25 April 2014

Jamboree - Meet the Speakers: Tom Underhill

Tom Underhill published his first book 19 years ago and started publishing books full-time two years later. Since 1999, Creative Continuum has specialized in publishing high-quality, short-run books, including family histories, memoirs, and photo and fine art books. During the last several years, Tom and his company printed more than 11.75 million pages and scanned more than 13,500 photographs.
Creative Continuum has published several award-winning books. Among them, The California Missions as Art won a Davey Award in 2007 for design. A History of African-American Families and Slaveholders in Cass County, East Texas was awarded the Best Genealogy in Texas in 2005.

Tom has been a regular presenter at Genealogy Jamboree for nearly a decade and his speaking experience includes most of Southern California’s family history fairs and other major genealogical conventions. He has also presented at the Utah Genealogical Association’s annual conferences. Tom presented at the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Associations and at the 2005 FGS annual convention in Salt Lake City.

Tom is the author of thirteen books and has published the Jamboree syllabus since 2005. Additionally, he has been the mastermind behind the graphic design for the mobile app and other designs.

SA005 Saturday June 7, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
10 Techniques to Improve Your Cell Phone Photography

Recent phone cameras take as nice of pictures as many digital point-and-shoot models. Improve composition, lighting and practical research techniques you can use from the genealogical library to the graveyard.

SU008 Sunday June 8, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Shooting a Quality Family History Video with Your Cell Phone

You’re on vacation and unexpectedly, you connect with that relative you’ve wanted to interview for years. Even though you’re unprepared, what can you do to record a good video interview?

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