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30 September 2010

CGS Member Speakers at the California Family History Expo

The California Family History Expo is just a week away and the event is shaping up to be the largest gathering of genealogists in Northern California in the last several years.

The California Genealogical Society is a local sponsor of the event and we will be present in the Exhibit Hall at Booth #57. In addition, several members of the society will be speaking at the two day conference at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton, California.

CGS members Ron Arons, Amy Coffin, Tim Cox, Ellen Fernandez‐Sacco, Thomas MacEntee, and Craig Manson are presenting a variety of lectures and mini-sessions on Friday and Saturday, October 8-9, 2010.

Ron Arons
Researching Your Criminal Ancestors 10/8, 11:30 a.m. Ag Building 101 (Bldg. P)
Putting the Flesh on the Bones - 10/9, 11:00 a.m. Special Exhibits 106 (Bldg. D)

Amy Coffin - Four social media mini sessions, Beacon of Bloggers Exhibit Hall (Bldg. C)
Social Networking Open House - 10/8, 9:30 a.m.
Facebook: What is it and how do I use it? - 10/8, 4:00 p.m.
Blogging Open House - 10/9, 10:30 a.m.
Twitter Open House - 10/9, 3:30 p.m.

Tim Cox
Hard Drive Organization – How to Easily File Your Genealogy Documents and Images - 10/8, 3:00 p.m., Special Exhibits 106 (Bldg. D)

Ellen Fernandez‐Sacco
Latino Roots: Beginning Research in Spanish Language Records - 10/9, 1:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Classroom (Bldg. C)

Thomas MacEntee
Build a Genealogy Blog Workshop - 10/8, 10:00 a.m., Exhibit Hall Classroom (Bldg. C)
Twitter: It’s Not Just “What I Had For Breakfast” Anymore - 10/8, 4:30 p.m., Exhibit Hall Classroom (Bldg. C)
Facebook for Genealogists  - 10/9, 11:00 a.m., Exhibit Hall Classroom (Bldg. C) 
Social Networking: New Horizons for Genealogists - 10/9, 2:30 p.m., Exhibit Hall Classroom (Bldg. C)

Craig Manson
Breaking Through Brick Walls in African American Research - 10/8, 4:30 p.m., Special Exhibits 105 (Bldg. D).

In addition, several members of CGS are Bloggers of Honor for the event: Leah Allen, Amy Coffin, Sheri Fenley, Craig Manson, Elizabeth O'Neal and Kathryn Doyle.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone!

Copyright © 2010 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library