Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lisa B. Lee, Speaker at Family History Day

Please welcome Lisa B. Lee as a speaker at Family History Day at the California State Archives.

A professional genealogist, Lisa B. Lee is the owner of, where she publishes a monthly newsletter, the Got Genealogy Gazette.  The newsletter provides timely and useful information to help genealogists make the most of their online genealogical searches.

Ms. Lee is a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies (University of Toronto), where she obtained her Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS) with certificates in U.S., Canadian and Irish genealogy and methodology.  Since the inception of ExpertConnect, by in 2009, Ms. Lee was one of the original Experts, and conducted professional research for clients in the U.S. and Europe, until the demise of ExpertConnect in early 2011. In addition to the Got Genealogy Gazette, dozens of her articles have been published in numerous genealogical journals and newsletters in North America.

Ms. Lee speaks and conducts workshops at genealogical societies and conferences in the U.S. and Canada where her animated style, infinite knowledge of everything internet, wit and perverted humor ensure that attendees will not only learn a lot but will have fun doing so. All of her workshops feature a free raffle where attendees can win valuable prizes, and if you ask her a genealogical question she can't answer, you'll win an awesome reward.  Mind you, your question has to be pretty hard to stump her, especially since she's memorized the internet by heart.  If genealogy isn't fun, then why do it?

She invites you to join her on Facebook or contact her at

Lisa B. Lee will be presenting two classes:

Introduction to Using Land Records: Whether your ancestor lived in a metes & bounds state or in one covered by the Public Land Survey System, there's more information in land records than you might realize.  Predating many vital records, you can use land records to determine family relationships, when and where someone was born, women's maiden names and much, much more.  We'll explore what's available in the U.S. and other countries, what you can find online and offline, and important information you won't find anywhere else and why land records need to be a part of every genealogical research project.

Introduction to Using Census Records: Censuses date back to as early as the 15th century in some countries, and with more and more databases coming online, we'll examine why census records are so important, how to decipher them and the best places to find them online.  Census records can provide links to military, land, immigration, manumission and other records and are some of the most important records available to genealogists.

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