CCNGS will hold its Fall 2014 Seminar on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
The Fall 2014 seminar will be held at the Stan Fulton Building on the UNLV Campus at 801 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV. The seminar begins at 9:00 AM and runs until 4:00 PM. Registration at the door begins at 8:30 AM. Advance registration is not required. Walk-ins are welcome.
The price of the Fall 2014 seminar is $55.00 for non-members and for members whose registrations are postmarked after 20 September 2014. Members whose registrations are dated by 20 September will be charged a reduced fee of $45.00.
This Fall 2014 seminar features two nationally recognized speakers: Gena Philibert-Ortega and Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG. Each will give two presentations.
Ms. Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women’s Studies) and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, and the GenWeekly newsletter. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. She is the author of three books including her latest From The Family Kitchen (F + W Media, 2012). Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s journal Crossroads. She serves as President for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association. Her current research interests include women’s social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women’s lives using material artifacts. Her presentations at the CCNGS Fall 2014 Seminar will be:
1: Remember the Ladies: Finding Your Female Ancestors is a basic look at researching female ancestors by using the documentation that genealogists are familiar with like census records, vital records, etc. We also look at how to best research women.
2: The Secret Lives of Women: Research Your Female Ancestors Using the Sources They Left Behind looks at researching female ancestors based on the documents and materials they left behind including signature quilts, community cookbooks, diaries and membership records.
Jean Wilcox Hibben ; PhD, MA, CG:
Dr. Wilcox Hibben has been involved in family research for over 35 years. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (where she serves as Vice-President), the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (where she serves as Western Regional Representative), the California State Genealogical Alliance (where she serves as Parliamentarian), various societies in the areas where she does research, and the Corona Genealogical Society (where she serves as 1st Vice-President). Jean is a Board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists and is past-President of the Southern California Chapter. She maintains her own website with information about her presentations, CDs, projects, etc.: www.circlemending.org. Her presentations at the CCNGS Fall 2014 Seminar will be:
1: Historical Societies: Bridges between People and History: We tend to focus on genealogical societies and on-line resources when desiring to network and find family connections, but what about the historical societies? These can have a wealth of information that is hidden from view because of a lack of means to make their collections public. Maps, artifacts, letters, military documents, newspaper archives, court records, house histories, property information, and so much more are tucked away for safe keeping in drawers, boxes, cabinets, and every conceivable storage location (not all archivally safe). Some have websites, but not all of them. Some have mailing lists and query columns. Many have newsletters and some have lists of their holdings. And all of them need support to be maintained. How to find them, contact them, and become part of them are all discussed here.
2: The Devils in the Details: Missing Minutiae Can Create a Lineage Limbo: There are many details hidden in genealogy records; a simple mark or added word can easily be overlooked, leading to confusion later on. Whether the passed over information is an address, occupation, unknown abbreviation, or other bit of data that is not caught at first, the researcher can find him/herself being misdirected and even researching the wrong family. Catch the “little things” before you find yourself lost in a forbidden forest of other people’s family trees. Intermediate level, but still helpful for beginners.