FAMILY HISTORY DAY AT THE CALIFORNIA STATE ARCHIVESSATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011SPEAKERCLASS TITLE AND DESCRIPTION
Introduction to using Land Records
: Explore the types of land records in the U.S. and other countries, what you can find onlineand offline, and important information you won't find anywhere else and why land records need to be a part of every genealogicalresearch project.
(2) Introduction to Using Census Records:
Censuses date back to as early as the 15th century in some countries. We'll examine whycensus records are so important, how to decipher them and the best places to find them online.Cath Madden Trindle
California State Genealogical Alliance Presents California Online:
Start your California research with the CSGA CaliforniaResearch Guide online. Links to FamilySearch, California Wiki and other major online resources will be explored.
Google Your Ancestors
: A quick look at the many Google Tools, from Google Search to Google Earth that aid in gathering andcompiling our genealogies.Pat Johnson
Discover the Rich Resources of the Sacramento Archives:
Learn how to use the resources of both the public records and theprivate manuscripts held by the Center for Sacramento History to tell the stories of Sacramento's past generations.Glenda Lloyd
Genealogy 101 – How to Begin
:Tracing your family tree is one of life’s pleasures! Having the tools and know-how makes it muchmore successful. This class will teach you how to record the data and suggest strategies to make your journey into family history moreenjoyable.
Genealogy 201 - Vital Records
:Documentation is a key to successful genealogy. Birth, death and marriage certificates providebasic data for all researchers. This class will suggest strategies for finding this information.Kathy Burrow
Genealogical Software Aids for Data Organization
: This class will introduce some popular genealogy software programs andonline databases and their advantages. Learn the value of well-documented and organized research.
Adding History to my Patriot
: Make your patriot come alive. Tell their stories using the resources of the internet and in the librariesby using Google Earth or creating a book. The tools taught in this class can be applied to any ancestor’s story.Janice Sellers
Using Online Newspapers for Genealogy Research
:This class will give an overview of the available newspapers and how to findthem, and teach you some techniques to help you find your ancestors in the paper.