Named as a “Master Genealogist” by AncestryProGenealogists, Kory Meyerink has been involved in nearly every aspect of genealogy and family history for the past 40 years, starting as a record searcher while at BYU, earning an Associate in Family & Local History and a B.S. in Psychology. He later completed a Masters of Library & Information Science. He is accredited in 4 areas: Germany, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, & New England U.S. He was on the staff of the Family History Library as a reference consultant, and editor & coordinator of the library’s publications. Kory served as the primary content consultant for the PBS Ancestors TV series. He was a vice-president of Ancestry Publishing during its acquisition by Infobases and migration to the Internet as Ancestry.com, becoming their first manager of acquisitions. For 20 years he was on the adjunct history faculty for BYU’s Salt Lake Center, and has been a part-time professor for San Jose State University’s Masters’ program in Library Sciences. As the founding director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, he developed one of the nation’s largest such institutes. He has written extensively for all editions of The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy and numerous magazines and genealogy-related books. His reference book, Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records, was named Best Reference Book of the Year in 1998 by the American Library Association.
How to Register
Pre-Registration postmarked by July 20, 2018
Registration at the door: $40.00 (No lunch available)
Morning and afternoon snacks & drinks provided
FREE BONUS TO FIRST 35 REGISTRANTS!
DOOR PRIZES, DISPLAYS, OPPORTUNITY BASKETS, SILENT AUCTION
For More Information: Call 714-420-9844
Danish Church and Cultural Center
16881 Bastanchury Road, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Announcements
9:45 a.m. Keeping up With the Joneses
Continuing education is necessary for success and new sources are constantly appearing. The focus here is to teach how researchers can learn about such sources. It teaches “how to fish” rather than supplying fish! Topics: societies, periodicals, classes, conferences, catalogs, etc.
10:45 a.m. Morning Break
11:00 a.m. Free State-Provided Sources, Ready and Waiting Online!
Impressive collections of state historical books and records are on free, state-funded websites, but are complex to use. With every state represented, the audience will choose which ones are demonstrated. Usually unknown & therefore overlooked, these sites are valuable hidden gems.
12:00 noon Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Evaluating Evidence and Resolving Discrepancies
Understanding what to do with found data and conflicting records is the key to success. Seven aspects of evidence will be discussed, as well as what kind of records to believe before others and when a preponderance of evidence has been found.
2:00 p.m. Afternoon Break
2:15 p.m. Cemetery Research on the Internet: Pitfalls and Promises
Cemetery inscriptions can be a rich source of family information, but accessing them can be difficult. The Internet is making it much easier to locate them but brings its own problems and pitfalls when dealing with Internet transcriptions.
3:15 p.m. Opportunity Drawing / Wrap Up / Turn in Evaluations
If you cannot find a space in the Danish Cultural Center parking lot, there is overflow parking available at the St. Jude Medical Center just kitty-corner across the street. Turn in at the Medical center traffic light on Bastanchury Road to park in the St. Jude lot. Then cross at the light.