Melinda Kashuba holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a popular lecturer and author of Walking with Your Ancestors: a Genealogist’s Guide to Using Maps and Geography (Family Tree Books, 2005) plus numerous articles in genealogical magazines and other publications. She is an adjunct instructor in Geography at Shasta College and is the 2016 recipient of the Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Community College Teaching given by the California Community College Foundation. Her genealogical specialties include nineteenth and twentieth century American research and maps.
IGHR 2017 Evening Classes
IGHR will be hosting four evening sessions Monday – Wednesday, 24-26 July, from 7:00 until 8:15 pm. Evening sessions are included in tuition for IGHR course registrants and are open to the public for a small fee ($15). Sessions include "How to Use GALILEO and the UGA Libraries’ Resources" by Laura W. Carter, MEd, MLIS, SLIS (includes the many databases to which IGHR attendees will have access), "BCG Certification Seminar" by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL and Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, and two talks by John Philip Colletta, PhD, "Why Great Grandpa Shaved Off His Mustache: Tales of Our Ancestors and the Weather" and "Private Archives: What They Are and How to Use Them." If you are not registered for an IGHR Course, you should pre-register for the evening sessions you plan to attend to guarantee a handout. Deadline to register for the evening sessions is 17 July 2017.
For your convenience, IGHR is pleased to offer attendees and their guests in-house meal tickets for lunch and/or dinner. This will allow you time to enjoy your meal with fellow attendees and their guests in a private dining area before making the short walk to an evening session or back to class. To purchase meal tickets, follow the link or select Dining Options under IGHR 2017 in the menu above by midnight, 29 June 2017.