Lectures – Craig R. Scott & Baerbel Johnson

November 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
on Zoom

Presenter: Craig R. Scott

“Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestor” 

Follow your Revolutionary War ancestor through available records from enlistment, service, pension and bounty land.
Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA is President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 8,500 titles in print. A researcher for more than thirty years, he specializes in the records of the National Archives, problem solving, genealogical skill building and publishing. He has been lecturing steadily since the 1990 National Genealogical Society Conference in Crystal City at local, state, and national levels. He has coordinated lecture tracks at IGHR, SLIG and GRIP. He was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award by APG in 2008 and the UGA Silver Tray Award in 2009. A nationally known lecturer and educator he has appeared in the Ancestry Show and the Neil Leherer News Hour. He brings enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge to each engagement.
Second presentation:

Presenter: Baerbel Johnson

Using Historical newspapers to learn more about your German Ancestor” (German SIG) 

Historical newspapers are a wonderful new resource for the family historian!

They may include notices of births, marriages, or deaths, but also property sales, patents given for new inventions, business licenses requested, intentions to emigrate, and much more. Your ancestor may even be mentioned in a news article. Historical information adds color to your family history. This presentation will discuss how to find local and regional newspapers and gives lots of examples of how they can be useful in family history research.

Baerbel K. Johnson, AG, is a professional genealogist and works at the Family History Library as International Research Consultant. She holds degrees in Family and Local History Studies and Sociology from BYU, and has more than twenty years of extensive experience in European family history research with emphasis on Germany. She has published a number of journal articles, contributed material for several books, and lectured at various conferences. Her personal interest is in “putting flesh on the genealogical skeleton” by placing each individual within a proper social and historical context.

Baerbel is a member of NGS, the German Professional Genealogists Association, the German Society for Computer Genealogy, and SGGEE. She is also a member of and commissioner for ICAPGen.

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.