<![CDATA[SusanPetersen.net - News]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:53:36 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Midwest Genealogy Center - Kansas City]]>Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:28:32 GMThttp://susanpetersen.weebly.com/news/midwest-genealogy-center-kansas-cityI had a blast a couple weeks ago meeting up with some of my genealogy blogger buddies at the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, Missouri. We also attended the MGC's genie tech conference featuring Lisa Louise Cooke and Kathleen Brandt.

Here's my report on my blog, LongLostRelatives.net.]]>
<![CDATA[Upcoming Talks this Summer]]>Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:25:54 GMThttp://susanpetersen.weebly.com/news/upcoming-talks-this-summerI have a couple presentations scheduled for this summer.

June 21, 2014
Publish or Perish: Sharing Your Family History
11:00 a.m.
W. Dale Clark Library
215 S. 15th St
Omaha, Nebraska
Register here

July 20, 2014
Social Media for Genealogy
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St
Lincoln, Nebraska

Both events are free and open to the public. Be sure to say "hello!"

<![CDATA[The Organized Genealogist named a Social Media Maverick!]]>Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:26:31 GMThttp://susanpetersen.weebly.com/news/the-organized-genealogist-name-a-social-media-maverickThe Facebook group that I created last year, The Organized Genealogist, was named one of the top 40 "social media mavericks" from Family Tree Magazine.

Come join the discussion with tips and tricks to get your genealogy life organized! Of this writing, we have more than 8,000 members! Join here.]]>
<![CDATA[Digitizing Family Photos]]>Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:21:48 GMThttp://susanpetersen.weebly.com/news/digitizing-family-photosDigitizing family photos is the topic of my latest column in the Lincoln 55+ Seniors Newspaper. It's available free at Lincoln, Nebraska area newsstands and online (see page 12).]]><![CDATA[Association of Professional Genealogists features The Organized Genealogist]]>Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:24:04 GMThttp://susanpetersen.weebly.com/news/association-of-professional-genealogists-features-the-organized-genealogistThe July 2013 issue of the APG eNews, published by the Association of Professional Genealogists, highlighted the Facebook group I created, The Organized Genealogist.

They titled the feature When a great idea goes viral. It may be read here.]]>
<![CDATA[Upfront with NGS: The Organized Genealogist]]>Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:32:47 GMThttp://susanpetersen.weebly.com/news/upfront-with-ngs-the-organized-genealogistBack in May, I created (yet another) Facebook group The Organized Genealogist. It has really hit a nerve in a short time frame with membership quickly approaching 3,000. 

The National Genealogical Society asked me to write a guest blog for their Upfront With NGS blog. My post discusses the origin of the group and offers some organization tips for the beginning genealogist.

You can read the article here.]]>
<![CDATA[My Ancestor Was an Axe Murderer]]>Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:25:32 GMThttp://susanpetersen.weebly.com/news/my-ancestor-was-an-axe-murdererI had a great time at the Omaha Public Library yesterday, where I gave my talk, "My Ancestor Was an Axe Murderer." This was the first time I've given this presentation and I really enjoyed putting it together and sharing with the Omaha genealogists.

At the end of the session, I invited participants to share stories about some of the black sheep in their families. And a show of hands indicated that we ALL have our share of murderers, suicides, ne'er do wells and other black sheep in our family histories.

My thanks to Martha Grenzebeck for setting up these 
<![CDATA[Featured on Hack Genealogy]]>Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:20:53 GMThttp://susanpetersen.weebly.com/news/featured-on-hack-genealogyThe genealogy ninja, Thomas MacEntee has started a new web site called Hack Genealogy. It's all about repurposing today's technology for tomorrow's genealogy.

I was honored to have been selected as the first interview subject for the series "How I Hack Genealogy."

You can read about how I hack genealogy here. While there, take some time to explore the site for some great ideas on using technology for genealogy.]]>
<![CDATA[A Busy Spring is In Store]]>Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:33:29 GMThttp://susanpetersen.weebly.com/news/a-busy-spring-is-in-storeI have several speaking engagements coming up over the next few months.

On March 24, I will be talking about Using OneNote for Genealogy at the Sunday afternoon meeting of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society's technology interest group. Lincoln, Nebraska

On April 7, I will be participating at the Senior Chautauqua hosted by the Lincoln 55+ Seniors newspaper at the Center for People in Need in Lincoln, Nebraska.

On April 20, I will be sharing information about using FindAGrave.com and other free cemetery web sites. This will be at the Family History Center Open House, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Other events are tentative right now. Check my schedule for a list of all upcoming events.

<![CDATA[A Retirement Life - my newest blog]]>Sat, 05 Jan 2013 17:36:10 GMThttp://susanpetersen.weebly.com/news/a-retirement-life-my-newest-blogWith my retirement life beginning on February 1, 2013, I have started a new blog to document this new adventure.

It's A Retirement Life chronicles my thoughts, musings and wonderment of being a retired Senior Citizen in this youth oriented society.

I promise to be humorous, cynical, witty, sarcastic, caustic and even sometimes informative. It all depends on my mood of the day. I hope my fellow baby boomers will stop by for a visit to the blog and let me know when an article hits home.]]>