Cyndi Ingle

Cyndi Ingle

Cyndi Ingle is the creator and innovator behind the award-winning and globally recognized, a free categorized list of more than 320,000 links for genealogical research. Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 43 years, has an expertise in using technology for genealogy. Additionally, her many active years in genealogy have also resulted in specialties for research in the United States and bringing together traditional methodology with organization, computers, software, and the Internet. Cyndi is the recipient of several awards and honors, she has served in several capacities for genealogical organizations, she is an internationally-known guest lecturer, and she has authored numerous articles and three books. Cyndi is currently the Executive Director for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. She is a currently a columnist for the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly.

November 4, 2023 - Hybrid Meeting and Webinar

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or virtually via Zoom: OCCGS-11-04-Ingle

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10:10 AM - Life Cycle of a Record: From Clerks and Clerics to You, The Digital User

What are you looking at? Where did it come from? Why was it created? How did it get online? Records from the past didn't just show up digitally one day as if by magic. From record creation to storage to archiving and (hopefully) preservation, records made their way through various formats and institutions before showing up online. Understanding the history of a source, its life before the Internet, and the context in which it exists online today can help you discover more about the genealogical information it contains and the quality of that information, propelling your research forward.

11:15 AM - Smarter Searching: Refining Search Parameters for Genealogists

Are you still using only the basic search options available on your favorite genealogical research sites? Do you get a lot of less-than-helpful search results? We will explore features and strategies you can use to tighten up the searches and make your online research more productive.


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Orange County California Genealogical Society
c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92648

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