Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Register for Webinar Wednesday: Time and Place - Using Genealogy's Cross-Hairs by James M. Beidler

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The more that beginning genealogists put themselves in the "time and place" of the ancestor for whom they are searching, the better the chances that they will do the most thorough search of all available records. See how learning an area's history will help your family history.
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Join us and James M. Beidler for the live webinar Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 8pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.
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JamesBeidler-144x144About the presenter
James M. Beidler is the author of The Family Tree German Genealogy Book, Trace Your German Roots Online, as well as writes Roots & Branches, an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy that is the only syndicated feature on that topic in Pennsylvania. He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and is editor of Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society.
He was the President of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editorsfrom 2010 to 2012, and is the former Executive Director for the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. He served as national co-chairman for the 2008 Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Philadelphia.
Beidler is also frequent contributor to other periodicals ranging from scholarly journals such as The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine to popular-interest magazines such asAncestry Magazine and Family Tree Magazine. He also wrote the chapter on genealogy forPennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth, published jointly by the Penn State Pressand the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
As a lecturer, he was a part of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council's acclaimed Commonwealth Speakers program from 2002 to 2009, and has been a presenter at numerous conferences. In addition to being a member of numerous genealogical, historical, and lineage societies, Beidler also sits on Pennsylvania's State Historic Records Advisory Board as well as the selection committee for the Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project.
He is a Senior Tax Advisor for an H&R Block franchise and previously was a copy editor for 15 years for The Patriot-News newspaper in Harrisburg, PA.
Beidler was born in Reading, PA, and raised in nearby Berks County, where he currently resides and is an eighth-generation member of Bern Reformed United Church of Christ. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hofstra University in Long Island, NY, with a BA in Political Science in 1982.
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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at:
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  7. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
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We look forward to seeing you all there!
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