Category Archive: Learning Opportunities

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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Jul 02

FamilySearch Kids Camp


FamilySearch is presenting an awesome opportunity for budding young genealogists, ages 10-14, at the FGS 2011 conference in Springfield, Illinois, Saturday, September 10 from 9am-12pm. Kids Camp is free, but pre-registration is required. In the words of FamilySearch, “The objective of FamilySearch Kids Camp is to help students gain an appreciation for their own family history and begin …

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Jun 25

So Much to Learn so Little Time!


  With every passing day, I find that there is so much I don’t know about genealogical research— particularly repositories and their records. I’m a firm believer in learning from others and I’m ever thankful for all fellow GeneaBloggers who share experiences and research with the rest of us. I try to find some time each day …

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Jun 15

2011 IGHR

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If you aren’t here at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR),  Samford University Library you are missing out on a marvelous learning experience. There are 40 states and Washington, D.C., represented as well as the province of Ontario in Canada. The published numbers: 36 from Alabama; 26 from Texas; 23 from Georgia; 14 …

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Jun 07

Trail of Tears Conference & Symposium

The 16th annual Trail of Tears Association Conference & Symposium will be held at Harrah’s Casino & Hotel, Cherokee, North Carolina, October 3-6, 2011. We are looking forward to the following presentations Creek Removal Chickasaw Removal Cherokee Removal & Those Who Stayed Behind The Cherokee and the Natchez Payne-Butrick Papers Cherokee Language Revival Moravian Archives

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