Genealogy Presentations

These are my upcoming genealogy presentations.  If you are interested in having me speak to your group, please look over the list of my available talks at the bottom of the page and contact me at janicemsj@gmail.com.  I can also create new talks, if you would like a topic that is not on the list, or customize an existing presentation.

Monday, December 12, 2016, 7:15–8:45 p.m.
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust:  What's Buried in Cemetery Records
Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton, CA 94612

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Freedmen's Bureau 2.0:  A Better Way to Do Slave Research
Sacramento Public Library
Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Freedmen's Bureau 2.0:  A Better Way to Do Slave Research
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Freedmen's Bureau 2.0:  A Better Way to Do Slave Research and
     Using Online Historical Black Newspapers for Genealogical Research
Ventura County Genealogical Society Black History Month event
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 East Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Freedmen's Bureau 2.0:  A Better Way to Do Slave Research
Sacramento African American Family History Seminar
LDS Church, 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento, CA

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Using the Subscription Newspaper Web Sites at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Saturday, April 15, 2017, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Freedmen's Bureau 2.0:  A Better Way to Do Slave Research
African American Genealogical Society of Northern California
Dimond Branch, Oakland Public Library, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Reconstructing Family Information When You Start with Almost Nothing: A Case Study
Genealogy Jamboree, June 8–11
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, 2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

Friday, June 23, 2017, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Irish Research Online
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 12:30–2:00 p.m.
So You Found Them in the Census:  That's Only the Start!
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 11:00–12:30 p.m.
Following a Family's History for 150 Years through Newspaper Articles
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Bubbie, Who Are You?:  Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento
Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright Street, Sacramento, CA

Available Presentations
• Read All about It!:  Using Online Newspapers for Genealogical Research
• Using Online Historical Black Newspapers for Genealogical Research
• Using Online Historical Jewish Newspapers for Genealogical Research
• Using the Subscription Newspaper Web Sites at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries
• Following a Family's History for 150 Years through Newspaper Articles
• Introduction to Genealogy:  Family History to Share with Your Family
• Introduction to Jewish Genealogy
• Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy
• Jewish Genealogy:  Why Is This Research Different from All Other Research?
• Finding and Following the Paths of My Cuban Cousins
• Valuable Information in Freedmen's Bureau Records
• Reconstructing Family Information When You Start with Almost Nothing: A Case Study
• Vital Records and the Calendar Change of 1752
• Get Me to the Church on Time:  Finding Religious Records
• Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust:  What's Buried in Cemetery Records
• Where There's a Will:  Probate Records Can Prove Family Connections
• They Died in San Francisco:  A Little Used Source of Pre-1906 Deaths
• Grandma, Who Are You?:  Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
• Anybody Home?:  Using City (and Other) Directories in Your Research
• Immigration and Naturalization Research
• Reading and Transcribing American Colonial Handwriting
• Why Would They Put It Online If They Didn't Want Me to Use It?:  Copyright Issues for Genealogy
• What Is Forensic Genealogy Really?
• Using Finding Aids for Jewish Records to Help Research Non-Jewish Ancestors

• A Tale of Two Brothers:  The Patriot and the Outlaw
• Amazing Things You Can Find in the Newspaper about Your Relatives

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