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Genealogy in the Woods 2013
Sky Ranch at Cave Springs Ranch House
October 26-27, 2013
Same Venue as 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2011!


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Unfortunately, after booking to near capacity, Sky Ranch at Cave Springs informed us our ranch house availability was reduced by at least 5 hours, due to a new group's needs. This was unforeseen as our 2013 schedule mirrored 2011, and the completed SRCS contract did not address timeframe. While still welcome on this Christian campus, alternatives would have drastically reduced the retreat experience.

We are sorry to announce that have found no comparable alternative and have canceled. We thank Julie McClain, Guest Services Specialist and Doug McClain, Camp Director for their efforts of August 28, 2013.

We have enjoyed our relationship with Cave Springs, since 2003, and everyone seems to have a wonderful time there. We wish all those attending SRCS during our originally scheduled dates the best.

Join us in 2014 for

Genealogy in the Woods 2014
October 11-12, 2014 Resort Retreat

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Carrie Ann Cook
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Carrie Ann Cook, National Genealogy SpeakerCarrie Ann Cook is a published author, illustrator and free-lance photographer. She holds an Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In the past she has served the Miami (Oklahoma) Public Library as Genealogy and Local History Specialist.  Having certified for teaching in several states, she has taught elementary grades as well as genealogy, writing and computer classes at the Northeast Technology Center, Afton, Oklahoma. Currently, she is the President of Gregath Company, Inc. and Webmaster of assorted sites. Carrie has been active in various genealogy, speaking and history organizations (including service and lineal) throughout the years. She served the Oklahoma Division UDC for the 2008-2010 administration as state Historian as well as currently holding several assorted chapter offices in other organizations. At the age of 40, she had already been public speaking on genealogical, historical and writing/publishing topics for nearly two decades.  A life long learner, she enjoys new insights offered while attending educational opportunities such as Historical Preservation Conferences, National Institute of Genealogical Research (National Archives), and more recently, Southern California Genealogy Jamboree.


Your World According to Google: A whirlwind tour of "What's in it for me?"
2:15 PM - Saturday

Google goes beyond "I'm feeling lucky" and toolbar searches: This tour stops at Scholar, Books, Maps, Gmail, Drive (Docs), etc. and provides a thumbnail of how they can help you (and your organizations).

Making Your Web Presence Felt: From barely there to indispensable
8:00 AM - Sunday

Many people and organizations recognize the need to have a web presence, though the argument of "the best way" will continue to be made. Many opt to do something basic and waste the opportunity utilizing this space can bring. Once a web presence (of any format) is established, the next step is to make it work for you and the internet surfers who visit. This doesn't require high dollar services or lots of bells and whistles. Utilizing good design and not hide your light under a basket can pay dividends for everyone! Ideas for content will also be covered.

Photo Touch-Up Basics
6:00 PM - Saturday

If you are comfortable using a computer, there is no reason not to do a bit of basic touch up with photos, pictures, and other graphics. Today's popular office software allows for basic "tweaks" without ever leaving your program of choice. This hour will center on Microsoft Office: Once you can draw/illustrate, lighten, darken, crop and resize, the skills you know can then lead to basic artistic touches such as creating duotone photos and adding borders. If time allows, a quick peak into a graphic program will show how to remove dust, reverse/negative image, and a few other basic gems.

Lots of different lectures throughout the weekend!

October is Family History Month!

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