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2010 Seminar

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Dr.
Largo, FL 33771

Speaker: Dick Eastman

Topics for the seminar will be:

Unfourtunately, due to weather, Dick could not attend.  The actual seminar schedule and presentations can be found here.
 Dick Eastman
Genealogy Searches on Google
Extracting the most genealogy information possible from everyone's favorite search engine.
Where is Genealogy Software Headed?
In fact, most of our latest genealogy programs are very old-fashioned. Many have not changed significantly in 20 years. Yet there is hope on the horizon. 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.
In the mid-1980s, Dick actually went knocking on the door of a rising online star called CompuServe to propose a genealogy forum: a move by which he built a community of family historians over the next 14 years. At the same time, he preached the benefits of technology to an even wider audience of genealogists, including national and international genealogical organizations, and of course, GENTECH, an organization that helped him to spread his message.
In late 1995, before most people had heard of the World Wide Web, Dick had a conversation with Pam Cerutti and expressed an interest in creating a weekly newsletter that he could e-mail to genealogists all over the world. On January 15, 1996, the two launched Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter as an e-mail publication and announced it to 100 surprised friends and acquaintances.
The Organized Genealogist
Some hints and tips on how to be organized and stay that way.
Photographing Old or Delicate Documents and Photographs
Use your computer BEFORE you snap the picture!
The weekly newsletter has since grown into a daily publication, still available in e-mail but also now available on the World Wide Web. The present newsletter is read by more than 40,000 genealogists all over the world. Instead of all articles written by one person, the newsletter now features articles from George G. Morgan, Lloyd Bockstruck, and Michael John Neill, in addition to the many articles by founder Dick Eastman. Other guest authors occasionally publish articles in as well.

After lunch there will be four group classes conducted by society members.  These will be led by:
Damon Hostetler  - Publishing, So you are ready to publish Peter Summers - Immigration and Ship Passenger Lists
Carla Kerns - Libraries and the Genealogist: "Dewey" really know what they have in store for us? Bob Bryan - "What do I do now?" - Focusing on some ideas and suggestions for getting around, over or through some of the "brick walls" in your family history research

Additional Information

The Largo Public Library cosponsors the Pinellas Genealogy Society annual seminar.
Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.
The annual book sale will be in the rear of the conference room.  The tables will be open before the seminar and during break periods.
A representative of the society and membership information will be available at a table in the lobby.
A deluxe box lunch is available for $6.50.  You may purchase lunch in the Bookmark Cafe in the library.
Parking and driving instructions follow.
Great door prizes will be raffled off during the day.

Location The seminar will be held in the Jenkins Conference Room of the Largo Public Library, located at 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, 33771.  Free parking is available in the front lot of the library.

Driving Directions: From the north: Travel south on US Hwy 19 to SR 686 (East Bay Dr.) Make a right on East Bay and follow to Largo. Turn left on Central Park Drive.  The Library is on the left side of the road.

From the south: Travel north on I-275 to Exit #30 (Clearwater/Largo SR 686, Roosevelt Blvd. West). At the fork in the exit ramp bear left which leads to Roosevelt Blvd. Follow on Roosevelt.   At the fork in the road bear left and follow the overpass that merges with Ulmerton Road (SR688) Follow Ulmerton past the 2nd traffic light and veer right to SR 686(Roosevelt Blvd). Follow Roosevelt Blvd/East Bay Drive.
Click here for a registration form.

Updated 13 December 2012 . Copyright 2009 by Pinellas Genealogy Society, Inc. All rights reserved.