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Genealogy Zoomboree

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Making the Invisible Visible

Our multicultural Genealogy Zoomboree was a hit! Four nationally known experts showed us how to track seemingly invisible records and people.

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

The Zoom link for the recording(s) and the handouts will be emailed to you within 24 hours.

The videos will be available for viewing up to and including May 15th.

  • Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL

    Executive Director, Board for Certification of Genealogists - a 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.

  • 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 Revolution, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 the 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!