Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tracing Forward - Searching for Relatives in Recent Times

Toronto Branch of the OGS has just issued a Call for Presentations for a fall workshop titled “Tracing Forward - Searching for Relatives in Recent Times”.

The aim of this workshop, to be held on Saturday 26 October, is to offer new ideas, skills or tools to help researchers trace members of their expanded family trees, people who might still be alive or recently deceased. We are hoping to receive proposals from professional genealogists, family historians, private investigators, legal experts and heir searchers.

The deadline for proposals is Friday 31 May

The website is at www.torontofamilyhistory.org

RootsTeck 2013: Live Streaming Schedule Day 1

There will be Live Streaming of the Keynote Speech, plus four other talks starts Thursday at 10:30 AM EDT with Dennis Brimhall, FamilySearch International chief executive officer, Syd Lieberman, Professional Storyteller, and Josh Taylor , Business Development Manager of FindMyPast.com. I will be Live Streaming.

The rest of the speeches for Thursday are - 

1:00 PM EDT      The Future of Genealogy - Thomas MacEntee and panel

3:45 PM EDT     Tell it Again (Story@Home) - Kim Weitkamp

5:00 PM  EDT    The Genealogists Gadget Bag - Jill Ball and panel

6:15 PM EDT     Finding the Obscure and Elusive: Geographic Information on the Web       - James Tanner

Over 50,000 views of live streaming attended last year’s sessions.