Past Genealogy Tech Talk Topics

Technology - Stick Figures with Laptops[GenTechTalk programs are no longer offered]

Genealogy Tech Talk, or GenTechTalk for short, is a series of presentations that focus on the impact of technology on the field of family research.  Participants will learn about software, websites, databases and other technological tools relating to genealogy.  Some of the tools themselves are not genealogical in nature, but can be used by genealogists.  A variety of speakers and topics will both educate and inspire.

The series is setup so that participants can attend any number of classes.  The classes are generally scheduled on the fourth Thursdays of each month January through October, although an occasional date change is necessary due to library meeting space availability.  There are no pre-requisites for any of the classes, but registration is required.

2015 Topics:

January 22: Publishing a book, by Joe McDaniel, Bookcrafters@comcast.net
March 26: General computer file organization and storage options, by Katie Herbel, Kherbel@dclibraries.org
April 23: Update from RootsTech 2015, by Deena Coutant, www.digideena.com
May 28: What is Evernote and How Can It Work For You?, by Candy McCune, mudge7@comcast.net
June 25: Genealogists and Digital Albums-Make It Easy Please, by Candy McCune, mudge7@comcast.net
July 23: World vital records and research organization , by Blake Graham, Pgraham@dclibraries.org
August 27: Learning Without $pending:  Free Resources for Genealogical Education, by Beth Benko
September 24: Changes to the Ancestry Website, by Pam Orcutt
October 22:  Book Publishing, by Laura Schuck

2014 Past Topics:

January 30:  Family Tree Maker 2014 (class 1 of 3) by Deena Coutant

February 26:  RootsTech Conference Review by Deena Coutant & Skipper Bennett

March 27:  Apps for Genealogy by Kimberly Weed

April 24:  Social Media Basics–Coffee Explains It All by Jen Baldwin

May 22:  Family Tree Maker 2014 (class 1 of 3) by Deena Coutant

June 26:  Using Ancestry.com by Pamela Orcutt

July 24:  Google for Genealogy by Skipper Bennett

August 28:  Using ArchiveGrid by Shaun Boyd

September 25:  Family Tree Maker 2014 (class 2 of 3) by Deena Coutant

October 23:  Genealogy Tech Talk Member Sharing of Technology Tips and Tricks

November 12:  Family Tree Maker 2014 (class 3 of 3) by Deena Coutant

December:  no class (Christmas)