Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento Presents: Case Study - Reconstructing Family Information From Almost Nothing

The public is welcome at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento meeting on Sunday, January 20, 2013 starting at 10 a.m. 

Speaker Janice Sellars will present "Reconstructing Family Information From Almost Nothing", a case study demonstrating techniques and sources allowing the reconstruction of seven generations of a family.  The immigrant ancestors of the family came from Eastern Europe to rural western Pennsylvania in the mid-1800s.  Janice's search began with the slimmest of information -- a town name, one person's last name, a married woman's first name and a third person's occupation.  A key clue was a newspaper obituary.

About the Speaker
Janice Sellers is a professional genealogist who specializes in newspaper and Jewish research.  She is the editor of two genealogy journals and a member of numerous genealogy societies, including the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society.  Janice has volunteered for 12 years at the Oakland FamilySearch Library.

All are welcome to attend the January 20, 2013, 10 a.m. meeting at the Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright St., Sacramento. For more information about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento, visit or e-mail Mort at

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Posted by Denise H. Richmond

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