Thursday, July 16, 2009

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday - Ann Montgomery on "FamilySearch"

Linda Hervig sent this information via email about the CGSSD meeting on Saturday:

The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego meets on Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 9:00 am to noon.

9:00 - User groups for Legacy, RootsMagic, and Special Interest Group “Web-based Genealogy”

10:00 - A break and refreshments

10:15 - Announcements followed by Program

"FamilySearch: the old, the new and the future!" by Ann Montgomery

Family Search has been a genealogist's mainstay for 10 years. Over the past couple of years, significant changes have been made to make it more complete and easier to use, and functions never seen before have been added. Ann will bring us up-to-date on the changes and applications to use in your own family search.

Ann Montgomery received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. She has had several careers but for the last 17 years she has been involved in one way or another with family history. Ann began her own family history research by volunteering in the Carlsbad Family History Center 17 years ago under the tutelage of a professional genealogist. After working there over eight years she began working at the Carlsbad City Library in the Genealogy Division (Cole Library) and for several years has taught multiple classes about the facilities and materials available there. She enjoys teaching people how to use the collection, how to use the various subscription databases and how to do research online. She also gives tours to new library card holders. She has taught many classes for the LDS church and has spoken at several family history fairs. At present she teaches a class on New FamilySearch, including the Record Search part of the beta version of FamilySearch (http://pilot.familysearch).

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 the UCSD campus. 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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