BGS MEETING — April 25, 2015 — The Evil Email Empire

General Meeting for April: The Birmingham Genealogical Society will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25th on the fourth floor of the Birmingham Public Library (in the Arrington Auditorium). The Board of Directors will meet at 1:00 p.m. in the same room. 

Please join us as BGS member Jim Anderson presents “The Evil Email Empire, or who’s trying to trick me now?” Although not a statistic, it appears that many folks interested in genealogy could be classified as “seniors” and it is this group that evil people have targeted with numerous schemes to get us to open a scam email. “Phishing”, “spoofing” and “hacking” were not part of the general vocabulary until the Internet matured.  What these terms really mean is the subject of Jim’s topic.  He will show examples, and give his views on what you can do to better protect yourself from this evil empire.


Free Webinar Monday, November 18, 2013 — Google Earth for Genealogy

When:  Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 8pm EST/7pm CST
What: Webinar, Google Earth for Genealogy
Who:  Lisa Louise Cooke

Google Earth for Genealogy – Google Earth is a 360 degree three dimensional way to view your ancestor’s world! In this class you will learn how to identify old photos, plot and virtually visit your ancestor’s homestead, and incorporate historic maps. Google Earth has the power to geographically document your ancestor’s lives, and lends itself very well to collaboration with other researchers. It’s one of the best online genealogical tools available, and best of all, Google Earth is FREE!

Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a multi-media production company, and host of The Genealogy Gems Podcast at She’s the author of four books including Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse and The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, producer of the video series Google Earth for Genealogy, an international speaker, and a regular contributor to Family Tree Magazine.

The Webinar is free, but you must register to get your personal sign-in code. Visit the GGS website to sign up (click on “register and view our schedule”). If you cannot attend the webinar at the 8PM time, many of the webinars are archived in the members-only section of the website.