Saturday, September 17, 2011

Barbara Leak, Speaker at Family History Day

Please welcome Barbara Leak as a speaker at Family History Day the California State Archives.

Barbara Leak has more than 25 years experience as a genealogy researcher and educator, having presented genealogy and local history programs to audiences ranging from third-graders to senior citizens.

A member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, she has lectured at conferences and workshops sponsored by the National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, and numerous libraries and societies throughout northern California. She is president of the Genealogical and Historical Council of Sacramento Valley, past president of the Placer County Genealogical Society, and a California State Genealogical Alliance Distinguished Service Award recipient.

With a professional background in business administration, Barbara demonstrates a practical approach to research in a presentation style that enlightens her audiences.

Barbara Leak will be presenting two classes:

(1) Getting Organized: Managing Your Paper Files: Disorganized stacks of papers are the true hallmark of a genealogist. Understanding filing concepts is the key to gaining control. Compare some widely diverse genealogy filing systems and learn which one works best for you.

(2) Evaluating the Evidence: Are Your Facts Proven?  How many sources does it take to prove a fact? Unfortunately, more does not always mean better. Evidence evaluation is a skill a researcher must carefully develop. Join in this interactive workshop where the audience gets to decide: are the facts proven? 

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