Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
April 19, 2014
Speaker: Dick Eastman
On January 15, 1996, Dick Eastman launched Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and announced it to 100 surprised friends and acquaintances. The weekly grew into a daily publication that gives its readers a wide range of timely genealogical news and helpful articles by Dick and his guest authors. More than 75,000 genealogists all over the world now subscribe to Dick’s free daily Newsletter. See what it’s all about at EOGN.com.
Taking full advantage of today’s communication technology Dick can split his time between his home in suburban Boston and a vacation home in Orlando – that’s when he’s not travelling in his motor home between genealogical events around the country. He has been known to fly when vast expanses of saltwater would turn his RV into a leaky submarine.
A special Certificate of Recognition has been newly created by the Society of Genealogists to recognise exceptional contributions to genealogy by individuals and institutions worldwide. In the first year nomination forms were made available to Fellows of the Society for their suggestions and among the successful candidates were:
"Dick Eastman for having the vision to promote family history through the CompuServe Genealogy Forum and by founding and maintaining the daily Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter."
Come meet Dick Eastman!
Saturday, April 19, 2014
La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1425 East 27th St, Tacoma, WA. A limited number of rooms will be available at a special rate for seminar attendees.
- Sourcing and Collaboration
Why citing sources is important and how to increase and improve your source citations by working with the various online genealogy databases that allow collaboration with other genealogists.
- Cloudy, with a Chance of Genealogy
A simple and down-to-earth explanation of what “The Cloud” is and how genealogists can use Cloud Computing to simplify their own computer usage.
- Using WorldCat to Find Genealogy Books
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information. WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. WorldCat grows every day thanks to the efforts of librarians and other information professionals.
- Maine Outhouses I Have Known and Loved
A mix of humor and a serious look at a bit of Americana that doesn't receive much attention. This presentation is made “in costume” as Dick dresses up as an old Maine farmer and makes the presentation with a thick Maine accent.