EVENTS
  1. 26
    July
    Sun Lakes Genealogical Society
    1:00 pm
    To Be Determined Sun Lakes Banning, CA
  2. 5
    Aug
    Corona Family History Discovery Day
    8:00 am
    Doing Irish Research Organizing Photos Newspapers: Beyond Obituaries Corona LDS Church. 1123 S. Lincoln Street, Corona, CA
  3. 19
    Aug
    Whittier Area Genealogy Society
    1:00 pm
    From a Box in the Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom: Organizing and Digitizing your Family Photos. Masonic Lodge 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90602
  4. 26
    Aug
    Moreno Valley Genealogy Society Discovery Day
    9:00 am
    From a Box in the Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom Extra! Extra! Finding Your Family in the Newspaper! Irish Eyes Are Smiling: Vital Records of Ireland At The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 23300 Old Lake Dr Moreno Valley, CA 92557
  5. 7
    Oct
    Palm Springs Genealogical Society
    10:00 am
    From a Box in the Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom: Organizing and Digitizing your Family Photos. Palm Springs Library 300 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, California 92262
  6. 9
    Oct
    The Sun City Genealogy Club
    9:00am
    Extra! Extra! Finding Your Family in the Newspaper! Mt. View Club House 38180 Del Webb Boulevard Palm Desert, CA 92211
  7. 5-9
    Nov
    Genealogy Journeys Cruise
    Presentations to be Determined Space still available! http://genaandjean.blogspot.ca/2017/01/lets-go-on-genealogy-cruise-gena-and.html
  8. 2018
    11 Aug
    San Diego Genealogical Society
    10:00am
    Irish Eyes Are Smiling: Vital Records of Ireland Grandma Said What? Gathering and Verifying Your Family's Oral History Andrews Lutheran Church, 9350 Lake Murray Drive, San Diego

Lectures and Presentations


These are the lectures currently available to be presented to your Society's Membership. 
Please contact me to discuss booking any of these topics, or to tailor a presentation for your group.


From a Box in the Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom: Organizing and Digitizing your Family Photos
After a brief history of photography, we look at organizing techniques, digitization basics and options/ideas on what to do with your photos.

Extra! Extra! Find Your Family in the Newspaper! 
If you only think about obituaries when you think of newspapers for genealogy, you may be missing out!  We take a look at the types of information we can find about our family in the paper and then learn where to find it - online and offline.

Irish Eyes Are Smiling: Finding Vital Records in the land of Saints and Scholars.

Get to know the Irish Civil Registration records! These Birth, Marriage and Death records began country-wide in 1864 and contain a wealth of information about our ancestors.  Learn how to access these records right from your own home through multiple websites.

Grandma Said What? Gathering and Verifying Your Family’s Oral History
We will define what oral history is and talk about strategies to interview your family; then, go through the process of verifying a family story.