Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dick Eastman Entertains and Educates at Central New York Genealogical Society

The Central New York Genealogical Society (CNYGS) October meeting and day long annual conference was held yesterday, Saturday October 20, 2007 in DeWitt, NY.

Those members and guests, (well over 100 in number,) were treated to four sessions of the latest and greatest research methods, tools and predictions of the direction of genealogy by the renowned Dick Eastman, of Eastman’s On-line Genealogy Newsletter,

Dick Eastman writes a daily newsletter that may be read in the abbreviated version on-line at his website, for free, or they may subscribe to the full version at a very nominal annual rate.

Dick’s programs were; “The Latest Technology for Genealogists,” “Genealogy Searches on Google,” “Where is Genealogy Software Headed?,” and “Photographing Old or Delicate Documents and Photographs.”

Those in attendance were educated and entertained to a great degree. If you missed it, shame on you, better luck next time.

It was a great pleasure to me in particular, as I have been corresponding with Dick Eastman since the early 1980’s before the days that he started publishing his newsletter, and this is the first time we have ever met. I doubt there is any one in the country that has his finger on the pulse of the community genealogic to a greater degree. A good time was had by all!

Those interested in the CNYGS should check out their website at:

Dick Hillenbrand

Upstate New York Genealogy

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