Thursday, September 25, 2008

Barbara Nuehring to be Featured Speaker at Fall 2008 Seminar

Barbara Nuehring will be the featured noted lecturer at EWGS's fall seminar held Saturday, October 4th at The Commons at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute in Spokane, Washington.

Ms. Nuehring has a BS in Business from the University of Maryland and after a successful career as a comptroller within the U.S. Department of the Army, she has spent her time researching her family history and taking active roles in several organizations.

She is the Secretary/Treasurer of the 200+ member Escapees Genealogy Group and writes feature columns for their newsletter and for the Green Valley (Arizona) Genealogical Society. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society; Genealogical Speakers Guild; International Society of Family History Writers and Editors; Palatines to America; and several local societies.

Ms. Nuehring will be presenting four topics:

Digitizing Your Genealogy: Relax! It is only Bits and Bytes
Discussion of the "why's" and "how's" of digitizing source documents. Tips and hints for organizing digital files, making back-ups and "archiving" digital documents.

Timelines: Understanding Your Ancestor's World
Discussion of the importance of timelines to family historians; the different types and scopes of timelines, sources of existing timelines; and methods for developing customized timelines.

Using Boxes to Think Outside the Box
Discussion of various ways genealogists can use spreadsheets and word processing tables as analytical tools. Explanations of terminolgy, capabilities and differences of the software programs.

Beyond Words: Dressing Up Your Family History
Explanation of the basic principles of design that can be accommodated by any word processing software. Demonstation of the usage of fonts, charts, maps and illustrations to improve the visual appeal of family histories.

In addition to the lectures, EWGS will be hosting a buffet-style catered luncheon and raffle prizes. There will be vendors with genealogy- and history-related merchandise, resources, and information. Registration will be $25.00 for members and non-members alike if you send in your registration form and check (made out to EWGS) by September 27th. (Spokane-area residents, mail it today or Friday to get it in on time). After September 27th, the price will increase to $30.00. No refunds after that date.

Registration will also be made available at the door on October 4th, beginning at 9:00 AM. The lectures will start at 9:30 AM and conclude at 3:30 PM, with breaks and lunch.

Map (see pinpoint B for location of The Commons):

1 comment:

Kathryn Doyle said...

What a fantastic line up of talks! I especially wish I could be there for the lectures on digitizing and timelines. Congratulations to the Eastern Washington society for hosting such a great program. (And thanks for some interesting ideas for CGS!)