Join us for the last meeting of the year on October 1st to discuss
Google Apps and how they can help you with your family research!
As a researchers, genealogy requires us to keep track of a great deal of information while travelling from place to place. Many of us have begun utilizing online tools to help manage our paper piles. Google is one of those tools. When a person thinks of Google, they immediately think of the search engine. However, Google is so much more than that. Google has a suite of applications also known as Google Apps that can be used by family researchers to keep all of their research related information in one central place that is accessible on any device with internet access. And it’s FREE! This session will demonstrate how to use several of these applications for family research..
Native American Genealogy Research - harder than you think!
Are you ready to start the Fall off with some Native American Research? I remember my dad telling stories about how his granddaddy's mother was a full blooded Cherokee Indian....well I haven't found any proof of that, and the DNA results showed 0% Native American so yeah ! It is harder than you think.
I hope you'll join us on Sunday the 6th from 3pm until about 5pm to discuss your Native American Genealogy.
So, you've had that family reunion BBQ over the Memorial Day Weekend and you've gathered some more genealogy information. Now it is time to ORGANIZE!!
There are several different methods of genealogical organization. Some people use the BINDER methods, some people do everything digitally, some people use what I call "PILES". You know what I mean. They have Grandma's "pile" over here and Granddad's "pile" over there. I use a mixture of the pile method and the COLOR CODED method
Our next meeting is going to be on June 4th at 3pm and I am going to go in depth about the color coded method and how to set it up for those who are interested. We would also like to hear from YOU! If you have a different method that works great for organization. How do you keep it together?
Let’s start 2017 out on the right foot . . . or the right form! Time to take a new look at the basic forms and how they can help your research and tracking as well as exploring some forms that might be new to some of us. We will have copies of the basic forms and a few new ones as well. If you have created a form that works for you – bring it and share! There are no right or wrong forms – just variations that make them more workable for each situation!
We will talk about best practices regarding each form: how to complete each; what to do with completed forms; how the forms relate to the software programs you may be using.
We will also take a bit of time to talk about the new Google Scanning App! Yay! Now you don't have to worry if you forgot to bring your big honking scanner to Auntie Grace's house next time your over there and she takes out your Great Great Grandfather's baby picture from under the bed.
See you all on February 5th at 3:00pm!
Please take the time to join us on Facebook if you are not already there.( Our Genealogy Group ) As this year, we are only going to be only meeting every other month, we are going to continue our discussions on Facebook. We hope to give you all some "homework" and then we can all have a lively discussion between February and March on the internet until we meet again on April 2nd.
Angela graduated from Clayton State University in 2008 with a Bachelors of Arts with an interest in Archiving. During her undergraduate years, Angela spent two semesters as an Archives' Intern and is responsible for the organization structure of the University Relations Photograph Collection.
Angela's passion is researching and collecting old photographs from 1845 to about 1920. Angela has presented programs to Our Genealogy Group on Using Google Earth in Genealogy, Stories in Stones, Identifying and Preserving Photos, Court Records and more. She is on the Steering Committee of Our Genealogy Group at Clayton State University.