28 March 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Sheila Benedict

Sheila is currently the part-time archivist at Old Mission Santa Inés and is self-employed as a forensic and family genealogist. Sheila was awarded the Pearl Chase Historic Preservation and Conservation Award from the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.  Sheila wrote the California booklet for the National Genealogical Society's "Research in the States" series.  A recent forensic genealogy article was published in the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy Newsletter.

She is a graduate, CSUSB, with a BA in Political Science with post courses in history, social sciences, and paralegal studies. Genealogical courses completed include the Forensic Genealogy Institute, Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, National Institute of Genealogical Research, National Genealogical Society, and a workshop on Mastering Genealogical Proof.

SA000 Saturday June 6, 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Scholarship Breakfast
Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant Breakfast
California Historic Missions 
There are twenty-one historic California Missions. Their records are invaluable to assist in locating pioneer, Spanish, and Mexican surnames and the records archived in these Missions.

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