Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 19 February, Features Tom Underhill

The February meeting of the Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) is Saturday, 19 February, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. See our map page for directions.
The schedule is:
9:00 - User groups: Legacy and RootsMagic+; SIG: DNA Genealogy
10:00 - Break, refreshments
10:15 - Announcements followed by:

Scanning Tips & Tricks
by Tom Underhill

Learn all of the secrets of scanning your treasured photos and documents. What’s resolution? What are the best formats? Learn from a pro.

Tom Underhill will give this presentation in place of Andy Pomeroy who was previously announced. Tom is the publisher and senior designer at Creative Continuum, a book design and publishing company specializing in high-quality, short-run books. During the last several years, Tom and his company produced more than 400 family history heirloom books, printed more than 10.25 million pages and scanned more than 12,000 photographs. Creative Continuum has published several award-winning books. Among them, The California Missions as Art won a Davey Award in 2007 for design. A History of African-American Families and Slaveholders in Cass County, East Texas was awarded the Best Genealogy in Texas in 2005.

Tom's speaking experience includes most of Southern California's family history fairs and several major genealogical conferences. Tom is the author of nine books and is the lead architect for My Life Story, an initiative to find a fun and easy way to help people record their personal and family memoirs.

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