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.

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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Bubbie, Who Are You?:  Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
Congregation Etz Chayim
4161 Alma Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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, January 17, 2015
Grandma, Who Are You?:  Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
Sonoma County Genealogical Society and Santa Rosa FamilySearch Center
LDS Church, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 94503

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust:  What's Buried in Cemetery Records
El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society
El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

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

Thursday, February 5, 2016
Immigration and Naturalization
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

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


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 (and Other) 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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