Cemetery Research Boot Camp – Saturday, October 14, 2017

Are you unearthing all the information possible for cemeteries and death records? Join the Cemetery Research Boot Camp on Saturday, October 14th and dig in!
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If you are ready, click HERE to register and remember to use promo code TOMBSTONE to get the early bird price of just $19.99 USD! This offer expires Monday, October 9th, 2017.

With Halloween fast approaching in the US, our thoughts turn to cemeteries as creepy places where ghosts hide. However, genealogists know that the graveyards have rich genealogical details waiting to be unearthed.

Together we’ll explore how to take better photographs when we visit a cemetery, either for our own research or as a volunteer photographer. Then we’ll follow a case study about the bits of information that you can uncover about your ancestors when you discover who lays buried beside them.

Topics

  • Snapping Better Gravestone Photographs: Go from Point-and-Shoot to Beautiful
    Photographs of headstones and grave markers are fantastic resources to mark the final resting place of our ancestors and can provide rich genealogical details. Despite the ease of taking photographs with digital cameras, why is the quality of grave marker images still no better than the photos from the 1970s? In this session, we’ll talk about the tips and tricks to take better photographs while at the cemetery, including avoiding the biggest error (capturing yourself on the stone!)
  • Why are Two Unrelated Men Buried in Someone Else’s Plot?
    When you discover two unrelated individuals buried in a family plot, can you determine their connection? As people migrated into and out of the Mid-West, some burial plots were inherited by relatives who stayed behind. If the funeral records no longer exist, can you still determine the familial connection between individuals?  In this session, we’ll walk through a case study of how Earl Wiggins and William Geiszler, who are not close kin, wind up interred in a plot that isn’t a family line of either man.

You’ll receive over 3 hours of educational content for the low price of $29.99! You’ll also receive access to the recorded versions of each webinar and the handouts! Register by Monday, October 9, 2017 and receive $10 off the registration price for a low $19.99 when you use promo code TOMBSTONE at checkout! Space is limited, and if you register but can’t attend, you’ll still receive the handouts, the freebies and access to the recordings!

Schedule

Saturday October 14, 2017

NOTE THE 11:00 AM START TIME!
Duration: 3.5 hours (with a 30 minute break)

  • 11:00 am CDT UTC/GMT -5
    Snapping Better Gravestone Photographs: Go from Point-and-Shoot to Beautiful
    Devon Noel Lee
  • 12:30 pm CDT UTC/GMT -5
    Break
  • 1:00 pm CDT UTC/GMT -5
    Why are Two Unrelated Men Buried in Someone Else’s Plot?
    Devon Noel Lee
  • 2:30 pm CDT UTC/GMT -5
    Closing and Thank You

Presenter Bios

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee has authored a memoir and four family history how-to books, including the popular A Recipe for Writing Family History. Devon is a high energy speaker and lab instructor and has taught at local, state, national genealogy conferences and public libraries. This former beauty queen reported on pageant news for 16 years. She’s a Texas Aggie with degrees in Marketing and Journalism. Currently, Devon is a home educator for five little superheroes.

Devon Noel Lee has authored a memoir and four family history how-to books, including the popular A Recipe for Writing Family History. Devon is a high energy speaker and lab instructor and has taught at local, state, national genealogy conferences and public libraries. This former beauty queen reported on pageant news for 16 years. She’s a Texas Aggie with degrees in Marketing and Journalism. Currently, Devon is a home educator for five little superheroes.

Thomas MacEntee – Moderator

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more.

Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started building his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. His latest endeavor is Abundant Genealogy, a site filled with free resources for genealogists and family historians of all skill levels.

How To Register

Ready to join in this great educational event? Here are the details on the registration process:

NOTE: Due to recent problems with making payments via Paypal, please read carefully the updated instructions below to ensure payment. You are not registered until payment is made!

  • Click HERE to register. Once you register you will need to make payment via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to make payment.
  • Check your junk email and spam folders for an email from GoToTraining asking you to complete the payment process.
  • IMPORTANT: If you encounter any problems making payment, please email me at hackgenealogy@gmail.com. I can create a Paypal invoice and email it to you making it easier to pay.
  • Once payment is processed and received, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive “reminder” emails 1 day and 1 hour before the start of the Boot Camp. IMPORTANT: SAVE THIS EMAIL – it has a JOIN NOW button at the end of the email – it is your only access point to the live event!
  • Within 24 hours of the start of Boot Camp, you’ll receive the links to the handouts so you can review them before we start.
  • After the webinar, all registrants will have access to the recording for personal use. The recording will be hosted on Vimeo and a password will be required to access the video pages.

Questions? Email us at hackgenealogy@gmail.com.

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