Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Virtual Chapter News

We are super excited to get going with our Virtual Chapter and we have some great speakers lined up already for this year. The first chapter meeting will be on March 31st at 7pm MDT (Find out what time it will be in your time zone). And for the rest of 2011 the meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm Mountain Time (Your time zone). Recordings will be available after the meeting on the website. For these first two meetings, the public is invited. After our new website is ready, you will need to be a member of UGA to be able to access the meetings.

Date: March 31, 2011 7:00pm MDT (Your time zone)

Address to access the chapter meeting:

Title of Presentation:"Clue to Clue: Tracking a Family Across Time and Miles"

Synopsis: Moving from one piece of information to the next to reconstruct the life of an ancestral family. Use of census, probate, property, and personal records, among others are explained.

Bio: Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG, has a doctorate (folklore) and masters degree (speech communication). She has been doing genealogy research for over 30 years; serves as the staff trainer for the Corona, California Family History Center; volunteers at the National Archives, Riverside; and holds the following offices: President, Corona Genealogical Society; President, Southern Calif. Chapter of the PG; and secretary, Genealogical Speakers Guild. Jean is a staff writer for the on-line magazine, /GenWeekly/, and contributing author for other publications in the field. She blogs about music and ancestry and can be reached through her website. CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for certification of Genealogists used under license after periodic evaluations by the Board; the board name is registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.

Jean's handout for this lecture is available at our Virtual Chapter webpage.

Date: April 21.7:00pm MDT (Your time zone)

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Title of Presentation: The Google Genealogist

Synopsis: What are the latest tools from Google and how can I use them in my research? Come learn about products like Picasa, Alerts, Sites, Books, Video, Maps and much more that can help you save time and money as you utilize the internet to help you get the job done.

Bio: Devin Ashby is a Project Coordinator for FamilySearch, the largest genealogical organization in the world. Devin has been involved in family history for years. In 2004 he received Bachelor degrees in History and Spanish, and the following year earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

Thank you to Suzanne Curley our board member over the Virtual Chapter for all of her hard work in organizing the chapter and watching over these beginning stages. We are looking forward to having you all be a part of this wonderful program.