Patricia Moseley Van Skaik is our next RootsTech featured presenter. Her class is a perfect example of how technology can bring about new genealogical discoveries. You won’t want to miss it!
Is Your Ancestor Hiding in This Photograph? New Family History Revelations
This class will be held Saturday, Feb 4 from 9:45 – 10:45 am MST. It is targeted towards intermediate-level technology users.
The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848, the oldest photograph of an American city, is a technological and genealogical wonder. By combining state-of-the-art digital enhancements with genealogical evidence, Patricia Van Skaik brings into focus the stories of five19th century families.
- Genealogical evidence is found in the most unlikely places.
- Context means everything.
- Genealogy reveals the intersection of many lives from diverse backgrounds.
- Technology enables us to discover and understand our ancestors like never before.
For more information about this topic, see Patricia’s syllabus.
More about Patricia
Patricia Van Skaik manages one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Author, web developer, conservator, online genealogy instructor, local co-chair for the 2012 National Genealogical Society Conference and Ohio Genealogical Society Trustee, Patricia holds Masters’ degrees in history and library science and is a graduate of the National Institute on Genealogical Research. Patricia consulted on the first project to digitize census records, conducts podcasts, and recommends rare materials for digitization in Cincinnati’s Virtual Library. She writes a social media column, the DigiGenie, tweets under the same name, and lectures widely on the intersection of genealogy, technology, and librarianship.