16 March 2009

Genealogy Week at Carl Sandburg College Completed

Last week, I completed my 11th annual "Genealogy Week" at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. Our numbers were slightly down, but all in all, things went well. Those who want to see our topics can view them on our site (at least until I take them down).

Based upon the interest and response, I am putting together a monthly "problem-solving" class to be offered at the college in Galesburg. Tentatively we will meet once a month to discuss research problems of those in the class. If you live near Galesburg, Illinois, and are interested please let me know.

Genealogy Week 2010 will be 8-13 March 2010. Watch our site for details.

We are also considering a few other offerings in the fall of 2009. Stay tuned--email me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com for details when they become available. Suggestions are welcome as well.

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09 August 2008

11th Annual Genealogy Computing Week

March 2009 will be the 11th annual Genealogy Computing Week at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. We are in the process of setting topics. In the past we have had all-day hands workshops on:

  • Using Ancestry.com
  • Using Footnote.com
  • Overseas Research
  • Maps and Images
  • Family Tree Maker
  • Using Genline for Swedish Research
  • RootsMagic
  • DeedMapper
  • Online Research Techniques

We are soliciting topics and ideas for content for 2009. Suggestions can be sent to me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com. Our registration fee will remain the same in 2009 at $35. We realize that it costs to travel and many of our participants are not local residents. Galesburg is easily accessible via interstate and Amtrak does run to Galesburg. Unfortunately there is no campus housing, but there is an Enterprise can rental very close to the train station. Questions about our workshops can be sent to me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com.

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