It's easy to tell that Family History Month is here -- several special genealogy events are happening in the San Francisco area this month, complementing the regular meetings and lectures hosted by local genealogical societies. Events I will be participating in:
Northern California Family History Expo, October 7-8: This two-day event will take place at San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 S. Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403. Paid registration is required, and many classes are being offered. On October 7 I will teach a class on using newspapers for genealogy research. I will also be blogging from the Expo.
Black Family History Day, October 8: The African American Genealogical Society of Northern California and the Oakland Regional Family History Center are presenting this event, which runs from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Family History Center, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602. This is a follow-up to the family history day that was held in February. The event is free, but you can reserve a consultation time. I will be available for consultations and to assist with research.
Family History Day at the California State Archives, October 15: This free event is presented by Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society and the California State Archives. It runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at 1020 O Street, 4th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. I will be teaching a class on newspapers here also and will help at the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society exhibitor table.
Digging for Your Roots, October 15: This is presented by the Concord Family History Center. It runs from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the LDS Church, 1590 Denkinger Road, Concord, CA 94521. Registrations are still being accepted, but a syllabus is no longer guaranteed. I will be teaching two classes: newspapers for genealogy research, and a case study on researching when you start with almost no information. The schedule shows that I will teach the newspaper class twice, but the 3:30 class has been cancelled.
Just looking at the schedule makes me tired already! I'll have a couple of weeks to rest up, and then more big events are coming in November. It's a good thing I love what I do!
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
October Is Family History Month
Posted by Janice M. Sellers at 11:31 PM
Labels: AAGSNC, Black Family History Day, black genealogy, California State Archives, Concord FHC, Family History Day, newspaper research, ORFHC, presentations, Sacramento Genealogical Society, SFBAJGS
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