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San Diego, a place to explore : syllabus; 3-6 May 1995; San Diego, California

National Genealogical Society 1995 Conference in the States
National Genealogical Society 1995 Conference in the States ; hosted by San Diego Genealogical Society
Books/Monographs
English
[Arlington, Virginia?] : National Genealogical Society, c1995
2 v. (701 p.)

Notes

With the participation of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Association of Professional Genealogists, Board for Certification of Genealogists, California State Genealogical Alliance, Council of Genealogy Columnists, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Genealogical Speakers Guild, German Genealogical Society of America, German Research Association, International Society for British Genealogy and Family History, National Institute on Genealogical Research Alumni Association, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Partial contents of v. 1: Why am I here? welcome to the exciting world of family history -- Fraud, fortune hunters, and falsified pedigrees! -- Estates: a goldmine! -- Genetics, genealogy and family health patterns -- Proving your case: evidentiary rules for the genealogist -- Catholic church records in the U.S. -- The 3 Rs: reading, 'riting, and researching your ancestor's school records -- Don't be afraid, it's only a computer -- Computer driver's ed for PAF users -- Computer lab: Family Origins for DOS -- Better begin soon to use BBSs -- Graphic techniques for genealogy: acquiring your image -- The identity crisis -- Case studies in advanced Jewish research -- Who's who among your ancestors: using biographical sources for genealogical research -- The genealogy of Antigua California and its contribution to the genealogy of Alta California and American California -- Using the public library without a genealogy section -- Revolutionary War service workshop -- Where's the switch? PAF for the true beginner -- Graphic techniques for genealogy: editing your image -- Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin: research in the states of the Old Northwest -- North Carolina research -- Sources and strategies for Italian research -- Beginning genealogy workshop -- Introducing GenWeb: a distributed world-wide genealogy database on

the Internet -- True tales of successes (and failures) using traditions, old sayings and gut-level hunches -- The Civil War: Blue and gray in California -- Evolution of Christian churches in the U.S. with comments on their records and interpretation of Julian calendar dates -- Where were they before they got here? tracing population movement in England using case studies -- Cemetery & burial records; clues from the past -- Quebec research -- Nuclear and mitochondrial DNA: their utilization by genealogists or new tools for familial identification -- Preventive maintenance for your PAF FR database -- Using New England manuscript collections -- Family history research in the Los Angeles Public Library -- Unmasking genealogical fraud -- Preservation do's and don'ts -- Who made the bread? reconstructing life in the ancestral hometown -- Opening Windows for people who are afraid of mice: introduction to Windows applications -- Publishing a family history from P.A.F. data -- Are you stuck in the genealogical section?: getting the most out of a public library -- Uncle Sam wants you!! World War I draft records -- What's new with FamilySearch -- National Archives finding aids: finding what? -- 20th century immigration and naturalization service records for the family historian -- Enhancing your family history: using genealogical and

local history archives and sources to authenticate your story -- Holdings of the National Archives regional archives -- Latin for genealogists -- Native American research -- Public domain homestead records -- State census records of the upper Midwest: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin -- Enhancing your family history with multimedia; working with Windows genealogy software -- Certification workshop -- California genealogical research workshop -- French ancestry: researching in America and France -- Kentucky & Tennessee: sister states -- Black genealogy -- Calpabilities and the future of compact disc and technology for genealogical research -- Too young for the Revolution; too old for the Civil War: finding military records between these wars -- Digging deeper: case studies from government publications -- What's new in British research -- Genealogical librarians: practical aspects; volunteers: practical aspects -- How did they die? locating death records and creating medical files -- Eastern European family history research -- The immigrant experience: from arrival to assimilation -- The government land survey -- The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History -- Acting now: preserving records and protecting access -- Evaluating evidence: advice from Lawrence of

Arabia -- An introduction to American land records -- Parish Chest records -- Dutch research -- Resources and records for holocaust research -- Genealogical society administration -- Attics and basements: getting the most out of a visit to the county.

Partial contents of v. 2: Utilities to make FamilySearch more effective -- They came in ships: passenger arrival records, colonial-1891 -- Tracking gold dust found in Grandma's trunk back to California -- Paleography -- The New Netherland database: getting them straight once and for all -- English local history sources for the family historian -- Records compiled, printed and preserved by authority of Congress -- Finding ALL the records: methods and tips for locating and obtaining source documents and published materials -- A businessman looks at professional genealogy -- PAF: GEDCOM do's & don'ts -- Using Scottish records in America and Scotland -- Locating your ancestor in the Keystone State: genealogical research in Pennsylvania -- Alabama waystation to the West -- Portuguese research techniques -- Generational linkage methodology in Scandinavian research -- Making PAF do more with utilities -- Time lines and real lives: using an ancestor's life patterns to find his parents -- Sanborn Fire Insurance and bird's eye view maps: reconstructing your ancestor's community -- 375 years of vital records in the U.S.: where and how to access them in 1995 -- Getting there from here: U.S. sources fro tracking immigrant origins -- Comparison of genealogy software -- Confederate military research -- Ohio research: case

studies in migration -- Conway Twitty's roots: methodology used in tracking a sharecropper in a burned county -- Gold in California: the Swiss in the Pacific coast states -- Lost in space: a genealogist's use of maps -- Utilities for enhancing PAF -- ROOTS IV for beginning users -- New England research before 1860 -- South Carolina -- Building a pedigree using Central and Eastern European church records -- Surfing the Internet: finding genealogy on the World Wide Web: GenWeb -- 20th century research: getting the most out of death certificates -- Swedish genealogical research -- So Grandma was an Indian princess? the search for Native American roots in the southeastern states -- Revisiting the census: squeezing the maximum from U.S. censuses -- Searching English/Welsh probates without leaving the U.S. -- European notarial records -- National Archives medical records research -- Using computer databases at a public library -- Getting the most mileage from genealogical research trips -- The California 1890 voter registration project: a partial substitute for the 1890 Federal census schedules -- Finding the real Ole Oleson: Scandinavian naming customs -- Using local histories for genealogical research -- Involving minorities in genealogical societies -- The silent woman: bringing a name to life -- British

military ancestors -- Under used and overlooked military records at the National Archives -- Historians and family historians: cooperation, not conflict or condescension -- Beyond dates and places: discovering a family's history in German sources -- The best in the world: Catholic Church records in Spain, Portugal and France -- Forming, organizing and functioning of a state umbrella organization -- Genealogy in the classroom -- Home to Virginia -- Hispanic family history research -- The golden door; doing research in New York City -- Getting started -- The importance of knowing your family health history and how to compile it -- Research Data Filer (RDF) -- The Ellis Island experience; passenger arrival records, 1892-1924 -- Migration west of the Mississippi -- Cutting through the jargon: the real meaning of land records -- Pruning and trimming your family tree: gene research and the genealogist -- English educational sources of interest to the family historian -- Research and analysis, focus & design with PAF -- ROOTS IV for intermediate users -- German and Swiss immigration through the centuries -- Land speculation: New York research -- Network services for genealogists (Internet sources) Successful courthouse research -- Tracing medical pedigrees: a practical application of genealogy -- Researching the naval records

of the National Archives -- US-Mexican border manifests: arrival records of immigrants and migrants at US southern land border ports, c. 1908-1947 -- Case studies in 20th century research -- An overview of Dutch immigration to America -- California bound: the Texas- California connection -- Building character: writing your ancestor's story -- Using city directories for genealogical research -- Getting there when there's nothing here: European sources for tracking immigrant origins -- Records of the U.S. and Mexican Claims Commission at the National Archives -- Trailing families: westward migration patterns in family history -- Alternate sources: beyond vital records -- Voyageurs and habitants: tracing the early French in the Great Lakes region -- Reference and finding aids for Scandinavian research -- Research techniques using anthropology, geography, history, and political science -- On the impossibility of doing genealogical research in the year 2044.

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