Only one week left for early bird registration for the California Family History Expo in Pleasanton on Oct. 8-9. Click to download the schedule of sessions.

I’ll be presenting twice:


Think Like an Archivist: Finding Hidden Genealogical Materials in Libraries and Archives (Advanced)
This session teaches you to locate genealogical materials held in manuscript collections in libraries and archives worldwide, using online archival portals and digital finding aids. You will learn how archival materials are prepared for public use, including where family records are located in digital finding aids; effective search terms and strategies; specific URLs for institutional, regional, and worldwide archival portals and gateways; and how to search across multiple institutions to locate family history records.



Organize Your Genealogical Research (All Levels)
This session teaches you to how to arrange and organize your genealogical research so that you can find what you need when you need it. Professional archivists manage both vast paper files and digital masters and surrogates. In addition to preserving archival documents, archivists create intellectual access to these collections, making their standards and practices useful to consider when organizing your research.


I’ll be there both days and looking forward to meeting you.