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Linda Serna

I have been involved with genealogy in researching and writing family stories for over 30 years. I have also been privileged to work as a genealogist for the first season of the PBS Genealogy Roadshow program. Currently, I am a member of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (SCCAPG), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), the California State Genealogical Alliance (CSGA), the Polish Genealogical Society (PGS-CA), and the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (GSHA-CA) as well as serving as Vice President of Programs for the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS). Over the last 7 years, I’ve written and given several presentations on various topics for groups in California and New Mexico, and have taught Intermediate and Advanced genealogy classes at my home group. I am always in the process of writing new presentations. My loves, in addition to public speaking, include history, writing, and traveling. I especially like seeing how individual family stories fit in and make up the fabric of history.

2016 Sessions with Linda Serna

1F Ethnic Groups: They Came into America
Syllabus: 2016/1F_Ethnic_Groups.pdf

Looks at the Polish, German, French, Belgium Walloons, Italian, Irish, and Dutch and explores where they came from, when they came, why they came, and where they went in America to aid us in our research of these particular groups.

2F What Do You Do When Your DNA Doesn't Match Your Paper Trail: A Case Study
Syllabus: 2016/2F_DNA_Doesnt_Match.pdf

Follows the steps Linda took when she discovered through DNA that her husband's ethnicity wasn't what they thought it was. Even though this is one family's story, it should have ideas for anyone who find themselves in this situation by touching on DNA and how a case is pursued.

3A The Story of the Scots-Irish
Syllabus: 2016/3A_The_Story_of_the_Scots-Irish.pdf

Replacement session.



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