Saturday, June 20, 2015

New Online Magazine for MCGS on Flipboard

I am conducting an experiment to see if we can find additional ways to communicate with each other about topics of mutual interest.

I created an online magazine for MCGS on Flipboard. Flipboard is a single place to discover, collect and share all the news you care about.

I've used Flipboard for over a year now and love it. I have it installed on my Android phone, tablet, desktop computer and laptop. It works on any operating system. I have it setup to feed my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MCGS public blog, Google + and several genealogy and technology magazines. It's an easy way to quickly review many of my news sources without having to change website or jump from app to app.

I'm excited to announce this experiment!  I’m hoping you will find it of value as well.  It is our own news magazine that I hope will keep our readers up to date on the latest research, genealogy websites, genealogy news, and genealogy software to help your research as well as tips and tricks on genealogy research and computers.

Presently I am the only contributor and there are 11 viewers but we need more! One of the great features of having your own Flipboard magazine is you can invite others to be contributors so they can publish their articles or share articles with our readers. It is easy and simple to setup, read and share.  If you are interested in becoming a contributor, please let me know and I’ll add you.  The more contributors, the better.

Flipboard works on all desktop computer and laptops and all smart phones and tablets including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets.

You can download the Flipboard app for free by visiting their website at and clicking on one of the icons that represents your device and operating system.  Or you can download the Flipboard App from the iTunes Store, Google Play or the Windows Phone Store.

Once you have it installed, search for Marin County Genealogy Society and add us to your magazines you wish to follow.

Let me know what you think.

You can contact Gene Pennington for more information or to volunteer to be a contributor.  If the link doesn’t work use

To learn more about Flipboard, visit

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Next MCGS CIG Meeting


Our next meeting will be on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Topic:  EverNote:  Demo of features and use - Presented by Gene Pennington.  Demo of main features of EverNote and how to use it for genealogy research.

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 2015 schedule, topics, locations and directions.