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15 August 2011

Creating Genealogy Timelines with Lavinia Schwarz

Saturday, September 24, 2011
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

California Genealogical Society Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, California 94612 

Timelines are a terrific tool for family research. A personal timeline keeps chronological track of the data we find while placing our ancestor in historical and social context. Come learn some simple tools that put flesh on your ancestral bones. You’ll gain perspective and witness the personal pushes and pulls of your family’s history as you chart their migrations and life choices.

The class is limited to forty participants and is a free benefit of membership. Non-members fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards membership on the day of the workshop.

Preregistration is required. Walk-ins will not be admitted. Registration confirmations will be sent to the first forty registrants. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Register online.

A genealogist since 1999, Lavinia Grace Gilbert Schwarz has served on the California Genealogical Society's board of directors for five years while coordinating the CGS Research and Lookups service. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in English Literature, then earned a masters at Tufts in education. Schwarz completed the National Institute on Genealogical Research (N.I.G.R.) program in 2008 at the National Archives in Washington D.C. and College Park, Maryland. Using timelines, she has traced her ancestors to France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Cuba and San Domingue (now Haiti).

Copyright © 2011 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library