Thursday, October 27, 2011

Upcoming Event : Dick Eastman at Bristol, Indiana, November 5

The Elkhart County Genealogical Society is sponsoring a day-long family history event featuring Dick Eastman, nationally recognized conference speaker, Saturday November 5, 2011, at the Rush Memorial Center, Bristol, Indiana.

Mr. Eastman will give four lectures during the course of the day:
  • Genealogy Searches on Google
  • The Organized Genealogist
  • The Latest Technology
  • Photographing Old or Delicate Documents and Photographs
Snacks and lunch are included in the cost of the registration which is $25.00 if you catch the early-bird registration before October 29.  Registration after the 29th or at the door will be $30.00.

Dick is perhaps most known as the author of Eastman's Online Newsletter, a daily genealogical blog viewed by about 60,000 individuals a month and currently has over 18,000 e-mail subscribers.  With subjects ranging from what's in the news online to upcoming events & announcements, Eastman's Online Newsletter Standard Edition is available as a free subscription by e-mail.  There is also a Plus Edition requiring a paid subscription. 

Visitors to the site are able to read past postings and search for topics of interest.  Dick devotes many of his posts to technology-related topics, most of which are for the Plus Edition subscribers, including controversial opinions about the future of digitization and the "paperless" family historian.

Spending the day with fellow genealogists and and enjoying informative timely lectures is always a great way to spend a Saturday.  Grab a friend or two and make the trip to Bristol.  Who knows, you may make a family connection with the person sitting next to you...

Visit the Elkhart County Genealogical Society website for a registration form or contact them for more information.

Nameless Picture of the Day
 unknown child (side hair part suggests it's a boy)
Photographer - Brown's Cabinets, Kalamazoo

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