Thursday, October 18, 2007

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday

The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego meets on Saturday, October 20, 2007 from 9:00 am to noon.

CGSSD hosts a mini-fair this month. There will be two sessions at 9:00 and 10:30 with two presentations to choose from at each session. User groups will not meet this month.

9:00 - Session I

* "Managing Those Pesky Files" by Lance Dohe . Learn everything you wanted to know about moving your files and keeping back-ups, including the potential backup devices and strategies for their use.

* "Maximizing Your Search Success on Ancestry" by Dona Ritchie. is continually adding databases and changing the face of their web site. Learn search strategies and ways to navigate the different databases and research resources on to maximize your search success for finding your ancestors.

10:15 - A break and refreshments

10:30 - Session II

* "Archiving Your Genealogical Data" by Ed Hasselmann . Archiving your genealogy information means storing it for future generations. Current electronic media may not survive 10-15 years for even one generation. This presentation will discuss the storage life of the media and how to insure your grandchildren will be able to enjoy reading about their own history.

* "Using GenSmarts to Clean Your Databases" by Pam Journey. GenSmarts looks at your data and speculates on possible records available in many locations for you to research for your next family clue. GenSmarts is reasonably easy to use and can become a powerful research tool for the beginner or advanced genealogist in their family search. (A review of Family Atlas as previously announced will be discussed at a later time.)

CGSSD meetings are held at the Robinson Auditorium complex on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla. From North Torrey Pine Road turn at Pangea Drive into UCSD. Free parking is available in the parking garage on the left; use any A, B, or S space. Signs will mark directions to our meeting room. Please refer to the website; or the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies website for driving directions and a map.

Thanks to Linda Hervig for this information.

The presentations sound excellent, and I look forward to hearing them at some time (since I'm going to be pretty busy this Saturday morning at the CVGS Seminar).

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