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 3, 2017, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust:  What's Buried in Cemetery Records
Solano County Genealogical Society
Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor Street, Fairfield, CA

Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Irish Research Online
Corona Genealogical Society
Corona Public Library, 650 South Main Street, Corona CA 92882

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Reconstructing Family Information When You Start with Almost Nothing:  A Case Study
Genealogy Jamboree, June 8–11
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, 2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

Friday, June 23, 2017, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Irish Research Online
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Sunday, July 23
Jewish Genealogy:  How Is This Research Different from All Other Research?, 10:30–11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, July 25
Using Online Historical Jewish Newspapers for Genealogical Research, 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26
Online Doesn’t Mean Free: Copyright Issues for Genealogy, 8:15–9:30 a.m.
Thursday, July 27
Isaac Joseph of South Carolina and Daniel Joseph of Virginia, 2:00–3:15 p.m.
Friday, July 28
Immigration and Naturalization Records, 8:15–9:30 a.m.
IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23–28, 2017
Walt Disney World Swan Resort, 1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 12:30–2:00 p.m.
So You Found Them in the Census:  That's Only the Start!
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Friday, August 18, 2017, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization (two parts)
Saturday, August 19, 2017, Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy
Northwest Genealogy Conference, August 16–19, 2017
Byrnes Performing Arts Center and Arlington High School, Arlington, WA

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Open Q and A and Facilitated Research
East Bay Genealogical Society
Oakland FamilySearch Library, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Using Finding Aids for Jewish Records to Help Research Non-Jewish Ancestors
Contra Costa County Genealogical Society
LDS Church, 1360 Alberta Way, Concord, CA

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 11:00–12:30 p.m.
Following a Family for 150 Years through Newspapers
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Freedmen's Bureau 2.0:  A Better Way to Do Slave Research
African American Genealogical Society of Northern California
Dimond Branch, Oakland Public Library, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Bubbie, Who Are You?:  Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento
Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright Street, Sacramento, CA

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
• Follow a Family for 150 Years through Newspapers
• Introduction to Genealogy:  Family History to Share with Your Family
• Introduction to Jewish Genealogy
• Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy
• Jewish Genealogy:  How Is This Research Different from All Other Research?
• Finding and Following the Paths of My Cuban Cousins
• Freedmen's Bureau 2.0:  A Better Way to Do Slave Research
• Finding Family Members in Freedman's Bank Records
• Irish Research Online
• Reconstructing Family Information When You Start with Almost Nothing: A Case Study
• Vital Records and the Calendar Change of 1752
• So You Found Them in the Census:  That's Only the Start!
• 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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