PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Current Society President Marie Sue Parsons Announces Newly Elected Board Officers.

Beginning her second year as President of the Santa Barbara Genealogical Society, Marie Sue Parsons has previously served two terms as Secretary and two terms as VP for Programs. She is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker, working with her daughter, Stephanie Young. When not selling homes or researching her family, Marie Sue enjoys attending Horticulture Society and Orchid Society meetings, cultivating her interest in all kinds of plants and flowers.

Karen Ramsdell President-Elect.

Karen Ramsdell is currently the President of the Goleta Valley Historical Society with her term expiring December 31, 2015. She retired in 2013 as the City of Santa Barbara Airport Director, a position she held for 26 years. Karen has worked in the City Clerk’s Office, the Waterfront Department, assistant harbor director and as the assistant airport director and was appointed airport director in 1987.

Bob Goeller, First Vice President of Programs, will serve a 2nd term. Bob currently serves on the Investment Committee and has an extensive background in residential and commercial lending. For 10 years he was Vice President of a family-owned major electrical contracting business and 10 years as President of his own residential real estate development company.

Theresa Calvin, Secretary. Theresa recently retired from Hughes Aircraft/Raytheon after 32 years of service. She was the Configuration/Data Management Department Manager and supervised between 23-33 employees. The department controlled the engineering documentation and all deliverable data for programs.

The Society has provided over 43 years of support and services to genealogists in the area and also operates the Sahyun Genealogical Library at 316 Castillo street.

For more information on the Santa Barbara Genealogical Society visit our web site .


316 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, California.
Mailing address is P.O. Box 1303, Goleta, CA 93116
Phone: 805.884-9909

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