Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dr. Joan Gaither Speaks

The keynote speaker at the Baltimore Family History Workshop on  October 15 was Dr. Joan Gaither. She talked about displaying her early life story in the form of a quilt and continuing through the years until now she has hundreds of quilts. One of these quilts features black waterman  on the Chesapeake Bay, part of her  American Series.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Eder attends Family History Workshop

On Saturday, October 15, 2011 I attended the Baltimore Family History Workshop held at Stemmers Run. The all-day workshop consisted of a general presentation followed by 50-minute sessions on a number of topics starting at 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. There were over 200 participants. I attended sessions on Virtual Genealogy Education, Mining the Census, Blogging, Digitizing the Family History Collection and Getting the Most out of All were excellent and I learned something from each one.

The blogging session inspired me to try my hand at it and this is my first attempt.