First VP of the Corona Genealogical Society, and is also their webmaster. She is a board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and past President of their Southern California Chapter; Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild; and on the board of the California State Genealogical Alliance. She worked as the lead researcher for the 2013 season of the PBS show Genealogy Roadshow. Jean is a national speaker and writer and can be reached through her website www.circlemending.org.
FR-F03 Friday June 5, 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
Society Support & Share Open Forum
Genealogy societies in the 21st Century face a number of issues in order to keep afloat. Between the wealth of information (accurate and fictional) available on the Internet and the basic costs of belonging to a society, attracting and holding members can be a trial. What have you done in your society to combat the forces that seem to be trying to undermine its existence? We will discuss options and cost-cutting measures for meetings, ways to increase membership, venue concerns, speakers, and more. If time permits, some discussion of societies' legal liabilities will be included.
SA034 Saturday June 6, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
America: Land of the Farm, Home of the Plow
Most of us have ancestors who farmed, but we keep calling them "just farmers". Learn why farming was essential to this country, how it paved the way for other industries, and how to research your farmer kin.
SU027 Sunday June 7, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Who Is That? Why Did My Ancestor Associate with Apparent Strangers?
When examining documents, census records, and even cemetery plots, sometimes we find names of unknown people next to our own ancestors. Learn about investigating these people to get clues about your ancestors' lives.