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Conference of the Genealogical Society of Marion County

Oct. 3, 2015

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Day Classroom, History Center

The Genealogical Society of Marion County and the Indiana Historical Society are proud to welcome Dick Eastman as the speaker for the 2015 Conference of the Genealogical Society of Marion County.  Dick Eastman has been involved in genealogy for more than 30 years. He has worked in the computer industry for more than 40 years in hardware, software, and managerial positions. By the early 1970s, Dick was already using a mainframe computer to enter his family data on punch cards. He built his first home computer in 1980. With this experience, he will be presenting four sessions on technology and organization for genealogists.

Going Nearly Paperless – How to Get Started 
Life without paper is great! The words "paperless office" have been used for years, but today we are beginning to see that reality. Genealogy has always been a personal interest that attracts paper. We make notes, we create photocopies, and we purchase books. This presentation will focus on organizing your genealogy materials to quickly and easily find your research notes, photocopies, pictures and much more. This presentation will also discuss long-term preservation. Paper is easily destroyed by fire, water, mold, insects and other problems. This presentation will tell how to ensure you have backup copies of paper stored someplace safe.

Use Evernote for Genealogy and Nearly Everything Else
Remember, years ago, the promise that personal computers would someday store your notes, your recipes, and more? It took a long time, but that promise has now been fulfilled. Indeed, Evernote does all that and much, much more. It not only stores thousands of notes, pictures, sound files, web pages and more, it also allows the user to quickly find and retrieve items among the thousands of bits of information stored in Evernote. It's one of the handiest tools a genealogist can use.

Genealogy Searches on Google
Learn how to extract the most genealogy information possible from everyone's favorite search engine. 

The Organized Genealogist
A look at various methods of organizing record-keeping by use of digital techniques. This talk focuses on converting paper-based record-keeping to all-digital, making plenty of backups (to be stored in different locations), and preserving the digital records. We will also discuss methods of digitally preserving printed books and magazines for long-term storage and making sure that information in those publications can be easily searched and retrieved.

$40; IHS and GSMC members $32
After Sept. 25, $45; IHS and GSMC members $37

Includes lunch, parking and same-day admission to the Indiana Experience

Each session is eligible for 1 TLEU. 

Register online at www.genealogyindy.org or through the link below. You may also call (317) 232-1882 for more information.


9:30 to 10 a.m.

10 to 11 a.m.
“Going Nearly Paperless - How to Get Started”

11 to 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
“Use Evernote for Genealogy and Nearly Everything Else”  

12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
"Genealogy Searches on Google"

2:30 to 2:45 p.m.

2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
“The Organized Genealogist”

3:45 to 5 p.m.
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