Mar 31, 2021

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary With a Multicultural Genealogy Zoomboree, April 16-18

This looks like a major online event! The following is the announcement from the Genealogical Forum of Oregon:

Registration is now open!

Genealogy Zoomboree

April 16-18, 2021

Making the Invisible Visible

Join us for a multicultural Genealogy Zoomboree! Four nationally known experts show you how to track seemingly invisible records and people.

This is a three-day, live and online event. Registration for one, two, three or all four speakers is online only.

The Zoom link for the event will be emailed to you about one week prior to the event, along with the handouts. All handouts are electronic and are included with your registration.

All sessions will be recorded and videos available to registrants through May 18th.

Please click here to get our flyer and share it with your friends.

Contact Information 

  • Fri., Apr. 16: 1 – 3:30 p.m.

    Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
    Executive Director, Board for Certification of Genealogists – popular speaker at NGS, APG, RootsTech and Legacy Family Tree Webinars, and has published many articles for professional publications.
    ➣ Courthouse Research & Indexes – Find critical genealogical information from your local courthouse.
    ➣ Land Records: Rich Sources for Your Research – Even non-landowners can end up in land and deed records

  • Sat., Apr. 17: 9 – 11:30 a.m.

    Linda Harms Okazaki
    Charter Member, Nikkei Genealogical Society – a featured columnist of Finding Your Nikkei Roots, and a member of APG, The Genealogical Speakers Guild, the Daughters of the American Revolutions, and numerous Japanese American organizations.
    ➣ Introduction to Japanese American Research – Japanese American research provides lessons in genealogical research that benefits all genealogists. Custom information for Oregon included.
    ➣ WWII Internment Camps: Japanese, Germans & Italians – Japanese Americans and their families, as well as Americans of other heritage, were considered “enemy aliens,” and imprisoned by the U.S. Government. Learn about internment sites and the records created.

  • Sat., Apr. 17: 1 – 3:30 p.m.

    Sherri Camp, MLS
    Past President, Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society – the Genealogy Librarian at the Topeka, Kansas library, has served the Family History Center for 17 years, and author of African American Topeka.
    ➣ African American Research Strategies – Learn key strategies to locate resources and records for information about African American ancestors and family members.
    ➣ A Treasure Trove of Free Websites – Learn how to access free genealogical information while we stay safe at home doing research at our computers.

  • Sun., Apr. 18: 1 – 3:30 p.m.

    Michael Lacopo, DVM
    Professional Genealogist – versed in research from a methodical and scientific view with his background in medicine, he has researched for clients since 1980 and lectured on genealogy nationally and internationally since 2004.
    ➣ Medical Genealogy: A primer of diseases that killed our ancestors and the epidemics they lived through – Many researchers barely understand the cause of death listed. Know what afflicted your ancestors’ communities, the common diseases, and you’ll learn how they lived.
    ➣ “I am poor, obscure, plain, and little.” – Researching Invisible Ancestors – If your ancestors had little money, did not buy and sell land, did not leave wills, and did not purchase gravestones, how do you find them? This lecture will show you how!

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