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Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Santa Clara County Genealogy and Historical Society
Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Fun With Maps presented by Marcia Holstrom

From plat maps to historic depictions of trails through the Appalachians, maps are one of the most valuable tools we use in researching our ancestors. They can prove where those folks were and certainly can prove where there were not. We will look at lots of maps which will help you advance your research while looking at my favorite works of art – MAPS.
Marcia Murray Holstrom has been researching her family history since 1975. She is descended from First Families of Ohio and Stephen Hopkins who arrived on the Mayflower. She is retired from teaching geography and family history at local colleges. She has been a member of the SCCHGS for many years and currently serves as the Chair of the Pioneer Society, a lineage society for longtime residents of Santa Clara County.

This is the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society’s monthly general meeting. All are welcome. This meeting is free.


Friday, January 19, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Margie Edinger Room

Santa Clara County Genealogy and Historical Society
Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Getting Started with Genealogy

This introduction to Genealogy will be taught by Pam Fujii and Dave McCready of the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society
Learn the basics of starting your genealogy research. This class will help you discover what documents you have, what documents you need and what to do with the information you have found. You will learn what is available from vital records, as well as other kinds of records. We will explain family group sheets and pedigree charts and show you how to get started in filling them out. We will also give you an introduction to sourcing your information.

This class is free and open to all, but registration is required. To learn more and to register, visit http://www.scchgs.org.


Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Ventura County Genealogical Society
presents a Free Family History Presentation
at the
Camarillo Library Community Room 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA

SPEAKER: Ted Gostin
1:00 P.M. THEY BECAME CITIZENS: AN OVERVIEW OF AMERICAN NATURALIZATION RECORDS This lecture presents an overview of United States naturalization records. The first national naturalization law was established in 1790, and therefore this lecture focuses on 19th and 20th-century naturalization proceedings. Naturalization procedures and forms during two basic time periods are discussed: from 1790 to September 27, 1906; and from September 27, 1906, forward. Finding aids to naturalization records is provided.

Ted Gostin has been conducting genealogical research since 1980 and has worked as a full-time professional genealogist since 1994. He has twice been President of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Los Angeles, and has taught genealogy for several adult school and university extension programs. Mr. Gostin has helped plan and organize three national genealogical seminars, and has been a featured speaker at a half-dozen such conferences.

2:30 P.M. WORKSHOP: 1904 IOWA TRAGEDY LINKS WITH CAMARILLO Ray Roth will present the case study of research on the dark history of the family of a co-worker of his and its close links to his wife’s cousins’ Iowa farm. It is a small world.

10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.: VCGS DNA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING Join us for discussion on using DNA results to further your genealogy research. Please bring your DNA User Name & Password; also bring your family tree (paper or electronic). If possible, bring your laptop, tablet or other portable devices; this will facilitate your research.

For more information visit our website: https://venturacogensoc.org/


Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

San Francisco Public Library
(in the Main Library's 5th floor Computer Training Center)
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Research Your Ancestors

In this introductory workshop, we will show you where on the library’s website you can find information about the genealogical resources available at the library, including the databases to which we provide access: Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online. Special attention will be paid to the Ancestry Library Edition database, in which you’ll be shown how to conduct a basic search, what collections of documents are available, and the different types of learning materials they provide.

More info: https://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1030383201

All events at the San Francisco Public Library are free.


Friday, January 26, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Margie Edinger Room

Santa Clara County Genealogy and Historical Society
Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

German Special Interest Group

Facilitated by Kathleen Cahill of the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society
Join a group of fellow German genealogists in an informal group to share what you know, what is difficult, and what you would like to learn. Visit http://www.scchgs.org


Saturday, January 27, 2018, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS)
7604 Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602

35th Annual Seminar featuring Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

All day seminar with four topics:

Session 1 at 9:15 am. Homespun and Calico: Researching the Lives of Our Foremothers This lecture will give the genealogist some frequently overlooked sources concerning the women in our ancestry. Half of the names on your pedigree chart belong to women. These female ancestors sometimes have little proof that they even existed. Let’s see what we can uncover as we discover new sources. Some case studies will be used to illustrate the research process.

Session 2 at 10:45 am. Migration Trails Across America From buffalo traces and Native American trails to rivers and canals, America has been a nation on the move since the first landings in the colonies, searching for ways to keep pushing west. This presentation concentrates on the most common means of travel in the New World. Migration trails and patterns will be discussed, as well as the many rivers and canals that interconnected us as a nation. A case study will demonstrate finding a “lost” ancestor.

Session 3 at 1:30 pm. Vital Records Before State Registration As we reach further back into our family tree, we find that most vital records, as we know them, just did not exist. What are some of the alternatives we may use as primary evidence in our ancestors’ lives? Let’s not take every printed or compiled source as “gospel.” Perhaps there are some hidden sources to help make our research more credible.

Session 4 at 3:00 pm. Putting America to Work: The Records of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) The WPA was founded in 1935 as part of President Roosevelt's New Deal, providing jobs for over 8.5 million people. Many of the indexes and records that are valuable to genealogists today were compiled by the WPA, those unemployed professionals who were ‘put to work’ in the days following the Great Depression. Find out what they were.

Peggy likes to say that she has been involved in genealogy since before her birth. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. She is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, workshops, seminars, and webinars where she loves bringing genealogy to life. She has been a speaker and ambassador at RootsTech, FGS, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, ICAPGen in Utah, Ohio Genealogical Society, Ohio State University, Brigham Young University, and many other state and local genealogy societies. Currently, she and her husband are serving as Family History Center Directors in Mansfield, OH.

For more information and registration visit : https://wagswhittier.org/cpage.php?pt=7


Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

San Mateo County Genealogical Society
Grace Lutheran Church
2825 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA

The Slave Narrative that Freed Me: How I found William Grimes

Speaker: Regina Mason

In 5th grade, Regina Mason was told that her grandfather was a former slave. For years she felt that she did not have a family history worth sharing, but she finally dove head first into exploring her family history through genealogy, and, after a few years of searching, she discovered her third great grandfather who had written the precedent-setting memoir, Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave, which he published himself in 1825. By recovering the lives of relatives deemed marginal and insignificant through genealogical research, Regina gave voice and honor to her ancestors and by extension fortified herself and helped make her whole.

Regina’s talk will address her journey to find her ancestors and reclaim her heritage, and the importance of William Grimes’s memoir.

Regina Mason is an international speaker, author, executive producer and storyteller. She has spent 15 years researching the life and times of her third great grandfather, pioneering fugitive slave autobiographer William Grimes. Her essays have appeared in The Race Card Project, various blogs, and The Root. She, along with literary critic and expert, William L. Andrews, is co-editor of the authoritative 2008 Oxford University Press edition of Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave. She has spoken to or appeared at many organizations including Yale University, UC Berkeley, Mansfield College, NPR, C-Span’s Book TV, KQED, and others. She currently serves as Executive Producer of the award-wining feature documentary film Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes.


February 1, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

San Francisco Public Library
(in the Main Library's 5th floor Computer Training Center)
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Ethnicity and Culture that Harmonize with African Genealogy

Following the colonial path of forced removal of millions of Africans through the West Indies, Americas, and Europe, we will journey with research tools and techniques to gather family members no longer mentioned in family gatherings, lost to transport, buried in time, visioned for tomorrow, and present in us today. Come, research at the San Francisco Main Public Library with the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California.

More info here: https://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1031795001

All events at the San Francisco Public Library are free.


February 3, 2018 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Palm Springs Genealogy Society
Palm Springs Public Library
300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262-7699

Nine months of the year the Palm Springs Genealogy Society has and informative speaker.
Listed below, are the speakers and their topics and dates. Meetings are held in the Learning Center at the Palm Springs Library. Hours are 10:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

February 3, 2018 Larry Naukam "How to Use the Family History Center + Assembling a Family History"
March 3, 2018 Gene Philibert Ortega " Social Media tools for Genealogy: Using Media With Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, ect."

These events are free and everyone interested are welcome to attend. Form more information please visit http://palmspringsgensoc.org/events


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm in the Redwood Room

Santa Clara County Genealogy and Historical Society
Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

DNA Special Interest Group

Facilitated by Pam Fujii and Patricia Burrow of the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society.
Interested in learning more about how DNA can help you discover your family roots? Come learn how others are using DNA testing as a tool to enhance their family tree and to share your own experiences.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.


Sunday, February 11, 2018, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Sacramento Public Library
Central Branch
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

The History of Angel Island and the Records Generated, presented by Linda Harms Okazaki

From 1910 until 1940, immigrants from China, Japan, Russia and South Asia entered the United States through Angel Island. This presentation by genealogist and historian Linda Harms Okazaki will cover the history of Angel Island, the federal records that were generated, the location of the records, and how to conclude whether or not an ancestor passed through the immigration station.

Linda Harms Okazaki is a fourth generation San Franciscan with a background in education. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Daughters of the American Revolution, and currently serves as President of the California Genealogical Society. Her research interests include California, Upstate New York, England, Australia, Japan, and most specifically, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information call 916-264-2920, or visit http://saclibrary.org/.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:45pm to 8:30pm

Santa Clara County Genealogy and Historical Society
Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Writing History with Genealogy

Dave Gutierrez researched and wrote Patriots From the Barrio, the true WWII story of his relative's All Mexican-American US Army unit. After years of genealogy research Dave was able to connect with over fifty families of the men who served in his relative’s WWII unit and tell their individual family stories. Dave will share his genealogical research and how to obtain military records, how to identify genealogy clues in military records, and illustrate the steps he took to connect with WWII families.

Dave Gutierrez is a speaker, writer and author. His articles have been published in newspapers, newsletters, and online media. Mr. Gutierrez served in United States Marine Corp infantry units from 1984 to 1988. Mr. Gutierrez and his family reside in San Jose.

This is the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society’s monthly general meeting. This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend. Visit http://www.scchgs.org


Friday, February 23, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Santa Clara County Genealogy and Historical Society
Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Census 101: an Introduction to Searching U.S. Federal and State Censuses

This class will be taught by Dave McCready and Pam Fujii of the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society in the Margie Edinger Room.

Census records are among the most rich and rewarding family history records available. You can learn where your ancestors lived at a particular time, their place of birth, occupation, number of times married, and other bits of valuable information. Information and accessibility vary from census to census. Learn how to find census information to advance your search for your ancestors. To learn more or to register for this free class, visit http://www.scchgs.org.


Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

San Mateo County Genealogical Society
Grace Lutheran Church
2825 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA

Who’s in Your Neighborhood? Meeting the Diverse Research Needs of Your Community

Speaker: Linda Harms Okazaki

This talk will focus on examining the different cultures within our community of San Mateo County reaching back through historical events, laws, immigration patterns, and primary source documents. Many examples from local ethnic groups including Japanese Americans, Chinese, Filipino, and Pacific Islanders will be presented.

In order for genealogical societies to become more diverse, we need to examine and embrace the different cultures within our communities. Is your genealogical society inclusive? Does your membership reflect the diversity of your community? What immigrant populations have historically lived in your county? Who currently lives there? Does your genealogical society reach out to the surrounding community? What records are specific to certain ethnic groups?

Linda Harms Okazaki is a fourth generation San Franciscan and has been researching her husband’s ancestry for the past several years, documenting his family in the internment camps and in Japan. She is passionate about researching, documenting, teaching, and sharing the stores of Japanese Americans. Her other areas of research include California, upstate New York, England and Australia. Linda is a member of APG, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the DAR. She is a graduate of GenFed, ProGen and several genealogy institutes. She currently serves as the president of the California Genealogical Society. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and a Master of Arts degree in Education. You may find her blog at LindasOrchard.com

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Sacramento Public Library
Central Branch
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Using Online Historical Black Newspapers for Genealogical Research, presented by Janice M. Sellers

Historical newspapers often provide key information needed to break through brick walls. Many historical black and abolitionist newspapers are available online, with more being added. Most are on subscription sites, while some are free. This class provides an overview of the historical roles of black newspapers, how they can be a substitute for missing vital records, what is online and where to find it, and strategies for access and searches.

Janice M. Sellers is a professional genealogist specializing in Jewish, black, dual citizenship, and newspaper research. She edits three genealogy publications and serves on the boards of San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, African American Genealogical Society of Northern California, and CSGA. She is also a member of Association of Professional Genealogists, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and California Genealogical Society. Her Web site is http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com/.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information call 916-264-2620, or visit http://saclibrary.org/.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Margie Edinger Room

Santa Clara County Genealogy and Historical Society
Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

German Special Interest Group

Facilitated by Kathleen Cahill of the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society
Join a group of fellow German genealogists in an informal group to share what you know, what is difficult, and what you would like to learn.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.


March 3,2018 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Palm Springs Genealogy Society
Palm Springs Public Library
300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262-7699

Nine months of the year the Palm Springs Genealogy Society has and informative speaker.
Listed below, are the speakers and their topics and dates. Meetings are held in the Learning Center at the Palm Springs Library. Hours are 10:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

March 3, 2018 Gene Philibert Ortega " Social Media tools for Genealogy: Using Media With Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, ect."

These events are free and everyone interested are welcome to attend. Form more information please visit http://palmspringsgensoc.org/events


March 3, 2018 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Orange County California Genealogy Society (OCCGS)
Annual Genealogy BASH and Book Faire
featuring:
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
The Legal Genealogist
Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

For more information please visit http://occgs.com/mtg_event/bash/bash.html


Thursday, March 8, 2018 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Santa Clara City Library, Central Park Branch
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Census 102: Digging Deeper in Little Known U.S. Federal Censuses

This class will take place in the Technology Center and will be taught by Librarian Mary Boyle.

Learn about the good and bad of different sources for the digital U.S. Censuses and discover other federal censuses in addition to the decennial ones. Hands on time will be provided so bring your information. This class is free and open to all and registration is not required. Visit http://www.scchgs.org


Tuesday March 20, 2018 and March 21, 2018

Portuguese Genealogy - Azorean Genealogy Workshops

Escalon, CA

Each workshop $40.00

Joao Ventura will discuss Azorean church records and sources.

For those interested, please email Joao Ventura at: moc.oohay|99ioreh#moc.oohay|99ioreh


Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

San Mateo County Genealogical Society
Grace Lutheran Church
2825 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA

Making A Family Video to Share

Speaker: Dr. Jan Joyce Ahrens

You love genealogy research but at family gatherings and cocktail parties your relatives’ and friends' eyes glaze over when you start talking about it, right? This talk/workshop will show you how to make your genealogical information into an engaging video that everyone will love! Create videos for family, friends, and clients.

You will determine your audience and video topic, identify the materials you have or need to find and how to organize them, write a script, create high impact visual and audio effects, record, edit, and publish your video. This workshop will focus on developing content with a light touch on technology and software.

Dr. Ahrens is a genealogy researcher whose personal work has focused on Ohio and Pennsylvania, England, Germany, Ireland, and Norway. She began researching in 1998 to better understand genealogy customers when she managed the marketing initiatives at Genealogy.com. Before beginning her genealogy career in writing and speaking, Jan earned a B.S. in Business, Marketing, from Miami University; and an MBA, Marketing, from The Ohio State University and a Doctor of Business Administration from Golden Gate University

She has completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogy Research, the ProGen Study Group, Advanced Genealogical Methods Course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies Course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), British Institute - Researching Your English Ancestors, and the Writing & Publishing for Genealogists Course (IGHR) among others.


Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Sacramento Public Library
Central Branch
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Focused Research: Using Research Plans, presented by Lisa Gorrell.

Do you feel like your research just goes in circles, or you have brick walls you can't solve? Learn how to create research plans to jumpstart your research and focus your efforts for better results. Genealogy specialist Lisa Gorrell will explain how to develop a sound research plan, modify it as needed, and make it work.

Lisa Gorrell has been seriously researching her family for more than twenty years. Besides U.S. Southern and Mid-western states, she researches German, Irish, English, and Swedish families. She volunteers with the Contra Costa County Historical Society archives in Martinez, the California Genealogical Society, the Sacramento German Genealogy Society, and writes about her family on two blogs: “Mam-ma’s Southern Family” http://mam-massouthernfamily.blogspot.com/ and “My Trails into the Past” http://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information call 916-264-2920, or visit http://saclibrary.org/.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Santa Clara County Genealogy and Historical Society
Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Family History Writing

Presented by Craig Siulinski in the Margie Edinger Room.

Blog writing can be an easy, enjoyable and effective way to share family history content. Your blog can be designed for a specific or broad audience. Craig will lead us through creating a blog using the platform provided by Blogger.com.

Craig Siulinski is a teacher and writer as well as an avid genealogist. Documenting family stories and researching genealogy have been Craig’s passions since 2007. The author of three family history and genealogy blogs, he has led classes and workshops to encourage others to use blogs for sharing their own family histories.
This is the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society’s monthly general meeting. This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend. Visit http://www.scchgs.org


Tuesday, March 22, 2018; 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Santa Clara County Genealogy and Historical Society
Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Getting Started: Organization

This seminar will be taught in the Redwood Room taught by Pam Fujii and Dave McCready of the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society.

How do you organize your genealogy research? Learn different organizational methods for both hard copy and digital information. Don't know which computer genealogy program is right for you? Learn how to determine your needs to correctly match to a genealogy program. Learn what you need to take on a research trip. This class is free and open to all, but registration is required.

To learn more and to register, visit www.scchgs.org.


Friday, March 30, 2018; 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Santa Clara County Genealogy and Historical Society
Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

German Special Interest Group

This group is facilitated by Kathleen Cahill of the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society and will meet in the Mrgie Edinger Room on the first floor.

Join a group of fellow German genealogists in an informal group to share what you know, what is difficult, and what you would like to learn.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.


Sunday, April 8, 2018, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Sacramento Public Library
Central Branch
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Make Sense Out of Census Records – An Overview, presented by Bill Cole.

An essential resource for genealogists, census records fill in many details of your ancestors’ lives. Genealogy specialist Bill Cole will show how to use census records to add to your documentation, confirm information from other sources or leads, develop events timelines, identify specific information gaps, and determine where to find alternative records.

A passionate genealogist, Bill Cole, M.A., started vigorously pursuing his family history in 1980. His genealogy exploits include being the first ever to document the English parents of his immigrant 8th great grandfather. He’s uncovered ancestors born at sea, one shipwrecked survivor pardoned from a death sentence who survived Jamestown, two Mayflower ancestors, multiple Revolutionary War patriots on both sides, plus other fascinating characters – including one involved in a California stagecoach robbery. Bill serves as vice president of the Sacramento German Genealogy Society and co-chaired the 2017 International Germany Genealogic Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information call 916-264-2920, or visit http://saclibrary.org/.


Sunday, April 29, 2018, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Sacramento Public Library
Central Branch
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

The Top 10 Skills Every Genealogist Needs, presented by Nancy Loe.

What skills do you need to be the most effective in researching your family history? Becoming a successful genealogist means more than just looking up your ancestors online. This presentation by genealogist and archivist Nancy Loe will help you identify the skills you need to develop.

Nancy Loe, professional archivist, librarian, and genealogist, has managed archives and genealogy collections for more than three decades. Nancy has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech and Jamboree, and written genealogy guides on organizing and simplifying research. Her website, sassyjanegenealogy.com, was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow,” in 2014.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information call 916-264-2920, or visit http://saclibrary.org/.


Sunday, May 6, 2018, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Sacramento Public Library
Central Branch
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier: Civil War Records, presented by James Baker, PhD.

Certified genealogist and lecturer Dr. James Baker will discuss the best sources you can use to locate both Union and Confederate Civil War era ancestors. You will be introduced to numerous records created for, during and after the war. Pension records will be emphasized in this lecture.

James Baker has been an active genealogist for the past 15 years, has volunteered at the Sacramento Family History Center for 10 years, and has been a Certified Genealogist since 2011. He specializes in DNA, German, and Midwest American genealogy. He has given over 200 presentations to over 30 genealogy groups in the past four years. Recently, he presented eight different webinars for Legacy, the Southern California Jamboree, and the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He has written articles for the NGS Magazine, the NGS Quarterly, and Der Blumenbaum.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information call 916-264-2920, or visit http://saclibrary.org/.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society
Santa Clara City Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Read All about It!: Using Online Newspapers for Genealogical Research, presented by Janice M. Sellers

Newspapers are valuable in genealogical research because you can find information about births, deaths, marriages, moves, business, naturalizations, court cases, and more. Millions of pages of the world's newspapers are now accessible online, but there is no one place to find them all. This class gives an overview of what is available online, ways to find the newspaper you are looking for, and techniques to help improve your chances of finding information about your relatives.

Janice M. Sellers is a professional genealogist specializing in black, Jewish, dual citizenship, and newspaper research. She edits three genealogy publications and serves on the boards of San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, African American Genealogical Society of Northern California, and CSGA. She is also a member of Association of Professional Genealogists, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and California Genealogical Society. Her Web site is http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com/.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information, visit http://www.scchgs.org/.



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