Friday, January 4, 2013

Family Tree Maker 2012 Workshop on Saturday, 5 January in Bonita CA

There will be a "Family Tree Maker 2012 Workshop" led by Randy Seaver, sponsored by the Chula Vista Genealogical Society, on Saturday, 5 January from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library(4375 Bonita Road) in the Community Room.   

If you have Family Tree Maker genealogy software, then please bring your laptop or netbook (if you have one) to the workshop and work along with Randy, ask questions, and learn more about using the program.  If you don't have Family Tree Maker, but are interested in the subject of genealogy software, please attend to see what a typical program can do to help you with your genealogy organization and research. 

The plan for the workshop is to:

1)  Provide an overview of Family Tree Maker 2012 menus and the Help function using my own database.

2)  Start a new family tree from the beginning.

3)  Import a GEDCOM file created from another program or online tree.

4)  Demonstrate the items on the list below. 

**  Using the Help function 

** Using Tools > Options
** Workspaces (Plan, People, Places, Media, Sources, Publish, Web Search)

**  Importing a GEDCOM file
**  Exporting a GEDCOM file
** Syncing with an Ancestry Member Tree

**  Starting a New File
**  Adding persons to the Family Tree
**  Adding Facts to a Person
**  Adding Media to a Person
**  Adding Source Citations to Persons or Facts
**  Adding Notes to a Person

**  Merging Persons Manually
**  Deleting a Person or Family
**  Attaching or Unlinking a Person from Parents or Spouse
**  Rearranging Children or Spouses

**  Creating Charts
** Creating Person and Relationship Reports
**  Creating Genealogy Reports
** Creating Place, Source and Media Reports
** Creating Books

5) Answer questions from the group. 

I'm sorry that the call for this workshop is so late - I was asked to do it one week ago and have been up to my ears in granddaughters ever since...

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Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver

1 comment:

Jen Baldwin said...

Hi Randy,
I added your event to the Conference Keeper California page (, and I cannot THANK YOU ENOUGH for making all the necessary details of the workshop very clear in the first paragraph. That is so very helpful. I have been working on CK for about 2 months now, and have encountered so many sites that don't list a city, state, or other details clearly in their announcements. I applaud you.