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We are celebrating our 60th anniversary!

 
Fort Worth Genealogical Society

presents our

2017 End of Summer Seminar

Featuring:
Summer Seminar

Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company. She is Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show available at www.GenealogyGems.com, on iTunes, and through the Genealogy Gems app, and free toolbar. Her podcast brings genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists in 75 countries around the world, and recently celebrated 1.5 million downloads!

Lisa is the author of a variety of multi-media materials including the Genealogy Gems Premium website subscription, and four books: Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse, How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, The Genealogist's Google Toolbox, and Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies, as well as the video series Google Earth for Genealogy.

In addition to Genealogy Gems, Lisa works closely with Family Tree Magazine as producer and host of the Family Tree Magazine Podcast, a regular article author for the magazine, and curriculum developer and instructor for Family Tree University.

Lisa's offerings are not limited to online. She is a sought after international genealogy speaker. Whether in person or online, Lisa strives to dig through the myriad of genealogy news, questions and resources to deliver the gems that can unlock each genealogist's own family history treasure trove!

Lisa is a doting wife to Bill, the proud mom of three daughters, and has added the role of Grandma to her resume. She counts her blessings every day for the love, fulfillment and laughter that family brings to every aspect of her life.

 

Saturday, September 9, 2017


Location:
Trimble Tech High School
Cannon Street at Henderson
(across Henderson from Harris Hospital)
Fort Worth, Texas

Register Early!

Lecture Topics:

1.

Google Books: the tool you should use every day!

(Brand new for 2017 - this was a BIG hit at Rootstech)

25 million digitized and searchable free books are at your fingertips with Google Books. Learn how to make the most of this goldmine chock full of historical data!

2.

Create a Free Google Earth Map Collection for Your Research

(Brand new for 2017)

Learn how to find free digital maps for your ancestral locations, add them as permanent overlays to Google Earth, and then organize them into your personal map reference collection. You’ll learn best practices for keeping them organized and enriching your research.

3.

Making Evernote Effortless

Learn the best strategies for making Evernote a breeze to use for your genealogy research. Shave time off your note-taking with quick keys, shortcuts, saved searches, search operators, Reminders, note sharing, source citation, and building Evernote into any browser you use (including mobile devices!)

4.

7 Awesome Apps that Eliminate Eye-Rolling!

(Brand new for 2017)

Eliminate your relative’s bored eye-rolling and captivate them with compelling stories and imagery! We’ll cover seven easy-to-use and free mobile apps that will help you tell your family history stories in a riveting way.

 

Download and/or print the Registration Packet

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Driving Directions:

If approaching from the north, south or east:

From the interchange of Interstate 35-W and Interstate 30 in Fort Worth, go west on Interstate 30 taking the first exit on the right (exit 13B, 5/8 mi.), which leads to Henderson Street.

Turn left (south) on Henderson and go about 1/2 mile to Cannon Street. Turn left (east) and continue past the school and turn right on College Avenue. The entrance we will use is 440 feet south of Cannon Street, next to the outdoor dining area.

If approaching from the west:

From Interstate 30, take the Texas 199/Henderson St./Summit Ave. exit. Cross over Summit, continuing on to Henderson Street.

Turn right (south) on Henderson and go about 3/10 mile to Cannon Street. Turn left (east) and continue past the school and turn right on College Avenue. The entrance we will use is 440 feet south of Cannon Street, next to the outdoor dining area.

Interactive Google Map

Parking

You may park across the street in the Trimble Tech Staff Green Lot or along the curb on College Avenue. Please save the street parking for the handicapped. Wheelchair ramps are located 85 feet north and 110 feet south (at driveway) of the building entrance.

Trimble Tech High School
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Trimble Tech High School
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Trimble Tech High School
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Trimble Tech High School
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Pre-Registration $40.00 per person
Must be received by September 1st

Lunch will be prepared and served by Trimble Tech Culinary Arts students.

The meal will consist of a build-your-own taco bar (served cafeteria style), ground beef, ground chicken, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, black olives, shredded cheese, onions, salsa, your choice of flour tortilla, corn tortilla, or served in a bowl. Roasted vegetables will be substituted for vegetarians. Dessert will be tres leches cake and a variety of cookies. The meal is included for all registrations received by September 1st. You may opt to receive the vegetarian meal by checking the appropriate box on your registration form.

Coffee, tea, water and hot water will be available throughout the day. Mini cinnamon rolls, small muffins and small pastries will be served around 8:00 as people come in to register.

Late registration (after September 1st) or At the Door, $45.00
(Lunch cannot be guaranteed if you register after September 1st.)

Please contact us early if you have any special dietary requirements
or other special needs.

Door Prizes

Seminar Schedule:

8:15 a.m.
Doors open for Registration
 
8:45 a.m.
Introductions and Opening Remarks
 
9:00 a.m.
Session 1 - Google Books: the tool you should use every day!
 
 
Break provided between sessions
 
10:45 a.m.
Session 2 - Create a Free Google Earth Map Collection for Your Research
 
Noon
Lunch Break
 
1:15 p.m.
Session 3 - Making Evernote Effortless
 
 
Break provided between sessions
 
3:00 p.m.
Session 4 - 7 Awesome Apps that Eliminate Eye-Rolling!
 
4:15 p.m.

Closing remarks

 

For more information, please contact Don Crews: Roy's email address

or Debbie Pearson:

2017 Summer Seminar Committee

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Don Crews

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Chairperson

Debbie Pearson Liason to the speaker

Judy Ramos

Liaison to Trimble Tech High School

Sheryl Rascher

Greeter

Judy Ramos

Publicity

Rob Yoder

Event Flyer & Brochure

Rob Yoder

Photography

Debbie Pearson

Syllabus

Debbie Pearson

Door prizes

Ed McCoy (tentative)

Name Tags

Roy Combrink & Crystal Barth

Registration

Roy Combrink & Phil Morris

FWGS's Book Store Table

Register Early!

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