New! AI Toolbox – Join NGS's Monthly Workshops

AI Toolbox – Monthly Workshops Designed for Everyone

Series Overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing how genealogists work by helping them become more efficient and achieve better results. Whether you practice genealogy as a hobby or a profession, this series of monthly workshops will show you how you can harness the power of AI for your family history.

Have you ever wished you had an assistant to help you:

  • manage those overflowing boxes of family photos?
  • transform your research into captivating narratives?
  • create attention-grabbing images for your genealogy projects, business, or organization?
  • extract, summarize, and analyze information from genealogical sources more efficiently?

AI can do all of that and more! The AI Toolbox Workshop Series is designed to teach you these exciting new skills.

No prior experience with AI is needed.

Each month a different Toolmaster will demonstrate practical uses of the latest free and subscription-based AI tools. Workshops will include approximately 60 minutes of demonstration and 30 minutes for Q&A.

March 2024: Use AI for Your Family Photos

Discover how AI can reinvent your approach to family photo research. Learn about the wide variety of AI tools available to help you identify individuals in photos with greater efficiency and accuracy. Let AI streamline your process of organizing and enhancing your photos for both research and enjoyment.

Toolmaster: Mark Thompson
Course Delivery: This session will be held live via Zoom on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A recording will be available to attendees for one month following the live event.
Price: NGS Members $45 Non-Members $50
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April 2024: Use AI to Draft Narratives from Timelines and Research Logs

Learn how AI can help you get started with your genealogical writing projects. This workshop will show you how to transform research logs into coherent research reports and timelines into vivid ancestral narratives.

Toolmaster: Nicole Dyer
Course Delivery: This workshop will be held live via Zoom on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A recording will be available to attendees for one month following the live event.
Price: NGS Members $45 Non-Members $50
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May 2024: Use AI to Create Images for Genealogy Projects, Business, and Social Media

Explore how AI can add context to your genealogy research projects, create logos and art for your website, and add flair to your social media posts. This workshop will show you how to prompt AI programs to create detailed and stunning images to fit your needs.

Toolmaster: Michelle Custer Bates
Course Delivery: This workshop will be held live via Zoom on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A recording will be available to attendees for one month following the live event.
Price: NGS Members $45 Non-Members $50
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June 2024: Use AI to Research Historical Documents & Letters

See how AI is revolutionizing the way genealogists interact with historical documents and letters. Using AI, projects that used to take weeks and months, and require specialty knowledge, can often be done in minutes and hours.

Toolmaster: Mark Thompson
Course Delivery: This workshop will be held live via Zoom on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A recording will be available to attendees for one month following the live event.
Price: NGS Members $45 Non-Members $50
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About the Toolmasters

Mark Thompson is a professional genealogist and educator specializing in genetic genealogy and researching personal family archives. Mark held leadership roles in information technology for both startup companies and large corporations. He is Vice President of the Victoria (B.C.) Genealogical Society and chair of their DNA Special Interest Group.

Nicole Dyer is a professional genealogist and author specializing in Southern U.S. research. She is the creator of FamilyLocket.com and the Research Like a Pro podcast.

Michelle Custer Bates is a professional genealogist and speaker who specializes in criminal ancestors and probate heirship. She is the creator and host of The Criminal Genealogist podcast. She is a committee member for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). Michelle is a board member and the newspaper editor for the Tulsa Genealogical Society.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All purchases are final. No refunds or credits are available.

Questions?

Questions on the new series can be directed to the  NGS Education Course Manager.

Need help registering? Contact the NGS Course Administrator.