Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Janice M. Sellers, Speaker at Family History Day
Janice M. Sellers is a professional genealogist who specializes in newspaper and Jewish research and has experience researching many other ethnic groups. She is the editor of The Galitzianer, the journal focused on Jewish research in the former Austrian province of Galicia, and of ZichronNote, the newsletter of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society (SFBAJGS). She is also the publicity director for SFBAJGS.
Janice is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, California Genealogical Society, California State Genealogical Alliance, and Gesher Galicia. She has been on the staff of the Oakland Regional Family History Center for eleven years. Her genealogy blog can be found at http://ancestraldiscoveries.blogspot.com/.
Janice M. Sellars will be presenting Using Online Newspapers for Genealogy Research. Newspapers are valuable in genealogical research because you can find information about births, deaths, marriages, moves, business, naturalizations, court cases, and more. Millions of pages of the world's newspapers are now accessible online, but there is no one place to find them all. This class will give an overview of what is available and how to find it, and teach you some techniques to help you find your ancestors in the paper.