Friday, July 17, 2009

Fantastic Presenters for the WSGS 2009 Conference: Session C

There are some great choices to be had for Session C of Saturday's classes for the Washington State Genealogical Society's 2009 state conference to be held at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington on September 11 - 13, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM:

The Revolt of the Genealogist: Records, Records, Records by Jerry Handfield

RootsMagic Genealogy Program by Bruce Buzbee

Eugenics: The Misuse of Genealogy? by Barbara Brazington

Creating a Desktop Atlas by Carol Medeiros


Here's some details about the presenters and their presentations to help you make your Session C choice:

Jerry Handfield is our Washington State Archivist, with over 25 years' experience in archives, history, and records management (read more about him here). He will be sharing the wealth of information available at our State Archives (physical records) and at our acclaimed Digital Archives (electronic records). If you've got Washington State ancestors, this is a must-attend session.

Bruce Buzbee is the creator and developer of the RootsMagic genealogy software. This program is described as "the easiest-to-use family tree software available for Windows Vista, XP, and 2000, yet is also one of the most powerful." Bruce will be highlighting the features of the newly-released version 4. If you are looking for a quality program, or are merely curious about this software, you'll be sure to want to attend and ask your questions. Bruce will also be exhibiting his program in the vendor area.

Barbara Brazington is an active member of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society. This year's EWGS's Distinguished Service Member, she is the society's Assistant Librarian and Aquisitions chair. She explores how genealogy was mis-used during the rise of eugenics ("the self-direction of human evolution") in the early 20th century. Could this happen again? Come find out!

Carol Medeiros is a board member of the Washington State Genealogical Society. Wouldn't be fantastic if you could have a personal atlas of maps and gazetteers of all your ancestral locations at your very fingertips? Carole will explain exactly how to create a desktop atlas using your personal computer. Improve your technological skills and expand your genealogical resources through this presentation!

Decisions, decisions, decisions! Which one of these fantastic presentations will YOU choose to attend during Session C?

Click on the link below to register.

Online Registration
(need help with the online registration? read our tutorial here)

Brochure and Saturday Schedule
(to help you choose your classes and activities)

Mail-in Registration Form
(for those who prefer registering offline)

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