FGS Conference – Friday – Lectures and “Journey Through the Generations with Our Veterans”
It was another early start this morning. The whole experience of conference is lectures, early and late nights, and catching up with old friends and making new.
My first lecture of the day was “Effective Use of ScotlandsPeople Website” with Paul Milner. As usual, Paul did not disappoint. It was a very informative lecture.
The next lecture was “Mapping the Past: Navigating Your Family History with Maps” with Donald Hubbard, PhD. This was a very interesting lecture and it presented different ways to use maps in your family history.
Then it was on to “Image Organization Made Easy” with Eric Curtis M. Basir. This lecture was full and I was interested in learning more because organizing my digital files is on my “to do list” and I want to do it right the first time.
Now it is time for lunch. I attended the Association of Professional Genealogists Luncheon with John Philip Colletta, PhD. John presented “The Keepers and I: Tales of Accessing Historical Sources.” John always does a great job. His presentation was entertaining and distinctive not to mention his slide show was exceptional. His new version of PowerPoint did the job. You had to be there.
In the afternoon I attended three lectures. The first was “Using Your Word Processor to Create a Publication” with Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL.
The one I really wanted to see was “Evernote for Every Genealogist” with Cyndi Ingle Howells. I am just getting started with Evernote and this helped a great deal. This lecture had an unusual start because just before it was to begin the fire alarm went off in the convention centre and we all filed into the street. Even with that interruption Cyndi did a great job. I really need to start using Evernote more.
The last was “Tips and Tools for Planning and Tracking Research” with Debbie Parker Wayne, CG.
Tonight was the ACPL/ACGSI Evening at the Library and the presentation was “Journey Through the Generations with our Veterans.” This event was sponsored by FamilySearch.
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