Tuesday, December 13, 2005

2006 courses

Salt Lake City Institute of Genealogy

Course 1: American Records & Research: Focus on Families
Course 2: Mid-Atlantic States
Course 3: Scottish Research
Course 4: Eastern Europe
Course 5: Tracing Immigrant Origins
Course 6: Power Tools for Internet Genealogy
Course 7: Advanced Methodology
Course 8: Land & Court Records
Course 9: Beyond the Family History Library
Course 10: Research Methodology: Genealogical Problem Solving

Coordinator Descriptions
Optional Evening Class Schedule
Tuesday?s Featured Speaker
Jay Verkler is currently responsible for the family history functions of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These include the Family History Library; family history centers; support services; worldwide film, image, and information collection; and family history products and tools, such as FamilySearch.org and Internet services.
Previously Mr. Verkler served in various executive positions within innovative Silicon Valley companies, such as Oracle Corporation, inCommon Inc., TIBCO Software, Vitria Technology, Inc. and Sales.com.

Mr. Verkler studied electrical engineering, computer science, and chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as Japanese and Asian studies at Harvard University.

Wiring the family tree: Technology allows family historians to find old records on the Internet and search through millions of names (May 18, 2005): "It's not exactly a small undertaking. Founded in 1894, the church's Family History Library is part of a library system that includes 4,400 branches around the world.
The five-floor headquarters building is 142,000 square feet, with some 2.4 million rolls of genealogical records on microfilm, 310,000 books and many other resources, according to the library's Web site. "

FamilySearch.org - Education: "FGS 2005 Keynote (pdf file - 819kb)
Jay L. Verkler
Who Begat You?: General Information Archives


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