Wednesday, September 9, 2020

San Diego Genealogical Society Fall Seminar on 19 September With Tom Jones - FREE!

The San Diego Genealogical Society Fall Seminar is Saturday, 19 September, and is FREE to all who register.

Tom Jones, PhD, CG is the speaker for the seminar.  Tom's biography is here.

The program will start at 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (12 noon EDT, 11 a.m. CDT, 10 a.m. MDT).  There will be a one-hour break at 12 noon PDT for lunch, and the program will resume at 1 p.m. PDT. 

There are four presentations:

  • Session 1: Combining Sources to Identify an Immigrant Origin and Arrival Record

An immigrant German-speaking family’s lore gives four countries of origin and scant information about their American arrival. Potential records for the family’s arrival, composition, and European origin differ from family stories. Can the conflicts be resolved? Can their European roots, relationships, and arrival record be confidently identified?

  • Session 2: Building a Credible Lineage, Despite Missing Information, Conflicting and Incorrect  Records, and Finding Undocumented Publications

A case study teaches how to establish credibility of undocumented genealogies, merge seemingly separate identities, remedy record errors, resolve conflicting evidence, and separate same-named men.

  • Session 3: Overcoming Research Barriers: A Case Study

The story of researching the origins and genealogy of a German-speaking immigrant who settled in St. Louis and Southern Illinois provides lessons on research planning and execution, research barriers, sources, and biographical reconstruction of long forgotten lives and relationships.

  • Session 4: Finding "Unfindable" Ancestors

The failure of common research practices to identify ancestors does not mean they are unfindable. This session will describe and demonstrate nine approaches to locating difficult-to-trace ancestors.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  A link to the handout will be provided in your confirmation email.

This event is open to the first 500 registrants. Register early!

**Due to the limited space, we ask that you please only register if you will be able to make it as we expect this webinar to reach full capacity.**

**This webinar will be recorded and available for 30 days after the webinar for any SDGS member in the members only section of our website!**

This is a free event. The public is welcome!

Sponsored by the German Interest Group 
and the Sacramento German Genealogy Society
This webinar is brought to you free of charge due to the generous contribution from the Sacramento German Genealogy Society made in recognition of the hard work of the San Diego Genealogical Society’s German Interest Group at the 2019 International German Genealogy Conference in Sacramento.


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