What a Wonderful Seminar!

Yesterday, I was delighted to have the opportunity to present at the 30th Annual Genealogical Seminar of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society. I gave a talk about using digital book collections (e.g., Google Books, the Internet Archive, and HathiTrust Digital Library) and principles in managing and organizing digital photographs. I had a blast!

I was one of 4 presenters and was in good company. Dr. David Dowell spoke about DNA and understanding inheritance patterns, Martha Gerdeman spoke about deeds and how to best use them for research, and Melissa Barker gave an overview of how archives can help you with your genealogy. It was a pleasure to interact with everyone who attended and I was pleased to see some longtime friends and acquaintances there as well.

Presenters – Martha Gerdeman, Melissa Barker, me, David Dowell – and we are with MTGS President, Bob Dennison.


Technology is a great interest of mine and I’m always pleased to have the opportunity to share approaches that may be of help. My next presentation is in January 2019 for the Tennessee State Library on using newspapers. Looking forward to that one as well!