Wednesday, October 28, 2009

14 November Ancestry.com Seminar

There are only 16 days until the Ancestry.com Seminar. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the best strategies for doing research at Ancestry.com. The event is a full day of presentations by representatives from the company.

The event is at the Handlery Hotel and Resort at 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego. Presentations begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 3:00 p.m. Registration forms are available at the SDGS Website. Cost is $30 per person for SDGS members, $35 per person for non-members. A box lunch is provided with admission.

The seminar is divided into 4 sessions:

1. The best strategies for getting the most out of Ancestry.com
2. Tapping into the Ancestry.com and Rootsweb community
3. The Ancestry World Archives Project
4. Publishing and printing using "My Canvas"

There is an added benefit for SDGS Members! The Ancestry.com personnel, along with SDGS volunteers will provide document/photograph scanning services for free. There will be two high speed scanners available. All kinds of photographs can be scanned including old tintypes. If the document is relatively new and in good condition a scanner will be used. If the document is in a frame or fragile a digital photo will be taken. It's recommended that you bring a flash drive of your own, but usb flash drives will be available at the event.

Scanning services will be assigned in 15 minute increments and scheduled at the start of the event. The 15 minute period generally allows for the scanning of about 50 images. The images scanned are NOT retained by Ancestry.com.

The Handlery Hotel & Resort charges $3 for all day parking so make sure you have 3 bucks when you arrive.

Get your registration form and check in now.

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