Genealogy Technology (Orange Park) (NEFLIN)

Wednesday, August 17, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at NEFLIN in Orange Park
Join us for a full day workshop to learn ways to assist patrons discover how to use various new technologies in searching for their family roots. Included sessions are:

Social Networking for Genealogist
Discover how genealogist use social networking tools to network with fellow genealogist and connect with family.  We will explore social networking sites dedicated to genealogy as well as popular social media sites. At  the end of this session, participants will be able to:
• Identify social media sites most useful for genealogy
• Discover ways to use popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as a research tool to assist in genealogy
• Access genealogy specific social media sites and network with fellow genealogist

Valuable Gadgets for the Family Genealogist
A demonstration of electronic gadgets most helpful for genealogy research such as scanners, cameras, storage devices, electronic books, handhelds, etc.  At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
• Identify common electronic devices useful to genealogy research
• Apply uses of common electronic devices in genealogy research
• Tips for assisting patrons with common electronic devices

Google Books
Discover Google Books and learn how useful this service of over a million books can help with your genealogy research. Learn to search for books, Review Books, create a Virtual Save and Categorize your Favorites, and more! Discover how librarians can embed and use these resources to provide assistance genealogist patrons. At  the end of this session, participants will be able to:
• Learn search techniques to locate books most helpful to genealogists
• Create a Virtual Library in Google Books
• Save and categorize favorites

Trainer: Deanna Ramsay, Genealogy Trainer

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