“Advanced” Beginning Genealogy Class

I will be teaching an online “Advanced” Beginning Genealogy class on 9 June 2021 from 9 AM – 12 NOON with the Southern California Genealogy Society as part of their Special Events Week leading up to Genealogy Jamboree 2021.

More information will be available as they finalize the schedule. Visit their website, and revisit as they update from time to time. 9 June 9:00 AM has already been scheduled as the live online class for “Advanced” Beginning Genealogy.

If you have not yet taken the Beginning Genealogy class, that’s OK, there is no prerequisite for this class. You will learn more about genealogy research no matter what!

See you in June!

1950 US Census

The US Federal Government has a “72-Year Rule” keeping census records inaccessible to the public until 72 years after the census was enumerated. The 1950 US Census records will be released to the public in April 2022. The US Census Bureau has more information on their website.

Be sure to look for the records at the usual places, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and National Archives in April of next year! We are anxiously awaiting access to the records where we can look up our ancestors, some of whom may still be with us!

Jamboree 2021 is Closed Captioned

Genealogy Jamboree 2021 will be Closed-Captioned!

I received an email from the Jamboree Blog, part of which is pasted below:

Closed-captioning was developed to create a way to include the
hearing-impaired. During Jamboree’s 51-year history, inclusion has always been and continues to be our core value. We strive to create an environment that will benefit everyone, including different cultures, races, religions, and disabilities.
Did you know that closed-captioned, as opposed to open captioned, means you turn it on? That means only those who prefer this benefit use it. 
While it was developed for the hard of hearing its benefits extend beyond. Its mainstream use is seen in restaurants or bars with TVs on.  When the background noise is an obstacle, the captions at the bottom include everyone! So if your house is still full and noise is your norm, this tool will benefit you too.

Register now! Early-bird pricing ends May 31