This is a group for anyone interested in learning more about genealogy and family history research. Beginner, intermediate, and professional researchers are welcome. We'll mostly get together to share brief how-to presentations covering online resources (e.g., FamilySearch, Ancestry), genealogy software, local offline resources, and research techniques. We'll also focus on helping each other with our research challenges.
Many of us are familiar with the piles of paper that accumulate as a result of our genealogy research. But what about the “invisible” digital clutter that accumulates while we’re researching? What are you doing to organize and keep track of those digital files on your computer? Learn how to organize and preserve your digital files, including family trees, digital documents, digital photos, and more.
The presenter, EvaAnne Johnson, has been a family historian since 1998, and is currently a librarian and ILL assistant at Wilmette Public Library and a volunteer at the Wilmette Family History Center. She completed her Master's of Library Science last year, and has a special interest in genealogy, local history, and digital preservation. She also writes for a historical society in DeKalb County, and on her blog, TheFamilyHistoryLibrarian.com.