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.

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Get Me to the Church on Time:  Finding Religious Records
SCGS Jamboree (June 2–5, 2016)
Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel, 2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

Monday, June 6, 2016, 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Bubbie, Who Are You?:  Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
American Jewish University, Sperber Library, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Jewish Genealogy:  Why Is This Research Different from All Other Research?
California Genealogical Society
2201 Broadway Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Get Me to the Church on Time:  Finding Religious Records
Sacramento Public Library
828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Saturday, July 16, 2016, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 noon
Reading and Transcribing American Colonial Handwriting
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7:30–8:45 a.m.
Finding and Following the Paths of My Cuban Cousins
IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Sunday–Friday, August 7–12, 2016
Seattle Sheraton Hotel, 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA

Friday, September 2, 2016, 9:15–10:15 a.m.
Using Online Historical Black Newspapers for Genealogical Research
International Black Genealogy Summit, Thursday–Saturday, September 1–3
Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Reading and Transcribing American Colonial Handwriting
California Genealogical Society
2201 Broadway Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, October 22, 2016
California State Genealogical Alliance meeting and seminar
hosted by California Genealogical Society
California Genealogical Society and Library, 2201 Broadway Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust:  What's Buried in Cemetery Records
Genealogical Society of Vallejo-Benicia
734 Marin Street, Vallejo, CA 94590

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
What Is Forensic Genealogy Really?
East Bay Genealogical Society
Oakland FamilySearch Library, 4766 Lincoln Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602

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

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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