Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 21 March, Features Francie Kennedy

The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month  (except December) from 9:00 am to noon on the campus of UCSD, University of California, San Diego.  See our web page  for directions.  

The next meeting will be held on Saturday, 21 March 2015.  Here are the details:

9:00: User groups: Ancestry, DNA 

10:00: Break, refreshments

10:20: Announcements followed by program:

Advanced Google Tools for Genealogists
presented by
Francie Kennedy

Most of us barely scratch the surface of what Google can do.  Looking things up with Google is only one of the many useful tools available to us!  Have you made a family map showing migration routes and everywhere your families have lived, over time?  Catalogued all of your books in a format you can access remotely from a book sale, (so you don’t wind up with three copies at home)?  How often have you read a rare book about your ancestor’s home town – that is every-word searchable?  Have you found an image of a historic postcard of Main Street in that town to use as an illustration in your family history?  This session will guide you toward finding many things Google can do beyond the basic search function we all use.  There is a lot more within this site, beyond the simple home page!

Francie is a 4th generation Californian, and studied English and biology at Pomona College in Claremont.  She managed a business in landscape design and consulting for years before joining the local water district to help with drought response and customer questions in the early 1990’s.   Francie has been helping City residents and businesses manage their water use for over 22 years.  For seven years she taught water conservation to professionals at Santiago Canyon College, and continues to teach landscape classes to residents.  

In her free time, she is an award-winning watercolor painter, and recently started quilting.  Francie has been involved with community groups for over 30 years, serving as president of the Friends of the Library, chair of the Los Rios Historic District Review Committee, and she is the immediate past president of the South Orange County California Genealogical Society.  Historical research is her passion.

We meet at the Robinson Auditorium complex on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla. From North Torrey Pines Road, turn at Pangea Drive into UCSD. Free parking is available in the parking garage on the left; use any space other than those specifically reserved for UCSD vehicles. 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 directions.

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