27 January 2013

SCGS - Family Tree Maker Software User Group - February 10


SCGS Family Tree Maker Software User Group – Meeting Notice, February 10, 2013

Continuing with charts in the Publish Workspace, we will compare the various chart styles – Pedigree, Descendant, Bow Tie, Fan, Hourglass, etc.

Additional topics will address PDF output for charts and demonstrate the installation of a free PDF printer driver.

Finally we will review major features of the Plan Workspace and revisit the saving of record images from Ancestry.com, noting the differences between the Standard and Advanced Image Viewers.

For questions, contact Dick Humphrey at rlh1335@gmail.com.

Sunday, February 10, 2013
4:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504

23 January 2013

SCGS Meeting Notice - The Master Genealogist - February 2

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting
Saturday, February 2, 2013
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California  91504
818-843-7247


The SCGS TMG User Group (TMG-UG) is a forum where users of The Master Genealogist® (TMG) software gather to discuss features, issues, and practical application of the “the gold standard in family history software” and its companion software, Second Site©.

The TMG-UG meetings are held at the Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library in Burbank. The SCGS TMG User Group meets monthly on the afternoon of the first Saturday of the month with the exception of holiday weekends and dates of special SCGS events.  Please check the SCGS calendar for updates.

Our meeting format generally consists of a meet-and-greet period, questions from new attendees, a question-and-answer session, and a presentation, usually given by Patt Ricketts, SCGS member and TMG user since 1997.

The TMG User Group is an interest group of the Southern California Genealogical Society.  Meetings are open to the general public.  There is no fee for participation.  Donations are gratefully accepted.

If you are a TMG user or are thinking about moving your data to TMG, why not join us?  Bring your questions about TMG functionality, importing data from other software, and “how to” with you and learn how TMG can meet all of your genealogical software needs.

The SCGS Library is not open for research during the meeting.

Please direct any questions to kinklector@gmail.com.

19 January 2013

RootsMagic User Group Meeting Sunday, January 20

The next meeting of the SCGS RootsMagic User Group will be held as follows:

Sunday, January 20, 2013
from 2-4 PM at the SCGS Library, 
417 Irving Drive (cross street Glenoaks) in Burbank 

At this meeting we will continue exploring the features of RootsMagic Version 6. The new RootsMagic app for iPad will also be demonstrated.

For a summary of the new features in RootsMagic 6, go to:
http://www.rootsmagic.com/RootsMagic/WhatsNew.aspx



For further information about the meeting or the user group, contact Jay Holladay: jholladay@ca.rr.com

12 January 2013

SCGS Burbank - Family Tree Maker Software User Group – January 13

CHARTS AND REPORTS.  Do you know the distinguishing features between these genealogical products?

Family Tree Maker User Group is kicking off 2013 with a series that looks at the charts and reports featured in the Publish Workspace.

Our Sunday, January 13, meeting will focus on the Pedigree Chart and will explore charting options in general. Try out the Pedigree chart on your own and bring your questions along.

Family Tree Maker offers some intriguing tools in the Preview Pane when viewing charts. Join us at 4:00pm on Sunday.

For questions, contact Dick Humphrey at rlh1335@gmail.com.

Sunday, January 13, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504

01 January 2013

SCGS Genealogy Seminar: Ulster Ireland - March 16

Ulster Irish Seminar
Saturday, 16 Mar 2013
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

SCGS Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA

Registration:
$30 for SCGS members
$35 for nonmembers.
Sandwich box lunches are available for $10.

Note: We have a limited number of seats available. Don't miss out - register today!


We are extremely fortunate to welcome Ulster Irish experts to SCGS for a full-day seminar on Saturday, March 16.

Conducting the seminar are Fintan Mullan, Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation and Dr. Brian Trainer, retired Research Director with the Ulster Historical Foundation. They will be presenting four sessions:

Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research.  The programme starts with a broad overview of Scots-Irish and Irish research. Benefiting beginners and seasoned genealogists alike, it is practical, wide ranging, factual and informative. Using attractive visual aids, it will explore issues such as land divisions, the major collections of records and how to access them. This primer will set the programme up for the day with the sessions coming afterwards looking at some these important sources in greater detail.

The Ulster Plantation: Sources for 17th Century Families.  This talk will look at those sources which can throw light on Ulster families in the seventeenth century. It identifies documents relating to the Ulster Plantation (1610-41) which can be used to construct profiles of settler families. It also considers sources from the second half of the seventeenth century, such as hearth money rolls, the Civil Survey and poll books, which are of use to genealogists working in this period.

Researching the Farming Community in 18th and 19th Century.  The documents generated by the management of landed estates are among the most valuable of records for the local and family historian. Until the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Ulster was a province of landed estates. This talk will identify those estates records of most use to genealogists, such as leases, rentals and maps, as well as considering the significance of landed estates in Ulster.

Sources Available for Research by County.  This talk is an overview type presentation which looks at the most important sources for studying family history in Ulster. The first part of the presentation will look at sources which broad-ranging and available for all or most counties. The rest of the talk will go through county by county for Ulster sources for the study of family history with a brief explanation of each. These sources include census returns, church records, valuation records, wills and testamentary papers, and tithe records.
 
Register for the Ulster Irish Seminar online

Download the flyer to register by mail.


SCGS Meeting: The Master Genealogist Software User Group - January 5

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting
Saturday, January 5, 2103
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California  91504
818-843-7247


The SCGS TMG User Group (TMG-UG) is a forum where users of The Master Genealogist® (TMG) software gather to discuss features, issues, and practical application of the “the gold standard in family history software” and its companion software, Second Site©.

The TMG-UG meetings are held at the Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library in Burbank. The SCGS TMG User Group meets monthly on the afternoon of the first Saturday of the month with the exception of holiday weekends and dates of special SCGS events.  Please check the SCGS calendar for updates.

Our meeting format generally consists of a meet-and-greet period, questions from new attendees, a question-and-answer session, and a presentation, usually given by Patt Ricketts, SCGS member and TMG user since 1997.

The TMG User Group is an interest group of the Southern California Genealogical Society.  Meetings are open to the general public.  There is no fee for participation.  Donations are gratefully accepted.

If you are a TMG user or are thinking about moving your data to TMG, why not join us?  Bring your questions about TMG functionality, importing data from other software, and “how to” with you and learn how TMG can meet all of your genealogical software needs.

The SCGS Library is not open for research during the meeting.

Please direct any questions to kinklector@gmail.com.

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