Free Genealogy Seminar
The San Joaquin Genealogical Society is co-sponsoring a day-long seminar in Stockton on
February 22, 2014 with the California State Genealogical Alliance and The Jacoby Center
for Public Service and Civic Leadership. The day comes with a line-up of four dynamic
speakers sure to fill the auditorium at University of the Pacific—so don’t wait to sign up and
reserve your seat today!
“Family Stories: Genealogy Beyond Just the Dates”
Tell your family stories! Linda Serna shows how your documents and pictures
can be supplemented with other information to round out the full story. Linda
uses three examples to illustrate how you can do this: an ordinary family, a family
who intersects with history, and an unusual life. As part of the research team
for PBS’s “Genealogy Roadshow” and Vice President of Programs for the Orange
County Genealogical Society, professional genealogist Linda Serna
shares from her thirty years of researching and writing family stories.
“Researching Your Mexican Ancestors”
Currently, over thirty percent of Californians claim Mexican heritage. While
many of those ancestors left traces of their lives in documents located in the
United States, eventually this genealogical quest leads to research in Mexico.
Letty Rodella has spent thirteen years pursuing her Hispanic ancestry to
findings dating from the 1500s. As President of the Society of Hispanic Historical
and Ancestral Research, she works to educate others in how to research
their Hispanic roots.
“Fun Tools to Help Genealogists Work Smarter”
Maximize your use of available technology to organize your genealogy research
with this informative and entertaining session by Tim Cox. Tim serves
as Education and Events Coordinator for the California Genealogical Society
and Library and has been a family historian and genealogist for more than
twenty five years. An APG member living in San Francisco, Tim speaks frequently
on technology and organization.
“Reconstructing Family Information When You Start With Almost Nothing: A Case Study”
Who hasn’t faced a dilemma like this? Professional genealogist Janice
Sellers draws from her thirteen years on staff at Oakland FamilySearch
Library and her focus on assisting genealogists with challenges of ethnic
research to present this case study. With twenty years background in the
publishing industry, Janice also serves as editor of The Galitzianer, a
quarterly newsletter focused on Jewish research; The Baobab Tree, journal
of the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California,
and ZichronNote, journal of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical
Society, as well as her own blog, Ancestral Discoveries.
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