Lecture – Nancy Loe & Chris Pederson

July 15, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
on Zoom
Presenter: Nancy Loe

“Beyond Ancestry: Essential Portals for Genealogy Research”

A whole wide world of free resources awaits the genealogist who knows to look beyond Ancestry, FamilySearch, and other major sites. Discover online research portals with newspapers, maps, books and more for your family history research.

After a long professional career in academic archives and genealogy libraries, Nancy Loe, MA, MLS, launched her website, SassyJaneGenealogy.com. Her site features a blog, monthly newsletter, and genealogy e-books on U.S. and European research.

Nancy also provides expert guidance on information management to help genealogists search smart and find more primary sources. She has presented at genealogy gatherings in the US, Canada, and Australia, including NGS, Rootstech, and Legacy Family Tree.

Ask her about the strangest thing she ever discovered in an archives.

Second presentation:

Presenter: Chris Pederson

“Benefits of Using DNA for Adoption Cases” (Mexican American SIG)

Learn about the benefits of genetic genealogy is solving adoption cases.

Chris Pederson has been a teacher and public speaker for over 50 years and a genealogy researcher for almost 20 years. He was introduced to genealogy by an uncle who had done some work on his family history. Later, he was asked by a boss who knew Chris’ interest in genealogy to answer a few questions about searching for his birth parents. Chris found information for this person relatively quickly and that sparked his interest in turning genealogy into a business. Chris turned to DNA to solve other adoptees’ brick wall problem. That started his journey in using genetic genealogy to solve brick wall problems.

All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation here. Please note that we cannot respond to same-day requests.

There is no DNA Special Interest Group meeting this month. Our members are encouraged to attend Conejo Valley Genealogical Society’s DNA SIG this month. Contact webmaster@venturacogensoc.org for more information.