January 2, 2016
IOOF Hall, 520 Dana Street
San Luis Obispo
Session 1 begins at 12:15 Session 2 begins at 1:45
Session 1: The Hidden World of Facebook Groups for Genealogists: Finding Groups to Help Your Research by Mary Adler Hansen.
Want a document translated? Have a question about Grandma’s hometown? Need someone to identify the weird object on Uncle Ron’s desk? Join a group on Facebook and find your answer! Learn how to access the hidden world of Facebook genealogy groups!
Mary Hansen is a native of San Luis Obispo who has been researching her family tree for over a decade. She enjoys connecting with family and finding cousins through Facebook. She receives notifications from several major genealogy sites on a daily basis, which helps her stay on top of what classes are offered online, and the latest news in the genealogy world. Mary is the Social Media Chair for our society.
Session 2: Managing Your Digital Research by Nancy Loe.
Lost in a sea of digital files and paper? Can’t find the records you know you have? Searching for a better way to organize your work? This presentation uses the techniques and principles of professional archivists to organize your genealogical research. Topics covered include using controlled vocabulary to organize and retrieve your records, file-naming conventions for scanned documents and downloads; file folder structure; and authority files. More info: http://slocgs.org/#jan2016
Nancy Loe is a professional archivist, librarian, and genealogist, with master's degrees in American History and in Library Science. She was director of special collections and archives at Cal Poly for nearly three decades. Nancy has appeared on PBS's "American Experience" and "California Gold," and at Rootstech and the SoCal Jamboree. Her website, Sassyjanegenealogy.com, was featured in the Jan-Feb 2014 of Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”
Coming up on February 6, 2016:
Session 1: Dating Photographs by Eva Ulz, Curator of the SLO History Center.
Session 2: Hidden legacies: Rescuing the past of two San Luis Obispo’s pioneer families who ‘vanished’ from our region by Dan Krieger.