Monday, December 15, 2014

FGS 2015 Program Spotlight: Retro, Vintage, Modern

Researching your family history means spending time in the past. Learn to mix retro, vintage, and modern in these FGS 2015 sessions.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Retro Look at Organization and Planning
  • From photocopies to digital images to original documents and artifacts, genealogists collect a variety of items to preserve and organize. Learn how to protect the treasures you have collected in Organization for the Genealogist with Billie Fogarty, M.Ed.
  • Take your brick wall off the shelf and apply cold case detective techniques to break it open. Lisa Louise Cooke shows how to dig up new leads utilizing the latest technology and innovative strategies in Reopen Your Genealogical Cold Case: A Step-by-Step Process.
  • As generations pass on their heirlooms, the challenge becomes knowing their origination and associated stories. Jennifer Alford, PE, PTOE, teaches Documenting Your Family Heirlooms in both techie and non-techie ways. 
  • Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, review how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research. Thomas MacEntee covers After You're Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Modern Access to Vintage Resources
  • Learn which online resources and reference books should be placed within your reach. In Comparing Records with Vintage Tools and High Tech Resources, J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA, explains how developing these skills will improve your access and lead to successful, daily genealogical research. 
  • Locating vintage images online is easy with Google and other picture based websites. Maureen Taylor, MA, shares Google Images and Beyond: Picture Research for Genealogists.
  • Learn how to use Fold3 to locate original US military records. Gordon Atkinson explores documents, stories, and photos that detail the lives of those who served this country in Getting to Know Fold3
  • Your immigrant ancestors came to America with high hopes and little money. Learn about organizations that guided them to a job, residence, and more from Jennifer Alford, PE, PTOE, in We're Here in America, Now What?

Check out the full program for FGS 2015 scheduled for February 11–14 in Salt Lake City, Utah and register today.
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