Faster Than the Speed of Light: Effective Use of the Internet
Enter a query and faster than the speed of light information invades your computer screen. At first glance the Internet entices researchers to believe it holds all the answers to genealogical questions. Sometimes it does but often the materials out there are worthless. How can you tell the difference? This lecture will suggest effective ways to use the Internet for your research as well as introduce you to sites that you may not have considered “genealogical” sites.
Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are! Hide and Seek on the Internet
Is your ancestor hiding on the Internet? It’s the world-wide web — how will you ever find the mischievous ancestor who hides regardless how hard you seek? Learning how the Internet is organized and the best tools to use may make it harder for him to hide from you. This lecture includes how to use various search engines for the web and for specific database sites.
Strategies for Effective Use of the Internet
The ability to use the Internet has attracted many new people into the field of genealogy, as well as provided experienced genealogists with new tools and faster communication. In addition to databases, information that was previously only found in specialized libraries or other repositories can be identified through searching on-line catalogues and databases. The Internet, however, does not change the process of sound genealogical research, starting with the Genealogical Proof Standard.
Putting Your Family Tree Online
Genealogy and family history is all about making connections, child to parent back through the years. With so much new information appearing on the Internet wouldn't it make sense to share your information to see if others are trying to connect to your family? Learn how to put your family tree online for free or fee, using a variety of resources.
Creating THE Book on Your Family
Every one of us plans to write THE book on our family, but not quite yet because we’re still researching. In the past the process of creating and producing a book was so time consuming and expensive that we only planned to do it once. Today with technology you can produce your book in sections, self publish, put in online and even customize it for particular family members. Why wait? How many books were never completed? This lecture will provide multiple options for getting your research into print.
Become an Internet Explorer
One-hour lectures on a specific website of interest to genealogists: includes a discussion of the type and quality of data and offers hints and tips for effective search strategies specific to the site. Courses can be given individually or combined in a series.
•Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch.org
•Searching the Ellis Island Database
•Getting the Most Out of HeritageQuest Online
•Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.com
• Getting the Most Out of FindMyPast.ie
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