Genealogy Seminar Scheduled for Stockton

How could local genealogists be so fortunate? One month ago, I posted a notice in this blog about an upcoming genealogy workshop in Seaside, California. (See post for January 3, 2014.) Recently, I learned about another genealogy seminar coming up in Stockton.

Burns Tower, University of the Pacific.

Burns Tower, University of the Pacific.

This all-day seminar will occur on Saturday, February 22, 2014, in the Biological Sciences Building, 3312 North Kingston Way, Stockton, on the campus of the University of the Pacific. It will start at 8:30 a.m. and last until 3:00 p.m.

The organizing force behind this event is the San Joaquin County Genealogical Society, with sponsorships from the California State Genealogical Alliance and the Jacoby Center for Public Service and Civic Leadership, at the University of the Pacific.

The seminar will feature four sessions:

1. "Family Stories: Genealogy Beyond Just the Dates." Presenter: Linda Serna, member of the research team for "Genealogy Roadshow," and Vice President of Programs for the Orange County Genealogical Society.

2. "Fun Tools to Help Genealogists Work Smarter." Presenter: Tim Cox, a resident of San Francisco and Education and Events Coordinator for the California Genealogical Society.

3. "Researching Your Mexican Ancestors." Presenter: Letty Rodella, President of the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research.

4. "Reconstructing Family Information When You Start with Almost Nothing—A Case Study." Presenter: Janice Sellers, member of the Oakland, California FamilySearch Library, and editor of The Galitzianer, a quarterly newsletter focused on Jewish research; The Baobab Tree, journal of the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California; and ZichronNote, journal of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society.

The seminar is free, though registration is required at the following site:

For additional information, contact Sheri Fenley at

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