Lectures

Research in the States – California , written by Sheila Benedict, 2015, is available for sale at the NGS website in both paper copy or PDF eBook.

TOPICS

  • California Genealogical Research: Past, Present, and Future
  • A Case for Courthouse Research
  • Catholic Records
  • California Historic Mission Records
  • Collecting, Recording, and Evaluating Research
  • Death Certificates, Obituaries, and Probates: What the Dead Can Tell You!
  • Did Your Ancestor’s Siblings Take YOUR Family Papers to California?
  • Work Your Way to Ireland Using American Records First
  • The Importance of Collateral Research
  • Migration Trails: Was Your Family Part of the Great Move West?
  • Newspaper Research beyond Obituaries: Much Needed, Often Overlooked
  • Paper Trails: Picking Through the Crumbs
  • Re-Assess Your Data: Is it Quality Research or Grandma’s Army Boots?
  • Forensic Genealogy (advanced or professional genealogists/legal professionals audience)
  • Case Studies in Forensic and Family Genealogy
  • Naturalization Files: Could Be an Information Goldmine
  • Archives Large and Small, Public and Private
  • Oral History: Separating Fact from Fiction
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2016:
Tuesday, 16 February 2016, Radio Show Presentation. More details to follow
Thursday, 24 March 2016, Presentation on the California Mission System for the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society and Museum, Santa Ynez, CA
Saturday, 02 April 2016, Two presentations for the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society, San Luis Obispo, CA
Friday, 03 June 2016, Round table manager, Irish Research Table Coordinator, two presentations for the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, Burbank, CA
31 August – 03 September 2016, Two presentations, one on Catholic Records and one on Migrations West, for the Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference, Springfield, IL

16 November 2016, San Luis Obispo County Paralegal Society, Forensic Genealogy

2017
07 January 2017, SLOCGS, two presentations for the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society, San Luis Obispo, CA
22 January 2017, Los Californios – Pending, California Resarch
09 June 2017, Round table manager, Irish Research Table Coordinator and a presentation for the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, Burbank, CA

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