Genealogy BASH and Book Faire Schedule

Time Event Location
8:00 am Doors Open Theater Entrance
Registration Theater Entrance
Book Faire Opens Room D
9:00 am Welcome & Information Theater
9:15 am
Session 1
More Than Just Names: Advanced US Census Research
Those every-10-years U.S. censuses are goldmines of names, ages and birthplaces for members of our families. But there's so much more in the census records if we know where to look: everything from socioeconomic status to crops grown or products made, from school attendance to marriage dates, from physical disabilities to causes of death, from military service to clues that lead us to other sources. Learn how an advanced search of the U.S. census records can add to your family history.
Theater
10:15 am Break
10:45 am
Session 2
NARA Mythbusters: Your Family IS in the Archives
“All the military records were burned in the fire.” “There isn't any birth, marriage or death information in federal records.” “There aren't any details about ordinary families at the National Archives.” These kinds of myth-statements stop genealogists from breaking down all kinds of brick walls using the wealth of information in NARA records. Join the mythbusters with the treasures the National Archives holds for your family.
Theater
11:45 am Lunch: Pickup boxed lunches in the Genealogy Library, purchase your lunch in the library cafe or bring your own. Seating will be in various meeting rooms around the cafe. Genealogy Library
1:00 pm
Session 3
When Worlds Collide: Revolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
The Genealogical Proof Standard says to resolve conflicts in data... but like so many things that sound good, it’s easier said than done. What exactly are we supposed to do when we encounter conflicting evidence? What are the basic types of evidence conflicts and the methods – and tips and tricks – we can use to resolve them?
Theater
2:00 pm Break
2:30 pm
Session 4
"Don't Forget the Ladies" - A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law
In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. The common law relegated women to “protected” – second-class – status and understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today.
Theater
3:30 pm Announcements and Adjournment Theater

Contact OCCGS:

Orange County California Genealogical Society
c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92648

(714) 536-5549

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