Monday, August 2, 2010

LINDA JOHNSON, Speaker at Family History Day

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It is a pleasure to introduce Linda Johnson who will be a speaker at Family History Day at the California State Archives.

Linda Johnson began her own family history search in 1988 when enrolled in an undergraduate class at CSU, Sacramento. She went on to receive her Master of Arts degree in Public History in 1993. As a graduate student, she interned at the California State Archives for three years and at the San Joaquin County Historical Society for 6 months. After graduation, she worked as assistant archivist at the Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center, now known as the Center for Sacramento History. In 1996, she accepted a position as collections manager for the manuscript and archival collections at Shields Library, UC Davis.

In October 1997, Linda accepted a position at the California State Archives, where she has worked in a variety of program areas. She is currently the Reference Coordinator and has responsibility for all activities related to the Reference Program. Linda has participated in the annual Family History Day since its inception in 1999. In addition to the Family History Day engagements, she has been a presenter at several local genealogical and historical societies.

Linda Johnson will be presenting two sessions:

Genealogical Resources at the California State Archives will include a description of the millions of paper documents, maps, photographs, three–dimensional artifacts, and records in other formats such as audiotape and videotape held there.

Cussin' Cousins will be an open forum in which Linda will help beginning genealogists break through brickwalls.

1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Reference Desk Phone: 916-653-2246
Reference Desk Fax: 916-653-7743
Reference e-mail:

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