Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Free APG Webinars

The new lineup of webinars hosted by the Association of Professional Genealogists looks great! In fact, I just registered for all of them. Come and join me in learning about Autosomal DNA, marketing, database terms and conditions, and what it is like to be on a genealogy TV show. The best part is these live webinars are FREE -- for members of APG and the general public.

The press release from APG is included below with details and links to register for each webinar. I would like to express thanks to Kimberly Powell and the APG Professional Development Committee for organizing these webinars for us!

Mark your calendars! APG has a great lineup of webinars and speakers planned for the next several months, brought to you by the APG Professional Development Committee. Register soon to reserve your spot.

Working with Autosomal DNA: Intermediate/Advanced Applications
Saturday, 21 September 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: CeCe Moore
Autosomal DNA offers virtually unlimited potential for discovering more about your roots, but learning to work with the vast amount of data that comes with autosomal DNA research is challenging. CeCe will demonstrate the methods that the experts use to get the most out of their results, including chromosome mapping and applications for African American genealogy. Examples from her own research will be shared.

Duct Tape Marketing for Genealogy Professionals
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Thomas MacEntee
No fancy charts or analytics here; no theories or complicated MBA stuff either. Participants will learn how to build an effective genealogy marketing campaign using free or low-cost resources, many of them online. The focus will be on resources as well as tips and tricks to pull together a solid marketing initiative for your genealogy business.

Behind the Camera: Professional Genealogists & TV
Thursday, 14 November 2013 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: D. Joshua Taylor
When the production company calls, how do we as professionals react? Learn the behind the scenes tips to working with television production companies, including examples of real life situations and the "pros" and "cons" of taking on these important clients. Topics covered will also include setting expectations, reporting, delivery, and ethics.

"Terms and conditions may apply" -- Contract Law and the Internet
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Judy G. Russell, CG
Websites have fine print too. And it's the fine print that answers questions like: Why can I use this newspaper clipping from this service, and not that clipping from that service? What happens if I allow someone else to use my account on that website? If I get into a dispute with a genealogical service provider, can I sue them? This webinar will review the basics of website terms and conditions ("terms of use" or "terms of service") and what they mean for the genealogist.

Please share this invitation on relevant mailing lists, with your local society, or with anyone else who might have an interest. These webinars are available and free for APG members and non-members to attend live. Webinars are also recorded, and the recordings made available to APG members on the Members Only section of our website for any member who is unable to attend the live session or just wants to review the material again. If you have any questions, or would like to suggest a topic and/or speaker you would like to see for future webinars, please feel free to email me anytime.

Kimberly Powell (

APG Professional Development Committee
Kimberly Powell (Chair), Melanie Holtz, and Beverly Rice

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