Lectures, Classes, Etc.

presented by Jennifer Patterson Dondero

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Upcoming Lectures

2017

26 April: NERGC Technology Day, Springfield, Massachusetts
"Evernote for Everything Else"

11 May: NGS Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina
"Your Portable, Sortable Research Log"

12 May: NGS Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina
"Clueless? Maybe not!"

8 July: Genealogical Computer Society of GA, Roswell, Georgia
"Surviving Your Genealogical DNA Test: Getting Started in Genetic Genealogy"

New Lectures

  • "Surviving Your Genealogical DNA Test: Getting Started in Genetic Genealogy"
  • "What Can MS Word Offer You?"
  • "Hire Yourself!"
  • "Evernote for Everything Else"

Most Popular Lectures

  • "Evernote for Everything Else"
  • "Your Portable Sortable Research Log"
  • "Clueless? Maybe Not!" (one hour lecture) or "I Found a Document, Now What?" (two hour, hands-on workshop)
  • "Reporting to Yourself: Keeping Track of What You've Already Done"

Past Lectures

2016

AAHGS National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2016
"Evernote 101 for Genealogists"

Sugarloaf LDS Church, Genealogy Worshops, August 2016
"The DAR Library for All: Near or Far, Member or Not"

NGS Conference in the States, May 2016
"Evernote for Everything Else"

Central Georgia Genealogical Society, April 2016
"Clueless? Maybe Not!"

Rockdale County (Ga.) Genealogical Society, April 2016
"The DAR Library for All: Near or Far, Member or Not"

Genealogy Society of Cobb County (Ga.), March 2016
"Evernote for Everything Else"

Genealogical Computer Society of Georgia, March 2016
"The DAR Library for All: Near or Far, Member or Not" with extended Q&A

2015

Georgia Archives and Genealogy Day, October 2015
"The DAR Library for All: Near or Far, Member or Not"

On maternity leave part of year

2014

On maternity leave part of year

Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region, June 2014 webinar
"Reporting to Yourself: Keeping Track of What You've Already Done"

Georgia Genealogical Society Spring Seminar, March 2014
"Finding the Neighborhood"
"Mapping the Neighborhood in Google Earth"
"Dealing With the Neighbors"
"Neighborhood Watch"

RootsTech 2014
"More Than Just a Pretty Face: Technology and the Client Experience," APG sponsored lecture
"ElectricFANs"
"Your Portable, Sortable Research Log"

2013

Roots Users Group of Arlington (RUG), July 2013 Meeting
Managing a FAN Club Electronically (variation of "Electric FANs")

2012

Georgia Family History Expo, November 2012
"Georgia, Land, Maps, and Technology"
"Clueless? Maybe not!"
"The DAR Library for All: Near or Far, Member or Not"
"Citing Sources: Why and How NARA Edition"

Clarendon United Methodist Church, April 2012
"A Beginner's Guide to Genealogy"

On maternity leave part of year

2011

On maternity leave part of year

Roots Users Group of Arlington (RUG), October 2011 Meeting
Exhibits in TMG

Fairfax Genealogical Society Annual Spring Conference 2011
"Can I Download My Family Tree?"
"Citing Sources: Why and How"
"What is Collateral Research?"
"Reporting to Yourself: Keeping Track of What You've Already Done"

DC Agnes Scott College Alumni Association Chapter, January 2011
"Can I Download My Family Tree? Hands-on Workshop" (two hours)

2010

Fairfax Genealogical Society, November 2010, General Meeting
"The DAR Genealogical Research System"

Atlanta Family History Expo, November 2010
"Maiden Names: Did You Really Look Everwhere?"
"The DAR Library for All: Near or Far, Member or Not"
"Getting NARA Records from Washington, D.C."

Fairfax Genealogical Society, April 2010, General Meeting
"Your Filing Cabinet: A Great Repository"

Fairfax Genealogical Society Spring Conference 2010 "Mini-lectures"
"Ancestry.com World Archives Project" (30 minutes)
"FamilySearch Indexing Project>" (30 minutes)

Charles County, Maryland Genealogical Society, March 2010 General Meeting
"The DAR Genealogical Research System"

Providence Chapter, Virginia DAR March 2010 Meeting
"Non-traditional Sources for Lineage"

2009

Fairfax Genealogical Society, November 2009 Education Class
"I Found a Document, Now What?" - hands-on, with Diane Giannini, CG

Fairfax County Adult and Community Education (ACE), October 2009
The Occasional Genealogist (two part, 4 hour course)

Roots Users Group of Arlington (RUG), July 2009 Meeting
"Blogs: What Are They and How to Use Them"

Charles County, Maryland Genealogical Society, June 2009 General Meeting
"Using a Digital Camera to Make Copies"

Fairfax Genealogical Society, January 2009 Education Class
"Number Your Family History: Automated Tasks in MS Word"

2008

Fairfax Genealogical Society, April 2008 Education Class
"Digital Imaging Workshop" (two hours)

2006-7

see "Longer Term Speaking Engagements" below

2005

Wake County Continuing Education, 2005, Raleigh, North Carolina
Beginning Internet Genealogy (five part, 10 hour course)

Member, Association of Professional Genealogists

APG Memeber
Georgia Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists

Tips and Hints
for DIY Genealogists,
who are short on timeAPG Memeber
by Jennifer Dondero