After a fabulous response last year, Genealogy Gems will once again be hosting a series of presentations at the National Genealogical Society Conference, NGS 2017. This time, you will be joining us in our brand new Genealogy Gems Theater. Our popular and fun sessions help you think outside the box for greater genealogy success.
Please note: Unfortunately are being prohibited by the conference organizers to live-stream our sessions from our exhibit hall booth to you this year. In addition, they are prohibiting any audio or video recording. We are heart-broken about it, and have really enjoyed bringing these to you from NGS in the past. We have always believed in sharing the excitement and encouraging others to participate. We hope that you have found them informative, and motivation to get involved in live genealogy events. Keep an eye on your Genealogy Gems newsletter as we plan to Facebook Live from the SCGS Jamboree in June.
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!
James Beidler, Family Tree Magazine
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 Providence. 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
Over $500 in prizes will be given away over the course of our booth sessions. Attend as many as you can for a chance to win.
Lisa’s NGS Classes
Arrive early for a great seat
Thursday, May 11 2017, 8:00 AM
A Proven Methodology for Using Google Search for Genealogy
As genealogists, we follow a process, so why do we Google so haphazardly? Bring method to the madness of millions of results with this tried and true methodology for using Google for your genealogy research. In this session, we will walk through the process, provide you with the tools, and wow your socks off with real‐life examples of Googling success from my book The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, Second Edition. You will leave this class inspired to revisit using Google for your online searches, and armed with the latest strategies to do so successfully. Not everything is online by any stretch, but even offline sources are more efficiently discovered and accessed when you start online. And the fastest and most effective way to locate online data, whether it resides on a university website or the blog of a distant cousin you’ve never met, is Google!
Friday May 12, 2017, 8:00 AM
Create a Free Map Collection in Google Earth Customized for Your Genealogy Research
In this session, you will discover where you can locate free digitized maps from the comfort of your home, and how to pull them all together in Google Earth Pro in your own personal Historic Map Collection for genealogy.
Diahan’s NGS Classes
Thursday, May 11 2017, 4:00 PM
Five Tips To Make Sense of Your DNA Testing (LS)
Overwhelmed with autosomal DNA? I can teach you 5 tips you can implement and understand today so you can find your ancestors tomorrow.
Saturday May 12, 2017, 4:00 PM
Creating a Genetic Network
Comfortable with the general tools provided by your DNA testing company? Time now Learn how to create a genetic network to fully investigate your ancestry.