Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Barbara Renick is SDGS Program Speaker on Saturday 10 April

From the SDGS Newsletter....

The April Meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society is Saturday, April 10 at 12 Noon at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd in San Diego).

The featured Speaker is Barbara Renick on two topics: “Newspapers: Finding Them Using Online Resources” and “Five C’s to Success in Today’s Genealogy”.

Today's genealogists can often solve problems that stumped them just a decade ago by combining classic and computer resources, collaborating with cousins, citing sources consistently, and doing comprehensive searching.

"Five C's to Success in Genealogy Today" focuses on advanced search techniques in combination with newly reachable resources from the modern era of genealogy.

"Newspapers: Finding Them Using Online Sources." Old newspapers, when they still exist, are found preserved in boxes, photocopied and bound in book form or placed on microfilms, digitized and searchable online. Only a small fraction of existing historical newspapers are searchable online. Therefore, two newspaper search methods have to be applied. Barbara will discuss the methods to find them.

Barbara Renick began teaching PAF and computer genealogy classes in 1985. She lectures and teaches computer labs at national genealogical conferences and at the Regional Family History Center in Orange, California. Barbara has had articles published in genealogy publications including the NGS NewsMagazine, Genealogical Computing, and the APG Quarterly. She co-authored the book The Internet for Genealogists: A Beginner's Guide, made two instructional videos on using the Internet for genealogy, and her last book titled Genealogy 101: How to Trace your Family's History and Heritage sponsored by the National Genealogical Society for their 100th Anniversary.

I'm looking forward to hearing Barbara's presentations on Saturday, and I urge all of my San Diego readers to join me.

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