Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Summit of Excellence Track Highlight: Technology

Are you drowning in research notes and scrap-paper tidbits? Want to find out how to keep track of your online research and make it accessible when you are away from your desk? Want to learn how to construct smarter queries for better research results, or organize, share, and store your precious photos, videos, and one-of-a-kind digital documents? Our experts will help you utilize and harness the power of technology to work smarter, not harder!

Track Presentations

The following sessions run on Saturday, September 18th:

Beyond the Basics-Online Research Techniques with Cheri Hudson Passey: Tips and tricks to help researchers move beyond the basic beginning strategies for searching online records and other resources.

Spreadsheets for Genealogists: Five Ways They Can Help You in Your Research with Mary Kircher Roddy, CG: Spreadsheets can help you in analyzing your data and keeping track of your research. Mary Roddy will present several examples of how to use this powerful tool to gain perspective and further your genealogy research. 

Digital Organization with Lianne Kruger: Photos, digital documents, and videos are wonderful for recording family history. This session will discuss a variety of ways to store these digital items online along with the pros and cons of each.

Evernote for Genealogists with Lianne KrugerThis session will illustrate how to create notes of genealogical research on a variety of platforms in Evernote and then organize and share the notes with others. 

The full schedule of all presentations and links to presenter biographies may be found here

Join Us in September!

The 2021 UGA Summit of Excellence celebrates UGA's 50th year. This exciting virtual conference, held September 15-18, 2021, is a four-day event with multiple tracks offering a premier educational opportunity at an extremely reasonable price. Each track features a different record set or research area such as legal records, methodology, technology, or DNA. 

Learn more about the Summit of Excellence or register to attend. Questions may be directed to the registrar: registrar@ugagenealogy.org.