Talks

Past Talks:
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  1. 11 May 2017, 9:30 a.m., “Beyond Google: The Evo­lu­tion of Search,” NGS Con­fer­ence, Raleigh, NC. Learn how to use pow­er­ful less­er-known fea­tures of search engines to cre­ate more genealog­i­cal­ly rel­e­vant search­es on Google and oth­er search engines. Audio record­ing avail­able from PlaybackNGS.com.
  2. 13 May 2017, 4:00 p.m., “Research­ing Your Civ­il War Car­olin­ian,” NGS Con­fer­ence, Raleigh, NC. From the his­to­ry of the Car­oli­nas in the Civ­il War, this pre­sen­ta­tion pro­ceeds to out­line the records avail­able to research Civ­il War–era Car­olini­ans. Audio record­ing avail­able from PlaybackNGS.com.
  3. 15 March 2017, “GSD (Get­ting Stuff Done) with Con­tent,” with Tony Peles­ka (CIO, Min­neso­ta Hous­ing Finance Agency), AIIM 2017 Con­fer­ence, Orlan­do, FL.
  4. 3 Sep­tem­ber 2016, 5:00 p.m., S-452: “‘A Fam­i­ly of Fiends’: An Ante­bel­lum Tale of South­ern Mur­der,” FGS Con­fer­ence, Spring­field, IL.
  5. 3 Sep­tem­ber 2016, 8:00 a.m., S-404: “Ever­note for Geneal­o­gists,” FGS Con­fer­ence, Spring­field, IL.
  6. 5 May 2016, 11:00 a.m., T-228: “‘A Fam­i­ly of Fiends’: An Ante­bel­lum Tale of South­ern Mur­der,” NGS Con­fer­ence, Ft. Laud­erdale, FL. — A case study that pro­ceeds from an eleven-word biog­ra­phy to dis­cov­er bas­tardy, mur­der, and the acquit­tal of the victim’s broth­er. Audio record­ing avail­able from Play­back NGS.
  7. 4 May 2016, 11:00 a.m., W-129: “‘Gone to the Yan­kees!’: Civ­il War Loy­al­ists,” NGS Con­fer­ence, Ft. Laud­erdale, FL. — More than 100,000 South­ern­ers fought for the North. After a case study, this pre­sen­ta­tion exam­ines records avail­able for South­ern sol­diers who fought for the Union. Audio record­ing avail­able from Play­back NGS.
  8. 16 May 2015, 4:30 p.m., S457: “Geneal­o­gy in the Cloud: Dis­trib­uted Inter­net Ser­vices for Geneal­o­gists,” NGS Con­fer­ence, St. Charles, MO.
  9. 15 May 2015, 9:30 a.m., F315: “Ever­note for Geneal­o­gists: How to Plan, Gath­er, Store, and Orga­nize Your Research,” NGS Con­fer­ence, St. Charles, MO.
  10. 11 Feb­ru­ary 2015, 1:30 p.m., W-118: “High Tech Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Solu­tions for Soci­eties,” FGS Con­fer­ence, Salt Lake City, UT.
  11. 11 Feb­ru­ary 2015, 4:00 p.m., W-126, “Max­i­miz­ing Orga­ni­za­tion­al Effec­tive­ness,” FGS Con­fer­ence, Salt Lake City, UT.
  12. Sep­tem­ber 2014. Alfres­co Sum­mit 2014: “An Archi­tec­ture for Suc­cess: Cisco’s Busi­ness Appli­ca­tions on Alfres­co.” (YouTube).
  13. 27 August 2014, 2 p.m., W-103: “Strate­gic Plan­ning for Soci­eties,” FGS Con­fer­ence, San Anto­nio, TX.
  14. 27 August 2014, 3 p.m., W-120: “Elec­tron­ic Pub­lish­ing Fun­da­men­tals for Soci­ety Lead­ers,” FGS Con­fer­ence, San Anto­nio, TX.
  15. 6–8 June, “Ever­note for Geneal­o­gists,” SCGS Geneal­o­gy Jam­boree, Bur­bank, CA.
  16. 7–10 May 2014, Host, NGS Fam­i­ly His­to­ry Con­fer­ence, Rich­mond, VA.
  17. 7 May 2014, 2:30 p.m., “Anno­tat­ing and Archiv­ing Images,” NGS Fam­i­ly His­to­ry Con­fer­ence, Rich­mond, VA.
  18. 7 May 2014, 5:15 p.m., “The Next Gen­er­a­tion of NGS Learn­ing,” NGS Fam­i­ly His­to­ry Con­fer­ence, Rich­mond, VA.
  19. 16 April 2013, 4:20 p.m., Automat­ing Safe­ty Com­pli­ance Pub­lish­ing with DITA,” with Karthikeyan Ren­gasamy, Con­tent Man­age­ment Strate­gies / DITA North Amer­i­ca Con­fer­ence, Prov­i­dence, RI.
  20. 23 March 2013, 12:30 p.m., NGS Lun­cheon: Inter­net Pri­va­cy and Secu­ri­ty Fol­lies and Foibles,” Root­sTech 2013, Salt Lake City, UT.
  21. 9 May 2012, 4 p.m., “Genealog­i­cal Wikis: A Sur­vey of the Ter­rain,” NGS Fam­i­ly His­to­ry Con­fer­ence, Cincin­nati, OH.
  22. 11 May 2012, 8:00 a.m., “Inter­net Pri­va­cy and Secu­ri­ty for Geneal­o­gists,” NGS Fam­i­ly His­to­ry Con­fer­ence, Cincin­nati, OH.
  23. 12 May 2012, 9:30 a.m., “Tak­ing Your Geneal­o­gy with You: Mobile Apps,” NGS Fam­i­ly His­to­ry Con­fer­ence, Cincin­nati, OH.
  24. 14 May 2011, 12:30 p.m., NGS Gen­Tech Lun­cheon: Social Media: Share Your Geneal­o­gy with­out Los­ing Your Mind,” NGS Fam­i­ly His­to­ry Con­fer­ence, Charleston, SC.
  25. 14 May 2011, 9:30 a.m., Beyond Google: Advanced Search,” NGS Fam­i­ly His­to­ry Con­fer­ence, Charleston, SC.
  26. 11 May 2011, 11:00 a.m., “Cloud Com­put­ing and Genealog­i­cal Col­lab­o­ra­tion: How Tech­nol­o­gy Can Help us Work Togeth­er: The Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memo­r­i­al Lec­ture,” NGS Fam­i­ly His­to­ry Con­fer­ence, Charleston, SC.
  27. 19 Feb­ru­ary 2011, “Social Media: Share Your Geneal­o­gy with­out Los­ing Your Mind,” North Car­oli­na Genealog­i­cal Soci­ety Speak­ers’ Forum, Raleigh, NC.
  28. 5 April 2011, Bumpy Road to True DITA Con­tent Man­age­ment,” with Ger­shon Joseph, Con­tent Man­age­ment Strate­gies Con­fer­ence 2011, Bal­ti­more, MD.
  29. 7 Novem­ber 2009, “North Car­oli­na in the Civ­il War,” North Car­oli­na Genealog­i­cal Soci­ety, Speak­ers’ Forum, Raleigh, NC.
  30. 15 May 2009, “Beyond Google: Advanced Inter­net Search Tips and Tricks,” NGS Fam­i­ly His­to­ry Con­fer­ence, Raleigh, NC.
  31. 14 May 2009, “Blogs, Wikis, & Flickr: Oh My!: Shar­ing and Col­lab­o­rat­ing on the Mod­ern Web,” NGS Fam­i­ly His­to­ry Con­fer­ence, Raleigh, NC
  32. 13 May 2008, “Smart Inter­net Search­ing for Geneal­o­gists,” Craven Coun­ty Geneal­o­gy Soci­ety, New Bern, NC.
  33. 12 April 2008, Web 2.0 for Geneal­o­gists,” North Car­oli­na Genealog­i­cal Soci­ety, Speak­ers’ Forum, Raleigh, NC.
  34. 17 Octo­ber 2007, Web­sites for Pro­fes­sion­al Geneal­o­gists.” North Car­oli­na Chap­ter of the Assn of Pro­fes­sion­al Geneal­o­gists, Raleigh, NC.

Lec­ture Top­ics — I can lec­ture on a num­ber of top­ics in the field of geneal­o­gy and tech­nol­o­gy, includ­ing:

  • Intro­duc­tion to Geneal­o­gy
    Get­ting Start­ed
    • 1 hour
    • 2 hours
    • All day sem­i­nar (6 hours)
  • Beyond Google
    Advanced Inter­net Search Tips & Tricks
    • 1 hour
    • 2 hours
    • All day sem­i­nar (6 hours)
  • Build­ing and Main­tain­ing Geneal­o­gy Web­sites
    Tools of the Trade for Hob­by­ists, Researchers, Pro­fes­sion­als, and Soci­ety Web­mas­ters
    • 1 hour
    • 2 hours
    • All day sem­i­nar (6 hours)
  • Get­ting Start­ed with The Mas­ter Geneal­o­gist
    Using this State-of-the-Art Genealog­i­cal Data­base to Store Your Data and Cat­a­log and Assess Your Sources
    • 1 hour
    • 2 hours
    • All day sem­i­nar (6 hours)
  • Web 2.0 for Geneal­o­gists
    Using Blogs, Wikis, Flickr, Pin­ter­est, Face­book, & Twit­ter to Share & Col­lab­o­rate in Geneal­o­gy
    • 1 hour
    • 2 hours
    • All day sem­i­nar (6 hours)
  • Web 3.0: The Lat­est and Great­est Tech­nolo­gies
    How Bing.com, Wolfram|Alpha, and Google’s Wave Will Rev­o­lu­tion­ize Search
    • 1 hour
    • 2 hours

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