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:
Month Presentation Presenter
Mar Canceled due to scheduling conflicts  
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
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
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
Using an Apple (MAC) to Make Your Tree
Bret Petersen
UGA President
Hot Off The Press!!!  Sources for Online Historical Newspapers
Ginny Ackerson
UGA Board Member
Finding Your Irish Ancestors
Raymon Naisbitt, AG
UGA Board Member
Backing Through the Brick Wall!
Alice Colby Volkert
Jan What's New With FamilySearch Family Tree?
Don Anderson,
Sr. Vice President
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,
Mar Getting Started with Fold3
Peter Drinkwater,
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
Month Presentation Title Presenter
Nov FamilySearch and Billion Graves Tim Cross
Genealogy in Prime Time:
Family History's Next Generation
Josh Taylor
Sep Mobile Apps for Genealogy
AC Ivory
The Vision of Indexing:
A Revolution in the Research Mode
Randy Bryson
Utah South Area Family
History Advisor
Descendancy Research:
Finding the Past in the Present
Tim Bingamon, AG
Finding Your Scottish Ancestry
Raymon Naisbitt,
British Isles Research Team
How Mature Are You (Genealogically)?
Robert Raymond,
Deputy CGO
The Google Genealogist
Devin Ashby
Project Coordinator
Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG
Janet Hovorka
UGA President
Barry J Ewell
UGA Board Member