Friday 10 October 2014 6:00 – 9:00 PM

An evening with Dick Eastman, and a Birthday Banquet.

6:00 – 6:30pm Reception

Meet and Greet, Punch and Nuts and a look at WMGS’ 60 Year History

6:30 – 7:30pm WMGS 60th Anniversay Banquet – including Birthday Cake
7:00 – 8:30 Putting the Genes in Genealogy A serious look at the intriguing possibility that by using DNA research, today’s genealogists may become the lifesavers of family and loved ones in the near future.
8:30 – 9:30 Coffee and Mix & Mingle. 

 Saturday 11 October 2014

The seminar will consist of 4 sessions during the day.

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
Session 1
9:00 – 10:15
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.
10:15 – 11:00 Rest Area and Vendors
Session 2
11:00 – 12:30
The Organized Genealogist Going Paperless A look at various methods of organizing record keeping by use of digital techniques. This talk focuses on converting paper-based record keeping to all digital records, making plenty of backups (to be stored in different locations), and preserving the digital records for many more years than is possible with paper. This talk also discusses methods of digitally preserving printed books and magazines for long-term storage and making sure that information in those publications can be easily searched and retrieved.
12:30 – 1:45 Lunch
Session 3
1:45– 3:00
Genealogy Searches on Google Extracting the most genealogy information possible from everyone’s favorite search engine.
3:00 – 3:30 Rest Area and Vendors
Session 4
3:30– 4:45
The Family History World in 10 Years Time A look into the crystal ball to discuss changing research trends, a changing audience (have you noticed that today’s genealogists are younger than they used to be?) and a look at changes being made now by “the cloud” and the growth of handheld devices that are “online all the time” as it affects genealogy