Cari A. Taplin, CG

Cari A. Taplin is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least that's what her family told her. As a result, finding her true heritage has been her focus since the year 2000. She is a native of Wood County, Ohio but now lives in Longmont, Colorado. Cari holds the Certified Genealogist® credential and has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for state, local, and national societies. As the owner of GenealogyPANTS, she provides speaking services. She also lends help and shares her expertise as an administrator on the highly popular Facebook Group "The Genealogy Squad." Cari currently works for Ancestry ProGenealogists. Cari's personal research focuses on midwestern and Great Lakes states. When she's not working on her genealogy, she is a wife, and a mother of two young adults.

December 2, 2023 - Hybrid Meeting and Webinar

Register whether you plan to attend in person at the library
or virtually via Zoom: OCCGS-12-02-Taplin

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about
joining the Zoom meeting. The Library opens at 9:00 am for in-person attendees.

10:10 AM - Casting the Net: Denominational and Ethnic Newspaper Research

Newspapers were daily snapshots of our ancestor's lives. Denominational and ethnic newspapers were no exception. Examine the broad spectrum, wide geographical reach, and history in religious and ethnicity-centered newspapers useful in genealogical research. Methods, techniques, and strategies for obtaining those items of interest will be demonstrated.


11:20 AM - Canadian Migration Patterns to the US

When we think about our immigrant ancestors, we often visualize them coming directly to a United States seaport such as New York. However, many of our forebears entered through Canadian ports before migrating south and becoming U.S. citizens, some may even have crossed back and forth several times creating many records for genealogists! This class will examine some of those migration patterns and the documents they created.


Handouts, when available, are in Member's Only on the Speaker Handouts page.


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Orange County California Genealogical Society
c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92648

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