Monday, July 26, 2010

NARA: Life in the Past Lane VII, “Electronic Scrapbooking" & More

The Friends of the National Archives – Pittsfield, MA, will present its annual Full-Day Genealogy Conference, Life in the Past Lane VII, on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at the Williams Inn in Williamstown, MA. The day will include lectures by Jean Nudd, Leslie Albrecht-Huber, and Gregory Pomicter. The registration fee includes morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, and a roundtable question and answer period hosted by a panel of experts. Vendors will be on hand to provide products of interest to genealogists. We will also have our popular free prize raffle. Complete program details and a printable registration form can be found at Call 413-236-3600 or email for further information or to receive a registration form by mail.
Janet M. Rogge, President
Friends of NARA
10 Conte Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201

413-236-3600 (NARA)
8:00 AM Registration and browse the vendor booths; deposit tickets
9:00 AM for our free raffle (Coffee, tea, scones, muffins and danish)

9:00 AM Jan Rogge, Friends’ President
9:15 AM Welcome and conference information

9:15 AM Leslie Albrect Huber
10:15 AM “Get Organized! Take Control of Your Research Projects.”

Whether you’re spending a week at an archives or an afternoon at your computer, you can’t be effective without taking time to get organized – before, during, and after your research session.

10:45AM Gregory Pomicter
11:45 AM “Electronic Scrapbooking."

The lecture will demonstrate one way to collect, organize, and preserve family history documents and pictures in an electronic format. It also discusses the advantages and challenges in disseminating and preserving electronic media.

11:45 AM Luncheon – 3 choices, more details to come
1:00 PM

1:00 PM Leslie Albrect Huber
2:00 PM “Writing a Family History Your Family Will Want to Read.”

Tired of reading family histories that put you to sleep after one page? Learn some research and writing techniques that will make your family history a page-turner – without consigning it to the fiction section.

2:15 PM Jean Nudd, NARA Pittsfield
3:15 PM “Using” is digitizing a large number of NARA’s microfilm holdings; find out what’s available and how to utilize the site from home or at the National Archives.

3:30 PM Roundtable
4:30 PM Bring your questions and ask the experts or feel free to
browse the vendor booths.

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