Friday 14 October 2015 6:30 – 9:30 PM

An evening with Cyndi Ingle.

6:30 – 7:00pm Reception

Meet and Greet, Refreshments

7:00 – 8:30 How the Internet Made Me an ExpertAn entertaining and light-hearted look at how Cyndi has become an expert at just about everything because of her time spent online.
8:30 – 9:30 Coffee and Mix & Mingle. 

 Saturday 15 October 2014

The seminar will consist of 4 sessions during the day.

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
Session 1
9:00 – 10:15
A Guided Tour of Cyndi’s List 2.0
This begins with a brief history of Cyndi’s List, followed by an overview of how to navigate the newly updated site and how to tell when the site is updated. Learn how to effectively use this valuable resource tool to as your jumping-off point onto the Internet.
10:15 – 11:00 Rest Area and Vendors
Session 2
11:00 – 12:30
Striking Out on Their Own: Online Migration Tools and Resources
Migration resources online for the U.S. are extensive and varied depending on the time period and the place. We will explore sources for maps, trails, roads, and waterways.
12:30 – 1:45 Lunch
Session 3
1:45– 3:00
Foreign Language Tools for English-Speaking Genealogists
Whether you’re reading an old letter, a record on microfilm, or a web site in a foreign language, don’t despair. There are several tools and options available to help you get a basic idea of what it is you’re reading, without taking a foreign language class. We’ll explore various ways to use these tools to help decipher key words and special alphabet characters, moving you a bit further along in your research.
3:00 – 3:30 Rest Area and Vendors
Session 4
3:30– 4:45
Building a Digital Research Plan
Using Internet databases and catalogs we will build a research plan to answer a specific research question. We will walk through the process of planning, researching for the plan, and keeping track of what has been researched.