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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” Linda Serna

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” Letty Rodella

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” Tim Cox

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” Janice Sellers

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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