09 March 2016

Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, the daughter of avid genealogists, was born when her parents were well into their forties. Both sets of grandparents were born in the 1880's, and she enjoyed the stories they would tell of war, the 1918 influenza epidemic, the Depression, and raising a family during frugal times. The love of these ancestors' lives made history a vital part of her life. She is a former Family History Center Director and is a frequent speaker for various groups around the United States.

Saturday, June 4, 2016  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
SA019   Putting America to Work: Records of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was founded in 1935 as part of President Roosevelt's New Deal. Providing jobs for over 8.5 million people, they were instrumental in compiling many records that are valuable to genealogists today. Level: All.

Saturday, June 4, 2016  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
SA042   Apprentices, Indentured Servants, and Redemptioners: White Slavery in America 
An estimated one-half of early immigrants came to America against their own will; some as indentured servants. It is frequently assumed that the only enslaved Americans were those brought on the slave ships from Africa. This lecture will examine the many different forms of slavery and indentureship in early America. Level: Int., Adv.

Sunday, June 5, 2016  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
SU009   The Firelands, the Connecticut Western Reserve and the Ohio Territory 
The northeastern lands of Ohio are aptly named “The Firelands”, and “The Western Reserve”. How did they come to be called that? And, what connection to they have to the northeastern states? “Ohio fever” brought a lot of settlers to the state following the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. A section of Ohio named “The Western Reserve” will be of particular interest to those having ties to Connecticut. Level: All.

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Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016

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