2017 Program Sessions


46A Guided Tour of Cyndi’s List 2.0

Presented by Cyndi Ingle

This talk begins with a brief history of Cyndi’s List, followed by an overview of how to navigate the newly-updated site (and to tell when the site is updated). Learn how to effectively use this valuable resource tool as your jumping-off point onto the Internet.

46B RootsMagic: Your Home Base for Your Online Research

Presented by Bruce Buzbee

It has never been easier to find and learn about your ancestors. But collecting and organizing that information can be challenging. RootsMagic genealogy and family tree software can be your “home base” for accessing a variety of Internet resources.

46C Where Should I Begin with Each New Family?

Presented by Carol Whitton, CG

Take advantage of learning opportunities to understand the pitfalls of new research. Review! Use genealogy procedures to their fullest.

46D Ten Resources I Use Every Day: Miscellaneous Tips for the Online Researcher

Presented by Cyndi Ingle

From Internet tools to specialty databases and tools, you’ll learn some of the sites a professional uses each day in her research online.

46E Social Networking for Family History Research

Presented by Ilene Murray

What makes online social networking important to family history research? Take a look and see for yourself.

46F Using Excel to Organize Your Genealogy

Presented by Carol Whitton, CG

Try using spreadsheets for complex chronologies, sorting same-name people and events, as well as evaluating data.

46G Navigating DNA Testing Company Websites for Maximum Results

Presented by Jan Alpert, FNGS

Review the tools available on the Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA, and 23andme websites including searching for surnames, geographic locations, ancestor hints, circles, shared with or in common with, and chromosome browsers, and why it is essential to link a tree.

46H RootsMagic and Ancestry: Together at Last

Presented by Bruce Buzbee

Learn how to use RootsMagic to sync your personal database with your Ancestry tree(s) and to share data and collaborate with others. Discover how RootsMagic’s WebHints will automatically find possible records for the people in your RootsMagic database.

46I Google Earth for Genealogists

Presented by Bob Goode

Location is a necessity for genealogical research. Google Earth can be a key player in your arsenal of applications for research.

46J Coordinating the Cloud: Ancestry, Dropbox, Evernote, FamilySearch, and Google Drive

Presented by Cyndi Ingle

There isn’t any one tool that does it all for genealogical research online. Genealogists must coordinate the efficient use of several cloud-based tools to produce great results.

46K Analyzing Your DNA Results to Solve Genealogical Problems

Presented by Jan Alpert, FNGS

Case studies will illustrate spreadsheets, reports, Gedmatch tools, and testing known cousins to tear down brick walls, find a biological father, and identify new ancestors.

46L The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper

Presented by Cyndi Ingle

When traditional search engines don’t return useful information, don’t stop there. Explore resources that are invisible even to Google and hidden deep within websites and proprietary databases. Find out about this “hidden web” and the importance of indexes that can uncover gems not easily found.

46M Genealogy Apps for Smart Phones and Tablets

Presented by Bob Goode

Learn about various ways to utilize your smart devices to help in your genealogical research.


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