Thursday, April 21, 2016

Featured Tonight: Brick Walls versus FAN Club

Thursday, April 21, 2016
5:45 p.m.
502 West Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton
"Breaking Down Brick Walls:
An Introduction to the FAN Club"
Presenter: Susan Goss Johnston

While we may see “brick walls” in our genealogical research as impenetrable, it is possible to get around these impediments. But you have to know how to do this. This month’s speaker will share key hints on how your ancestors’ “FAN Club” Friends, Associates and Neighborscan lead you to just the clues you need.

This month’s speaker, Susan Goss Johnston, is a 2011 ProGen alumna, has completed the “Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis” course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and the National Archives' lecture and lab course, “Going to the Source,” and has attended the National Institute on Genealogical Research (now known as the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records). She is a co-editor of the recently published Source Templates for The Master Genealogist™ (available on Her personal research focuses on families in New England and the Mid-Atlantic region, and she specializes in military records. 

Susan's life is now "in transition" as she and her husband are planning a move to New Mexico later this year. Barring any change of plans, this San Joaquin Genealogical Society event will be your golden opportunity to catch Susan’s last presentation before she leaves California.

We look forward to seeing you this Thursday evening.

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