Join us Saturday, April 16 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne.
The conference will feature eight sessions in two tracks with speakers Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, and Jen Baldwin. Jen Baldwin's sessions are sponsored by the Allen County Genealogical Society and the Doug and Joni Lehman Charitable Foundation.
- Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees - [1 TLEU] - Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG . We want to build on the research of others but those online family trees often contain miracles, mysteries and mayhem. Does the tree need to be pruned? Learn effective techniques to determine if branches on a tree are diseased or if they are healthy.
- Being More than Social on Social Media - [1 TLEU] - Jen Baldwin. A good social media plan will go a long way toward promoting your family history research, genealogy society, or business. Understanding how to put that plan together, however, is a bit more than just being “friendly” on Facebook.
- The Art of Negative-Space Research: Women - [1 LEU] - Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG. Like using negative space in art, the successful identification of women is often accomplished by using the records of friends and family.
- Paperless Genealogy: Eliminating the Binders, File Cabinets and PostIt Notes - [1 TLEU] - Jen Baldwin. Have you ever found yourself in a library or archive only to be without that one essential document you need to evaluate a new piece of evidence? Going paperless can solve that problem, and allow you to take every shred of your research with you in mobile form… but how do you actually accomplish this seemingly overwhelming task?
- You're Not in Kansas Anymore: Essential Resources for Urban-Area Research - [1 LEU] - Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG. Urban-area research is challenging but not impossible. Begin with what you KNOW. Determine the GOAL. Develop a Research Plan. The successful researcher needs to understand what records are available and where those records might be located.
- Preserving Your Personal Archives - [1 TLEU] - Jen Baldwin. The technology we need to digitize our family collections is all around us, and it can be stunningly simple. Take away easy-to-apply methods, great hacks for getting the job done, and action items you can start on today!
- Bringing Life to Our Ancestors: Manuscript Collections - [1 LEU] - Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG . Learn how to locate and how to use manuscript collections. Case studies show how these underutilized collections can bring an ancestor to life.
- Go Back to School: Utilizing University Resources - [1 LEU] - Jen Baldwin. The local college or university can be one of your best tools for family history research. What they offer, how they are interconnected and how you can access these materials will all be covered in this lecture, as well as examples of using some of the unexpected or untraditional genealogical resources.