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14 February 2011

Internet Workshop with Lisa B. Lee - Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

California Genealogical Society and Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, California

Join CGS member Lisa Lee for two lectures to help you harness the power of the internet.

Internet Security will explore various ways that your computer, PDA and cellphone may be vulnerable to attack by computer viruses or unscrupulous persons intent on stealing your personal data. Lisa will explain what all those terms mean – phishing, denial of service, firewall, malware, etc. – and tell what you need to do to protect yourself and the precautions you need to take while traveling. Is that hotel wi-fi really safe? Whether you're a Mac or PC user, this workshop will take the mystery out of internet security and help you prepare yourself for safe surfing.

Lisa's second presentation is Finding Your Unfindables.

What do you do when Soundex and wild cards don't work? This workshop will show you some common ways that records are either mis-transcribed or poorly indexed, and steps you can take to find your missing relatives. Regardless of which online databases you use, you WILL find errors. How you deal with them may make the difference in your ability to break through that brick wall. Lisa will show you some of the amazing errors she's found and teach you HOW to get around them. No more excuses – you're gonna find your unfindables.

This workshop is limited to forty participants and is a free benefit of membership. Non-members fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards membership on the day of the workshop.

Preregistration is required. Walk-ins will not be admitted. Registration confirmations will be sent to the first forty participants to register. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Register online.

Lisa B. Lee is a professional genealogist and owner of where she publishes the monthly Got Genealogy Gazette which provides timely information to help genealogists make the most of their online searches. She is a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies (University of Toronto), where she obtained her PLCGS (Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies) with certificates in U.S., Canadian and Irish genealogy and methodology. Ms. Lee speaks and conducts workshops at genealogical societies and conferences in the U.S. and Canada where her animated style, infinite knowledge of everything internet, wit and perverted humor ensure that attendees will not only learn a lot but will have fun doing so.

Copyright © 2011 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library