TXGenWeb Project Annual Meeting -

2006 TXGenWeb Meeting
hosted by Lancaster Library and Lancaster Genealogical Society

April 1st, 2006
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library
Lancaster, TX
$15.00 Lunch Included




Friday - March 31, 2006
      for early arrivals 

  10:00am -
Meet at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm St., Dallas, TX (If we have 20 people go, we can get group rates)
Cost paid by the individual.

Maybe a visit to the Conspiracy Museum
110 South Market Street
Dallas, TX 75202-3614
    Lunch at the Urban Market
across the street from the Dallas Library
Then research at the Dallas Library. Library closes at 5:00pm
  Besides researching at the library, Dallas has on permanent display William Shakespeare's First Folio of Comedies, Histories & Tragedies.

6:00 - Dinner
Bubba Que BBQ
2500 E. Ovilla Rd.
Red Oak, TX

Saturday - April 1st - Lancaster VM Library

9:00 - 9:15 Registration
9:15- 10:15 The 1867 Voter's Lists of the South: A Yankee Legacy for Southern Researchers
Mic Barnette
The Civil War was over, militarily, in 1865. However, the nightmare experienced by Southerners continued. In 1867 the United States Congress voided all governments in the South for any state that failed to ratify the 13th and 14th Amendments to the US Constitution.
This talk is about the lists created in the Southern states in 1867 to register potential voters for the elections that would follow.
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30
Successful Partnerships between USGenWeb and Genealogical Societies
Betsy Mills
Successful Partnerships Between USGenWeb and Genealogical Societies -
Learn how USGenWeb County Coordinators and members of local genealogical societies can work effectively together to make information available for online researchers while enhancing the society's publication sales.  When local societies work as partners with the USGenWeb county site, everyone benefits!
11:30-12:00 Tour of Genealogy Section at the Lancaster Library
12:00- 1:00 Lunch catered by
Roma's Italian Restaurant
Salad, Lasagna, Spaghetti & Rolls
1:00 - 1:45 Portal to Texas History & other digitization projects with opportunities for collaboration
Dreanna Belden
1:45 - 2:15 Discussion led by Trey Holt
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30- 3:15 Unknown Photos - Using Today's Technology to Identify
Betsy Mills
Today's technology has improved the chances of identifying those unknown photographs in your photo album.  Learn how to identify old photographs by using modern technology to analyze the type of photograph, identify the people in the photograph, determine the styles in the photograph and find other often-missed clues.  Preserve those photographs by scanning and sharing them!
3:15- 4:00 Compelled to Excel: Excel-erating your Research
Lela Evans
Use forms created in Excel to find your genealogy holes and new directions to research.
4:00 - 4:45 Graphics
Kimm Antell
Ever wanted to make dynamic graphics, but never known how?  Kimm Antell will be teaching some ins and outs of making graphics with Photoshop.  This will include thumbnails, layers, masking, anti-aliasing and warping text.
4:45 -5:00 Clean Up
5:30 Dinner at Amaya's Mexican Food Restaurant
On the Square in Lancaster