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Our only meeting in November will be Wednesday Novemer 11, 2015, 7pm.
Subject: Reunion and Dropbox

We will only have one meeting in November and December, 2015 because of holiday scheduling. I will cover Reunion 11 data sharing with iPads and iPhones using DropBox. The method of using iPads and iPhones to share Reunion databases has improved dramatically with Reunion 11 because of the use of Dropbox. In addition users may share their DropBox-based Reunion databases with multiple computers and with friends. There are a number of things to watch out for but if done right it makes all your computing devices able to access your centralized Reunion Database.

We will also cover our usual Workshop topics and your Mac Genealogy challenges. Bring a sandwich, come early to the FamilySearch Library, do some research and have your food in their lunch room before the meeting, that starts at 7pm.

Future Oakland MacGen Topics
o Social Media Topics such as Facebook, Pinterest, DropBox, Flickr, Tumblr, Wiki, Google, Linkedin, Twitter, Blogger, Wordpress, Weebly, Cloud Storage
o Adding and merging people
o Free Web Sites and Free Mail Lists
o 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 mug@winzenread.com 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 experience.

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

Last updated 28-Oct-2015


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In addition to our General Meeting on the 4th Saturday, we usually have a MacGen workshop on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. It is your opportunity to get personalized help with Reunion and your Mac. Check the News to make sure.