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06 May 2011

Using Digital Photography for Genealogy with Mary Beth Frederick – 6/18/2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

California Genealogical Society and Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, California 94612

Back again by popular demand!

Let Mary Beth Frederick teach you how to use your digital camera to take photographs of books, original documents, microfilm, and computer screens. Using her method will save you time, money, energy, and frustration. You'll also be kind to your back by never again toting a mountain of paper in your carry-on baggage!

New this year! Based on feedback from previous sessions, Mary Beth has added a post-lunch lecture on organizing digital files.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Digital Photography: A Tool for Your Genealogical Research

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch

Bring a brown bag or carry-in from neighborhood cafes. Mary Beth will have an informal "hands-on" photo session so bring your cameras!

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Questions and Answers

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Organizing Your Digital Files

This workshop is limited to twenty 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 twenty participants to register. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Register online.

Mary Beth Frederick has enjoyed careers in marketing research, systems analysis and design, project management and as an editor for both print catalogs and an online website.

For over six years she has been engaged full time in discovering her family tree and that of her husband, as well as working for select clients. She has researched the records of many U.S. states as well as those of French Canada and the Louisiana Territory; England, France and Germany; Wales and the Channel Islands, and South Africa. When the volume of paper collected during the first two years of research threatened to outgrow her office, she started taking digital photos of source documents.

Mary Beth attended the 2011 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy where she completed the Research of France and French Canada course. She holds memberships in various genealogical and lineage societies, including First Families of St. Louis and La Société des Filles du roi et soldats du Carignan. She earned a BA in English Literature with Classics from The Loyola University of Chicago.

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