Presentation: ‘Reconstructing Family Information When You Start with Almost Nothing’ ..….a Case Study presented by Janice Sellers
Often a researcher starts with little information. This case study demonstrates techniques and sources that enabled reconstruction of 7 generations of a family, although the search began with only the slimmest of information: a town name, one person’s last name, a married woman’s first name, and a third person’s occupation. The talk is appropriate for everyone. It talks about the steps and processes and just happens to use a Jewish family as an example.
Janice M. Sellers is a professional genealogist who specializes in newspaper and Jewish research, is editor of 2 genealogy journals, member of Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speaker’s Guild, and SFBAJG Society.
About our Meetings:
The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.
Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.