LEGS to present ‘Getting Started in Genealogy’


Canyon Lake resident Candy Petersen will be speaking on the basics of genealogy research on Sept. 13 at the Lakeland Village Community Center in Lake Elsinore. Photo provided by Candy Petersen

The Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society (LEGS) will present “Getting Started in Genealogy- A Refresher Course” on Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Lakeland Village Community Center, 16275 Grand Ave., Lake Elsinore.

Canyon Lake resident Candy Peterson will speak on the basics and some new ideas for doing genealogy research. Candy has been involved in genealogy for more than 30 years. Over the past 17 years, Candy has been heavily involved in researching her own family and assisting others in their endeavors to find their “roots.” She also has been a student of genealogy for the past 18 years, attending seminars, conferences, reading books and periodicals, as well as participating in online classes to further her genealogical education.

In the past 10 years, Candy has been giving presentations to individuals and groups hoping to help get people started in their genealogy, as well as teaching others how to write their own stories or the stories of their ancestors.

Candy is a retired paralegal who enjoys doing research. She has helped many get started and also has done adoption research for her clients. At the present time, Candy is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, the Temecula Genealogical Society, the Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society and the Southern California Genealogical Society.

The Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society (LEGS) Business and Program meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of each month, except July and August, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lakeland Village Community Center, 16275 Grand Ave., Lake Elsinore (Located between Santa Rosa Drive and Blanche Drive). Visitors and Guests are welcome.  The meeting is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit bakerfamily.org/legs or contact Candy Petersen at jandcpetersen@roadrunner.com or 951-246-2028.