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Using Excel to Create Timelines : Hands-on workshop NEW DATE! Oct 13th 2:30pm

Join us to hear Chris Green as she explains to how to setup up timelines using Microsoft Excel. Timelines are a great tool for pulling together your genealogy information.  You can use them to sort your data by dates or places.  You can compare them to other timelines of local area history or world history to see what was going on in the world around your ancestor.  It is also a great tool to see where you may have gaps in your research.  Come and learn how to setup a timeline and see what a powerful tool it can be!

Using Excel to Create Timelines with Christine Bell Green PLCGS
Thursday October 13th 2:30 - 4:00pm NOTE: this is a new date!
Cañada College Library Computer Lab

Research Rewards From Paula Stuart-Warren - Fall 2016 Seminar

Join us to hear Paula Stuart-Warren on Saturday October 22, 2016
9:00am - 3:00pm

Registration is now open!

Paula will be presenting a Program of Four Lectures:

  • What Next? Developing Step-­by­-Step Research Plans
  • NUCMC & Its Cousins: Keys to Lost Ancestral Records
  • Newspaper Research: The Dailies, Weeklies and Beyond
  • Research Rewards in County Courthouses and Town Hall Records

October General Meeting : SMCGS/CSGA joint meeting

Please join us on Saturday, October 29th 10:30am to 12:15pm
The meeting will start at 10:30am but please join us at 10:00am for coffee, cookies and conversation!
SMCGS will be hosting this joint meeting with the California State Genealogical Alliance (CSGA)

You will learn a bit about who CSGA is as well as hearing two great speakers.

Our 1st speaker will be Cath Trindle.  Here topic is "FDR's Alphabet Soup: Records From the Great Depression"

DNA Interest Group

The DNA interest group meets regularly on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 2:15 to 3.45 pm in the Cañada College Library.

The purpose of this group is to ask questions and get help interpreting your DNA results and deciding on next steps. The format is similar to that of the two established Interest groups – there will be no charge to attend but membership in SMCGS is a requirement to join.

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