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, May 10, 2014
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust:  What's Buried in Cemetery Records
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Calling in the Pros:  Northern California Chapter of the
 Association of Professional Genealogists panel presentation
 Sheri Fenley, Corey Oiesen, and Janice M. Sellers
Merced County Genealogical Society
Doris Cochran Research Room, Merced County Library, 2100 O Street, Merced, CA 95340

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Using the Subscription Newspaper Web Sites at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries
Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society
Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608

Saturday, June 14, 2014
The Flim-Flam Man:  The Con Man Who Helped Discover the East Texas Oil Field
 Genealogy Research That Took on a Life of Its Own series
California Genealogical Society
2201 Broadway Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Where There's a Will:  Probate Records Can Prove Family Connections
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Get Me to the Church on Time:  Finding Religious Records
East Bay Genealogical Society at
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Conference dates:  Sunday–Friday, July 27–August 1, 2014
Bubbie, Who Are You?:  Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Grandma, Who Are You?:  Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Monday, September 8, 2014
Where There's a Will:  Probate Records Can Prove Family Connections
Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton, CA

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
They Died in San Francisco:  A Little Used Source of Pre-1906 Deaths
Genealogical Association of Sacramento
Belle Cooledge Library, 5600 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento CA

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Anybody Home?:  Using City Directories in Your Research
Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento
Albert Einstein Residence, 1935 Wright Street, Sacramento, CA 95825

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Read All about It!:  Using Online Newspapers for Genealogical Research
California Genealogical Society
2201 Broadway Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612-3031

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Get Me to the Church on Time:  Finding Religious Records and
 Grandma, Who Are You?:  Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
Digging for Your Roots Family History Seminar
Concord FamilySearch Center, 3700 Concord Boulevard, Concord, CA 94519

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Jewish Genealogy:  Why Is This Research Different from All Other Research?
 for International Jewish Genealogy Month
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Grandma, Who Are You?:  Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia
Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin Street, Vallejo, CA 94590

Saturday, November 15, 2014
A Better Way to Do Slave Research: Records of the Freedmen's Bureau
African American Genealogical Society of Northern California
Oakland Public Library Dimond Branch, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Vital Records and the Calendar Change of 1752
California Genealogical Society
2201 Broadway Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612-3031

Monday, January 12, 2015
Vital Records and the Calendar Change of 1752
Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton, CA

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Read All about It!:  Using Online Newspapers for Genealogical Research
Solano County Genealogical Society
Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor Street, Fairfield, CA 94533


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
• Jewish Genealogy:  Why Is This Research Different from All Other Research?
• 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 Directories in Your Research
• Reading and Transcribing American Colonial Handwriting
• They Wouldn't Put It on the Web 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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