Stillagaumish Valley Genealogical Society

2019 NwGC Workshops – August 14, 2019

 
 
A choice of three workshops will be available to those who have registered and paid in full for the Full Conference prior to workshop registration which opens July 15, 2019 at 12:01 AM PDT.
The workshops will each be three hours long and limited to 30 participants per workshop.  They are as follows:
 
CONNECTING YOUR MATCHES with AncestryDNA with Angie Bush
Course Fee $40; payable at registration through PayPal
The AncestryDNA interface has seen some exciting changes this year.  All of these innovations are designed to help those who have DNA tested connect their matches to their family trees.  Using AncestryDNA’s new tools to sort and group your matches will lead to new family history discoveries and breaking through more brick walls.  In this workshop we will discuss best practices for using the new matching interface, ThruLines™ and your family tree to make these new discoveries.
 
SCRIVENER for EASIER FAMILY HISTORY WRITING PROJECTS with Lisa Alzo
Course Fee $30; payable at registration through PayPal
In this workshop the following questions will be answered:
Just what is this program called Scrivener that everyone keeps talking about?
How can I use it for my genealogy and family history projects?
Scrivener by Literature and Latte is a combination word processor and project management tool.  This session will teach you how to use Scrivener to plot, organize, and publish your writing.
Prerequisites for this workshop are:
 
 
  • Note: Using the iOS version (iPad/iPhone) for this workshop is not recommended. Scrivener is not available for Android. Instructor will be demonstrating with Scrivener 3 for Mac and will provide instructions for Windows users to follow.
 
  • Participants should also have a small project (approximately 10-20 pages) in mind and one digital image for the project stored on their computer to practice using the program. Participants are encouraged to review the free Scrivener tutorial beforehand, but it is not necessary to do any work in Scrivener prior to the workshop as we will start by setting up a new project.
 
DISASTER PROOFING YOUR RESEARCH with Sara Cochran
Course Fee $30; payable at registration through PayPal
Family historians spend years gathering and compiling records, photographs, and family heirlooms to preserve the past and guide the future. This workshop includes a review of what can happen to our records, discuss ways to ensure that all this hard work isn't lost in any number of potential disasters, and get some hands-on practice with archival materials and techniques. Attendees will receive a "starter kit" of archival materials to take home. 

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN ON JULY 15, 2019, AT 12:01 AM PDT. (MIDNIGHT)
CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 REGISTRANTS.  OTHERS WILL BE HELD ON A WAITING LIST.