Using Permanent.org: Preserving the Digital Legacy of Your Family

Emily Sienkiewicz

Join us for a FREE virtual program on Feb. 20 at 2:30 p.m. ET! Join us as we explore the valuable tools of Permanent.org whose mission is to “preserve and provide perpetual access to the digital legacy of all people for the historical and educational benefit of future generations”. Kaitlyn Jarnagin is a trained digital archivist who is interested in making digital preservation accessible to everyone. She received her Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan and has previously built digital preservation programs in university libraries and archives. She works as the Member Success Manager at Permanent.org, where she strives to ensure that all members accomplish their goals to preserve their digital …

Family History Today: The Future of Genealogy

Emily Sienkiewicz

While all family history researchers seek to uncover stories from the past, trendsetters in the field are employing up-to-the-minute technological tools and techniques in ways that will have a huge impact on the future of genealogy. Jarrett Ross, creator and host of the YouTube series GeneaVlogger and Professional Genealogist Reacts, will provide a preview of what lies ahead, covering emerging trends in artificial intelligence, facial recognition software, OCR software, and genetic genealogy. Ticket Info: Pay what you wish Register in advance. For details see programs.cjh.org/tickets/family-history-today-2024-02-05

Reconstructing Communities Using Sanborn Maps, Census Records, and City Directories

Emily Sienkiewicz

Recreating neighborhoods can provide rich and insightful details about an ancestor’s life and surroundings. In this lecture, genealogist Ari Wilkins will demonstrate ways to build a map using Sanborn Fire insurance maps, census records, and city directories in Google Maps. For details see eapl.libnet.info/event/8889306

Exploring Cemetery and Funeral Home Records

Emily Sienkiewicz

This class will present how to discover information about your family from the records of funeral homes, cemeteries and grave sites. How and where to find these records will also be discussed. Presented by Debbe Hagner. This class will be held online only via Zoom. Registration is required for all Zoom attendees. For details see us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdumgrzwqE9FZkKsudPUCPwPz0lBnsAki

Genealogy and A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) – Trouble Ahead? with Thomas MacEntee

Amanda Meeks

While AI (artificial intelligence) might be the current “hot” buzz word, the afct is that many genealogy vendors and even genealogists have already been using this technology for years. The AI industry is at a crossroads and within the next five years, it will permeate almost every aspect of business and society. Lerarn how AI is currently being used to improve the genealogy experience, and whether or not you should seek out other uses of artificial intelligence for your own genealogy research. This is a Zoom-only presentation. – Zoom Link: us02web.zoom.us/j/89679775121 A video recording of this presentation may be seen later in the Members-Only area of the RCGS website. Zoom link also at the URL …