presentations

2 Feb 2016

Sassy Jane @ Rootstech 2016

Sassy Jane @ Rootstech 2016
Managing Your Digital Research Environment
Saturday 6 Feb 2016 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm
in Ballroom A of the Salt Palace.
When you organize your digital records and online life, your genealogy research is more effective. My session helps you: 1) put your digital research in order, using techniques from professional archivists, 2) organize your online life, and 3) secure your data.

Avoid information overload and get organized online using specific Internet tools, and genealogy and productivity apps. Discover ways to protect your family history data using automated backups.

Whether you’ve been researching for years or are just starting out, when you participate in RT1786 Managing Your Digital Research Environment at Rootstech2016, you’ll learn how to create a master genealogy filing system with just six main folders. A retrieval system—a way of locating what you own on demand—is vital. Information recall is quick and easy using consistent data entry and file naming.

Follow these guidelines and there’s […]

7 May 2015

US Port Passenger Lists 1820-1957

Today’s post is about US Port Passenger Lists from 1820-1957. Immigration records are a particular delight to me, as the great-granddaughter of immigrants from five European countries.

This Saturday, I’ll be presenting “Coming To America: Castle Garden, Ellis Island & Immigrant Ancestors” at the San Diego County Genealogical Society, one of my favorite genealogical societies.

But what if your ancestors arrived in Boston, Baltimore, New Orleans, or through Canada? One valuable guide is Joe Beine’s US Ports of Entry and Their Immigration Records and Passenger Lists. Arranged by states, Joe Beine’s site is especially valuable for comprehensive coverage of immigration records of ports throughout the United States.

Even if your ancestors arrived at US ports other than New York, my presentation and the related Sassy Jane Guide, Discovering Immigrant Ancestors at Castle Garden and Ellis Island, helps you explore what your ancestors experienced as they left their homes and sailed to New World, passed through immigration inspections, and entered the […]

18 Jul 2014

Immigrant Ancestors Talk at SBCGS

Immigrant Ancestors Talk at SBCGS (Santa Barbara County Genealogy Society) tomorrow!

This is one of my favorite presentations – “Coming to America: Castle Garden, Ellis Island & Immigrant Ancestors” – and it begins at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at Constance and State in Santa Barbara, California. Don’t forget the Special Interest Groups starting at 9:30 a.m.

This talk is based on my new e-book, Discovering Immigrant Ancestors, a 77-page PDF with 25 pages of active links to immigration and naturalization resources and an overview of immigration from Europe to America in the 19th and twentieth centuries. Fifteen percent of e-book sales will be donated to the Sahyun Library.

There are five parts to my talk, as this is a hybrid of two presentations. In the first part, we’ll follow in the footsteps of European immigrant ancestors who approached America’s “front doors to freedom” through the Customs House, Castle Garden, or Ellis Island in the 19th and 20th centuries.

In the second part, […]

3 May 2014

Immigrant Ancestors Talk at SLOCGS

Immigrant Ancestors Talk at San Luis Obispo County Genealogy Society today! This is one of my favorite presentations – “Coming to America: Castle Garden, Ellis Island & Immigrant Ancestors” – and it begins at 1:45 pm at 520 Dana Street, San Luis Obispo, California. The general meeting starts at 12:15 pm.
This talk is based on my new guide, Discovering Immigrant Ancestors, a 77-page PDF with 25 pages of active links to immigration and naturalization resources and an overview of immigration from Europe to America in the 19th and twentieth centuries.
There are five parts to my talk, as this is a hybrid of two presentations. In the first part, we’ll follow in the footsteps of European immigrant ancestors who approached America’s “front doors to freedom” through the Customs House, Castle Garden, or Ellis Island in the 19th and 20th centuries. The second part, I’ll talk about essential and little-known resources for finding your immigrant ancestors.
Looking forward to seeing you for the […]