Phil Hayes
Phil Hayes

Saturday, January 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

"Fire Up Your Research… The Digital Genealogist Is Here”by Phil Hayes will teach those who have access to the latest computers, tablets and smartphones, how to use them to significantly improve their genealogy research, both in the home and on the road. 

In this program, we will cover:

  • Hardware: computers, iPads, Microsoft Surfaces, smartphones, cameras, and scanners
  • Family Tree Apps: An overview of your options
  • Must Have Apps:  If you are a genealogist, you must have these!
  • Other Cool Apps: Neat, but not absolutely necessary apps
  • Tips & Tricks for the Digital Genealogist
  • Digital Photo Management
  • Google Search: Things I bet you didn’t know Google could do
  • Q & A

Biography of Phil Hayes

Philip (Phil) Hayes is the CEO of Sirius Innovations, LLC. As CEO of Sirius Innovations, LLC, he served as a Technology Solutions Consultant and Web Applications Programmer for fortune 500 companies, large municipalities and hospitals.  He is fluent in the SQL, ColdFusion, PHP and Javscript programming languages.  He is also a power user of the WordPress Content Management System, commonly used for blogging.

Phil's latest product development includes a service, 'Map The Past.' The advanced, yet easy to use functionality offered in this product will enable its members to "Walk in the Footsteps of Their Ancestors".

Phil became a Genealogy addict when in 1998, his Uncle, Lloyd W Lewis, sat he and his wife down on the deck of his Uncle's Pennsylvania home and told them the story of his Great, Great Grandfather Henry W. Lewis, the Privateer.  The story was so intriguing that Phil found himself yearning for more details.  Hence….  Philip Hayes, the Genealogist was born.  Leveraging his technology skills, Philip has grown and developed the family tree well beyond what his Uncle could have ever dreamed of.

Combining the power of technology and the primary sources from historical documents, Philip developed his own family history website, based on the WordPress Content Management System.  Upon publishing the site, it has inspired many people to develop interest in the family's history and has connected Philip to several undiscovered relatives and their family stories.

Phil is a member of numerous historical and genealogy societies, including the Association of Professional Genealogists