Category Archive: Learning Opportunities

Oct 23

RootsTech 2012: Have You Registered?


Have You Registered Yet? If not, you have a little over a month to do so. The banner to the right appears on the RootsTech homepage as a reminder that the “Early Bird” deadline is fast approaching. Happily I was able to attend the first conference in 2011 and I can’t wait for the 2012 …

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Oct 09

Use Fold3 Efficiently


Fold3 (formerly Footnote has introduced three new video tutorials as well as a variety of help topics in the “Fold3 Training Center.” Several planned video tutorials are planned and the first three have been produced. An Introduction to Fold3 How to Search on Fold3 Browse for Records on Fold3 Each video is 4-5 minutes long …

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Oct 08

Free Webinar – Researching Records Relating to the Five Tribes of Oklahoma


Meg Hacker, Archival Operations Director of the National Archives at Fort Worth will present “Researching Records Relating to the Five Tribes of Oklahoma… made a little bit easier.” Meg will share online sources that help researchers find the records more efficiently and with ease! Meg is DYN-O-MIT you won’t want to miss her! Although the Webinar …

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Oct 08

RootsTech 2012 – Have You Registered?


Oct 08

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Press Release

SLIGlogo For Immediate Release Wednesday, September 29, 2011 Summer is ending, and with the advent of fall we are drawing that much closer to the early-bird deadline for registration to the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). It’s only a month away! If you register for SLIG after October 30, 2011 you will pay an …

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Oct 04

16th Annual TOTA Conference Kicks Off

Kituwah Mound Event

16th Annual Trail of Tears Association Conference & Symposium is being held this week in Cherokee, North Carolina. This years event is being hosted by the North Carolina Chapter of TOTA. Last evening, conference attendees enjoyed the company of each other at the Kituwah Mound. Thomas Belt discussed the historical and cultural significane of the …

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Sep 07

Family Search Hosts Reception for Bloggers at FGS 2011

FamilySearch Blogger Reception

Last evening, FamilySearch kicked off it’s RootsTech 2012 publicity with a lovely media reception for bloggers in the Vista Rooms of the Springfield Hilton. FamilySearch team members discussed several aspects of their website as well as new collections including their efforts for posting images of records relating to the Civil War in commemoration of the …

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Aug 20

Educational Tools: Webinars


Webinars are relatively new educational tools and many free Webinars are available for the taking, errr, should I say registering!  Many of you, I dare say, are familiar with this great concept. NewKids on the Block Friends of the National Archives Southeast Region the 2nd Monday of each month at 7pm Eastern Time. The Friends …

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Aug 12

FamilySearch Launches Updated YouTube Channel

FamilySearch has unveiled a newly updated YouTube channel giving viewers an informative, fun and fascinating look at several different aspects of genealogy through a growing number of videos in five playlists. FamilySearch Press Release 8/10/2011 High-quality videos are available for the rookie genealogist and the seasoned veteran alike. The Genealogy in 5 Minutes playlist demonstrates …

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Jul 29

NPS Trail of Tears Teacher Workshop


As an informal educator with the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to attend a National Park Service Trail of Tears Teachers’ Workshop at the Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama, this week. We’ve experienced outstanding presentations by Dr. Kathryn Holland Braund; Dr. Gregg O’Brien; Dr. …

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