29 March 2013

Burbank SCGS - Legacy User Group April 8, 2013


Legacy User Group

Monday, April 8, 2013
7:00-9:00 pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
818.843.7247

Our Theme: “Back To The Basics”

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the Legacy Family Tree User Group is a forum to learn the basics of using this software program, answer questions to further your knowledge and efficiency, and to assist others with your expertise.

This month we will explore adding source details and citing master sources.  As always, there will be time to practice and review the new skills as well as ask questions.  You may want to bring your laptop or tablet to practice the skills and explore Legacy’s capabilities.

If you are considering Legacy Family Tree, the user group is a great way to explore the program to assist in your decision to use it or not.  All levels of ability are welcome to participate!

No rsvp is needed.  E-mail Barb Randall for more information at barbmran@aol.com.

27 March 2013

SCGS Meeting Notice - The Master Genealogist User Group - Saturday, April 6

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting
Saturday, April 6, 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.

18 March 2013

Area Event: "Searching Ancestry.com Effectively" April 14

Passing along this announcement for our friends at IGS:

The next quarterly meeting of the Pommern Special Interest Group (PSIG) will be on the second Sunday of April at the Immigrant Genealogical Society Library in Burbank. We hope you will join us to hear Randy Seaver on the topic "Searching Ancestry.com Effectively."

Randy, a former president of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society, reports that he has been searching his elusive ancestors since 1988, and has been online since 1992. He blogs daily about genealogy subjects at Genea-Musings (www.geneamusings.com) and the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe (http://cvgencafe.blogspot.com).

Our meetings start at 2 PM at the library located at 1310 W. Magnolia in Burbank. For more information about our group and the quarterly magazine that we publish, check out our website at www.pomeranianews.com. You may access our Facebook postings by entering DIE POMMERSCHEN LEUTE in the search box at the top of the Facebook page. So check us out and hopefully we'll see you at our meeting where you may join us for refreshments and make use of our fine reference materials.

Please note that this is NOT sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.


07 March 2013

Legacy User Group Meeting March 11 in Burbank, CA


Legacy User Group

Monday, March 11, 2013
7:00-9:00 pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
818.843.7247

Our Theme: “Back To The Basics”

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the Legacy Family Tree User Group is a forum to learn the basics of using this software program, answer questions to further your knowledge and efficiency and, to assist others with your expertise.

This month we will explore backups, potential problems, file maintenance and the tree finder.  As always, there will be time to practice and review the new skills as well as ask questions.  You may want to bring your laptop or tablet to practice the skills and explore Legacy’s capabilities.

If you are considering Legacy Family Tree, the user group is a great way to explore the program to assist in your decision to use it or not.  All levels of ability are welcome to participate!

No rsvp is needed.  E-mail Barb Randall for more information at barbmran@aol.com.

04 March 2013

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

Are you acquainted with Mr. Ahnentafel? 
 
Come and find out as we delve into FTM’s two genealogy reports – Ahnentafel and Descendants.
•    What are the differences between these genealogy reports and other FTM reports? 
•    What are the similarities with the charts we looked at previously?  
•    Are you confused about various genealogical numbering systems? 
Join us as we explore these issues.

Besides focusing on the two genealogy reports, we will take a look at the options which are common to Family Tree Maker reports in general within the Publishing workspace.

We will revisit the basics of how FTM handles facts – including their types and management, and conclude with a demonstration case of how a custom fact can provide a solution to linking evidence for the “begat question”, something FTM cannot natively handle!  (The “begat question”?  (You know – “Abraham begat Isaac, Isaac begat Jacob, etc.”)

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

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

Cross Street Glenoaks

02 March 2013

SCGS Ulster Irish Seminar Update; Streaming Video Survey

Sorry to report that the Ulster Irish seminar is sold out. If you've registered and haven't ordered lunch, you can still do so online here.

But wait.  You might have seen this note in the newsletter that went out last night.

We are exploring the possibility of live-streaming the program for a minimum fee to cover the cost of bandwidth and camera equipment. Before we can move forward with the plan, we need to get an idea of the level of interest in such a program. If you may be interested in this opportunity, answer three very simple questions here. You are not obligated to attend and we will contact you with further information.

If you didn't fill out the quick survey, please take a minute to do it now. It will help us decide whether we can continue to provide live streaming of classes.

01 March 2013

REMINDER: SCGS Irish Seminar - 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.

This presentation is being made in cooperation with the SCGS Irish Interest Group.