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Article – Baby Boomers Get Connected With Facebook

Baby Boomers Get Connected With Facebook

There is an article in today’s issue of the Itasca Press (on the mysuburbanlife.com website) discussing how the over-50 crowd is migrating to Facebook and becoming one of the fastest growing demographics for this social media site.

My recent appearance on July 14, 2010 at the Bloomingdale Public Library (where I presented Social Networking: New Horizons for Genealogists) is mentioned, complete with photos of me and participants in the presentation.

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02 August 2010 ~ Comments Off

Upcoming Appearance – APG PMC in Knoxville, TN

Association of Professional Genealogists

Just before the start of the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Annual Conference, I will be one of the panelists of the Association of Professional Genealogists‘ Annual Meeting and Roundtable on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 in Salon AB of the Hilton Hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The topic of the roundtable is “Your Internet Presence- How to get IT and what to do with IT: A discussion of what IT is.”  I am honored to share the table with these  APG members and leaders in the genealogy field: Drew Smith, Josh Taylor, Kathy Hinckley, Katherine Flynn and Laura Prescott, moderator.

As stated in a recent blog posting:

The panel members will each discuss a particular option or area that can enhance a professional’s web presence then the discussion will be open to the audience for questions and a sharing of ideas. This is a subject that can have some of us quaking in our boots while others are smiling with the opportunity to expand their horizons. Which are you?

The APG Roundtable is open to all APG members and their guests.  If you are interested in becoming an APG member you are welcome to participate in learning and sharing from other professionals.

I am looking forward to a great discussion and the chance to interact with my colleagues in the field of professional genealogy.

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28 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

My Mini-Courses at SCGS Jamboree

SCGS Jamboree 2010

I will be teaching three different “mini-courses” at this year’s Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2010 in Burbank, California.  “Mini-courses” are a new feature this year and have a limited enrollment – registration opens on Saturday, May 1, 2010 and the classes are sure to fill quickly.  Visit the SCGS Jamboree blog for more information.

The classes I’ll be teaching are:

  • Mini-FR2 Friday, June 11, 2010, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MacEntee. Google Docs for Beginners. Learn how to use Google Docs, a free application with spreadsheets, word processing and more, to your advantage while performing genealogy research. Homework: Create a Google account (www.google.com). Computer required. [All]
  • Mini-SA4 Saturday, June 12, 2010, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Blogger for Beginners. Learn how to create your own genealogy blog using the Blogger blogging platform. The session will cover features such as comments, posts, pages, search engines, images, gadgets and more.  Homework: Create a Google account (www.google.com).  [Beginner]
  • Mini-SA5 Saturday, June 12, 2010, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MacEntee. WordPress for Beginners. Learn how to create your own genealogy blog using the free version of WordPress. The session will cover features such as comments, posts, pages, search engines, images, plug-ins and more. [Beginner]

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