Come visit Lisa Louise Cooke and the Genealogy Gems team at FGS 2019

Free sessions back by popular demand!
Genealogy Gems will be rolling out the red carpet for you at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, FGS 2018. 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).

Booth 101 Genealogy Gems at FGS 2018


The Genealogy Gems Schedule

FGS 2019 conference Genealogy Gems

FREE eBook!

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!”

Free Prize Drawings!

Join us at every session as we give away over $800 in free prize drawings! Thanks to generous donations from Family Tree Magazine and RootsMagic for their contributions. Prizes and retail values are outlined below:

Thursday
12:45 PM  The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, 2nd Edition ($24.95); Google Earth for Genealogy Video Series ($24.00)
  1:15 PM  MyHeritage DNA Kit ($99); MyHeritage Quick Reference Guide ($9.95)

Friday
10:15 AM  RootsMagic ($29.95); Personal Historian 3 ($29.95); Family Atlas ($20.95)
12:15 PM   Do More with Your DNA – Collection of 6 Video Classes ($70)
12:45 PM   1-Year Premium eLearning ($49.95) + new Premium eLearning Companion Guide ($29.95)
  1:15 PM   FlipPal Mobile Scanner with StoryScans ($179.99); Mobile Genealogy ($19.95)

Saturday
10:15 AM   DNA Quick Reference Guides 4-Pack ($35.80)
12:30 PM   1 Registration: 2018 Fall Virtual Genealogy Conference from Family Tree Unversity ($199)
  1:15 PM   1-Year Premium eLearning ($49.95) + new Premium eLearning Companion Guide ($29.95)

*No purchase necessary. Must be present to win. Free drawing tickets distributed during the first 5 minutes of each session. Limit one drawing ticket per person per session. Prizes cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash.

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Where You Can Find Us

FGS 2019 conference Genealogy Gems map

Lisa Louise Cooke’s FGS Classes
Lisa Louise Cooke will be teaching FGS conference classes. Arrive early for a great seat:
Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:00  – 12:00 (2 hour workshop – extra fee)
Reconstruct Your Ancestor’s World with Google
A wide variety of rich resources are available for free through Google. But it’s not just Google Search that can lead you to genealogy gems. Google’s empire includes a great collection of free online tools that are all powered by the same Google search engine, and many are brimming with historical information

Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 3:30 PM
7 Awesome Apps that Eliminate Eye-Rolling!

Do your relatives roll their eyes in boredom when you mention genealogy? Learn how to captivate them with compelling stories and imagery! We’ll cover seven easy-to-use mobile apps that will help you tell your family history stories in a riveting way, that will have them asking for more.

Friday, August 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM
10 Exciting Ways to Use Video
A recent Nielsen Study shows Internet video is experiencing explosive growth. Don’t let the video revolution pass you by! In this class Lisa Louise Cooke of the popularGenealogy Gems YouTube channel will give you ten ways that online video can enrich your family history. Genealogists can use video in countless ways to learn more about their ancestors, enhance their online presence to attract others researching the same family lines, and create intriguing projects to share their family stories.

Friday, August 24, 2018 at 3:30 PM
The Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology
This session is a must for every genealogist! 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. 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!

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