Corona Family History Seminar
The 5th Annual Corona Family History Seminar, DOWN ON THE
FARM, will be held on Sat., 9 August 2014 from 8:30am - 12:30pm
co-sponsored by the Society and
the Corona Family History Center
We will be honoring our many ancestors who made their livings as farmers in the
first centuries of America.
Come back soon to read about the presentations and presenters, along with the plans
for fabulous displays in the exhibit hall! Tell your friends and family and anyone interested in Genealogy, Family History,
or American History to put this on the calendar as a MUST ATTEND.
Meanwhile, read about what
was presented in 2013 - about 100 people heard from and learned about the following:
DALLAS BORDENAVE, JR.
WHAT CAN DNA TESTING REVEAL ABOUT MY GENEALOGY?
Don't know the difference between DNA and DNA testing? Don't
know what DNA test to take for genealogy? Don't know what the heck is a genome? And you still don't know
the difference between a STIR & a SNIP? And what does that DNA stuff have to do with genealogy anyway? Be
there and you will know in a simple easy to learn manner!
a current member of the Corona Genealogical Society (CGS) (Dallas' membership home) and former Publicity Chair on the
Board of Directors for 3 continuous years. Dallas is also a member of the Orange County California Genealogical Society
(OCCGS) and the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS). He is also a member of the International Society of
Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG), a society of members specifically interested in the science of Genetic Genealogy (DNA). DNA
testing for genealogy is his current interest and specialty after coming to roadblocks and brick walls in his research of
Dallas has taken numerous types of DNA tests from
several different DNA testing companies, and has studied DNA and DNA testing since 2007. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana...
but lived most of his life in Southern California, Dallas was told he was Creole. He later discovered through DNA testing
that his Creole ancestry included a vast Admixture of cultures from around the world. He has given DNA presentations
to numerous genealogy societies throughout Southern California since August 2010. This DNA presentation is suited for
everyone, especially if you are a novice to the science of Genetic Genealogy.
did your ancestors get here, and, once here, how did they move forward into new lives in America? This presentation will assist
folks in the research of their own ancestral migration experiences and the related documents to shed light on these.
ORGANIZATION FOR GENEALOGISTS
Do you have problems knowing what to do with all the
research, once you have gathering ancestral information? You are not alone. Let Len Enlow assist you in figuring out ways
to make sense of everything as well as finding it all again!
One of the Founding Members of the Corona Genealogical Society, who held the position of President for five
years (2002-2007), Len prepares and publishes the Society’s monthly newsletter and has done so since its inception.
He is also responsible for the scheduling, and teaching many of, the Tuesday afternoon classes sponsored by the society and
the Corona Public Library. Len retired from Boeing (formally Rockwell International) in January 1999, after 33 years of service;
he received his BSEE from Pennsylvania State University and his MSEE from California State University at Long Beach. He is
the author of a technical book and holder of two patents. Len is an experienced and accomplished speaker in various electronic
and genealogical fields; he became interested in family history about 40 years ago when he received memorabilia on his family from a first cousin once removed. From that point on, he was hooked
on genealogy and sought every fact, photo, letter, and family history he could get from his family.
JEAN WILCOX HIBBEN; PhD, CG
THE CALIF. GOLD RUSH IN SONG & STORY
Learn the history of the Gold Rush by way of songs and stories as well as historical tidbits and details of how not
only Californians, but Americans in general, have had our lives affected by this momentous event in history. Good for all
the lead researcher for the upcoming PBS TV show Genealogy Roadshow, this Board Certified Genealogist is known in
the genealogy community as a national speaker and frequent author for family history publications. Following 6 years as CGS
President, Jean is now 1st VP of the organization as well as Director of the Corona Family History Center. With 35+ years
of experience in the field, Jean, a retired college professor, serves the Genealogical Speakers Guild as its VP, is a Director
for the Association of Professional Genealogists (and past President of the So. Calif. Chapter), Regional Director for the
International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and board member of the California Genealogical Alliance. Jean
holds a doctorate in folklore and a Masters in speech communication and can be reached through her website www.circlemending.org.
JAMIE McMANUS MAYHEW
THE MOST OUT OF THE FAMILYSEARCH WIKI
How do you start research in a new area? Where do you find the instructions the enumerators
used for the census? What should you do if you are a beginner? I'm not a beginner, I want to learn about land records.
Where do you go? The FamilySearch Research Wiki is an underused jewel for genealogy research. Learn how to get the most out
of the FamilySearch Wiki.
HOW TO USE FAMILYSEARCH FOR RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
Did you know that not all records on FamilySearch are searchable? When you enter your ancestors information on the
search page do you not always get what you expect? Do you think some things may be missing? Learn the tips and tricks
to getting the most out of FamilySearch.
INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY TREE
Family Tree - it's not just
for LDS church members. Learn how use Family Tree for research and recording your family tree. Learn how to upload pictures
and sources to tell your family story. What can Family Tree do for you?
for over 20 years, specializing in United States research including California, the Midwest, New England, and the Southern
States, Jamie holds a PLCGS (Professional
Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies) in American Research from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She
is the moderator for the California pages on the FamilySearch Research Wiki and is a member of the FamilySearch Wiki Community
Council. She is president of the California Genealogical Alliance and past president of the North Orange County Genealogical
Society where she presently serves as Education Chairman. Most recently, she has been a member of the research team
for the upcoming PBS television show Genealogy Roadshow.
MARY ANNE VINCENT
CASE STUDY OF ONE FAMILY, FOLLOWING THREE GENERATIONS AS THEY MOVE WESTWARD
her own family to demonstrate how we can learn more about our own ancestral behaviors, Mary Anne's presentation will enlighten
her listeners about alternate ways of making our families more than names and dates.
ABOUT MARY ANNE
An educator most of her adult life, Mary Anne began her genealogy studies after attending a
workshop put on by the SoCal Gen Soc in 1971. She has been a member of the Delaware Genealogical Society for 20 years
and a member of the Corona Gen Soc for nine years. She had memberships at one time in the New England Gen Soc and Pennsylvania
Gen Soc. as well as the New Jersey Historical Society. She just completed 6 years as the VP of the Corona Genealogical Society
but her dedication to the organization continues as she has worked tirelessly on this seminar, as she has in past year. Mary
Anne is presently working on a book on one line of her father's family. She plans to have it ready for publication
shortly after Thanksgiving.
PHOTO RESTORATION FOR GENEALOGISTS
Ancestral photographs were never designed to last for multiple generations
into the 21st Century, but we want to know what our forebears looked like. We treasure pictures of our multi-great-grand-family.
How can we preserve the photos, restore them to viewable condition, and be able to share them with everyone? Ed will enlighten
us with tips on bringing those old photos back to life!
Edwin Stow was born in London, England.
In1948 when he was 11 years old he immigrated with his parents to Ontario, Canada. Ed and his family moved
to California in the early 1960’s and later became U.S. Citizens. Ed’s
early professional career included positions as a Purchasing Agent and Program Manager for a major Aerospace Corporation;
Eventually Ed became a Vice President of Human Resources for Fairchild Corporation. Ed
retired in 1996 and now resides here in Corona. He devotes his time to his family his church, and various hobbies. Ed
has been researching his British ancestral roots for the past ten years. Learning Photoshop techniques became a necessity
when it came time to preserve the family photos and documents.
A special service was offered during the morning: an opportunity to have a personal (family) photo or photo
of a family artifact uploaded to people's own personal web pages with the Living Legacy Project. An interview room
with camera and scanning equipment was set up for this purpose and people had photos uploaded and their voices added,
describing the people or scenes depicted. One FREE web page was offered to each participant, with their own privacy
settings, which could be added to as they desire so they can share family legacies with relatives. This service
was offered by L. A. (Butch) Hibben, who is a Certified Legacy Advisor (click his name to contact him to learn how you can have this service
performed now, even though the 2013 seminar is in the past). This service will not be part of the 2014 seminar, but Butch
will be presenting with suggestions on how to preserve your family legacy.
WE HOPE YOU VISITED THE EXHIBIT
Celebrating the California Gold Rush and the pioneering of the Western Territories.
Refreshments of the era
will be served.
THE 2014 EVENT WILL HAVE A SIMILAR DISPLAY RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF OUR COUNTRY'S FARMERS