2018 Webinar Series – No 7 Publishing and Preserving Your One-Name Study with Jim Benedict & Jim Culbert This is the seventh webinar in the Guild’s 2018 ten-part webinar series. Publishing and Preserving Your One-Name Study provides an overview of how two Guild members preserve and publish their one-name studies as well as a discussion of the several methods Guild members can use to publish their own studies. Using a combination of a short PowerPoint presentation and live visits to The Next Generation (TNG) and wiki sites, Jim Benedict and Jim Culbert will provide tips, share best practices, and answer your questions about safeguarding and publishing your study. Whether you are just beginning your one-name study or you are years in, learning how others “do it” is helpful in deciding what approach(es) you might want to take. Jim Benedict’s interest in family history started back when his mother had to downsize from her home to a residence. All of the shoe-boxes and binders of family photos ended up on his desk. Having a spare weekend, he decided to key in the family tree into the computer and just scan and file away the photos. Just how hard can that be? Some twenty years later and he is still plugging away, finding more relatives to dig up. Jim is a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies, studying the registered surname of Benedict. A member since 2007, Jim is the Team coordinator on the Members Websites Project, the regional representative for Western Canada, and in 2018, became a Master Craftsman of the Guild. He is also a member of his local genealogy group, the Alberta Family Histories Society, as a director and webmaster. Jim is a native Calgarian, born there in 1944 of parents Winnie and Albert. His dad was also born in Calgary and his grandfather came out to Calgary from Ontario in 1903. For most of his life, Jim has worked in the electrical engineering profession, working on power generation plants, propane terminals, aerospace satellites and Canadian Arctic facilities. In the past three decades, he has owned and managed a software company specializing in rail fleet management services. Jim has been married to Joan for fifty years and counting. They have one son, Jason, married with two children. Jim has been a very happy grandfather for a dozen years now. Jim Culbert became interested in genealogy as a child though the influence of his maternal grandmother, Agnes Freas Keiser, but was only able to have the time to pursue this interest beginning in the late 1990s. Jim began the Culbert ONS in 2004, and one of the first to join the Members’ Websites Project. Jim now serves as Assistant Support Manager for TNG Users. Jim was born in the United States and currently lives in Oregon. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in forest resource management and a Masters of Science degree focusing on environmental science and public policy. Jim worked for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service for 31 years, with local, national and international responsibilities, retiring in 2009. He now actively volunteers for several local, state and national organizations with a general focus on conservation. Jim has traveled widely for work and pleasure and has visited all fifty U.S. states, three U.S. territories, and several other countries and continents. Jim is married and has three daughters. FYI we did not have a handout for this webinar – all websites mentioned in the webinar including their urls are shown in the recording AND the 20 questions asked (thanks everyone) are shown on the recording. If you were unable to join us live, you can watch the recording of Publishing and Preserving Your One-Name Study webinar here.