Thursday, February 18, 2016

Featured Tonight:
Researching Wills and Probate Records

Thursday, February 18, 2016
5:45 p.m.
502 West Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton
"Where There's a Will:
Probate Records Can Prove Family Connections"
Presenter: Janice M. Sellers

Records created when a person dies can be very useful for genealogists, as they often describe family relationships. They may, however, also contain pitfalls. In this month's membership meeting, SJGS is pleased to offer a topic covering estate records as well as guardianship records, all presented by a professional genealogist who is no stranger to our Society.

As we've already seen during her past presentation at our 2014 Seminar, this month's speaker, Janice M. Sellers, is passionate about her work. She loves to research her own family and everyone else's, and by her own admission, will "talk your ear off about genealogy," given the chance. She specializes in Jewish, Black, forensic, and newspaper research. In addition, she edits three genealogy journals and serves on the boards of three genealogical societies. Along with her website at, she writes an informative genealogy blog.

Join us tonight as we return to the Margaret Troke Library to resume our regular monthly meetings there for the Spring calendar. As always, feel free to invite a guest. We look forward to seeing you then!