24 July 2013

SCGS Meeting Notice - The Master Genealogist - August 3

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting
Saturday, August 3, 2013
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California  91504

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.

08 July 2013

CORRECTED Open House - Southern California Genealogical Society

Please note that the original
post listed the date as June 13.
The correct date is July 13.
I apologize for my error.

You are Cordially Invited
to the Open House
for the 
Southern California Genealogical Society

Saturday, July 13, 2013
11:00am to 2:00pm
417 Irving Drive, Burbank
Cross street Glenoaks

Meet the society's officers,
Board of Directors,
Librarians and other Volunteers

Light refreshments will be served.

The library will be open
for our open house guests
from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Come learn how the
Southern California Genealogical Society
can help locate your ancestors
wherever they may be ... not just California!

RSVP scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

SCGS Family Tree Maker Software User Group – Meeting Notice, July 14, 2013

Interest Group Meeting
Southern California Genealogical Society

Can you produce a report showing the distant common relatives when “cousins” marry?

How can you tell if your FTM tree has any internal, disconnected trees or fragments?

Come to the meeting of the Family Tree Maker User Group on Sunday, July 14 to get answers to these and other questions.  We will be looking at the Relationship Reports in the Publish workspace.

This meeting is open to the public and we encourage newcomers. Get the most out of your Family Tree Maker software.

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

Sunday, July 14, 2013
4:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504

Cross Street, Glenoaks

01 July 2013

Bargain Alert: Family Tree DNA

Family Tree DNA has announced its Sizzling Summer Sale, which runs through Friday, July 26, 2013. The Family Finder price is unprecedented--the lowest price ever offered by FTDNA. If you have been thinking about being tested, or asking a family member to be tested, now is the time to jump in.

Beginning on Thursday, June 27, 2013 and running until Friday, July 26, 2013, FTDNA will offer the following:
Family Finder 
was $289    Now $99 (lowest price ever)

mtDNA Full Sequence 
was $289    Now $189

was $169    Now $129

was $268    Now $208

was $359    Now $308

Family Finder + Y-DNA37 
was $368    Now $228

Family Finder + Y-DNA67 
was $467    Now $307

Family Finder + mtDNAFullSequence 
was $398    Now $288

Comprehensive Genome (Y-DNA67, FMS & FF) 
was $666    Now $496

All orders must be placed and paid for by 11:59pm CDT July 26, 2013, to receive these special prices.

FTDNA offers Normal Reduced Prices for SCGS DNA Project for ANY SURNAME: To order, call Family Tree DNA at 713.868.1438 and ask to join the SCGS project or order online at  www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=SCGS 

Draw on the resources of the DNA Interest Group to help you interpret your results and explore how DNA can help break through your most persistently challenging ancestor.