Lectures

Would you like to know where I’m appearing? Please visit my website for details.

Military

2014 is the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, The Battle of the Bulge, and the 100th Anniversary of World War I. Has your library or society considered how you will honor our veterans and their families this year and next? Beginning in the fall of 2014, I will be available to present your choice of two to four military workshops in a seminar day. Contact me for available dates and fees.

Finishing the Story

Tracing the life of a World War I or II soldier can be challenging. Many researchers are unaware of the many records and resources available outside of the usual genealogical record sources. Explore the lives, service, and deaths of three soldiers, through the usual genealogical records and learn about numerous military resources available. Through a brief reading from her new book Stories of the Lost, Jennifer will demonstrate how to write the stories of your Soldier.

Stories of the Lost

A continuation of “Finishing the Story,” we will explore the records available to tell the stories of those who died in service. We will also discuss those who took care of our Soldier Dead, the Graves Registration Service men. Learn about their job and the reasons it took so long to have our soldiers repatriated and what happened to the personal effects during the course of recovery and repatriation.

Serving Proudly! Women in Service and on the Home Front During World War II

(Available September 2014)

Women at home and in service are often overlooked as we research our military ancestors and the wars through which they lived. Learn about women on the homefront and in service (WACS, WAVES, Red Cross, SPARS, Nurses, and others) in this lecture. You will even go home with a few writing prompts to get you thinking about researching and writing your female military stories.

The Day That Lived in Infamy! Navigating WWII Military Records

(Available September 2014)

All the records did not burn! Learn how to research your military ancestors through military records, books, photographs, and family stories.

**This will also be available as a workshop with workbook (for additional fee.)

Genealogy for Kids and Adults

Engaging the Next Generation: Inspiring a Love of Genealogy in Children and Grandchildren

Adult genealogists repeat over and over, “I wish I would have asked my grandma…..” In Engaging the Next Generation, learn ways to engage children and grandchildren in their family history through age appropriate activities and research.

Connecting Children With Their Past

Join us for a one hour program for children grades 4th – high school to learn how to start researching family history. Learn how to complete the charts required for your research and hear stories about locating additional information on your family. Parental participation is encouraged.

Italian Research

La Famiglia – Beginning Italian Genealogy Research

Join us for an overview of how to begin researching your Italian ancestors in the U.S. before jumping across the pond. Learn about naming patterns, tips on locating the village or origin and surnames.

La Famiglia in Italy

(Available September 2014)

You’ve located the village of origin and you are ready to jump across the pond! Join us for a discussion on researching your Italian ancestors in Italy. Learn about records available, handwriting, common words, and more!

© 2014, Jennifer Holik

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