Washington DC November 12 - 20, 2016, Research Trip
Join co-hosts Linda Harms Okazaki and Victoria Kinnear on an extraordinary Washington DC genealogy Trip.
CGS President, Linda Harms Okazaki will guide you through the National Archives in Washington DC and College Park MD, plus the library at the Daughters of the American Revolution. An additional day is planned for research at the Library of Congress. Attendees may register for an optional lecture at USCIS (United States Immigration and Citizenship Services). Certified genealogist, Darcie Posz, will offer one-hour consultations on Sunday and will assist researchers Monday through Wednesday morning.
Included in the trip will be:
* Group dinner and orientation on Nov 13.
* Optional 30 minute consultations with Darcie Posz, CG, on Nov 13 ($30) payable that day by cash or check.
* Orientation and tour, followed by research at Archives I in Washington DC, Nov 14.
* Orientation and tour, followed by research at the Library of Congress schedule TBD
* Transportation to and from hotel, plus Orientation and tour, followed by research at Archives II in College Park, MD, on Nov 17.
* Orientation and tour, followed by research at the DAR timing TBD
There will be one or two group meetings in Oakland to assist attendees with orientation, getting people familiar with the websites, putting together a research plan, understanding the metro system, etc. Meals are not included, except for the two group dinners. Transportation is not included, except for the bus to and from College Park MD. Guests should plan to arrive on Saturday, to have time to get situated, adjust to the time difference, have a consultation, possibly go site seeing.
This trip is suitable for intermediate researchers, and above.
Linda is a fourth generation San Franciscan who has lived all but two years of her life in the Bay Area. Her interest in genealogy began as a hobby in 1998 but has since grown to a personal quest. Linda has been researching her husband’s ancestry for the past several years, documenting his family in the internment camps and in Japan. She is passionate about researching, documenting, teaching, and sharing the stores of Japanese Americans.
Victoria Kinnear, owner of My Ancestors Lived Here, is a professional genealogist with deep Maryland roots. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Maryland Genealogical Society. She is also President of the North Capital Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and Registrar for the Mary Young Pickersgill Chapter of the Daughters of 1812. She has researched for television shows including Henry Lewis Gates’ Finding Your Roots and Genealogy Roadshow for the past two seasons. Victoria completed the BU Certificate course in Genealogy and GENFED.
Darcie Hind Posz, CG, is a genealogist, author and researcher. Recipient of the ASG Scholar Award, she has authored articles that have been published in The Nugget, The Genealogist, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and The American Genealogist.
Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited to 20 so register early.
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Connecting people to their diverse family heritage
Whether you have Gold Rush ancestors or have no family connection to California, you will find extensive support for your genealogy research at the California Genealogical Society (CGS) in Oakland. The society offers research services, online indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 38,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and around the world. CGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The library is conveniently located in Uptown Oakland, one block north of the Paramount Theatre, at 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2. We are three blocks from the 19th Street BART Station.
Phone: (510) 663-1358
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