Sunday, September 12, 2010

ALICE COLBY VOLKERT -Digital Photography for Genealogists

GSNOCC Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, September 15, 2011

The digital camera can be one of your most valued research tools. It can help you acquire records, preserve documents, cut reproduction costs, use your time more effectively, and have more fun--without buying expensive equipment. Among Ms. Volkert’s topics will be using your camera at libraries, other archives and cemeteries without glare and shadows, and taking pictures of microfilm.

Alice Colby Volkert is a professional genealogist and a board member of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She is also a member of both DAR and DAC, as well as UGA, NGS and MENSA. Ms. Volkert works primarily in New England, particularly Massachusetts, research, as well as general United States genealogy. Her specialty is coaching: helping people make their own discoveries and organizing their data.

Associated with the Orange Regional Family History Center for many years, Ms. Volkert has presented at regional genealogy conventions, teaches classes for community groups and school districts, and frequently speaks to genealogy societies. She is also a principal of Sunburst Genealogy Charts.

Beginners and visitors welcome!

7 p.m.: Business meeting (really short!)
7:15 p.m.: Program (really interesting!)
At the end: Refreshments (really tasty!)

Yorba Linda Community Center
4501 Casa Loma Avenue (at Imperial Highway)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sixth Annual Light Impressions Workshop

The annual Light Impressions Workshop, sponsored by Light Impressions, the Orange County Historical Commission, OC Parks, and theOld Courthouse Museum Society, will be held Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m. to 2:30 (of course!) the Old Courthouse in Santa Ana (211 W. Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA).

Among the five classes will be:
ABCs of Archival Care
Matting and Framing Artwork
Preservation of Audio-Visual Materials
Making the New Social Media Work for You.

Pre-registration will be $12.50, at-the-door will cost $15--and lunch is included--what a deal!

Printable registration forms will be available at

This is a great learning opportunity for our members.