Call for Papers for 2019 – closed March 10, 2018
SOCIETY MANAGEMENT DAY
There have been genealogy societies in New England since 1847, but we’ve seen many changes in our world over the last few decades. Records have gone online, family trees became world-accessible wikis, and online webinars take up meeting content. In this brave new world, how can we ensure that our societies thrive in the future?
Please use this as both a learning and a networking experience. Meet other society leaders, discuss your situations, share ideas, and participate with the national-caliber presenters via questions and discussions.
8:45a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Registration and Welcome
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Kelli Jo Bergheimer, “How Do We Start a DNA Interest Group?”
Have you thought about starting a DNA Interest Group for your society? Come and learn tips to build a successful program.
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – D. Joshua Taylor, “Creating, Packing, and Sharing Your Society to Non-Genealogists” (Speaker sponsored by NYG&BS)
This session will discuss ideas and tools to assist you in introducing your genealogical society to your local community – especially for those who have little or no expressed interest in genealogy.
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch, Courtesy of MyHeritage- DNA Matching Technology, A New Frontier in Genealogy – Daniel Horowitz Hear how MyHeritage integrated DNA int the family history offerings, learn about the largest ethnicities project study and its powerful DNA matching technology looking at a few exciting case studies.
1:30 p.m. – 2::30 p.m. – Daniel H. Earl, “The Next Generation: Involving Youth in Your Society”
Who will be around to run your society in 25 years? This lecture will look at how to involve the next generation.
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Jen Baldwin, “The Social Media Manager in Today’s Society”
What – exactly – is a social media manager and does your society need one? This is a growing professional field, and societies can learn to convert the position to assist your non-profit organization, and greatly expand your reach on social media.
Jen Baldwin is the Data Acquisition Manager, North America for Findmypast; and serves as a volunteer for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and Larimer County Genealogical Society (CO). She worked on the second season of Genealogy Roadshow, and writes, lectures, and consults Western US genealogy, and using social media.
Kelli Bergheimer is a math and science senior editor for Smart Education—an international schools textbook company in Dubai. She owns Mess on the Desk, a genealogical organization company with a blog, YouTube channel, and online store. Kelli is the facilitator of the Central Ohio DNA Interest Group.
Daniel H. Earl is a college administrator who has been doing genealogy for 25 years, which provides opportunity to learn how to engage the younger generation. He serves as the vice-president of the Michigan Genealogical Council, and as the President of the Hungarian Genealogical Society of Michigan.
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is the President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, a professional genealogist, and host on Genealogy Roadshow (PBS).