18 April 2016

Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Nicka J. Smith

Nicka J. Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 17 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy, and family reunion planning and execution. She is also an expert in genealogical research in the Northeastern Louisiana area, sharing genealogy with youth, documenting the ancestral journey, and employing the use of new technology in genealogy and family history research.

Thursday, June 2, 2016  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
TH025   Tracing Native American Ancestry with Genealogy and DNA
Give that Native American princess a name! Set the record straight in your family by learning to use critical record sets combined with DNA research. Level: All.

Friday, June 3, 2016  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
FR006   Everything You Wanted to Know about African-American Genealogy but Were Afraid to Ask 
America's youth born between 1982 and 2000, now number 83.1 million and are more diverse than the generations that preceded them, with 44.2 percent being part of a minority race or ethnic group. Many of these Millennials are identify as African American and have relatives who likely don't check the same racial designation box as them who are eager to help them trace their genealogy. In this session, learn the basics of researching African American genealogy and have a safe space to ask burning questions. Level: Beg., Int.

Friday, June 3, 2016  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
FR032   Transcending the Black Hole: Records to Reconstruct 1881-1899
It's true that 1890 US Census was important. On the other hand, when we rely so heavily on the federal census, we may not make an effort to look in other places for documents and may give up on getting a full picture of our ancestors. In this session, learn to fill in the 'black hole' by establishing a viable and evidence-based timeline for your family. Level: Beg., Int.

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Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016

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