Genealogy Society Development Workshop
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. D. Joshua Taylor and Elyse Doerflinger, "Engaging the Next Generation." This session is sponsored by the NextGen Genealogy Network. This presentation will give attendees a variety of ideas on how to attract a new generation of society members and address the needs of growing society within the confines of a limited budget and/or technology.
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Thomas J. Kemp, "Giving back: Put your Cemetery Online." This presentation is sponsored by GenealogyBank.com. Document everyone buried in the cemeteries in your community by sharing - organizing their data permanently online. See how easy it is to upload photographs of each tombstone along with hyperlinks to the original records documenting that person’s life. See how easy it is to create a website for your cemetery - putting up a photograph of each tombstone along with links to that person in census, online vital records, and more. Give back to your community and make it easy for everyone to learn about the people that lived in your town.
11:00 - 12:00 noon. Randy Whited, "Making the Case: Change and Technology in Your Society." This session will confront the "We've always done it that way" mentality within a lot of societies, especially when faced with new technology or interacting with our membership or the public. We will tackle how to ‘sell’ the effort to the leadership and the tools needed to be successful.
Please Note that individuals can attend only one event on Friday morning. All of the sessions run concurrently.
Early Bird Registration closes April 30, 2014