Dutchess County Genealogical Society

Fall 2008 Seminar

Topic: More Genealogy for Less Money
Featured Speaker: Tom Kemp
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2008
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Registration:  8:30 AM to 9:00 AM)
(Lunch:  11:30 AM to 1:00 PM)
Place: Hyde Park United Methodist Church
Route 9
Hyde Park, New York
Registration: $15.00 Advance Registration  
$20.00 Walk-ins at the door on day of seminar
Lunch: $7.50 for optional buffet lunch (deli sandwiches and salads) - available only with advance registration

Our featured speaker will be Tom Kemp, an outstanding writer and speaker, who has written more than two dozen books as well as articles appearing regularly in national and state library, archival and genealogical journals.  He will speak to us about GenealogyBank.com.  You may view his blog at http://blog.genealogybank.com/

More Genealogy for Less Money topics:

What Can a Scanner Do for Genealogy?
Bernie Rudberg
9:00 a.m.

How to spice up your family tree records with digital images.  This session will define scanner types and present a basic understanding of what they do and how they work.  It will include the advantages and disadvantages of different graphic file formats, how a scanner can handle your old negatives, and some things you can do with software to repair or enhance old damaged images.  Time permitting, we will also cover the basics of digital cameras as portable scanners.

Take a Virtual Research Trip
Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
9:00 a.m.

Has the cost of gas got you down?  You don't think you can afford that trip to your ancestral area after all?  Rev up the motor on your computer, and see how much data you can collect, without leaving home (plus some ideas that don’t require a computer).

Immersion Genealogy
Valerie LaRobardier
10:30 a.m.
Seeking out elusive maiden names and breaking down brick walls can be enhanced by gaining the memories of those nearer the person we seek.  Using research, study and analysis techniques to accelerate geographic and historic learning aids enhanced recognition by “creating” these memories.  This knowledge enables you to narrow the scope of the search and recognize what records deserve a closer look.  The talk describes the process and illustrates it with case studies.
Genealogy Bank – Newspapers, Serial Set and More
Tom Kemp
1:00 p.m.
You’ve heard of Ancestry and HeritageQuestOnline.  Now learn about another source for accessing historical newspapers and documents.  Tom Kemp applies his 43 years of genealogical research showing you how GenealogyBank can help you in your research.
Doing Genealogy on a Budget
Melinda Carter
2:30 p.m.
This talk will explore ways to investigate many aspects of genealogy without spending much money.
What’s New in Genealogy
Linda Koehler & Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
2:30 p.m.
Linda and Christine report on new and exciting things they learned at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Philadelphia in September.

Registration (Advance registration must be postmarked by October 18, 2008):

To register, mail your name, address, telephone number, and a check with the advance registration fee of $15 and the lunch cost of $7.50 (if you wish to take advantage of the buffet.  You may bring your own lunch; drinks will be supplied free of charge).  Make your check payable to the Dutchess County Genealogical Society.

Mail registration and check to:
Dutchess County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 708
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Directions to the Church:

The United Methodist Church in the village of Hyde Park is located on the east side (going north) of Route 9, at the corner of Albany Post Road/Route 9 and Church Street.  The entrance to the parking lot is on Church Street.

For more information about this seminar, call Linda Koehler at (845) 462-2361 or e-mail Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer.