San Rafael Public Library

Topics in Genealogy

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January 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Library Meeting Room
1100 E St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Reference Desk
Topics in Genealogy @ Library Meeting Room | San Rafael | California | United States

Our speaker, Jeffrey Vaillant, former Director of the California Genealogy Society and genealogy junkie, loves a challenge, so come with your questions! Each 2nd Tuesday of the month he’ll be discussing a different area of genealogy research.

Notice that the focus is on United States records, however, each topic has its international element.

2020 Topics

January 14: Genealogy 101-Vital Records. Birth, Marriage, Death and Divorce! Q&A

February 11: Genealogy 101-Military Records, Draft Registrations, Pensions Q&A

March 10: Genealogy 101-Immigration and Naturalization records Q&A

April 14: Genealogy 101- Potpourri – Newspapers, County histories, church records, fraternal organizations Q&A

May 12: Genealogy 101-Support groups, Genealogical, Historical, Web trees, Facebook etc. Q&A

June 9: Genealogy 101-Problem solving – Genealogical Proof Standard Q&A

July 14: Genealogy 101-Student presentations! Q&A

August 11: How Our Ancestors Continue to Impact Our Lives

Fall 2020 topics to come…

Jeff is a past President of the California Genealogical Society and the Sonoma County Genealogical Society and has served on the boards of many other genealogical associations. He has a BA in history and has a special interest in American Civil War research. He teaches genealogy each month here at the San Rafael Public Library. Jeff is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is working toward certification as a professional genealogist.

At all of the MARINet libraries, you have FREE in-library access to the most popular genealogy research tool –  From inside any of the city and county libraries, just log in with your library card number and PIN/password.

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