Delaware Public Archives to Hold Genealogical Summit

February 15th, 2013

The Delaware Public Archives will be hosting a genealogical summit featuring two prominent speakers on Saturday, March 2 at 1 p.m. Shamele Jordon, genealogical lecturer and podcaster, will be presenting a program entitled Tips and Techniques for Using Technology in Genealogy Research. Sabrina Petersen, Director of Global Imaging for Ancestry.com will be offering a presentation on Using Ancestry.com to Find Your Family Roots.

The first program, entitled Tips and Techniques for Using Technology in Genealogy Research, features Ms. Jordon as she presents how family history research techniques remain unchanged, but can be more successful with the addition of today’s technology.   This session will cover organizing information on computers and mobile devices, using lineage software, storing in the cloud and other tips to maximize one’s ancestral search.

For the second presentation, Using Ancestry.com to Find Your Family Roots, Ms. Petersen will be exploring the popular genealogical website to show researchers how they can use the program to gather important information about their ancestry and make contact with other genealogists worldwide who may be related and want to share their research.

Shamele Jordon is a researcher, lecturer, and podcaster.  Her biographical highlights include being a researcher for the PBS series Oprah’s Roots: African American Lives Special and African American Lives II; former president of the African American Genealogy Group in Philadelphia, lecturer at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Birmingham, Alabama, and board member of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Sabrina Petersen currently serves as the Director of Global Imaging for Ancestry.com.   A professional genealogist, she is a member of the National Genealogical Society and Association oProfessional Genealogists. Petersen has contributed works to Ancestry Magazine and her lectures are part of the “Know Your Records” series at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and College Park, Md. Her areas of expertise include Mid-West research), NARA research, and online research.

The program is free to the public.  No reservations are required.  For more information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@state.de.us.

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