Friday, September 23, 2011

MCGS Members Invited to Golden Gate Computer Society Meeting on October 24, 2011

MCGS Members are invited to the regular meeting of the Golden Gate Computer Society on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 7:15 pm at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel (Napa Room), 1010 Northgate Drive, San Rafael to be part of a presentation on RootsMagic by Gene Pennington.

The meeting is open to the public without charge.

Family history is an exciting and addictive hobby, but as slips of paper grow into thick folders of unsorted data, the yen to get it organized grows, and we begin thinking about getting started with a computer genealogy program. Or, perhaps you’ve tried the Big Name program and found it expensive and overwhelming. There ARE other choices, and Gene Pennington is going to show us around RootsMagic, a comprehensive and user friendly way to record your family tree.

Gene, a master genealogist himself, recommended RootsMagic to us last year, when he showed us how to get started using the computer, Internet and local resources to research family history. Now he’ll show us how to preserve all that data by walking us through RootsMagic’s many features, including one that helps you develop a web site for your family tree, tell us whether you can convert data from other programs, such as Family Tree Maker, attach documents, etc..

If there is enough interest after the presentation, we can consider scheduling a class on RootsMagic that would go into greater detail. Meanwhile, the publishers are providing us with two sets of the program and its tutorial book for our raffle.

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