Using Snagit for Genealogy Visual Storytelling and Instruction

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS
Feb 28, 2020
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About this webinar

Snagit is my go-to tool for capturing screenshots and converting those into compelling visual aids to enhance my family history narratives and genealogy instruction materials. It is particularly useful for creating annotated images and privatizing sensitive visual information before sharing or publishing. We will walk through navigating around the desktop application interface and using its various features, demonstrate some of my regular use cases, learn how to backup your Snagit Library, and discuss my workflow for accessing projects on multiple computers.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, is an academic librarian, college educator, and tech nerd who has been researching her family history since 1997. She is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at California State University, Fullerton, and also teaches an
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    4 years ago

    Good tips and tricks even for us seasoned Snagit users! Thanks

    A great review of a super program & I learned a lot too.

    A nice tutorial for using the program.

    All new for me, good to know

    Coleen absolutely knows what she is talking about & discusses the technology in an understandable manner.

    Colleen demo-ed many features that I didn’t know about on Snag-It. I’m going off now to watch some youtube videos. 🙂

    Colleen has a super presentation skill and a voice that is very smooth and easy to listen to as well as enunciation is very clear. Looking forward to getting Snagit and enhancing our genealogy work.

    Colleen is a ROLE MODEL for presentations and demos! Excellent coverage, examples and handouts. If this had been my first experience with Webinars I’d be hooked, but now, I’m even more happy to be a paying subscriber. Thanks much!

    Excellent – one of the best!

    excellent and very detailed

    Excellent detailed presentation!

    Excellent lecturer!!!

    excellent presentaaion

    Excellent presentation of a complex program with clear genealogical uses. Similar Photoshop functionality, but perhaps easier to employ. Great presenter – clear diction, fast enough pace. Looking forward to more Snagit presentations.

    Excellent presentation with tips and tricks that are very helpful.

    Excellent presentation, explanation and demonstration

    Excellent presentation.

    Excellent presentation. I’ll look forward to seeing more from Colleen.

    Excellent presentation/explanation of a new-to-me tool that could be a bit overwhelming to understand at first glance. She left us with a lot of resources for continued study of this fascinating tool.

    Excellent presenter. Obviously a teacher. Great tool with great instruction.

    Excellent speaker, great slides and examples – thank you!

    Excellent thanks!

    Excellent webinar by Colleen Robledo Greene on Using SnagIt for Genealogy… a very well structured and presented webinar, full of information about the SnagIt application. Not to mention that her handout provides a great deal of information in an easy-to-read and understand format. I’ve been a SnagIt user for many years, for both business and personal use and she did an exceptional job both with her presentation and her handout. Thanks so much, I definitely recommend this webinar!

    Excellent Webinar. Very clear speaker. A University Instructor, especially one with an MLIS, makes a terrific choice for a Webinar leader. Plus, you know that the handout will be content rich and well organized. Good that the presentation focused on the technology – viewers can “translate” to the Genealogy uses.

    Excellent! Both the webinar and the handout are very informative.

    Excellent, well presented, thorough.

    exciting and great information for using correctly

    Fantastic webinar with a must watch again to gain maximum information about using Snagit.

    Full of great information

    Good detailed explanation of snag it and great ideas for using with ancestry documentation.

    Good educator.

    good info, good presenter

    Great detailed information on using the Snagit program. It will certainly help me when I do start using the program.

    Great information! Excellent teacher!!

    Great information! Well presented. Thank you for tech Fridays.

    great information, delivered with demos (that really helps), liked that info for both WIN and MAC were given. Thanks!

    Great presenter and great topic

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    4 years ago

    Great presenter with tons of valuable information!

    great tips and insights on using this program.

    I dd learn fro this webinar. Thank You. I was also unaware of the “library.” Now expect that I will use it frequently.

    I didn’t know much about Snagit so this was great information about how it could help my family history reearch.

    I have not used Snagit before and I now want to get it. So much information! I was getting lost towards the end but I’m sure once I get into it and start using it I will be able to figure it out. She was a wonderful presenter. Thank you so much for this webinar.

    I learned so much about Snagit! I had never heard of it before I registered, I can’t wait to purchase it and put it into use. The best part of it will be all I learned from Coleen Greene, an amazing presenter. One of my nephews recently asked me if I had visuals for explaining our family tree. I can start working on that now! I am anxious to see more instructional videos in Tech Zone, keep them coming!

    I learned so much! I’m off to download the handout.

    I need this product for many things. Thank you for introducing me to it!

    I now know something about snag it and am thinking about purchasing it! Thanks so much!

    I was overwhelmed with so much information. I took the webinar to decide if I wanted to use Snag It. I’ll need to watch this one over again.

    I will have to re-watch, as I was late joining. What I did see was excellent & easy to follow.

    I’m a long-time SnagIt user, since 2005. I still picked up a few tips, especially with merging vs. copy/paste of old libraries.

    I’m not very Tech savvy but Colleen’s handouts and her clear explanations make me feel like I might actually be able to make use of this tool! Thanks so much.

    It was great. I learned a lot about snagit.

    I’ve been using Snagit since Windows XP, and lost the Library twice when my computers died. I recently backed it up onto an external hard drive, but did not realize it would sync between computers. Also picked up a few more tips. Great webinar.

    I’ve used Snag-It for years, but I didn’t know about many of its features until today. Colleen was an excellent instructor. Very articulate and clear.

    Just packed with information. I knew there would be functions I hadn’t used or knew about. The shared aspect of Libraries appeals to me. …and Snagit making discount deals with individuals and organizations speaks very highly of them as a company in many ways…

    Lots of good information

    Lots of great information on Snagit!

    Lots of information and well presented. I am not familiar with Snagit at all and watched this to see if it was I product I would use. Since I am not familiar with it, my head is spinning a little bit.

    Much appreciated!

  3. Legacy Family Tree
    4 years ago

    one of the best presentations ever on LFTW

    Outstanding speaker! Wish this had been a three-part talk: 1. Basic Features; 2. Advanced Features; 3. Multiple Computers and Networking. I will definitely go back and watch this again.


    Simply outstanding! I truly appreciate the excellent syllabus.

    Snagit is new to me. thanks for the helpful instructions.

    Snagit revealed finally!

    Speaker was excellent and knowledgable. Diction was clear and wonderful. Unfortunately, I missed first 15 minutes—hope I can catch it in next few days. I bought Snagit several years ago and never use it. I feel reborn!!!


    Thank you for the SnagIt discount!

    This is a must watch again webinar.

    This was an excellent webinar…one of the best!

    Very articulate speaker.

    Very clear presentation – fast-paced, and good for general knowledge. Would like to see some specific applications for Legacy – e.g., how to capture portion of a newspaper article (especially in Find My Past that doesn’t work for this option yet), etc.

    Very clear sound and visuals.!

    Very complete on Snagit but I don’t think I would use it for what I do.

    Very complicated for someone who has never heard of Snagit but lots of useful tools. I can’t wait to read the synopsis and try Snagit.

    Very good information. I have been a SnagIt user for several years. I am so glad to learn how to use it better.

    Very good presenter. Excellent handout.

    Very good.

    very informative!

    Very informative. I was using version 12 and love the new features as explained by Colleen. I just bought the upgrade to use now. Thank you.

    Very informative. Will have to consider SnagIt for my writing.

    very useful

    Very very informative

    Well done! A lot of information to absorb, but the detailed handout will be very useful. I wish I had known about this tool before when I did presentations for my family, but I expect I’ll be using it going forward. Thanks so much for the discount on the tool!

    Well organized. Great presentation

    what a great and knowledgeable speaker!!!!!! Loved it.

    What an outstanding presenter. Very clear communicator.

    Will by buying snagit, didn’t even know about this software until now. Will know in my genealogy.

    WONDERFUL HANDOUT!! So much to digest! I’ll have to listen several times but I really appreciate getting to hear a presentation about Snagit. Thanks a bunch.

    Wow! I think I need to get Snagit!

    Wow! Not familiar with snag-it or Colleen, but her explanations and examples were excellently presented. Will need to watch this one more than once and the handout too.


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