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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