Saturday, May 28, 2011

Barbara Renick - ePublishing Your Manuscript - Wednesday June 15, 2011

Beginners and visitors welcome!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Genealogical Society of

North Orange County



ePublishing Your Manuscript

So you've completed work on one of your key families and you’re ready to write about them. Do you want the world to know--or other researchers--or perhaps just your grandkids? Want your work available in perpetuity--or just for a while? Plan to include charts or photos or maps or scanned correspondence--or just text? Our June program will help you solve these quandaries!

Barbara Renick, genealogical researcher and longtime member of GSNOCC, teaches people how to “do” genealogy--especially on the Internet. Barbara has lectured and taught genealogical computer labs at national conferences and the Regional Family History Center in Orange for more than 25 years. A National Genealogical Society contributing editor for eleven years and current member of the NGS Board of Directors, she co-authored The Internet for Genealogists: A Beginner's Guide, made two instructional videos on using the Internet for genealogy, and publishes short instructional videos online at her Web site. Her last book, Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage was sponsored by the NGS for their 100th Anniversary.

6:15 p.m.: Beginners’ class (open to experienced folks, too!)

7 p.m.: A brief business meeting

7:15 p.m.: The program

At the end: Refreshments and conversation

Yorba Linda Community Center

4501 Casa Loma Avenue (at Imperial Highway)

Yorba Linda

For additional information, please call GSNOCC at 714-996-9511 or visit our web site at

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Kerry Bartels - Introduction to the National Archives - May 18

Kerry Bartels is a great storyteller and a dynamic speaker. He became a genealogist before he was an Archivist, so he understands the need for documents. His goal at his NARA branch is to make the Archives useful to genealogists. Kerry Bartels is an Archives Specialist at the Narional Archives in Perris, California. He has been a professional archivist since 1977 and has worked in historical societies, libraries, museums, universities, and state archives. He has extensive experience with county, state, and federal records as well as private manuscripts of individuals and records of private organizations. Over the years, he has also done a great deal of oral history and has administered a state micrographics laboratory and a state conservation laboratory among other specialties. He has been a genealogical practioner since 1962 and has done extensive research in the United States and Canada as well as many nations in Europe.

Mr. Bartels will demonstrate how genealogists can utilize the various descriptive tools on the National Archives website to determine for themselves records that may be useful in their particular Family History Center. Also discussed will be the National Archives itself and how the billions of documents in its holdings are organized. The session will concentrate on locating descriptions of records in the National Archives that are valuable to genealogists but are little known and little used. Handouts illustrating each of the searchexamples will be provided to participants.