E is for Events Posted 6 April 2017 by Tessa Keough Want to meet up with other Guild members? Want to share the Guild with family historians around the world? Want to learn how to use specific resources and records? Well then, you should check out events at the Guild Website. What kind of events am I talking about? Conference/AGM – held annually with speakers from the family history community, including Guild members. Our 2017 conference theme was Port and Starboard and our 2018 conference theme is National Treasures. Do you have an idea for a presentation or want to help the conference committee organize this event? Then reach out to the conference co-chairs. Seminars – held quarterly with speakers and topics selected by the seminar subcommittee, these one day events focus on specific topics. Recent past topics include DNA, Creating & Developing Your Website, and 20th Century Records as History. 2017 topics include Name of the Game, What’s My Line, Catalogs, Collections & Archives, and the West Country Movement. Knowledge Zone – Bob Cumberbatch and his team, who work their recording magic at conference and seminars, have posted recordings, slides, and handouts from conference and seminar events held from 2006 forward. Be sure to check out the Knowledge Zone for 209 Guild conference and seminar recordings. You can search by topic, presenter or date. [HINT – that is where you will find the 2017 conference recordings – already available to our worldwide membership.] Event Photos – our proof that the event happened! If you coordinate, co-host, or attend a Guild event, we want the photos. Whether you take photos of a regional meeting, your booth/table or presentation at a genealogy fair, national or international conference, Guild members enjoying themselves at the annual conference, or the crowds chatting up Guild members at WDYTYA?Live – memorialize it with event photos and share them at the Guild website. Add/Edit Events – no matter event what you plan to attend to help spread the word about the Guild, why not add that event to the Guild’s calendar (of events). If you add that event, other members may see the event listing and offer to help out and/or meet up with fellow Guild members. Where to find events? At the drop down menu click on Events. AND to check out the Knowledge Zone, click on Events, then Seminar Events and look to the right-hand side of the page for the clickable link (as shown below).