Randy W. Whited

Biography
An avid researcher for over thirty years, Randy Whited is active in the genealogical community. As part of his role as Director of Development for the Texas State Genealogical Society, Randy is revamping the society’s web presence and its online membership services.

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, Randy chairs its Technology committee and is Program Co-Chair for the FGS 2014 Conference in San Antonio. He is also a columnist for the FGS FORUM, authoring its "Gadget Guy" series.

A data and technology junkie, Randy has over 20 years of experience in information technology and business intelligence. He earned his BA in Natural Science from the University of Texas at Austin with a major in Astronomy.

Specialties
Technology and Genealogy
DNA: education, testing, results and interpretation
Document and image digitization and organization
Society Leadership and Management
Genealogical data, patterns and analysis

Current Presentation Topics
Sprinkling Weather into Your Family History (Historical Weather Records)
Genograms for Family Medical History, Cluster Research and DNA Testing
Photo and Document Digitization and Organization
Metadata and File Organization workshops
Going Paperless with Your Research
Making the Case: Implementing Change in Your Society
SWOT: Strategic Planning for Your Society
Federal Land Records: History and Strategies for Research
Technology for Deciphering Foreign Language Records
DNA: education, testing, results and interpretation
WordPress for Genealogists and Societies