Free classes. Free swag. Free live-streaming events. Find it all at the Genealogy Gems booth #200 at FGS 2016.
Free sessions back by popular demand!
After a fabulous response last year, Genealogy Gems will once again be hosting a series of FREE presentations at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, FGS 2016. Join us in our Genealogy Gems Theater. Our popular sessions help you think outside the box for greater genealogy success (and have fun and get free swag while you’re at it).
This year’s captivating speakers
Lisa Louise Cooke – Genealogy Gems podcast host, author, speaker, and Google Guru
Diahan Southard, Your DNA Guide – here to talk about the hottest topic in genealogy, DNA!
Jim Beidler – Family Tree Magazine featured guest, and author of the book Trace Your German Roots Online
Peruse the schedule and mark your favorites so you don’t miss a thing.
BONUS SESSION: Join Lisa in the FGS theater area of the exhibit hall
Saturday at 12:10
Top Google Search Strategies for Genealogists
Like Rootstech 2016 and NGS 2016, we will be streaming again through the free Periscope app! Get the Periscope app in Apple’s App Store or Google Play, sign up for a free account, and follow Lisa Louise Cooke to tune in. Sign up for notifications in Periscope, and your phone will “ping” when we start streaming.
If you join in a little after the lecture, that’s okay: each broadcast stays in the Periscope app for 24 hours. Be sure to Like and follow the Genealogy Gems Facebook page for last-minute video additions!
1:15 PM – Easy Family History Videos, Lisa Louise Cooke
Attend any session and sign up to receive our free ebook of handouts for all sessions! Here’s what Mona L. had to say about the sessions she attended at a recent conference:
“Lisa, LOVE the E-book, it is so helpful to have a follow-up from the plethora of info at [the conference]. I still feel the cost of the plane trip from Illinois and the cost of the conference were worth every penny to hear your presentations. And thankfully I now I have started a library of Lisa Louise Cooke books. I look forward to your next, whatever it will be. You still ROCK!”
Grand Prize Drawing: Total Retail Value over $210
Presenters at the Genealogy Gems Theater have pitched in for this year’s Grand Prize drawing. The winner will receive:
…from Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems
- 1 year Genealogy Gems Premium Membership, Retail value $39.95
- e-book bundle: Mobile Genealogy, The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, and How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, Retail Value: $41.89
…from Your DNA Guide Diahan Southard
- DNA Video Tutorial Series, Retail value $29.95
…from Family Tree Magazine: an e-book bundle valued at about $100
- Finding Your German Roots Online ($21.99 value)
- Family Tree Polish, Czech, and Slovak Genealogy Guide ($26.99 value)
- Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com ($24.99 value)
- How to Use Evernote for Genealogy ($25.99 value)
Click here for the Grand Prize entry form (which also gets you the FREE ebook with all session handouts). Drop the entry off at Booth #200. Winner will be notified by email.
Where You Can Find Us
Lisa and Diahan will also be teaching FGS conference classes. Arrive early for a great seat:
Lisa’s FGS Classes
Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Video Marketing: Killer YouTube Strategies for Societies
The producer of the Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel (founded 2007, 250,000+ views) will share strategies for creating a robust YouTube channel for your society.
Friday, September 2, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Genealogical Time Machine: How to Make Google Earth Your DeLorean!
See old maps, genealogical records, images, and videos come together to create stunning time travel experiences and captivating stories in Google Earth. (2 hour workshop)
Diahan’s FGS Classes
Friday, September 2, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Every Surname in Your Pedigree Can Benefit From YDNA Testing
Learn basic and intermediate principles of using YDNA to verify and extend your pedigree chart, including how to make the most of your family project.
Friday, September 2, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
What Now? Your Next Steps with Autosomal DNA Testing
Overwhelmed with autosomal DNA? I can teach you in 45 minuets tools you can implement and understand today, so you can find your ancestors tomorrow.