Genealogy Gems at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference

Coming Soon: Information on Lisa Louise Cooke’s appearance at FGS and what you’ll find at the Genealogy Gems booth in the exhibit hall. 

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).

Genealogy Gems at FGS

The Genealogy Gems Schedule – Coming Soon

Coming Soon: Peruse the schedule and mark your favorites so you don’t miss a thing.

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!”

Grand Prize Drawing: Total Retail Value over: To be announced soon!

Here’s what winners have received at past conferences:

…from Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

…from Your DNA Guide Diahan Southard

…from Family Tree Magazine: an e-book bundle valued at about $100

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

Map coming soon!

Lisa Louise Cooke will be teaching FGS conference classes. Arrive early for a great seat:

Lisa’s FGS Classes

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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