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, January 26, 2015
Read All about It!:  Using Online Newspapers for Genealogical Research
Oakmont Genealogy Club
East Recreation Center, Oakmont, Santa Rosa, CA

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Get Me to the Church on Time:  Finding Religious Records
Marin Genealogical Society
Marin FamilySearch Center, 220 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94903

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Reconstructing Family Information When You Start with Almost Nothing: A Case Study
California Genealogical Society
2201 Broadway Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612-3031

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Immigration and Naturalization Research
Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz

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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Grandma, Who Are You?:  Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society
LDS Church, 2949 Stone Valley Road, Alamo, CA

Monday, February 23, 2015
Bubbie, Who Are You?:  Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road Room 5/6, Los Altos Hills, CA

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Immigration and Naturalization Research
Silicon Valley Reads and Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society
Santa Clara City Public Library, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA

Saturday, March 14, 2015
Valuable Information in Freedmen's Bureau Records
10th Annual African American Seminar
Sacramento FamilySearch Library, 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95662

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Introduction to Genealogy
Danville Women's Club
242 West Linda Mesa Avenue, Danville, CA

Saturday, April 18, 2015
2015 Spring Seminar:  Get Me to the Church on Time:  Finding Religious Records, Where There’s a Will:  Probate Records Can Prove Family Connections, Reconstructing Family Information When You Start with Almost Nothing:  A Case Study, They Wouldn’t Put It on the Web If They Didn’t Want Me to Use It:  Copyright Issues for Genealogy
Calaveras Genealogical Society
LDS Conference Center, 400 Bret Harte Drive, Murphys, CA

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Using Online Historical Jewish Newspapers for Genealogical Research
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
Oakland FamilySearch Library, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Grandma, Who Are You?:  Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
African American Genealogical Society of Northern California
Oakland Public Library Dimond Branch, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Vital Records and the Calendar Change of 1752
Sacramento Public Library
828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Thursday–Saturday, August 13–15, 2015
Jewish Genealogy:  Why Is This Research Different from All Other Research?
Northwest Genealogy Conference, presented by Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society
Byrnes Performing Arts Center and Arlington High School, Arlington, WA

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust:  What's Buried in Cemetery Records
California Genealogical Society
2201 Broadway Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612-3031


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?
• 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
• 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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