Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7pm
This is our workshop meeting. Bring whatever problems advice needs you have. Come early and get some research done at the Family History Library, eat lunch in their lunch room and then attend our workshop.
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:30pm
General Meeting - 4 Mac & Tablet Genealogy Programs
On Saturday September 27, 1:30pm we will have a MacGen Presentation showing the four "major" genealogy programs for the Mac. They are Reunion, Family Tree Maker, Mac FamilyTree and Heredis. These four programs all have a companion app for the iPad (and iPad Mini and iPhone). We will only spend about 1/2 hour on each product, but, based on your response, each may be covered in more detail in future meetings.
Future Oakland MacGen Topics
o Social Media Topics such as Pinterest,
DropBox, Flickr, Tumblr, Wiki, Google, Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Wordpress, Weebly, Cloud Storage
o Adding and merging people
Free Web Sites and Free Mail Lists
Reunion on the iPad, iPhone, iTouch
o Sources/Citations in Reunion
o Using Reunion interactively to wow your relatives
Other Bay Area Macintosh Genealogy Meetings
Another East Bay Mac resource is the Diablo Valley Macintosh User Group of Walnut Creek. Past President Verner Laursen runs a Genealogy Special Interest Group that meets at 10am on the fourth Wednesday of the month at DVMUG's office,at 396 Civic Drive,
Pleasant Hill, CA. .
A free weekly Macintosh Class occurs In Alameda, at the Alameda Free Library (1550 Oak St, Alameda, CA 94501) on Fridays from 10 am -12 noon. Professor Marvin Winzenread presents different Macintosh computer topics in some depth and documents the sessions on his website, http://winzenread.com/MUG/. Even if you think you know a topic, expect to be surprised at additional features you never knew about. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the mailing list and receive announcements of upcoming free classes.
A Macintosh Special Interest Group occurs monthly, In Santa Clara, hosted by Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group (SVCGG). It is a large (100+ people) meeting on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9-11am and one of the sub groups is the Mac Group that meets the same day. This Mac Group is headed by Pat Burrow, their endlessly resourceful and energetic leader. Pat has visited and presented to Oakland MacGen in the past as have we, to the SVCGG group (see my presentation notes). The SVCGG group meets from 9am to 11am at the Family History Center in Santa Clara, on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 875 Quince Ave., Santa Clara, Calif. 95051. Pat posts very helpful notes of past meetings on the SVCGG website
This MacGen Society is not affiliated with Leister Productions,
Apple Inc. or FamilySearch.org, hosted by the Church of Latter Day Saints. MacGen
is supported entirely by volunteers as a not-for-profit educational
We do however, thank the Oakland Regional Family History Center for their never-ending help with genealogy activities and use of their conference room and equipment. To see other educational activities of their Oakland Regional Family History Center please review their Web Site and click on Activity Calendar.
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...Bill George Email