Wednesday, August 13, 2008

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday 8/16 on Geni.com

Linda Hervig passed this information to the CGSSD mailing list this week:

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The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego meets on Saturday, August 16, 2008 from 9:00 am to noon.

9:00 - Brief Announcements and user groups for Family Tree Maker and RootsMagic
10:15 - A break and refreshments
10:30 - Announcements followed by Program - "Geni.com" by Keith McCarty

While traditionally genealogists have worked alone building a family tree, Geni.com’s launch in 2007 began a new way for families to collaborate and work together to build a family history that included not only the past but the present. What happens when families work together? For genealogists there can be a reward of having others in the family catching the genealogy "bug." Other rewards may include finding long lost relatives, becoming closer to family members, more frequent interaction with family and more. With Geni.com, you can begin creating a family tree in minutes and stay in touch with your family through a fun, simple, private and free interface.

Join Keith McCarty of Geni.com as he demonstrates how to get started using Geni.com while sharing and explaining how to use Geni’s many features including a family tree, profiles, timelines, photo sharing, advanced privacy settings and more.

Geni was a winner of the 2007 Webware 100 Awards, which named it one of the top 100 sites on the internet and one of the top 10 reference sites. It is by far the youngest site to receive this honor. It was nominated again in 2008 in the social (networking) category. In May 2008, Time Magazine named Geni.com one of the top 50 Websites for 2008.

Keith McCarty was born in Orange, California. He currently serves as a Marketing Manager at Geni.com. He is among the earliest employees at Geni and has seen the transformation of the site since its inception. Keith earned his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Finance from Chapman University in 2007. His mission is aligned with Geni, which is to create a single family tree for the entire world. He also strives to introduce non-genealogists into the wonderful world of genealogy, through a fun and interactive environment.

We meet 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 our website www.cgssd.org; or the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies website http://irps.ucsd.edu/about/how-to-find-us.htm for driving directions and a map.

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I'm looking forward to the FTM meeting and the Geni talk.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Oooh, I love Geni! I got one of their t-shirts at the Jamboree, and Hubs won a pen!