Thomas Jay   Kemp

Director, Genealogy Products NewsBank. A well-known genealogist, librarian and speaker. Tom has been working in libraries for the past 48 years. He has authored more than 35 books. He was a presenter at the first genealogy conference held in China (Shanghai 2001) and has regularly presented at national genealogy conferences.


February 22, 2013
2:30 pm : Newspapers: Critical Resource to Document Your Family Tree

(All Levels) Learn about the more than 6.500 newspapers online – published from 1690-Today. Learn how to search; clip and save articles about your family. Practical tips searching newspapers published over three centuries. Discover the stories and details that helped shape your ancestor’s lives Attendees will learn about the massive collection of newspapers that are now online. Examples will be taken from They will learn about finding: birth, marriage & death notices; passenger lists; legal notices; society briefs; family reunions; military records and similar articles of high interest to genealogists. Attendees will receive special access to these online newspapers. Login First

February 23, 2013
10:00 am : Obituaries: Clues to Look for and Tips for Making Sure You Get the Full Benefit From an Obituary Notice

(All Levels) Practical tips for searching obituaries published over three centuries. Learn to mine the clues and details to fill in the stories of your family’s past.nn Attendees will learn search techniques and tips for tracking down all of the obituaries for your family. Examples will be taken from See examples from the obituaries of Mayflower passengers down to today – learn how to document and pass down this information for the rising generation.nn Attendees will receive special access to these online newspapers. Login First

1:30 pm : Top Ten 21st Century Genealogy Websites

(All Levels) Concentrate on these nnTop Ten essential online resources – the sites you will actually use and rely on again and again. Cut through the clutter on the Internet and focus on these core practical resources – nnwith reliable documentation.

Attendees will be shown the core online sources. The presentation is geared to focus them on these sites to save time and improve the accuracy nnof their family history. Sites like: Ancestry, FamilySearch, GenealogyBank, Internet Archive, Scribd, Google Books etc. will be covered.

Attendees will receive special access to nnthese online newspapers. Login First