Thursday, April 16, 2009

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 4/18 - Dorothy Miller on "Spring Cleaning for Genealogists"

Email from Linda Hervig of CGSSD --

The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) meets on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 9:00 am to noon. Note the new time for the break and start of the program.

9:00 - User groups for Legacy and RootsMagic; and Special Interest Group “Digital Imaging and Scanning.” The Imaging SIG will review items discussed in previous sessions: editors of digital images and restoring old photos with some of the newer editors, such as Adobe's Photoshop Elements version 7.0, Picasa3 and online editors. Scanning of documents, negatives and slides will be demonstrated using an HP flatbed scanner. This will be an unstructured meeting of members to address individual interests as time permits. A laptop with imaging software and a scanner will be available for members to use to investigate software and scanning options.

10:00 - A break and refreshments

10:15 - Announcements followed by Program "Spring Cleaning for Genealogists" by Dorothy Miller, Ph.D.

Dorothy Miller will present an overview of maintaining one's computer in order to preserve it physically as well as to keep it organized and running efficiently. There will be some illustrations specific to genealogy, their programs and performance issues.

Dorothy is the immediate past president of the North San Diego County Genealogical Society. She is a retired Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) 1998; Chair, Computer Science Department CSUN 1988-1994; Professor, Computer Science CSUN 1978-1998; Teacher, Mathematics, Simi High School, Simi CA 1968-1978. She has a B.A. in mathematics from CSUN; an M.A. in mathematics education from UC Santa Barbara; an M.S. in Computer Science from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA.

She became interested in genealogy in 1999 and has given talks primarily on the uses of computers in genealogy as well as taught classes in Family Tree Maker.

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; or the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies website for driving directions and a map.

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