16 March 2016

Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: J. H. (“Jay”) Fonkert, CG®

J. H. (“Jay”) Fonkert, CG®, is a Minnesota-based genealogy researcher, educator, and writer, focusing on 19th-century Midwest research. His favorite research target is the Fawkner family of Kentucky and Indiana. He is a trustee of the BCG Education Fund, a past-director of APG, and a past president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. He has published more than 60 research and teaching articles in Minnesota Genealogist, The Septs, Family Chronicle, NGS Magazine and the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.

Saturday, June 4, 2016  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SA032   Using Military Pension Files to Fill Gaps in Family History 
Military pension files are a rich source of family information. They include clues to migration and relationships, offer the only documentation of some events, and open new questions for research. Level: Int., Adv.

Sunday, June 5, 2016  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
SU018   Why Were They There? Merging Evidence to Understand Migration 
Even when we can find our ancestors, we wonder: why there? The answer comes partly from following siblings and associates and broadening our search beyond censuses. Learn from three case studies. Level: Int. Adv.

Sunday, June 5, 2016  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SU028   What Did She Mean?  Interpreting Informants’ Historical Accounts 
Diaries, family letters, affidavits, and court testimony give close-up accounts of family events. Learn to assess reliability, read between the lines, and fact-check an informant's version of events. Level: All.

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Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016

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