1890 Census Substitutes
Presenter: Lisa Schumacher
When: August 19, 2020
Where: This is a virtual meeting via Zoom. Check your newsletter or the Members Only section of the website for free registration info.
Family history researchers rely heavily on census records from 1790 to 1940. However, most of the 1890 United States federal census is not available due to a devastating fire in 1921. What happened, what survived, and what can be done to fill in the 1890-1900 gap? Learn about other resources that can provide information for this period.
Lisa Schumacher began working on her family history 30 years ago with an interest in computer programs for genealogical research. She is a professional genealogist and lecturer, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Mayflower Society, and board member of South Bay Cities Genealogical Society. The society's version of "Who Do You Think You Are?" for the 2012 Torrance Centennial Celebration was her most rewarding and memorable accomplishment as a genealogist.
Barbara Renick taught computer genealogy lectures for 29 years locally, for 20 years at national and state genealogy conferences, was a contributing editor for the National Genealogical Society computer magazine for eleven years; authored Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage sponsored by NGS for their 100th Anniversary; and has served on both the NGS Board of Directors and the Association of Professional Genealogists Board of Directors. She also lectured and taught computer labs at the early RootsTech conferences; then switched to doing webinars toward the end of her career as a professional genealogist in 2013/2014. The ‘Z’ Links page at her ZRoots.org. web site is popular among genealogists. In 2014 she retired for health reasons and now only lectures occasionally as her health permits.
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Sara Cochran has conducted genealogical research for over 25 years in nearly every state of the USA, plus Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Britain. She holds a Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate, a BS in Library Science and is an alumnus of the ProGen Study Group. She began her career as a professional genealogist in 2016. Sara is currently the treasurer of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Registrar for the Aurantia Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Secretary of the Amanda Stokes Tent, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and volunteers at the National Archives, Riverside.
The Academic Library: An Untapped Resource for Family History Research
Presenter: Colleen Robledo Greene
When: November 20, 2019 7pm
Where: Yorba Linda Community Center
Academic libraries provide access to digital and physical collections that often go unnoticed by genealogists, yet are invaluable for researching U.S. and international family history.
Some of those key materials include:
Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, is a librarian, historian, college educator, and web developer. She is the Digital Literacy Librarian & Marketing Librarian for California State University, Fullerton. Colleen also teaches an online graduate-level U.S. genealogy methodology course for San Jose State University.
Greene is a nationally recognized genealogy speaker and educator specializing in methodology, Mexican & Hispanic research, libraries and archives, technology, and society communications. She publishes a genealogy instruction blog, and a free Hispanic research email newsletter.
America: Land of the Farm, Home of the Plow
Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben
When: July 17, 2019, 7pm
Where: Yorba Linda Community Center
Farmers have been the backbone of America from the first settlers until present day. Without these important people, and their families, there would not be food to eat, yet genealogists frequently use the phrase, “My ancestors were JUST farmers.” JUST farmers? They were the necessary part of the population so everyone else could survive! Learn about the farming occupation along with how to locate records of these important people; understand the vital role of your farmer forefather (and foremother and all the forechildren!) Also includes some history of how America and its language have been influenced by this occupation.
Jean Wilcox Hibben; PhD, MA, former Southern California college speech professor (MA-Speech Communication; PhD-Folklore) is a national speaker and author. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the National Genealogical Society (NGS). She is the former director and current staff trainer for the Corona, CA Family History Center, has worked on background research for two genealogy television programs, and hosts podcasts, with a couple of other genealogists, under the moniker Genealogy Journeys®. With over 40 years of family research experience, she is a former board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and current President of its Southern California Chapter, Officer in the Corona Genealogical Society as well as its webmaster, and has participated on a number of other society boards. Her website is www.circlemending.org