Thursday, November 8, 2012

SDGS 10 November Meeting Features Barbara Renick

The Saturday, November 10th meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society is at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Drive, just south of Jackson Drive). 

The featured speaker is Barbara Renick for both sessions:   

 1)  New Tools at FamilySearch - The FamilySearch Catalog:  

FamilySearch has not only designed a new search system for its updated catalog, but the Family History Library Catalog is being renamed the FamilySearch Catalog to reflect its expansion to include links to digital records on-line (from both books and microfilms) and materials available for searching in its 4500+ Family History Libraries/Centers around the world (slowly being added).

According to usage statistics, few researchers plumbed the depths of the old catalog. With its new use of wildcards and filters, the new FamilySearch catalog (still under construction with many features yet to be added) provides even more of a challenge to search effectively.

SNAGIT for Genealogists:  

SNAGIT is a wonderful tool for genealogists. Grab and keep your audience’s attention. SNAGIT gives you all the tools to create engaging images and videos for presentations, feedback, tutorials, training documents, and more. SNAGIT makes communication easier everywhere! That’s why many genealogists are using SNAGIT tools for image and video capture to enhance their presentations and insert digital images into their family history data bases. Snag any image and enhance it with effects or create a quick video of your computer screen. Then share your content instantly with your group, family, or save it for other uses.

Barbara Renick serves as a genealogical computing instructor at the Regional Family History Center in Orange, California. She has taught genealogical computing classes since 1985 and frequently lectures at regional and national conferences. She writes for several genealogy publications and authored Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family's History and Heritage for the National Genealogical Society's 100th Anniversary. She speaks at the SCGS Burbank Jamboree and the National Genealogical Society’s prestigious annual Family History Conference. 

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