Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday 20 February - GenSmarts

Linda Hervig of the Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) passed this program notice along:

The next meeting of CGSSD is Saturday, February 20, 2010.

The User Group for RootsMagic and Special Interest Groups on DNA and Ancestry.com begin at 9:00. In the DNA SIG, Corlee Morris will analyze your DNA results. Notify Corlee at HMorris575[at]att.net if you would like your DNA results analyzed. Check the CGSSD website,
http://www.cgssd.org/, for last minute changes.

After a break and refreshments at 10:00, Aaron Underwood presents the main program, “GenSmarts.”

Aaron Underwood is the developer of GenSmarts, an inexpensive software “add-on” that uses artificial intelligence to analyze your existing genealogy file and produce research suggestions. It helps you generate and track to do lists, print worksheets to record your search results, and plan research trips to libraries, court houses, etc. It directly integrates with Family Tree Maker, RootsMagic, and many other popular genealogy programs, and features direct integration with Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org and several other popular research web sites. A free trial version is at

After many years of doing commercial software products for the corporate world, Aaron branched off with his own company. Underwood Innovations was created to provide highly innovative products for everyday people. Genealogy, his long-time hobby that became a passion, was a good fit. The first product, GenSmarts, is inspired by the “to do” lists Aaron created for his father’s genealogy research trips.

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
http://www.cgssd.org/; or the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies website http://irps.ucsd.edu/about/how-to-find-us.htm for driving directions and a map.

I hope to see all of my San Diego readers at this meeting!

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