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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 Fellowship Hall
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:

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 record.

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!

Saturday Schedule:

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 Saturday seminar
          $10.00 Box Lunch.

For more information, contact: Scott Fitzgerald at (903) 539-5572 or
by E-mail: scottfitzgerald@tyler.net 


Information/Registration Form



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