Conferences

Conference on Illinois History

I just submitted a proposal for a teacher’s workshop on teaching genealogy for the Conference on Illinois History 2012. Whether they choose me or not I am developing a workshop around my proposal to offer in Illinois. The workshop will compliment my Branching Out books that will be released March 28. Fingers crossed! You bet […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – Attend the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society 2012 Conference

Join the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society for their 37th Annual Genealogy Conference. The conference will feature speakers: Paul Milner, Loretto (Lou) Szucs, Juliana Smith, Tony Burroughs, Jennifer Holik-Urban, and Maureen Brady. Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012 Place: Hilton Garden Inn, St. Charles Time:  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration: Download a conference registration form […]

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Genealogical & Historical Societies Need To Provide Benefits For Distance Members

At FGS 2011 last week I had a conversation with a President of a Genealogical Society in SW Missouri about research, the society’s benefits, etc. I had tried to meet this person in May when I spent the month down in SW Missouri but we were unable to meet up. He suggested I join the […]

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MyHeritage.com Program Part I

I received a complimentary one-year subscription to MyHeritage.com at FGS 2011. Today I uploaded my GEDCOM file and began playing with it. There are two ways to begin. Enter your tree from scratch or upload a GEDCOM file. After either of these processes it is important to go into Manage Trees and set the privacy […]

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Wisdom Wednesday – The National Archives and Social Media

Did you know the National Archives and Records Administration is very active on social media outlets? You can find them on Twitter, FaceBook, FourSquare, Blogs, and YouTube. I had no idea they were that active online! David Ferriero told FGS attendees in his talk last week that NARA has roughly 11 blogs, 29 FaceBook pages, […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – Get to Know Randy Seaver

Last week I attended FGS 2011 and met the great Randy Seaver of Geneamusings. Now I’ll be honest, there are several people I have met through blogging and Twitter that I consider the rock stars of genealogy and Randy is one of them. It was very exciting to meet him! Randy is a very down […]

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