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Wednesday, January 17 - 6pm (PST)
Free Land: Homesteading the West
by Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew

The United States Homestead Act was a unique way to give away land and settle the West. It was a complicated process and produced many records. Learn about this process and the stories of those who homesteaded the land.

Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew, a California native, is a family genealogist, genealogical educator, occasional blogger, and professional researcher. She is active in numerous societies and organizations and has served as president of the California State Genealogical Alliance, Southern California Chapter APG, and the Genealogical Society of North Orange County California.
Saturday, January 20 from 11am to 1pm
Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Richard Riordan Central Library
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept. • Lower Level 4
Meeting Room LL420 (at the foot of the escalator)

"Where to Look & What You Might Find"
Genealogist George Mouchet will reveal how to track down your
family’s obituaries and discover what other clues they reveal. George is a past president of the
Antelope Valley Genealogical Society, currently serving as VP. He has been researching since 1999
and enjoys doing both offline and online research. Professionally George maintains and develops web
sites. Genealogy Garage workshops are FREE and open to researchers at all levels

RSVP: CALL Central Library Info: 213-228-7000, then ask for the History and Genealogy Dept. Ask for reservations for the Genealogy Garage workshop on [give the specific date]. Leave your name and an e-mail address or phone number so you can be notified in case the workshop is cancelled.

FREE Webinar
Saturday, February 3 - 10am (PST)
Jumping the Pond: Finding the Origins of Your Immigrant Ancestor
by Donna M. Moughty

Whatever the nationality of your immigrant ancestor, to effectively search you must begin at home. The most important piece of information is the town or parish where your ancestor was born and the information is likely in a US record. This lecture focuses on the types of records available in the United States which will help you find that information.

Donna M. Moughty is a researcher, lecturer and blogger on a variety of subjects including Internet, Irish research and computer topics. She is the author of the Quick Reference Guides on Irish Research and leads a research trip to Ireland each year.

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