08 April 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Eric W. Siess, PhD, CG

Eric W. Siess, PhD, CG is a professional genealogist with over 30 years of personal and professional experience in family history research, lecturing and teaching. His research specialties are emigration and immigration, lineage societies, Scandinavian ancestry, Ohio and Pennsylvania genealogy and the Civil War.

He lectures on various genealogy topics throughout Southern California and has taught beginning and intermediate genealogy at the South Bay Adult School in Manhattan Beach. His beginning genealogy class was selected as a 2011 Live Well class for Intellectual Health.  He has successfully submitted several lineage society applications to NSDAR, First Families of Ohio and Society of Civil War Families of Ohio.

He has successfully "crossed the pond" into his own European lineage in Germany, France and Sweden back to the late 1600's and has located and visited an ancestral home near Strasbourg, France. He has a PhD in Engineering, is the President of the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society and is a member of the Southern California Genealogical Society, the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Ohio Genealogical Society.

SA036 Saturday June 6, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Leaving Brick Walls Behind You
"Brick Walls," those seemingly impossible research barriers, are the scourge of every genealogist. Learn professionally tested techniques to get past them, or better yet, avoid them altogether.

SU026 Sunday June 7, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
What is the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) and How Do I Use It?
The five steps of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) codify good genealogical research technique for all experience levels. Learn the what, why, and how of the GPS to improve your research.

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