General Meeting and Lecture: April 4, 2013

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Santa Cruz Public Library, Central Location
(2nd floor meeting room)
224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Co-sponsored with Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries!

Speaker: Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG

Lecture Topic:
Jumping to Erroneous Conclusions: What do the Records REALLY Say?

So often we look at a document and quickly determine what we think it means without giving further study to every part of the record and its interpretation. How often have we been led astray by not gleaning the correct clues? This lecture will take us back for another look. For example, are we interpreting the censuses right? The deeds? The dowers? The relationships? The estates? The tombstones? The newspapers? Are we misleading others? These topics are just a few of the many areas in which genealogists commonly jump to erroneous conclusions.

Come and see if YOU have been leaping to conclusions!

Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG is a Board-certified genealogist and a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists with many years of experience in the field of genealogy. She has authored a number of genealogy-related books to assist others. Her books have received top reviews for their content, clarity, and ease of reading. (Note: Fortunately for us, these books will be available for purchase at the lecture!) Christine has delivered hundreds of lectures in a variety of locations including national, regional, and local conferences such as the National Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, GenTech, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and the North Carolina, California, Southern California, San Diego, Sonoma County, Montana State, Kentucky, and Kansas State Genealogical Societies. She also was on the faculty of the National Institute of Genealogical Research in Washington, D.C. For many years she has been an instruction and coordinator for Alabama’s Samford University in its Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.

Books written by Christine Rose which will be available for purchase at the meeting!

  • Nicknames: Past & Present, 5th ed.
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Genealogy, 2 ed.
  • Genealogical Proof Standard, 3d ed.
  • Courthouse Research for Family Historians
  • Courthouse Indexes Illustrated
  • Military Bounty Land  (1776-1855)