Genealogy in the Woods 2011
Genealogy & History Back to Basics
Sky Ranch at Cave Springs
October 29 & 30, 2011
Same Venue as 2003, 2005 & 2007!

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Carrie Ann Cook
Gregath Publisher, Teacher & Author
Rural Northeast Oklahoma

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Carrie Ann Cook is a published author, illustrator and free-lance photographer. She holds an AA and BS in Elementary Education. 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. She has also served the Miami (Oklahoma) Public Library as Genealogy and Local History Specialist.  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. Today 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 has 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, NIGR, and recently, the Federation of Genealogical Societies Library Day in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 2007.

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Put your hobby to work for you
two hour workshop

The skills used in successful family history research provide a strong core knowledge base and skill set that can be used in a variety of ways for profit. Tips and ideas of where to start (or branch out) will be covered.

Power Up with PowerPoint
a multifaceted tool

PowerPoint is more than a one trick pony! Look beyond lecture support to digital scrapbooks, documentaries, memorials, commercials, and more. Basic tour of working desk top and discussion of specific applications follows a brief overview of several types of decks: Visual only decks, decks with soundtrack, and self-running.

Barnstorming with Brainstorming

Very few people today take the time to brainstorm.  Of the few that do, many don’t follow all the rules that make brainstorming work well.  This lecture will outline those rules and why they are important. Depending on questions, if time allows, the attendees may experience some practices. The summary will be an audience participation section determining if certain behavior is productive brainstorming (or not) – and why.

Value of both Genealogy Proof Standard and Preponderance of Evidence

The basic debate is which standard is golden when researching family history. This lecture will explain the value and use of both, as integrated into a thriving research plan.

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