9:15 - 10:15 AM
Fred Borg, recent presenter and active member of BCGS, will
present a beginners/intermediate PowerPoint demonstration on
census research using Ancestry.com. He will show us how to use
Ancestry's recent advancements and their census records to
research, track and document our ancestors.
Tips & Tricks on Finding Your Ancestors.
10:35 - 11:35 AM
Jerry Merritt, our Fall Seminar speaker from last year and
member of West Florida Genealogical Society will give a
PowerPoint presentation that picks up where his "Finding Your
Ancestors using the Internet" left off. It will include tips and
tricks to facilitate your research efforts and to preserve your
research for future generations
LUNCH. 11:35 – 12:20
12:20 – 1:20 PM
In this presentation Jerry will cover preserving and restoring
old photographs using your home computer. These techniques are
easy to learn and can save you hundreds of dollars in professional
restoration fees. He will discuss the problem of permanent
storage, explain major problems of long-term digital storage, and
offer several inexpensive solutions to these problems.
3 Top Genealogical Software Programs.
1:35 – 2:35 PM
Judy Bennett with Personal Ancestry File "PAF" - Questions
Janice Cronan with Family Tree Maker "FTM" - Questions
Bill Zehner with The Master Genealogist "TMG" - Questions
Genealogy Teams Up With Technology!
Where were your forbearers, and what were they up to? Find out at the
Saturday, 20 October 2012
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Bay County Library Conference Room
898 West 11 th Street
Panama City, Florida 32401
Presented by the
Bay County Genealogical Society
8:30 9:00 am:
9:00 9:15 am:
Welcome & announcements
Tips & Tricks On Finding Your Ancestors
12:20 1:20 pm:
1:20 1:35 pm:
1:35 2:35 pm:
3 Top Genealogical Software Programs
2:35 2:45 pm:
evaluations & closing remarks
We look forward to seeing you there.
Admission price includes the seminar, a lunch, soft drinks, snacks, and session handouts. Click "Registration Form" (top right) for info about cost and an application form.
Have you often wanted to learn more about your ancestors but didn't know how to start? Or perhaps you have already started but don't know what to do next. This fall several of Florida's most experienced genealogists will introduce you to family history discovery techniques, tips, important genealogical resources, repositories, and references
The public is invited, and everyone is welcome. Lunch included. Free juice, water, coffee, pastries, handouts, and valuable door prizes will be provided.
We invite you to join us for a great learning experience and an opportunity to meet and chat with other local area genealogists and family historians who share your interestsand perhapseven some of your ancestors....
For questions, please contact Janice at