Past Presentations

Virtual Chapter Presentations are made in the months of January through November each year.  We do not have a December presentation due to the holidays.  Past Presentation topics, available in the Members Area, include the following:
 
2014
 
Month Presentation Presenter
Mar Canceled due to scheduling conflicts  
Feb
 
Using Tools and Organization for Creating a Valuable Family History Blog
 
James L. Tanner
Jan Will Your Family Tree Stand the Test of Time? Most Won’t - Strengthen Your Tree! CindyLee Banks
 
 
2013
 
Month Presentation Presenter
Nov Hidden Gems:  Materials in Digital Libraries for Family History
D. Josh Taylor
 
Oct Zap the Grandma Gap!
Janet Hovorka,
UGA Past President
Sep FamilyTree Favorite Features, Lost and Found Features, and Future Features
Ron Tanner,
FamilyTree Product Manager
Aug FamilySearch Photos and Stories Tim Cross
Jul
Can I Use That in my Genealogy?  What You Should Know About Copyright
 
Thomas MacEntee
Jun Finding Your Family Stories
Valerie Elkins,
UGA 2nd Vice-President
May
Using an Apple (MAC) to Make Your Tree
Bret Petersen
UGA President
Apr
Hot Off The Press!!!  Sources for Online Historical Newspapers
Ginny Ackerson
UGA Board Member
Mar
Finding Your Irish Ancestors
Raymon Naisbitt, AG
UGA Board Member
Feb
Backing Through the Brick Wall!
 
Alice Colby Volkert
Jan What's New With FamilySearch Family Tree?
Don Anderson,
Sr. Vice President
FamilySearch
 
 
 
2012
   
Month Presentation Presenter
Nov The Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogy
Diahan Southard
Molecular Genealogist
Oct The Secret Lives of Women:  Research Female Ancestors Using the Sources They Left Behind
Gena Philbert-Ortega
UGA Board Member
Sep City Directories:  More Than Names and Addresses
Jason Harrison,
UGA Board Member
Aug Finding US Naturalization Records Pat Jensen, Riverton Family Search Library
Jul Strategies for Searching Using Ancestry Sue Maxwell, Former UGA 1st Vice President
Jun Supercharge Your Research:  Cut Ten Years Off Your  Research Barry Ewell, UGA 2nd Vice President
May Your Head in the Cloud and Your Feet on the Ground Bret Peterson, UGA Board Member
Apr Indexing the 1940 U.S. Census
Thomas McGill,
FamSearch
Mar Getting Started with Fold3
Peter Drinkwater,
Fold3
Feb
The Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses, and the Wretched Refuse:  U.S. Immigration from 1820 - 1954
 
Beth Taylor, CG.
Jan The FamilySearch Wiki:  Exploring Its Treasures
Wilma Adkins,
UGA Treasurer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
 
Month Presentation Title Presenter
Nov FamilySearch and Billion Graves Tim Cross
Oct
Genealogy in Prime Time:
Family History's Next Generation
Josh Taylor
Sep Mobile Apps for Genealogy
AC Ivory
Aug
The Vision of Indexing:
A Revolution in the Research Mode
Randy Bryson
Utah South Area Family
History Advisor
Jul
Descendancy Research:
Finding the Past in the Present
Tim Bingamon, AG
Jun
Finding Your Scottish Ancestry
Raymon Naisbitt,
British Isles Research Team
FamilySearch.org
May
How Mature Are You (Genealogically)?
Robert Raymond,
Deputy CGO
FamilySearch.org
Apr
The Google Genealogist
Devin Ashby
Project Coordinator
FamilySearch.org
Mar
Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG
Feb
Janet Hovorka
UGA President
Jan
Barry J Ewell
UGA Board Member