2020 Spring Workshop

Research In The Digital Age


Cindy Ingle


Cyndi's List

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April 18, 2020 9 am to 4 pm

(Registration 8-9)

Augusta Elks Lodge 397 Civic Center Dr Augusta, ME 04330

This all-day interactive workshop will focus on researching your family history online. Online research is no longer a new phenomenon, but, it is something that can feel new every time you sign on. Websites change, some disappear and many hidden gems are overshadowed by the big, resource-rich mega sites. A world of information is out there if you know how to find it.

Day At a Glance:

8:00-9:00 am

Registration and Networking

9:00-9:15 am

Welcome by Peter Smith, MGS President

9:15-10:15 am

Cindy’s List in Practice Sometimes overwhelming to beginners and sometimes underused by veterans, Cyndi’s List is a research tool that is robust with resources. Using specific examples for beginners, as well as more advanced researchers, Cyndi will explore the site and point out how to make the most of the categories and the links found within.

10:30-11:30 am

Back To Basics: Research Planning and Execution Online You’ve been researching for years, but you find yourself repeating searches and looking at the same things over and over again online. You’re either spinning your wheels or reinventing the wheel, but either way, you go round and round. We will discuss some strategies for planning your research.



1:00-2:00 pm

The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper When Google and traditional search engines don’t return useful information, don’t stop there. We will explore resources that are invisible to Google and hidden deep within web sites and proprietary databases. The “hidden web” lies buried within the collections for commercial web sites, libraries, archives, and museums. We will also talk about the importance of indexes that deep-link into web sites.

2:15-3:15 pm

Genealogy Online in Pursuit of Maine Ancestry A specially prepared talk about researching Maine online. Cyndi will showcase resources online that will aid you in your research whether you are in area code 207 or halfway around the world.

3:30-4:00 pm

Question and Answer Session With Cyndi (and door prizes)

Registration Fee includes luncheon MGS Members enjoy a $15 savings off non-member pricing

Prefer to register by Mail? Click here to get a printable version of the Spring 2020 workshop flyer