30 December 2011

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Speaker - Janice Sellers

Janice Sellers is a professional genealogist who specializes in newspapers and Jewish research. She is the editor of two genealogy journals and a member of APG, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society. She has volunteered at the Oakland Family History Center for eleven years.

With sparse clues and very little solid information, one wonders where to begin researching their family history. In this case study Janice will demonstrate techniques and sourvcs that enabled a researcher, beginning with only the slimmest of remembered information, to reconstruct six generations of a family that emigrated from Eastern Europe to rural western Pennsylvania in the mid-1800s.

Janice has been on our program before and has been very well received. We are pleased to have her back once again.

Meetings are held at 10 AM at the Oakland Family History Center Library. All persons interested in genealogy are welcome to attend.


OHIO GATEWAY TO THE WEST - Speaker, Richard J. Ferman

Richard Ferman is a graduate of Ohio University with a major in History. He has taught on the High School and College levels and currectly teaches at Willows SeniorNet Learning Center of San Jose. He is retired from IBM where he was an operating system and computer compiler programmer specialized in machine language programming. He is Past President and curent Program Chairman of Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society.

Mr. Ferman has lectured on many aspects of Ohio research. The outline for his program is too extensive to include in this short space; but, be assured, you will gain considerable knowledge of Ohio resources and references that will aid you tremendously in searching your Ohio (and vicinity) ancestors. We appreciate that he is willing to travel some distance to visit us and are looking forward to his program.

Meetings are held at 10 AM at the Oakland Family History Center Library