This Sunday I’ll be speaking to the Monmouth Country Genealogy Society, one of the larger societies in the northeast, about Improving Your Storytelling: Trees and Stories on Treelines.com. What is the point of becoming a better researcher if we don’t become better sharers? Hear ideas for better engaging our families in our genealogical discoveries, and see how the various tools on Treelines.com can bring your whole family together around your shared history.
If you’re in the NY/NJ area, do stop by the Eatontown Community/Senior Center at 72 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ at 1:30 PM.
If you can’t make this talk, I have a number of other engagements, online and off, coming up in the next few months. Here’s the list:
Southern California Genealogical Society Webinar Series
The SCGS is one of the preeminent genealogy societies in the U.S., and I will be part of their evening webinar series this year. You can watch me speak from the comfort of your own home!
- Wednesday, March 12, 6:00 PM Pacific: Timeline Creation Applications. Learn about tools and techniques for visualizing data in a timeline to make sense of what we know, identify what we don’t, put it all in the context of history, and share findings more clearly.
Register to participate by clicking on this link. (Note: This talk is rescheduled from February 19.)
New York Genealogical & Biographical Society at the New York Public Library
Treelines and the NY Genealogical & Biological Society share a focus on using storytelling and storytelling tools to advance genealogy, so I’m especially excited to collaborate with them in presenting my computer lab on how to use the Treelines website. And the location couldn’t be better — the New York Public Library!
- Tuesday, 5/13, 5:30 PM: Family Timelines with Treelines.com. With just a few clicks, visualize a set of life events for a group of your ancestors. Learn how to choose the theme for your timeline, select the events, illustrate them, and share the results with family.
National Genealogical Society
I’ll be bringing my technological expertise to one of the biggest genealogy conferences in North America.
- Saturday, 5/10, 9:30 AM: Tools to Help You Share Family Stories. Whether you’re creating a book, photo album, movie, or website, learn about the latest and greatest tools to make the job fun and easy.
For me it’s a long haul from the east coast, but Southern California always delivers a great conference with a lot of enthusiastic participants.
- Friday, 6/6, 4 PM: Story by Story, Preserve Your Family’s History. Stop being daunted by the enormous task of writing your family’s whole story. Learn how to break down your research into individual storylines, tell each one in a compelling way, and over time link these stories together.
- Saturday, 6/7, 3:30 PM: Family Timelines with Treelines.com. With just a few clicks, visualize a set of life events for a group of your ancestors. Learn how to choose the theme for your timeline, select the events, illustrate them, and share the results with family.