Call for Papers for 2019 – closed March 10, 2018
NERGC’s Fourth Tech Day provides the opportunity for genealogists to focus on technical topics that might not otherwise be included in a general conference for a broad audience.
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Registration and Welcome
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Beyond the facts: Digitally Preserving the Research Process – D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS (Speaker sponsored by NYG&BS)
During our research, genealogist often gather thousands of notes and theories without coming to definitive conclusions. Explore digital tools to preserve these materials for the future.
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Searching Databases on AmericanAncestors.org – Don LeClair (Speaker sponsored by NEHGS)
Come learn about how to maximize the value of American Ancestors databases with their 1.4 billion searchable names, learn the best techniquest o find your ancestors, and see recent improvements to the user interface.
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. – Right or Wrong, Picture Sharing Onlne– Maureen Taylor
It’s so easy to share photos online – upload, post, and share. Yet those three steps are full of pitfalls of permissions, resolution, and re-use.
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Discovering Your Family History with MyHeritage Unique Technologies – Daniel Horowitz (Speaker sponsored by MyHeritage)
Technology has opened new frontiers for research while maintaining the trill of the detective hunt. MyHeritage technologies are precisely at the intersection of technology and genealogy.