Thursday, January 5, 2012

Reminder: January 2012 Speakers and Topics


This is a reminder that January is a happening month at Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society and the Sacramento Public Library Central Branch. Hopefully you can take advantage of these free learning opportunities.

Sunday, January 8
Speaker: Lisa Louise Cooke
Program: Common Surname Strategies - discover tips and tricks to find your ancestors with common surnames.  Lisa is a nationally known author and host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast.  Her books and CDs will be available for purchase at the program.
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Public Library Central, 820 I Street, Sacramento, first floor West Meeting Room


Wednesday, January 11
Root Cellar Membership Meeting, visitors always welcome
Speaker: Janice Sellers
Program: Using Newspapers in Genealogical Research.  Newspapers are valuable in genealogical research because you can find information about births, deaths, marriages, moves, business, naturalizations, court cases, and more. Millions of pages of the world's newspapers are now accessible online, but there is no one place to find them all. Janice will give an overview of what is available and how to find it, and teach you some techniques to find your ancestors in the paper.
Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Citrus Heights Community Clubhouse 6921 Sylvan Way, Citrus Heights
Contact:  Sandi Benward (916) 412-3511


Wednesday, January 11
Speaker: Kathryn Moore
Program: Don't Just Collect Documents...Analyze.  Come learn to see your precious genealogy documents in a whole new light.  You may discover that the answers you’ve been looking for have been there all the time…or you may discover you’ve been hoarding a collection of fool’s gold.  Don’t be a fool!... Anaylze.
Time: 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
Location: Family History Center, 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento, CA
Registration: sign-up in the Family History Center or call 487-2090


Wednesday, January 11
Speaker: Karen Burney
Program: Getting Ready for the 1940 Census.  Learn the background on the era in which the 1940 Census was taken; how and why it differed from past enumerations; what questions were asked, and how to search it; when it will be available to the general public and will be given aids to further assist them in navigating this long awaited Census.
Time: 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Location: Family History Center, 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento, CA
Registration: sign-up in the Family History Center or call 487-2090

Sunday, January 15
Speaker: Stephen Morse
Program: The 1940 census will be released online on April 2, 2012.  Find out what you need to know in this presentation by genealogist and One-Step Website creator Stephen Morse
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Public Library Central, 820 I Street, Sacramento, first floor West Meeting Room


Wednesday, January 18
Root Cellar Workshop, visitors always welcome
Program:  Help with brickwalls; helpful research and tech tool tips
Host: John Jay
Time: 1 pm - 3 pm
Location: Clubhouse at Country Squire Estates, 5720 Oak Hill Drive, Sacramento, CA
Contact:  John Jay (916) 331-0963


Wednesday, January 18
Speaker: Jim Rader
Program: Old Genealogy Books Online.  Technology moves on – learn the tools you need to know how to use to get the most out of the current and upcoming genealogy explosion on the Internet
Time: 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
Location: Family History Center, 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento, CA
Registration: sign-up in the Family History Center or call 487-2090


Wednesday, January 18
Speaker:  Kathy Knight
Program: Seek & What Shall Ye Find (County Records). How one should prepare for a research visit, useful techniques for using the equipment and show examples of the genealogical information that can be gleaned from some sample records on file at the Sacramento County Recorder’s Office.
Time: 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Location: Family History Center, 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento, CA
Registration: sign-up in the Family History Center or call 487-2090

Sunday, January 22
Speaker Barbara Leak
Program: Naturalizations: Rules and Records.  Learn about naturalization laws and see examples of the documents that were created by those who became Americans.
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Public Library Central, 820 I Street, Sacramento, first floor West Meeting Room


Wednesday, January 25
Root Cellar Reunion SIG, open to members and non-members
Program: Brainstorming solutions to users’ problems and questions
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location:  Family History Center, 2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento, CA


Wednesday, January 25
Speaker: Jum Rader
Program: Self Publishing Your Work. After you have discovered much of your genealogy you can share it with the world in book form for less than $10 per copy and zero setup cost.
Time: 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
Location: Family History Center, 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento, CA
Registration: sign-up in the Family History Center or call 487-2090


Wednesday, January 25
Speaker: Glenda Lloyd
Program: Getting Organized. Being able to find every document in a moment's time is the dread of every genealogist.  This system works for every researcher.
Time: 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Location: Family History Center, 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento, CA
Registration: sign-up in the Family History Center or call 487-2090

posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond

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