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Wednesday, May 16 - 6pm (PST)

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Truth About Family Histories
by Shannon Combs-Bennett, PLCGS

Just because it was published does not make it correct. However, you can use many types of published sources as clues for further research. In this presentation learn how to vet information contained in published family history books to make your research that much better.

Shannon Combs-Bennett, PLCGS is an author, lecturer, and researcher based out of northern Virginia. She presents on a variety of subjects from genetics to methodology and is currently enrolled in the Strathclyde University genealogy program.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 11am-12:30pm

What's in the Gazetteers?

Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Richard Riordan Central Library,
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept. • Lower Level 4
Meeting Room LL420 (at the foot of the escalator)
One of the key tools in genealogy is geography, so if you are not regularly using a gazetteer (a geographical index or dictionary) then you need to attend this workshop. Genealogy Librarian Julie Huffman will provide the facts and show you how to use the extensive gazetteer collection
available to you at the LAPL.. Genealogy Garage workshops are FREE and open to researchers at all levels of expertise.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Presenter: Elise Woodson
"Stop Procrastinating, Let's Write Your Memoir:
Pre-writing and First Draft Session"

This session will assist those wanting to get started writing personal narratives about their lives. Strategies will include: Life Maps, Explode the Moment, Show vs. Tell and others. Walk away with a solid first draft to the first chapter of the stories of your life. Please bring your laptop or something to write on.

Elise Woodsonis an Educator with over 25 years of experience in various roles in the field of Education; including a classroom teacher, community college instructor, school district administrator, academic coach for UCLA, and Education and Film curator at the California African American Museum. She is the founder and facilitator of the Community Writers Group which publishes a yearly compilation of personal narratives, entitled SNAPSHOTS. Elise holds a BA degree in Education from the University of Detroit, and a MA in Education from Cambridge College in Massachusetts.

The library will not be open for research.

FREE Webinar
Wednesday, June 20 - 6pm (PST)
Who do you Trust with Your Trusted Research?
by Kristi Sexton, MSA

With technology today, it is easy to complete and build our family tree online or even on the computer. But what are you doing to protect your information? To protect all the hours of research you have done? What do you do with your hard copy paper file? What happens when I am gone to my research? Let's discuss all the ever-changing options and the Legacy you will be leaving!

Kristi Sexton, MSA loves an opportunity to research, learn and grow with each individual she works with. Putting puzzles together and finding the missing pieces of each 'story' is her favorite. She has been working on genealogy for nearly 3 decades, and has most recently been elected as the President of The Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS) in Huntington Beach. Lecturing, teaching, training, and travel are at the forefront of her life.

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