Cutting-Edge Genealogy: Using New Technology and Thinking to Move Your Research

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Are you getting the most out of your internet searches? Are you aware of the amazing resources that you may access through your library? Do you know there is genealogically pertinent information on many “non-genealogy” sites? Are you using the most up-to-date software? If you answer “no” to any of these questions, you owe it to yourself to join us Saturday, September 24, 2011, in the South Court Auditorium at the New York Public Library for a full-day program designed to enhance your online genealogical searches.

Our program features three excellent and technologically savvy speakers:

Dick Eastman has been involved in genealogy for more than 30 years. He’s worked in the computer industry for more than 40 years in hardware, software, and managerial positions. By the early 1970s, Dick was already using a mainframe computer to enter his family data on punch cards and built his first home computer in 1980. In 1996 he launched “Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter” as a weekly e-mail publication which has since grown into a daily publication, read by more than 60,000 genealogists all over the world.

LECTURE: Genealogy Searches on Google: Extract the most genealogical information possible from everyone's favorite search engine.

LECTURE: The Latest Technology for Genealogists: An in-depth look at today's technology.

Ruth A. Carr the former Chief, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, New York Public Library (1988-2008), was born in Brooklyn. She received a BA in History from Queens College, an MA in Russian Area Studies from the City University of New York; and her MLS from the Pratt Institute. Ms Carr is a member of the History Section of the American Library Association, serving on its Genealogy and Local History Committees, and is a recipient of the History Section/Genealogical Publishing Company Award for service to genealogical librarianship, 2009.

LECTURE: Other Places Your Ancestors Might Be Hiding: “Non-Genealogy” Databases and Internet Resources to Explore. This talk will examine various manuscript and archives locator databases; lesser known historical databases; and using Chronicling America to access newspapers online.

David Kleiman is a publisher, historian, and educator, and has been a genealogist and family historian for over 35 years. He is co-founder and chair of the New York Computers and Genealogy Special Interest Group and serves on the executive council of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. and on the Education Committee of the NYG&B. David is president of Heritage Muse, Inc., digital and print publishers in the humanities, and is the curator for the Loeb Visitors Center at the Touro Synagogue National Historic Site in Newport, Rhode Island.

LECTURE: Rediscovering the Globe: Maps Online, GIS, Google Earth: explore topics from simple place name search tricks to finding images of historic maps.

LECTURE: Technology & Design: Looking Good in Print and on the Screen: Home computers and printers now offer a wide range of options in sharing our genealogy research and family history stories. This program focuses on four key design guidelines and explores options for both paper, and online presentations.

Register for the program: The program fee is $60 for members, $90 for non-members. You may register by clicking here; or contact Lauren Maehrlein at; or phone 212-755-8532, ext. 211

South Court Auditorium at the New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY



Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
The New York Public Library
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
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