Society Seminar & Workshop
There is a
charge for this. See below.
Friday, September 12—6:30
p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 13—8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
First Assembly of God
5309 Rhones Quarter Road
Tyler, Texas 75709
Speaker: Lisa Louise Cooke
Full-time Professional Genealogist, author & lecturer
Friday Night Workshop:
The Google Earth Game Show - Getting your family
involved in the family history can be challenging, but with Google
Earth you can grab their attention and get them willingly involved!
This session, presented in a game show format, will show you the
possibilities that Google Earth offers. Contestants will be selected
from the audience and arranged in two teams. Host Lisa Louise Cooke
will take everyone on a tour of the globe using Google Earth, asking
genealogical questions of the teams along the way. The team that
answers the most questions correctly win prizes. Everyone who
attends will not only learn more about genealogy, but they will also
see the amazing capabilities of Google Earth when used for
genealogy! It’s fun for everyone.
Saturday seminar Topics:
Google Search Strategies for Common Names -
Discover tips and tricks to find your ancestors with common
surnames and surnames that double as common words in the English
language with Google. Learn how to weed out irrelevant search
results to save time and get to what you want faster. Then save
and automate your searches to run for you!
5 Ways to Enhance Your Genealogy Research
with Old Maps - Historic maps are a must for your research.
Learn the five types of historical maps every genealogist should
be using, and how to find them (many in places you would have
never guessed!) Then learn how to create and save your own
historic map collection, and discover truly innovative ways to
incorporate them into your analysis and storytelling.
Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with
Newspapers - Yearning to “read all about it?” Newspapers are a
fantastic source of research leads, information and historical
context for your family history. Learn the specialized approach
that is required to achieve success in locating the news on your
ancestors. Includes 3 Cool Tech Tools that will get you started.
How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold
Case - Become a genealogical detective in this vital session.
You’ll learn to track ancestors like a bloodhound, sniffing out
holes in your research and getting missing information on the
Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems,
a genealogy and family history multi-media company. She is Producer
and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy
audio show available at www.GenealogyGems.com, in iTunes, and
through the Genealogy Gems app. Her podcast brings genealogy news,
research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to
genealogists in 75 countries around the world, and recently
celebrated it’s 1 millionth download!
Lisa is the author of a variety of multi-media
materials including the Genealogy Gems Premium website subscription,
and four books: Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse, How to
Find Your Family History in Newspapers, The Genealogist’s Google
Toolbox, and Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies, and the
video series Google Earth for Genealogy. Lisa’s books and videos
will be available for purchase at the seminar.
In addition to Genealogy Gems, Lisa works closely
with Family Tree Magazine as producer and host of the Family Tree
Magazine Podcast, a regular article author for the magazine, and
curriculum developer and instructor for Family Tree University.
Lisa’s offerings are not limited to online. She
is a sought after international genealogy speaker. Whether in person
or online, Lisa strives to dig through the myriad of genealogy news,
questions and resources to deliver the gems that can unlock each
genealogist’s own family history treasure trove!
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Registration.
9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. - Welcome & Information.
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - 1st Session.
10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - Break with snacks & drinks furnished.
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - 2nd Session.
11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Lunch - bring your
own sack lunch or go to one of the
nearby restaurants or order a box lunch (see
Information/Registration Form below).
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - 3rd Session.
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Break with snack & drinks furnished.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - 4th & final Session.
Cost: $10.00 per
person for Friday workshop
$40.00 per person for
$10.00 Box Lunch.
For more information, contact: Scott Fitzgerald
at (903) 539-5572 or