On Saturday, October 17th, 2015, I will be speaking in Marshfield, Wisconsin at the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society’s Fall 2015 Seminar. Click here for information and hopefully I will see you there!
I’ll be delivering the following lectures:
- Scarce New World: Will Privacy Kill Genealogy? Our ancestors lived very public lives – anything they did once they left their home was fodder for public consumption. And thankfully so since we now have access to a multitude of records. But did our ancestors realize that those records would be so easily accessed 100 or more years later? And what about the current move to restrict access to frequently relied -upon records sets – will there be anything left for 22nd century genealogists to research?
- Internet Archive: A Gold Mine for Genealogists: Learn how to navigate the Internet Archive and leverage the best search strategies to download a variety of materials including archived web pages, e-books, video, audio and more.
- Can I Use That In My Genealogy? What You Should Know About Copyright: Learn the basics of US copyright law and how you can still use copyrighted items such as document, articles and photographs as part of your genealogy research.
- After You’ve Gone – Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research: Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, we’ll review how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.
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