Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 21 May - "Managing Your Digital Environment"

The May meeting of the computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) will be held on 21 May 2011 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Here are the details:

 - User groups: Legacy and RootsMagic; No SIG meeting this month

10:00 - Break, refreshments

10:15 - Announcements followed by:

Managing Your Digital Research Environment
by Nancy Loe

Nancy Loe will present simple, effective, and demonstrable strategies for organizing your digital files so you can find what you need, avoid duplicating research, and finally tame your information overload. She will cover:

1) Top Ten Things Archivists Can Teach Us About Organizing Research
2) Using Controlled Vocabulary to Create, File, and Retrieve Your Records
3) File Naming and Taxonomy for Digital Records
4) Using Metadata to Organize Family Photographs
5) Organizing Your Online Life: Bookmarks, Email, Blogs
6) Web Resources for Organizing Your Research.
Nancy Loe has been an archivist, librarian, and genealogist for over 30 years. She founded and served as the first president of  Pikes Peak (Colorado) Genealogical Society and served as the head of genealogy department at the Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs. She recently retired as head of Special Collections and Archives at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. She has an MA in American History and a Master’s in Library Science. In addition to teaching beginning genealogy in local adult schools, she has assisted hundreds of people in libraries and archives with their family research and is working on her own family tree in the United States, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, Austria, and Prussia. Her blog, Sassy Jane Genealogy, is located at

We meet at the Robinson Auditorium complex on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla. From North Torrey Pines Road , turn at Pangea Drive into UCSD. Free parking is available in the parking garage on the left; use any space other than those specifically reserved for UCSD vehicles. Signs will mark directions to our meeting room. Please refer to our website; or the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies website for driving directions and a map.

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