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American Ancestors Comes to California

American Ancestors is California bound! Join Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert and Senior Genealogist Melanie McComb as they travel from coast to coast, making the journey many of our ancestors made as they sought new opportunities and adventure in the golden state. This one-day seminar will provide you with tips and strategies to trace your California-bound ancestors. We’ll discuss the New England roots of many Westward migrants, as well as how to find records for those notoriously difficult ancestors on the move.

June 8: Oakland, California

Preservation Park
1223 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612

Click here to register for June 8 in Oakland

June 9: San Marino, California

Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

Click here to register for June 9 in San Marino



AGENDA for Both Events

9:00-9:45 a.m. Doors open, breakfast (included)
9:45-10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
10:00-11:00 a.m. Colonial Migrations in the Northeast – David Allen Lambert
11:00-12:00 p.m. Westward Migration, 1783-1900 – David Allen Lambert
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch (included)
1:00-2:00 p.m. California or Bust! Researching Your Western Pioneers – Melanie McComb
2:00-3:00 p.m. Follow the Money: Go-To Records for Tracing Ancestors on the Move – Melanie McComb
3:00-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:15 p.m. Strategies for Tracking Ancestors on the Move – David Allen Lambert
4:15 p.m. Door prize winner announced
4:30 p.m. Event concludes