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Upcoming events

    • October 09, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex
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    Save the Date:  October 9th, 2021

    We are back! In the Metroplex Complex to bring you another great annual conference - In Person!  Join us and spend a day with Lisa Louise Cooke.


    Lisa Louise Cooke found her passion for family history at her grandmother’s knee at the age of 8. She is now the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company founded in 2007. She is Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show available at www.GenealogyGems.com.


    Lisa will share expert genealogy tips and insight during these four sessions.


    The Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology

    It’s a new decade, so if you think you know how to Google, think again! Technology changes rapidly and keeping our search skills updated and sharp is key to search success. Come learn the latest Google Search Methodology for Genealogy. You’ll hear about the latest and best search innovations, and learn the process that will dramatically improve your genealogical search results. These skills can be used with all associated Google tools.


    How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case

    Become a genealogical detective in this vital session. You’ll learn to track ancestors like a criminal cold case detective, sniffing out holes in your research and getting missing information on the record with cutting edge technology.


    How to Organize All this Genealogy Stuff!

    Save yourself future frustration and disappointment by putting a solid genealogy organizational plan in place for all the types of items that will be coming your way. I personally use the systems that I am sharing with you, and they have proven to be reliable and efficient.


    How to Save Your Research from Destruction & Ensure Its Future Survival

    Don’t let your lifetime of genealogy research end up in the landfill! Lisa Louise Cooke will teach you the 7 key strategies to securing the future of your research including designating a “research keeper,” setting up a Genealogy Materials Directive, and making donations with a Deed of Gift. Don’t miss this class – your family research legacy depends on it!

    Registration began June 22, 2021.

    • November 20, 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Webinar

    What is social history and what does it have to do with genealogy? Adding social history takes your genealogy from boring facts to a story your family will beg to know. In this presentation, we will look at what is social history and resources that will help you add social history to your genealogical research. Presented by Gena Philibert-Ortega.


    Registration Available HERE


    Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women's history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master’s degree in Religion. Her published works include two books, numerous articles published in magazines and online, as well as five editions of the Tracing Your Ancestors series from Moorshead Publishing. She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads.


    Her writings can be found on her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera as well as the GenealogyBank and Legacy Webinars blogs. She is a course instructor for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She has presented to diverse groups worldwide including the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series. Her current research includes women's repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, and women's material culture.


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