Wednesday, June 25, 2008

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday 6/28 - "The Next Big Thing in Computer Genealogy"

Linda Hervig from CGSSD sent this notice:


The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego meets on Saturday, June 28, 2008 from 9:00 am to noon.

9:00 - Brief Announcements and user groups for Family Tree Maker and Legacy

10:15 - A break and refreshments

10:30 - Announcements followed by Program: "The Next Big Thing in Computer Genealogy" by Gary Hoffman

Doing genealogy today is a lot different than twenty years ago when we visited archives and libraries, read records in microfilm readers and dusty books, and scribed notes on paper to rush home and enter data into our new home computer. Today we can sit at home and access many records online. The Internet has changed how we record and share genealogy, too. What is the future of computer genealogy as we know it? Based on recent trends and statements from industry heavy-hitters, Gary will reveal his version of the future of computer genealogy. Gary is a computer manager at UCSD and the current webmaster for CGSSD.

NOTE: This meeting is on the 4th Saturday instead of the usual 3rd Saturday of the month due to UCSD graduations on campus on June 21.

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.


I am bummed that I cannot make this meeting because I will be the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree - actually on the Genealogy Blogger Summit at the time of the CGSSD meeting. I can't wait to hear what Gary thinks is the "next big thing in computer genealogy." What do you think it is? I have a pretty good idea!

Are there any people who will attend this meeting and would write a summary of this meeting for me and be a guest blogger early next week? Please contact me at if you will do this for me.

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