Finally Get Organized! Conquer the Clutter Using Your Natural Learning Style by Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal

Emily Sienkiewicz

The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society welcomes Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal with her presentation, “Finally Get Organized! Conquer the Clutter Using Your Natural Learning Style.” Have you tried organizing your family history documents, photos, and digital files, but you just can’t find a system that you can stick to? Start organizing according to your natural learning style! This talk will help you identify your specific learning style and will share brain- and research-based organizing strategies for each style. Learn how you learn so you can finally get organized with the right system for YOU! All are welcome at our meetings. Zoom attendees must register in advance at us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkce6gpjstHNFwdI3JpjpX9LyvnitnBzrN About the Speaker: Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal is a …

Will the Real Fact Please Stand Up? Evidence Analysis for More Accurate Genealogies, with Sarah Kirby

Emily Sienkiewicz

How do you know that Ancestry hint is for your ancestor? How do you deal with different “facts” for the same event? Learn how to identify and separate clues from facts, misinformation, and obscuration. This program will be presented virtually via Zoom and will be recorded. Registration is required, and closes 24 hours before the event begins. A link to the Zoom meeting and a handout will be emailed to registrants the evening before the program. For details see omaha.bibliocommons.com/events/654fa4e2e7f74a2a00424eea

Vintage Aerial and Genealogy: Exploring Your Story Through Aerial Photography

Emily Sienkiewicz

This one-hour seminar looks at the history of aerial photography, how we digitized our collection and made it searchable on our site. Then a look at how to navigate our site, including tips and tricks. We hope to add a photo to your family’s story. For details see www.ogs.org/event/vintage-aerial-and-genealogy-exploring-your-story-through-aerial-photography-webinar/

Family History Project Ideas

Emily Sienkiewicz

These very special brainstorming sessions will allow anyone with a story to tell to bring their tale to this open lab to sort through the best way to tell it as a family history project. Today’s digital storytelling tools are so wide and deep that they can be intimidating. As a community, we’ll brainstorm and share ideas for tips, techniques, and tools that might make your storytelling effort easier. The idea for this program is to keep it to just an hour so that we can be efficient with time and generous with ideas. Your host, Barbara Tien, is one of the co-founders at Ponga.com and the “ring leader” here in our Projectkin.org community. We …

Granny’s Panties and Other Unmentionables, by Heather Hibbs

Emily Sienkiewicz

We see the beautiful clothing in the movies but never stop to think about the many layers found under those outfits. Dressing was a rather daunting task in the mid 1800’s that is under appreciated in our day. This program is a fun, lighthearted look at each layer of clothing; what was worn and why it was important. We will differentiate the wardrobe of social classes and briefly explore children’s clothing and the importance of accessories. Please register in advance. For details see tngs.org/event-5486969

Find Your Ancestors: 10 Must Haves for Genealogy and Family History Success

Amanda Meeks

Join Appleton Public Library on Zoom for a virtual genealogical program as part of our annual Find Your Ancestors series. Attendees must register in advance for this program by clicking the link below or copying the following address into your browser: bit.ly/3RdjkLv After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the program. Program topic: 10 Must Haves for Genealogy and Family History Success Whether you’re just “dabbling” in genealogy and researching your roots, or you’ve become a “hard core lifer” obsessed with “the hunt,” there are basic skills that family historians of all levels have in common. We’ll review ten skills that can help you find success researching online or in-person. …

Genealogy and A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) – Trouble Ahead? with Thomas MacEntee

Amanda Meeks

While AI (artificial intelligence) might be the current “hot” buzz word, the afct is that many genealogy vendors and even genealogists have already been using this technology for years. The AI industry is at a crossroads and within the next five years, it will permeate almost every aspect of business and society. Lerarn how AI is currently being used to improve the genealogy experience, and whether or not you should seek out other uses of artificial intelligence for your own genealogy research. This is a Zoom-only presentation. – Zoom Link: us02web.zoom.us/j/89679775121 A video recording of this presentation may be seen later in the Members-Only area of the RCGS website. Zoom link also at the URL …

Excel for Genealogy

Amanda Meeks

You may know and use Excel to crunch your budget numbers, but have you thought about using it specifically for genealogy? Even if you’re new to Excel, we will teach you the basics of building a database right, then we’ll cover how to think through your options to make the exact database that meets your specific needs. Then, as we show you ways to use Excel in genealogy, we’ll add tips to take your skills to the next level whether you’re using your own computer or the library’s. Presented by Lori Coffey. This will be a hybrid meeting held in-person in the Local History Room (2nd FLr) and online via Zoom. Registration is only required …