Sunday, February 02, 2020

Talking Genealogy in February 2020


Can you believe that it is already 02/02/2020?! This new year seems to be speeding by at a brisk pace.





Certainly you've heard about my genealogy cruises. We sail in 203 days from Seattle to Alaska where we will take in the sights and learn about our favorite topic, genealogy. 

Right now is the time to book this adventure because Princess has a sale that includes free gratuities, WiFi, and beverages. 

Who will be there? Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage, David Allen Lambert, Tami Mize of Conference Keeper, Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi's List and I will be providing the presentations and genealogical advice. 

It's going to be a great time! Contact  our travel agent Terri O'Connell about registering for this or our cruises to Mexico or New England in 2021. Let me know if you'd like to be a member of our Facebook group.




My latest publication for Internet Genealogy is on newsstands now. Tips and Tricks for Online Genealogy Research includes ideas for searching various websites including the FamilySearch Catalog, Ancestry, RootsWebWiki, Chronicling America, GenealogyBank, American Ancestors, DPLA, Fold3, Google Books, PERSI, MyHeritage and more. If you don't find it at your local bookstore you can order it from Family Roots Publishing or Internet Genealogy.


A shelf at LA Public Library where I'm researching this month


Where will I be presenting this month? I'm sticking pretty close to home this month but you can catch me at the following society meetings and events:

February 3, 2020. Corona Genealogical Society
Topic: WPA

February 11, 2020. Colony Cousins
Topic: Finding Images To Tell The Story Of Your Ancestors

February 15, 2020. Corona Family History Seminar
Topics: Social History through the Ages: Sources for Social History from the Colonial Period to World War II; Finding Images to Tell the Story of Your Ancestor; 5 Steps to Better Newspaper Research





Looking ahead, next month is Women's History Month which means I'll have a month-long series that will include history and research tips. Her Voice, Her Vote will focus on the 19th Amendment, voting, citizenship and all the records that come from those activities. Check back on March 1st for 31 days of resources.

Have a great month!



Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Talking Suffrage on Extreme Genes

LOVE Extreme Genes? I'm Fisher's guest on Episode 313 as we discuss the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, women's suffrage, and finding voting records.




Click here to listen to Fisher, David Allen Lambert, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, and me! 

Obviously, there's not enough time to talk about women's suffrage and what records are available in a short podcast segment so you'll want to bookmark my blog and follow in March as I'll be focusing on this topic for Women's History Month 2020, starting March 1st. 31 days of posts focusing on women's suffrage and genealogically relevant records. Stay tuned!


Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year 2020! Hope to See You Soon!


Happy New Year! Typically December means no presentations for me since most societies take a break but now it's back to work and I'm on the road presenting to societies around Southern California and online. Here's what I am involved in this month.  

Presentations this Month

January 4, 2020. Orange County Genealogical Society
Topics: Steps to Better Newspaper Research and A Genealogist Visits the Library

January 14, 2020. Legacy Webinars (Click on link to register)
Topic: 10 Must-Have MyHeritage Databases


January 20, 2020. Sun City Genealogy Society
Topic: From Turtle Soup to Goulash: Tracing Your Family's Food History

January 29, 2020. Chula Vista Genealogical Society
Topic: Female Ancestors



Alaska 2020 Cruise



Do you want to join us for a cruise to Alaska in August? There's a great sale going on right now for our Princess Cruise. Get free gratuities, a beverage package and wifi! But once the cabins are sold, that's it and Princess could stop the sale before the anticipated February end date. So call Terri and talk to her about reserving your cabin (that deposit is also on sale!).Please note that you must book through Terri to be part of our group.


Oh, and if you'd rather go on our Mexico cruise in February 2021 featuring myself and Shannon Combs-Bennett talking about DNA. This sale works for that cruise as well. 

Legacy Webinars 2020

I'm honored to be a returning speaker for Legacy Webinars. My first webinar is this month but you can register to see all of my 2020 webinars free by going to my speaker page on the Legacy Webinars website. Also, check out the latest offering from Legacy, Tech Zone videos. These 10 minute or less videos are great how-to tutorials and are a benefit of Legacy webinar membership. 

Looking Forward To....

Is your society or library looking for a speaker? I speak all over Southern California but am also in the following states in 2020. Click on my Presentation List at the top of my blog for presentation titles.  Email me for details!

Arizona: April 13-20, 2020
Texas (Dallas/Denton area) : May 1-8, 2020
Utah: May 16-25, 2020
Northern California: July 11-24, 2020
Washington State: August 17-21, 2020
Missouri: August 31-September 6, 2020
Indiana: October 22-26, 2020