say I first got involved in genealogy via a mixture of two experiences. My grandparents all passed in a short time period when I was younger, so I didn’t feel as if I knew my family history, etc. Around that time period, I was also home sick during the winter often and would be searching for something to do. My Mom suggested I try and do something productive, and research my family history after seeing one of those “” commercials – I did, and the rest is history.

Do you have a specific area of expertise or interest?

Not yet. I try my hand at everything!

What is your favorite type of genealogical record?

Naturalization records. I feel like they’re the type of record that people think of when they are asked about genealogy, so I enjoy researching & sharing them.

If you could meet any ancestor, who would it be?

My great grandmother, Janet. She died when my Mother was younger and I’ve talked with many people who knew her well. On all accounts, she was the sweetest person and I have many of her old scrapbooks, etc that I’ve digitized. So, I just always love researching her.

Are you involved in any local societies/organizations?

Yes – I am a member of two local historical societies in my area.

 What is the one piece of advice you would give to a new genealogist?

Stay focused & organized.

Do you plan on becoming a Certified or Accredited Genealogist in the future?

Definitely! I plan on doing so once I graduate from college in 2023.

Where can we find you online? (FB/Instagram/website/email etc)

Twitter – @ESGenealogy



OGS Webinar: Scotland’s Resources: There is more to Scottish research than ScotlandsPeople!

On the first Thursday of every month, the Ontario Genealogical Society hosts an education webinar.  This month, Tina Beaird will be presenting a webinar entitled ‘Scotland’s Resources: There is more to Scottish research than ScotlandsPeople!’.   The presentation will begin at 7pm EST on December 6 and registration is required.

Tina says “There are dozens of sites available to help you in your Scottish research once you are ready to move beyond Scotlandspeople. Sites like GENUKI, ScotlandsPlaces, SCAN and the National Library of Scotland are just a few of the free websites available to you from ‘across the pond”.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity:   REGISTER HERE for Thursday’s webinar


Faces of NextGen LIVE! Meet Adina Newman

The NextGen Genealogy Network’s Faces of NextGen LIVE! is our popular Youtube interview series.  In this recorded interview, our Social Media Coordinator Melanie McComb conducted a great interview with Dr Adina Newman.  Adina is the founder of My Family Genie where she assists clients in both traditional and genetic genealogy and shares personal stories and strategies in her blog. A particular specialty is Jewish genealogy, and she serves as a moderator for a popular Jewish DNA group on Facebook. She is an educator and has degrees in history and education, including her doctorate in educational administration and policy studies.

Want to say hello to your fellow young genealogists during a fun and informal interview with NextGen? Let us know at

Don’t forget to bookmark our YouTube Channel to keep up with the latest on Faces of NextGen LIVE!