20 May 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Rhonda R. McClure

Rhonda R. McClure, genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (www.americanancestors.org), is a nationally recognized genealogist and lecturer on New England, immigrant research, and computerized genealogy. She is a past contributing editor for Biography magazine; author of eleven books including Finding Your Famous and Infamous AncestorsDigitizing Your Family History, and The History of the Brigham Family: Descendants of Thomas Brigham.

FR009 Friday June 5,  1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Mining the Treasures in Newspapers
Examine the valuable information hidden away in newspapers and how to find them, and learn how they will help you in your research.

SA030 Saturday June 6,  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Institutional Records: More than Prisons
Discuss the myriad resources hidden away in institutional records such as hospitals, retirement homes (such as Soldiers' Homes), fraternal records and more.

SA051 Saturday June 6,  5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
City and Rural Directories: More than Just Names
City directories include a wealth of information beyond the alphabetical listings most researchers use them for. Learn what else is available and how to get the most from directories.

SU014 Sunday June 7, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
The Golden Door Has Locks: Detaining of Immigrants to the U.S.
Not all immigrants were welcomed to the United States. Learn about the records generated when immigration officials questioned the acceptance of a new arrival.

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