19 March 2008

Chicago 2008: Computer workshops announced

Computer and technical workshops are very popular features of the annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. The 18 workshops scheduled for the 28th edition of the event have just been announced. The conference runs Sunday-Friday, August 17-22, in Chicago, Illinois.

Attendees can learn new skills or brush up on others. I've listed them by day; for exact times, go to the conference website and check the program. These are fee-added activities ($25 per workshop) and run one hour and 45 minutes each. Registration is limited to 25 attendees per workshop and fill to capacity very early.

Sunday, August 17

Creating Your Family Newsletter, Banai Lynn Feldstein
A Genealogical Tour Through the World Wide Web, Elise Friedman
Using WORD & WORD Tables for Genealogy & Other Computer Shortcuts, Phyllis Kramer

Monday, August 18

Introduction to JewishGen, Debra Kay Blatt
Adobe Photoshop: Elements, Ceil Wendt Jensen
Spreadsheets: A Powerful Tool in Genealogy Research, Susan Weinberg
Adobe Photoshop for Beginners and Intermediate Users, Ceil Wendt Jensen

Tuesday, August 19

Adobe Photoshop for Advanced Users, Ceil Wendt Jensen
FamilyTree Maker for Beginners and Intermediate Users, Duff Wilson Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader, Ceil Wendt Jensen
FamilyTree Maker for Advanced Users, Duff Wilson

Wednesday, August 20

FamilyTree Maker for Beginners and Intermediate Users (Repeat)
JewishGen Database Computer Workshop, Nolan Altman
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland Database Search Techniques Workshop, Hadassah Lipsius
Family Tree Builder (MyHeritage.com), Daniel Horowitz

Thursday, August 21

Using the Yad Vashem Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names and the Avotaynu Consolidated Jewish Surname Index, Gary Mokotoff
Building and Using your own Digital Map Collection (intermediate/advanced users), Daniel Schlyter
MyHeritage Research Genealogy Search Engine, Daniel Horowitz

To register: go to the website, click on "Add Fee Based Items," scroll to "Computer Training Workshops." To register for workshops, click box next to each desired workshop, then click "Submit." Also check out the offerings for expert Q&A breakfasts, luncheons and dinners and sign up for those as well.

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