Register for 2 genealogy webinars this week: Searching for Surnames (Kirsty Gray) and Genealogy & Technology - State of the Union (Barbara Renick)
February 24, 2014
Join us this Wednesday AND Saturday for two exciting genealogy webinars presented by Kirsty Gray and Barbara Renick. On Wednesday, Kirsty will present "Searching for Surnames: Challenges, Pitfalls and the Downright Ridiculous" and on Saturday Barbara will present "Genealogy and Technology - State of the Union."
Wednesday - Searching for Surnames: Challenges, Pitfalls and the Downright Ridiculous by Kirsty Gray
With increased indexing and transcription of records, often linked to digitized images on free and commercial websites, searching for an individual or collecting references to everyone holding a particular surname is much easier now, isn't it? Using a variety of sites to try to discover details about those elusive ancestors, creative searching is a must and this webinar will uncover some of the investigative methods needed as well as the more challenging transcriptions the genealogist has to work with, whilst still being enormously grateful that they are available to us online!
Saturday - Genealogy and Technology - State of the Union by Barbara Renick
There are definable trends today in the application of technology to genealogy. The buzzword for 2014 is SYNERGY: [Google’s definition] the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents [technology] to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. This lecture looks at the trends in technology, their applications in genealogy, and the synergy between organizations that impact the ways we’ll do genealogy in the near future. This is being broadcast live from the Orange County California Genealogical Society's 2nd Annual Genealogy Bash.
Webinar Reminder: Join us for the live webinars Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2pm Eastern U.S. and Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 5:30pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.
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The webinars will be live on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 and Saturday, March 1, 2014 at:
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We look forward to seeing you all there!
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