Conference workshops offer attendees a more intensive hands-on experience for specific topics. The FGS 2019 National Conference offers the three workshops outlined below.

Advance ticket purchase is required for all of these workshops. You can register for workshops when registering for the FGS 2019 conference. If you have already registered for the conference and received a confirmation email, then you can use the Add Extras form to add tickets to your registration. Prices are listed for each workshop. Seating is limited so register now!

Transcription & Record Analysis: Extracting Data from Handwritten Materials

T-270: Thursday, August 22, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

David McDonald, DMin, CG

This workshop will cover record transcription, abstraction, and extraction skills for advancing genealogists. Dealing with period handwriting, poor record preservation, and spilled ink are all challenges we face when working with documents. Examining the records, transcription exercises, abstraction practice, and developing research strategies will all be covered.

Ticket $30 (Advance Purchase Required)

Genealogy Inclusion: Creating Accessible Digital Content for Your Members, Researchers, and Clients

F-380: Friday, August 23, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.     

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

Being an inclusive community means attempting to meet the needs of all genealogists, such as those with vision, hearing, and mobility impairments, or learning disabilities. Make sure that your valued website, blog, ebooks, videos, presentations, syllabi, and reports provide equal access and opportunity to those facing these challenges.

Ticket $25 (Advance Purchase Required)

Save Your Family Story: Write Your Family History

F-381: Friday, August 23, 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 

Deborah Wilbrink, BJ

Get excited about saving and sharing your family history in a book form. This fun, participatory introduction presents six benefits of producing your own book, with how-to tips, and basic organization and publishing process information.

Ticket $30 (Advance Purchase Required)