16 April 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Alice Kane

Alice Kane is a Chinese American native Bostonian with experience using Boston-area repositories. At the NEHGS library in Boston, she assists visiting researchers of all experience levels in using available resources and in learning research strategies to find elusive ancestors. Prior to joining NEHGS, Alice worked for over 20 years at the Boston Public Library. She is an expert in Chinese-American genealogy and also has experience with early and colonial New England, French-Canadian, Irish, and German research. Besides genealogical resources, Alice presents about technology tools useful to family historians such as Evernote and Dropbox.

FR011 Friday June 5, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
He Was in My Sights and POOF! Strategies for Disappearing Ancestors
Every family history researcher has one: an ancestor with records but who then disappears without a trace. Several case studies will illustrate methods for rediscovering these elusive ancestors.

SA027 Saturday June 6, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Boston in a Whirlwind: A Primer Tour of 10 Area Repositories
Research repositories are treasures and there are quite a few in the Boston area. The holdings of ten repositories in the Boston Metro-area will be featured with comments on remote access.

SU001 Sunday June 7, 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Sunday American Ancestors Breakfast
Start Your Day Fresh with Essential Research Skills
Whether a newbie or advanced researcher, a review of the basics may spark a new idea or recall an open to-do item. Wake your body with breakfast and your mind with new techniques.

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