Technology Track – Writing & Publishing

Technology makes telling your family stories easier

Technology makes telling your family stories easier

Everybody has at least one family history story to tell!  Today it is easier than ever to share those stories.

Several sessions on the Technology Track at the FGS 2014 Conference focus on Writing and Publishing, including using the latest technology to make your story interesting. Take some time to learn how to bring your ancestors to life.


T-221 Publish! Bringing it All Together on a Mac, Laura G. Prescott
Genealogists are using Macs to publish. The possibilities are boundless as technology makes it easier, more interesting, and more affordable than ever to turn publishing dreams into realities. A Mac makes it intuitive and fun!

T-237 Publish Your Genealogy Online, Laura G. Prescott
Discover the options for publishing your genealogy online. Explore choices you can make for appearance, access, costs, and privacy. Learn simple, attractive solutions to show off your research.

S-405 To Blog or Not to Blog: Sharing Your Research, Linda Woodward Geiger, CG, CGL
Explore using a blog as a research log and sharing your genealogical research with others.

S-415 Can I Use That in My Genealogy? What You Should Know About Copyright, Thomas MacEntee
Learn the basics of US copyright law and how you can still use copyrighted items such as documents, articles and photographs as part of your genealogy research.

S-431 Elements Essential for a Polished Family History, Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Attendees will learn about clear and structured writing, genealogical organization and format, and other aspects giving family histories meaning, respectability, and lasting value.

S-439 DIgital Storytelling for Genealogists, Sandra J. Crowley
Telling your family story requires more than “just the facts” or a few photos. Learn how to plan your message and use the tools and technology available to help you tell it effectively and share it with friends and family.

S-446 Social History and Genealogy: Writing Family Narrative, Diane Van Skiver Gagel, MA
This lecture gives an overview of using social history to fill in the gaps in a family narrative when all we have are dates and places.

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