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Online Research Workshop: Using Technology in Family History Research

Seminar
Online
June 13, 14, 15, 2024
Rhonda R. McClure
Melanie McComb
Gabrielle Roth
10% Member Discount

Technology has revolutionized family history research—allowing us to access billions of records from the comfort of our homes and to store and organize countless files digitally. But with cutting edge tools and resources emerging all the time, it can be difficult to know where to start or how to keep up! Join us for this three-day, interactive online experience to learn how to further your research with technology through lectures from our staff, real-time demonstrations, one-on-one consultations, and lively Q&A sessions. This program is offered through Zoom meeting, allowing you to interact directly with our experts and other attendees for an immersive and enjoyable learning experience. This program includes:

•    7 lectures and access to recordings 
•    Lecture handouts and materials  
•    2 one-on-one consultations (scheduled by our staff ahead of time)  
•    Live demonstrations from our experts
•    Live, interactive Q&A sessions with instructors and fellow participants

ITINERARY

Thursday, June 13 - Getting Organized

9:30 a.m. ET: Welcome & Introductions
10:15 a.m. ET: Consultations and personal research
12:00 p.m. ET: Break for lunch
1:00 p.m. ET: Organizing Digital Files (lecture and live demonstration), presented by Rhonda R. McClure
3:00 p.m. ET:  Best Practices for Digitizing Family Papers and Photographs (lecture), presented by Gabrielle Roth
4:00 p.m. ET:  Online Family Trees (lecture), presented by Rhonda R. McClure
5:00 p.m. ET: Conclude

Friday, June 14 – Taking Your Research Further

10:00 a.m. ET: Consultations and personal research
12:00 p.m. ET: Break for lunch
1:00 p.m. ET: Making the Most of Google in Family History Research (lecture and live demonstration), presented by Rhonda R. McClure
3:00 p.m. ET: Mapping Ancestors on the Move (lecture and live demonstration), presented by Melanie McComb 
5:00 p.m. ET: Conclude

Saturday, June 15 – Technology Gamechangers

10:00 a.m. ET: Consultations and personal research
12:00 p.m. ET: Break for lunch
1:00 p.m. ET: Using AI in Family History Research (Lecture and live demonstration), presented by Melanie McComb 
3:00 p.m. ET: DNA Tools (lecture and live demonstration), presented by Melanie McComb 
5:00 p.m. ET: Conclude

Education and Programming
Rhonda R. McClure
Immigration and Naturalization
Genealogical Software
French-Canada
Areas of expertise: Immigration and naturalization, late 19th and early 20th century urban research, missionaries.
Education and Programming
Melanie McComb
DNA
Ireland
Eastern Canada
Areas of expertise: Irish genealogy, DNA, Atlantic Canada, Jewish genealogy, and military records.
Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center
Gabrielle Roth
Gabrielle is responsible for overseeing the preservation, capture, access, control and promotion of the Center’s archival collections. She is an ACA Certified Archivist. She earned an MS in Information Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.