Countdown to Jamboree 2008

Countdown to Jamboree 2008, sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society, is 25 days!

My topics:
Friday 1:30 to 2:30 pm American Church Records: How to Locate, Search, and Use the many kinds of church records available in print, on microfilm, on CD-Rom, and on the internet. Religious belief dictates the records kept and preserved by congregations. This session will show how to search these records for hard-to-find ancestors–a NEW research strategy and how to use “internal evidence links” to trace and prove family relationships.

Saturday 9:30 to 10:30 am Tracing a Southern Pedigree: NEW search strategies in little-known and overlooked sources to help you by-pass burned courthouses, gaps in vital records, and ancestors always on the move. Also discussed new finding aids, state-wide indexes, and special research projects that enable you to locate where your ancestors settled: VA into NC, TN, KY, AR and on to California.

Saturday 11:00 to 12:00 pm Tracing Your Revolutionary War Ancestors: Traditional Sources like DAR applications and patriots, pension and service records have new access. Newly discovered records that detail military service 1775-1782 like files of military hospitals and prison ships, rejection rolls, petitions submitted to the Continental Congress–where are these records, how do you search them? Also included: mercenaries who supplemented the troops–Hessians, French, British, and Canadian patriots, “Black Watch,” enlightened Loyalists–where are their records?

Saturday 4:30 to 5:30 pm British Migration to America Before 1850: Documenting “original” settlers to New England, New Netherlands, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Special attention is focused on the Irish, the German, the “brides,” the indentured servants, and British-sponsored religious migrations. Special immigration projects will be highlighted.

Sunday 1:30 to 2:30 pm Solving Tough Problems with Cemetery Records: family relationships, migration patterns, occupations, economic status, naming patterns, and national origins–these and more emerge from cemeteries and their evidence. This session includes a colored slide presentation on ethnic cemeteries which I shot shot on location.

Please note that I have completely revised and updated my presentations just for this conference–I will demonstrate my very latest, most successful, and totally powerful research techniques! You won’t want to miss this three-day event. I usually have extra handouts too–stuff that I discovered after the syllabus materials were submitted and I want to share with you.

And I am bringing all of my new publications including 2 new volumes for New York research and 2 new volumes for Virginia. With up-dated and revised editions of all my genealogy research bundles. Watch this blog for contents of these new publications. You can also order online using your Paypal account.

Jamboree Exhibitor Profile – Arlene Eakle’s Genealogical Institute, Table 121 in the Vendor Hall:

Table 121
Arlene Eakle, Ph.D.
The Genealogical Institute

P.O. Box 129
Tremonton UT 84337

Arlene Eakle’s Genealogical Institute, Inc. opened in 1972:

For the Busy:

  • complete genealogy research packages to identify ancestors and to extend pedigree lines (including field research where needed),
  • tracing immigrant ancestors to places of origin,
  • documenting pedigree ladies,
  • proving lineages for membership in patriotic societies, job advancement, or college placement.

For the Do-it-yourself-Genealogist:

  • research consultation on specific genealogy problems, by phone and one-on-one at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City or at our own Genealogy Library Center, Inc.;
  • assistance in planning a successful research trip including special collections to see and proven shortcuts to speed up your research in the field;
  • analysis of complicated legal documents; and
  • more than 90 how-to-do-it genealogy research guides, newsletters, and unique reports so you can have a 96% success rate yourself!

For the Family Organization:

  • coordination of research efforts and assignments to family researchers,
  • research training and initial guidance on targeted projects,
  • preparation and writing of family histories, and
  • biographical vignettes on selected ancestors.

And we can do the research and writing of the family history so that you can share in all the excitement without putting the hard work on your members.

Be sure to read Arlene’s blog and catch her many lectures at Jamboree.

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