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Genealogical Society Lecture Series @ Downtown

Genealogical Society Lecture Series @ Downtown

The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County presents the 2019-2020 Genealogy Lecture Series. Join us the first Tuesday of each month to learn about a variety of resources, strategies, and tools in the field of family research. All are invited to these free events, and donations are welcome. For more information, please call the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (831) 427-7707 extension 5794. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Show more dates
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Upstairs Meeting Room

Researching American Indian Ancestors

Guest Speaker: Junel Davidsen

This presentation will cover preliminary steps and historical background information necessary to begin researching American Indian ancestors. Research steps will focus on available government record collections for tribes in the continental United States, with an explanation of different lists created for the various tribes and time periods. Examples and case studies will demonstrate a variety of websites and repositories, how to research these collections, and the importance of examining and correlating information.

Junel is a professional genealogist specializing in courthouse and forensic research. She routinely assists estate administrators in finding missing heirs and families looking for missing relatives, including adoptees. Recently she has been helping to solve unknown identities using genetic genealogy. She has held various positions in the Monterey County Genealogical Society, including President. She is a member of the “Off the Charts” writing group and DNA Special Interest Group. She has volunteered at the Monterey County History
Center for several years, and also volunteers at the Monterey and San Benito County historical societies and organizes tours to local archives and repositories.

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