Saturday, August 13, 2011

Linda Johnson, Speaker at Family History Day 2011


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 It is a pleasure to welcome Linda Johnson as a speaker at Family History Day 2011 at the California State Archives.

Linda Johnson began her own family history search in 1988 when enrolled in an undergraduate class at CSU, Sacramento. She went on to receive her Master of Arts degree in Public History in 1993. As a graduate student, she interned at the California State Archives for three years and at the San Joaquin County Historical Society for 6 months. After graduation, she worked as assistant archivist at the Center for Sacramento History followed by collections manager for the manuscript and archival collections at Shields Library, UC Davis.

In October 1997, Linda accepted a position at the California State Archives, where she has worked in a variety of program areas. She is currently the Reference Coordinator and has responsibility for all activities related to the Reference Program. Linda has participated in the annual Family History Day since its inception in 1999. In addition to the Family History Day engagements, she has been a presenter at several local genealogical and historical societies.

Linda Johnson will be presenting Genealogical Resources at the California State Archives.  Linda will describe the millions of paper documents, maps, photographs, three–dimensional artifacts, and records in other formats such as audiotape and videotape held at the Archives and thier value to genealogists.

Contact Information 
California State Archives
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
Reference Desk Phone: 916-653-2246
Reference Desk Fax: 916-653-7363
Reference E-Mail: ArchivesWeb@sos.ca.gov

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