Category Archive: Learning Opportunities

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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Jul 13

Wordless Wednesday – FGS


Look Ma, almost no words!

Jul 12

Guyequoni-Time of the Ripe Corn Moon


Friends of New Echota  (FONE) Announces Guyequoni-Time of the Ripe Corn Moon DATE:                   July 30, 2011 TIME:                   10:00 am to 4:00 pm LOCATION:       New Echota State Historic Site; 1211 Chatsworth Hwy 225; Calhoun, GA 30701. One mile east of I-75, exit 317 on GA Hwy. 225 COST:                    $ 6.00 adults / $5.50 seniors age …

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Jul 10

Roots Magic to sponsor Cyber Cafe at FGS2011


We’ve just learned that RootsMagic will sponsor a Cyber Cafe at FGS 2011 in Springfield, Illinois (7-10 September). The Cyber Cafe is a place where attendees will be able to use a limited number of computers and printers, and and an opportunity to charge mobile devises. Read All About It! Be sure to visit the FGS …

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Jul 09

Social Media Policy

FGS 2011 Conference – Social Media Policy The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) does not permit the recording of presentations at FGS conferences or events under any circumstances or in any form or media, including but not limited to audio recordings, video recordings, or literal transcripts, except by specific written permission. Fleetwood Onsite Conference Recording contracts …

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Jul 05

Genealogy Writing and Publishing Workshop

Saturday, Aug. 13 2011 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation’s Genealogy Writing and Publishing Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. The all-day workshop is designed to provide assistance to authors and publishers who anticipate applying for a publishing grant from the R. …

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Jul 03

RIGS Alliance 2011 to be held in Fort Worth


Jasper, Georgia (3 July 2011)—The Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance) will present a week-long workshop at the National Archives at Fort Worth, Texas (26-30 September 2011). RIGS Alliance workshops are designed for genealogists, historians, and librarians with a general genealogical or historical grounding who want to learn skills and techniques for researching original …

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