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05 December 2010

Workshop: The A-B-Cs of Blogging - January 15, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

Let Craig Siulinski show you how to build your own genealogy blog.

This workshop is designed for beginners who are interested in learning the fundamentals of blogging.

You'll learn how to get started by:
  • Determining the purpose of your blog
  • Choosing a name
  • Identifying your audience
  • Creating your first blog post
  • Adding text and images
  • How commenting works

Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop computers and use the library's free Wi-Fi to build a blog during the workshop. To save time, please identify and have easy access to at least two images ready to attach to your blog. We will be using which is a Google product and requires a GMail address. Workshop attendees are encouraged to sign up for a free Google account if they don't already have one.

(Workshop participants without laptops will be able to follow along and will be able to build their blog at home).

The workshop is FREE for CGS members but is limited to ten participants. 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 emailed to the first 10 participants who register. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Register online.

Craig Siulinski
Craig Siulinski has been an Oakland resident for ten years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, and has been a mathematics educator for many years. He has been involved in the study of genealogy and oral histories since 2007 when he decided to search for his paternal great-grandparents. Craig is the author of two blogs: August Legacy documents his family history and genealogy research; Jack and Pauline is devoted to oral history.

Copyright © 2010 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library


Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Wish I could be there. Be sure to collect the URLs of all the new genealogy blogs. I read 'em all!