Learn what resources researchers can find in the Sutro Library, the California History Room, Government Publications, and Information services and how they can access them remotely as well as provide tips on navigating the web page, http://www.library.ca.gov/. Beg., Int.
Bridging the Chasm: Finding Records on FamilySearch; Presenter: Michael Provard
FamilySearch’s vast resources of digital historical records are found in two main locations on the familysearch.org web site. This class will define and differentiate the historical records section and the catalog, and how to get the most out of both areas to find the records of your ancestors. Beg., Int., Adv.
As professional genealogists retire, move on to other endeavors, or leave us permanently, they leave holes that need filling. If you are interested in helping with that task, this presentation/discussion will address your concerns and help you hone your expectations and find your niche. What should you do to “get into the field”? Come with your questions. Adv.
DNA World Roundtables
Free! A unique opportunity to talk to an expert and learn from fellow attendees. Twelve current topics in DNA; twelve tables with a table host and 9 participants; ask questions, seek answers and discuss. Get help on topics such as: Beginning to Intermediate DNA Tools; Build Your Pedigree with the Help of Autosomal DNA; DNA Testing with Emphasis on VA and the Carolinas (including descendants of slaves and slave owners); Follow your Male Line with Y-DNA (emphasis on the I Haplogroup); Genetic Genealogy for Beginners; How to order a Test for Paternal and Maternal Ancestry; Introduction to Genetic Genealogy for African Americans; Introduction to DNA Painter for your Autosomal Tests; Solving Unknown Parentage; Welcome to DNA - What Help Do You Need?; Which DNA Test is Best to Meet Your Needs? Beg., Int., Adv.
How Your Hard Work Can Conquer All at the Sutro Library; Presenter: Dvorah Lewis, MLIS
This presentation will cover: brief history of Adolph Sutro; a timeline of the Sutro Library; a virtual tour of the Reading Room; highlights of the Sutro Library collection including photos of titles found in our special collections; tips and strategies for navigating the catalog and the CSL website; how to visit Sutro Library in-person. Beg., Int.
The Future of the Family History Library; Presenter: David E Rencher, AG®, CG, FUGA, FIGRS
Sponsored by FamilySearch
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has long been a leader in the field of genealogy. New tools and techniques are constantly being developed to help the genealogical community. Learn about the challenges and the accomplishments that come through this center of learning. Beg., Int., Adv.
On the Clock! Demystifying the BCG Portfolio Process; Presenter: Jill Morelli, CG®
I received the credential of Certified Genealogist® from the Board for Certification of Genealogists® (BCG) in January 2017. This presentation explores some basic strategies I employed to produce a successful portfolio, and what I would do differently if I had not been successful the first time. Strategies, education and small tips made for my successful portfolio. Let’s demystify the process! Adv.
Approximately 80 Exhibitors will be displaying the latest products available to assist genealogists in their search for family.