British Columbia Genealogical Society

Cyndi Ingle

Keynote Speaker
Cyndi Ingle

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Firefighters Banquet Hall
6515 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, BC
(south of Metro Town)

Early Bird Prices until March 1, 2019
Tickets $70.00 for BCGS & Affiliate [Society] Members
$95.00 for non-members
Includes Lunch and Coffee Break Refreshments

After March 1, or at the door
$85.00 for BCGS & Affiliate Society Members
$105.00 for non-members

Register at any BCGS meeting or contact Susan Snalam
604-273-8209, or

Send a cheque payable to BCGS
PO Box 88054, Lansdowne Mall, Richmond, BC V6X 3T6
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Cyndi Ingle is the creator and innovator behind the award-winning and globally recognized, a free categorized list of more than 336,000 links for genealogical research.

Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 38 years, has an expertise in using technology for genealogy. Additionally, her many active years in genealogy have also resulted in specialties for research in the United States and bringing together traditional methodology with organization, computers, software, and the Internet.

Cyndi is the recipient of several awards and honors, she has served in several capacities for genealogical organizations, she is an internationally-known guest lecturer, and she has authored numerous articles and three books.


9:30 AMCheck-in/Registration
10:00 - 10:15 amWelcome
10:15 - 11:45 amAdvanced Googling for Your Grandma
Chances are that you are using Google on a daily basis. Chances are even better than you aren't using it to its full potential. Learn about Google's advance search options, as well as several more tools offered by Google that will enhance your research. We'll dig deep into a variety of Google's free resources and learn how to make them work for you.
11:45 - 1:00 pmDoor Prize Draws - Lunch – Vendors and Displays
1:00 - 2:15 pmThe 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 online, thus uncovering hidden gems of information that may not be found easily through a search engine query
2:15 - 2:30 pmShort Break
2:30 - 3:15 pmBe Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research
Are you doing everything you can to safeguard your genealogical research? Your documents? Your data? Your scanned images? We will talk about the importance of taking charge of your own materials and making sure they aren't going to disappear.
3:15 - 3:30 pmShort break
3:30 - 4:30/5:00 pmOff the Shelf: The Unexplored Potential for eBooks in Genealogy
There is a treasure trove of untapped research sources online: the electronic book or ebook. Repositories are digitizing publications and putting them online for us to use without having to leave the comfort of our homes. We will explore all the options that are out there to move your research forward

The BCGS Boutique will be there too!

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