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Announcing the 2014 seminar to be held in conjunction with the CSGA Board Meeting (held at lunch) ……

San Joaquin Genealogical Society


Sponsored by

California State Genealogical Alliance


The Jacoby Center for Public Service and Civic Leadership, University of the Pacific


8:30 am to 3:00 pm

UOP Campus, Biological Sciences Building; 3312 North Kensington Way, Stockton



“Family Stories: Genealogy Beyond Just The Dates”  by Linda Serna

Tell your family stories! Linda Serna shows how your documents and pictures
can be supplemented with other information to round out the full story. Linda
uses three examples to illustrate how you can do this: an ordinary family, a family who intersects with history, and an unusual life. As part of the research team for PBS’s “Genealogy Roadshow” and Vice President of Programs for the Orange County Genealogical Society, professional genealogist Linda Serna
shares from her thirty years of researching and writing family stories.

“Fun Tools To Help Genealogists Work Smarter”  by Tim Cox

Maximize your use of available technology to organize your genealogy research
with this informative and entertaining session by Tim Cox. Tim serves as Education and Events Coordinator for the California Genealogical Society
and Library and has been a family historian and genealogist for more than
twenty five years. An APG member living in San Francisco, Tim speaks frequently on technology and organization.

 “Researching Your Mexican Ancestors” by Letty Rodella

Currently, over thirty percent of Californians claim Mexican heritage. While
many of those ancestors left traces of their lives in documents located in the
United States, eventually this genealogical quest leads to research in Mexico.
Letty Rodella has spent thirteen years pursuing her Hispanic ancestry to
findings dating from the 1500s. As President of the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research, she works to educate others in how to research their Hispanic roots.


“Reconstructing Family Information When You Start With Almost Nothing – A Case Study” by Janice Sellers

Who hasn’t faced a dilemma like this? Professional genealogist Janice Sellers draws from her thirteen years on staff at Oakland FamilySearch Library and her focus on assisting genealogists with challenges of ethnic research to present this case study. With twenty years background in the publishing industry, Janice also serves as editor of The Galitzianer, a quarterly newsletter focused on Jewish research; The Baobab Tree, journal of the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California, and ZichronNote, journal of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, as well as her own blog, Ancestral Discoveries.

 The Seminar is Free but Registration is Required to Receive Speakers’ Handout Packet

 Bring a lunch, or dine at one of the many nearby restaurants including the cafeteria on the UOP campus.

Register early – Seating is limited to 180.  REGISTER NOW

If you have questions or need to register by phone, please call Sheri Fenley at (209) 373-6847 or send email to  *protected email*

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