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HGF 60th Anniversary Celebration and Spring Seminar with Lisa Louise Cooke
April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Check-in and refreshments start at 9:30 am
National Museum of Funeral History
415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, TX 77090
(see below for description, parking instructions, and map of location)
Four Sessions with Lisa Louise Cooke
Google Books: the tool you should use every day!
Learn the secrets of getting more than you ever imagined from the largest online collection of digitized books, Google Books. With 25 million books, many of which are digitized and fully searchable, Google Books should be the first place to which you turn as you climb your family tree. Learn how to make the most of this goldmine chock full of historical data with little known techniques from the Google Guru, Lisa Louise Cooke, author of the book, The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, Second Edition.
7 Awesome Apps that Eliminate Eye-Rolling!
Do your relatives roll their eyes in boredom when you mention genealogy? Learn how to captivate them with compelling stories and imagery! We’ll cover seven easy-to-use mobile apps that will help you tell your family history stories in a riveting way, that will have them asking for more.
Create a Free Google Earth Map Collection for Your Research
Come to this session and you’ll walk out with potentially thousands of free historic maps organized for your family history research. And the good news is, you don’t need a lot of tech know-how to do it! You’ll learn how to find free digital maps for your ancestral locations, add them as permanent map overlays to Google Earth, and then organize them into your personal map reference collection. We will also cover best practices for keeping them organized so that they continually enrich your research.
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
Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company, and the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show available at www.GenealogyGems.com, in iTunes, and through the Genealogy Gems app. Her podcast brings genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists in 75 countries around the world, and recently celebrated 2 million downloads!
Door Prizes: Door prizes include a one-year membership to Genealogy Gems Premium eLearning along with a copy of Lisa Louise Cooke’s new eLearning Companion Guide along with several others.
The National Museum of Funeral History is a unique venue for our Anniversary celebration. Lisa Louise Cook will make her presentations in the Museum’s auditorium with upholstered seating, individual tables for note-taking, and great presentation capabilities. The museum itself contains over 30,000 square feet of exhibits showing historic funeral practices and service items from the US and around the world as well as special exhibits on the history of cremation and Vatican funeral ceremonies. Folks attending our Anniversary event may tour the museum during our lunch break and following the presentations until 5:00 pm.
Directions: The museum is located about 25 minutes north of downtown Houston on Interstate 45. Coming up I-45 from downtown Houston, you can exit at Richey Road, exit 64, make a U-turn under the freeway, go down the freeway service road to Barren Springs Dr., turn right onto Barren Springs Dr and go down several blocks. The museum on your left. You may get specific directions from your location from Google Maps .
Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling to the meeting from Bayland or another location either as a driver or passenger, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Parking at the Museum: You should use one of the parking lots at the back of the Museum. Signs will guide you to the building entrance for the HGF meeting which is easily accessible from these parking lots. A map of the parking locations and building entrance is shown below:
Poster: The flyer for our meeting may be downloaded and posted where others interested in genealogy may see it.
HGF 2018 Member: $10. HGF Non-member: $30.
You may register online using a credit card by completing the following form or may register at the door by check.
Payment is non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by HGF.
The last date for ordering lunches through HGF has passed but you may bring your own lunch.
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