Our next Workshop meeting will be on Wednesday August 12, 2015, 7pm.
This is also your opportunity to bring problems you're having with your genealogy or questions about how Reunion works. Come early and do some research at the FamilySearch Library and bring a box lunch to eat in their lunch room.
Saturday August 22, 2015 1:30pm
Subj: Reunion Relatives and Relationships
One of the misunderstood features of Reunion is showing how a person is related to others. This becomes important when you're researching an ancestor and you want to see who their close relatives are. How this is done also affects the Reunion Touch App. The other challenge is how to easily show how a small number of people are related to each other. Reunion has some "tricks" to do this quite easily. We will also discuss DropBox with Reunion and experiences people have had with it so far.
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 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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