Sunday, May 7, 2023

Chula Vista Genealogical Society Meeting on Wednesday, 10 May Features Mark Olsen on "Family Tree Maker"

 Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 12 noon PDT

CVGS General Meeting (in a Zoom Video Conference)

Program Speaker:  Mark Olsen  on 

"Introduction to Family Tree Maker"

Join us on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 12p.m. (noon) PDT for a FREE 90 minute introduction and discussion of the current version of Family Tree Maker 2019 on Zoom video conference.

Mark Olsen, the Family Tree Maker Ambassador, will discuss Family Tree Maker and what makes it different than other genealogy products and software. He will take us on a walk through the various family tree building features, from how to get and install the software, to basic use and creating, or downloading your very own family tree.  He will discuss its compatibility with and FamilySearch. He will be happy to discuss and answer all questions.

An electronic PDF handout, that includes a discount link, will be provided to all attendees. Mark will also discuss Family Tree Maker partner products – Charting Companion and Family Book Creator - both are amazing plug-ins that can help create incredible charts, graphs, and books.

This class is for all levels of genealogists, whether you are just getting started or very experienced. You will want to join the class whether you already use Family Tree Maker or are looking to purchase genealogy software.

Finally, Mark is providing a Door prize for one lucky attendee—a copy of FTM 2019, the most current version. We will have a drawing after Mark’s presentation.

You have to register on the CVGS website at link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to all registrants and members on Sunday May 7th and Tuesday, May 9th. The handout will be distributed with the Zoom link.

NOTE: *** This meeting will be in lieu of the May Research Group meeting. ***


This program will be held online using the Zoom video conferencing platform for Meetings.

Please note that the meeting starts at 12 noon Pacific Daylight Time (3 p.m. Eastern time, 2 p.m. Central time, 1 p.m. Mountain time). The Zoom Meeting room will be open by 11:45 a.m. PDT for visiting and helping attendees connect.

Members and non-members can register on the CVGS website for this meeting at, and look for the email with the Zoom meeting reminder link on about Sunday, 7 May and also on Tuesday (9 May) with the link to JOIN the Zoom meeting. Contact if you have problems or register too late for the email.  A Zoom meeting invitation will be sent via email to all CVGS members on Monday, 8 May.

Attendance is free but only 100 Zoom seats are available, so please register soon.

NOTE: The Chula Vista Genealogical Society offers an annual membership of $30. Besides the monthly General Meeting with a program speaker on last Wednesdays, there is a monthly Research Group meeting on second Wednesdays and a DNA Interest Group meeting on third Wednesdays, all at 12 noon Pacific time, plus a monthly 10 page email newsletter chock full of program announcements, research tips and program reviews.


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