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Lisa Louise Cooke, 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

Topics Include

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 will 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 will 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. We will cover systems for 4 types of stuff:

  1. Organizing All This Paper! The Physical Items Organization System
  2. Organizing All That Genealogical Data! The Family Tree Data Organization System
  3. Organizing All These Digital Files! The Digital Organization System
  4. Organizing All that Web Information! The Online Notetaking System

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!

Light Breakfast, Lunch, and Breaks

Your registration includes the following:

  • Light Breakfast - A packaged breakfast. Juice and coffee also.
  • Breaks – A morning and afternoon break between classes let you stretch and visit with friends. Water is provided, vending machines with soft drinks are conveniently available.
  • Lunch – A packaged lunch with variety of choices. Details to follow.

Conference Schedule (8:00 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.)

 8:00 - 8:45 A.M.  Registration
   Light Breakfast
 8:45 - 9:00  Welcome and Announcements
 9:00 - 10:00  The Genealogist's Google Search Methodology
 10:00 - 10:30  Break - Visit with Vendors
 10:30 - 11:30  How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case
 11:30 - 12:30  Lunch:  Boxed Lunch- Visit with Vendors
 12:30 - 1:30  How to Organize All This Genealogy Stuff
 1:30 - 2:00  Break - Visit with Vendors
 2:00 - 3:00  How to Save Your Research from Destruction & Ensure its Survival
 3:00 - 3:15  Questions and Answers & Adjournment

Registration is open to the public. Registration includes all of the lectures, a syllabus, handouts, 2 raffle tickets, light breakfast and packaged lunch. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Our popular raffle includes books, software, and genealogy items that every genealogist needs. Registration fee is non-refundable. Walk-in registrations will be accepted the day of the event @ $80. (Lunch and syllabus not guaranteed for Walk-ins). For your comfort, please bring a jacket or light sweater.

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