Monday, April 7, 2014

FREE Webinar-Tips for Printing and Publishing Family Histories

Join us for a Webinar on May 13

Please join us for  FREE webinar to help you print your family history reports and other special reports using your genealogy software.  We'll also explore how to create a CD and a website.
Are you looking for a few tips to help you print your family history reports or special reports your genealogy software can create for you?  How about publishing your family history in book form, on a DVD or on a website?
Join us for this presentation to learn how to easily create a family history report and how to print it, how to create a book or how to publish it on a DVD or on a website.  We'll review the basic reports you will probably work with the most and touch on some of the newer ways to share your genealogy research.
We'll use RootsMagic genealogy software to explain the ways to easily generate reports and how to publish them in any format you select.

Title:
MCGS - Tips for Printing and Publishing Family Histories

Date:
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/333559328

FREE Webinar–Organizing Your Genealogy Research-Paper and Digital

Join us for a Webinar on May 24

Please join us for  FREE webinar to help you organize your genealogy research, paper and digital.
Can you easily find a picture of a specific ancestor?  How about a specific census record?  Do you need help organizing your genealogy research?  Don't know how to manage and file your paper and your digital genealogy material?
We can help!  We'll give you some great examples of how to manage and organize BOTH your paper and digital genealogical material during this webinar.

Title:
MCGS - Organizing Your Genealogy Research - Paper and Digital

Date:
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/207981209

FREE Webinar–Ancestry.com–What’s New & Tips & Tricks

Join us for a Webinar on April 29

Please join us for  FREE webinar to help you navigate Ancestry.com and your family tree and learn some tips and tricks to get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription.
We'll show you how to make the most of those helpful "hint" leaves and how you can add them to your tree or save them for more research later.
We'll explore the benefits, and dangers, of sharing your family tree and how to set those all important privacy settings.All that and MORE in this FREE webinar.

Title:
MCGS - Ancestry.com - What’s New & Tips & Tricks

Date:
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/288140929

FREE Webinar–Sources & Citations

Join us for a Webinar on May 3

Please join us for  FREE webinar covering sources and citations.
Confused about what sources and citations are and how to use them in your genealogy research?  Don't know how to add one to your genealogy software?  What to do when you don't have a source or a citation?
We'll use RootsMagic genealogy software to explain and demonstrate what sources and citations are and how to use them in your genealogy software and reports.

Title:
MCGS - Sources & Citations

Date:
Saturday, May 3, 2014

Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/130595192

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Next MCGS CIG Meeting

MCGS COMPUTER INTEREST GROUP MEETING

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Topic: Google Picasa - Tips and Tricks Using Google's Picture Software & How It Can Help With Your Family History - We'll explore how to add, organize and share pictures and how to use the "People" facial recognition feature.  Presented by Gene Pennington.

Location: Villa Marin, 100 Thorndale Drive, San Rafael - The Meeting will be held in the Auditorium, which is to the left and down the hall from the entrance.

Villa Marin has wireless Internet access! If you have a laptop, iPad, Tablet, or SmartPhone with Wi-Fi, you can bring it with you so you can follow along with the presentation. Note these devices are optional and are not necessary for you to attend our presentations.

Contact Gene Pennington if you need more information.

These meetings are free to the public.

Visit the MCGS website  to see the 2014 schedule, topics, locations and directions.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

1765 North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia Map | Native Heritage Project

Here is a great blog article on a map resource website.  I recommend the article and the website that has a great many genealogy research resources as well as some excellent historical maps.
To read the blog post, go to:  1765 North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia Map | Native Heritage Project:

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Next MCGS CIG Meeting

MCGS COMPUTER INTEREST GROUP MEETING
Our next meeting will be on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: Organizing Your Genealogy Research - Paper and Digital. Get control of your valuable genealogy research, books, materials and pictures. Presented by Gene Pennington.
Location: Villa Marin, 100 Thorndale Drive, San Rafael - The Meeting will be held in the Auditorium, which is to the left and down the hall from the entrance.
Villa Marin has wireless Internet access! If you have a laptop, iPad, Tablet, or SmartPhone with Wi-Fi, you can bring it with you so you can follow along with the presentation. Note these devices are optional and are not necessary for you to attend our presentations.
Contact Gene Pennington if you need more information.
These meetings are free to the public.
Visit the MCGS website to see the 2014 schedule, topics, locations and directions.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Presentation: “Seeking My German- Jewish Ancestry"

Join us for our next General Meeting and a special presentation by Diane Ober.

Date:  February 26, 2014

Time:  7:00 PM

Location:  Marin Family History Center, 220 North San Pedro Dr., San Rafael

Diane Ober, of Sebastopol, will tell us how she was able to learn about her ancestry because of the detailed records kept by the Nazis and the Gestapo. Some of her family was deported to concentration camps and murdered, while others escaped to Shanghai. Come and hear Diane's amazing stories.

Map picture
About our Meetings:

The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.

We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.

Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Next MCGS CIG Meeting

MCGS COMPUTER INTEREST GROUP MEETING

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Topic: Communications - Using e-mail, mail lists and social media to help with your genealogy research. Presented by Gene Pennington.

Location: Villa Marin, 100 Thorndale Drive, San Rafael - The Meeting will be held in the Auditorium, which is to the left and down the hall from the entrance.

Villa Marin has wireless Internet access! If you have a laptop, iPad, Tablet, or SmartPhone with Wi-Fi, you can bring it with you so you can follow along with the presentation. Note these devices are optional and are not necessary for you to attend our presentations.

Contact Gene Pennington if you need more information.

These meetings are free to the public.

Visit the MCGS website to see the 2014 schedule, topics, locations and directions.