12 April 2016

Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Lisa A. Alzo, MFA

Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She is the author of ten books and hundreds of magazine articles.

Friday, June 3, 2016  2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
FR015   Plot, Plan & Scheme: Storyboarding for Genealogists 
Do you long for the stories that exist behind those names, dates, places, and citations you record about your ancestors? Learn about outlining, mind mapping and storyboarding tools to help you finally write your family history. Level: Int.

Saturday, June 4, 2016  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
SA009   Getting Started with Eastern European Research
Curious about your East European roots but don’t know where to begin? This session will show you how. Learn the basics and how to investigate your family’s history using both traditional and online sources. Learn which records to tap into to identify your ancestral village, how history impacts genealogical research and ways to utilize the Family History Library. Tips for contacting possible relatives and writing to foreign archives, as well as strategies for overcoming the most common pitfalls and problems will also be discussed. Level: Int.

Saturday, June 4, 2016  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SA028   Researching Eastern European Archives from Your Easy Chair
With more information coming online and greater access to records, there has never been a better time to research your Eastern European ancestors. This session will provide an in-depth look at how to locate and access online archival records from Eastern Europe from the comfort of your home for free through sites such as FamilySearch and individual archival sites from countries such as Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, as well as miscellaneous databases published by genealogical societies and other organizations. Level: Int.

To register, visit our website

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016


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