Linda Serna

19731 Bowman Lane
Huntington Beach, California 92646

Phone: 714-504-7060


Contact between 09:00 am to 07:00 pm US Pacific


On-line Searching
US Census Records
Hispanic Research, especially New Mexico
Telling Your Family Stories


  • NEW: Tales to Docs to Stories: Building Your Family Story from Family Tales and Documents
  • WWI—The Great War
  • Solving Mysteries: Step by Step
  • What Do You Do When Your DNA Doesn't Match Your Paper Trail?
  • Spanish Research
  • Using Online Sources to Expand the Family Story
  • Dispelling Myths and Finding Your Family
  • War of 1812
  • Analyzing Census Records
  • Foreign Research
  • Genealogy as Detective Work
  • The War Between Brothers: Families Torn Asunder
  • The Story of the Scots-Irish
  • Hints for More Effective Research
  • Spanish Land Grants in the Southwest
  • Ethnic Groups: They Came Into America
  • Family Stories: Genealogy Beyond Just the Dates
  • A Visual Journey Beyond the Censuses
    New lectures/presentations developed upon request

  • Speaking Conditions:

    Computer supplied and projector if necessary
    Supplies masters for handouts/syllabus
    Will travel
    Fees can be negotiated but include honorarium and mileage

    Previous Engagements:

    Genealogical Society of North Orange County (2009-2017); Genealogical Society of Hispanic America Regional Conference (2011-2012); Orange County California Genealogical Society (2008-2017); Regional Family History Library Orange (2010-2016); Genealogical Society of South Orange County (2010-2017); Society of Hispanic Historical & Ancestral Research (2012-2017); Polish Genealogical Society (2014-2017); Immigrant Genealogical Society (2014-2017); Glendora Genealogy Group (2012-2017); Ventura Genealogical Society (2013-2017); San Diego Genealogical Society (2011, 2014-2017); Questing Heirs (2009-2017); Fresno Valley Genealogical Society Conference (2012); Whittier Area Genealogical Society (2011-2015); North San Diego County Genealogical Society (2011-2017); Polish Genealogical Society of California (2013-2017); Palm Springs Genealogical Society (2016-2017)


    I have been involved with genealogy in researching and writing family stories for over 30 years. In addition, I was privileged to work as a genealogist for the first season of the PBS Genealogy Roadshow program. Currently, I am Treasurer for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (SCCAPG), and a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), the Polish Genealogical Society (PGS-CA), and the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (GSHA-CA) and am past Vice President of Programs for the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS). Over the last 8 years, I've written and given several presentations on various topics for different groups in California and New Mexico. 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.

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