Friday, April 20, 2007

CGSSD meeting on Saturday

I am a member of the Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego and enjoy their monthly meetings and leaders tremendously. Here is the announcement of Saturday's CGSSD meeting:


The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego meets Saturday, April, 21, 2007 from 9:00 am to noon.

9:00 - User groups for Family Tree Maker, Legacy and RootsMagic

A break and refreshments will begin at 10:15.

10:30 - Announcements followed by Program.

"Using USGenWeb & WorldGenWeb" presented by Alan Jones

Learn about these free websites that all researchers should have in their tool box of tricks. One is a MUST for research in the USA; it has many nationwide sources, state resources, and county gems. The other site has the entire planet! So if your research is on this planet, you need these websites.

Alan Jones holds degrees in both Business (El Camino College) and Computer Science (Brigham Young University). He currently works as a senior IT consultant for Southern California Edison. He has been involved in family history for over 30 years, serving as an LDS Stake & Ward family history consultant and director of a Family History Center. He completed the Family History Training Program in Provo, Utah, and has taught classes in FHCs, colleges, and genealogy societies, and published several books. He also maintains several genealogy websites. He and his family live in southern Orange County. Alan loves genealogy on the Internet and often gives presentations on related topics. When Alan was a teenager, his dog, Mugs, had a full and complete pedigree chart with all the ancestors verified and certified, but Alan didn’t know all of his own great-grandparents. He and his mother decided they were as important as their dog and began the quest for their ancestors.


You can find directions to the meeting at the web site.

The Chula Vista Genealogical Society research trip this month is to attend this meeting at UCSD. We thought the user groups and Alan Jones presentation would be informative and helpful to our members. We will carpool from Chula Vista, leaving the parking garage at 8:20 AM. We will probably have 8 to 10 attend this meeting from CVGS.

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