Programs and Monthly Meetings
Margaret Melaney, Vice President Programs
Society meetings are held monthly. The meetings are alternately held on the 3rd Wednesday night or the 3rd Saturday morning of the month. Wednesday meetings begin at 7:30pm. Saturday meetings begin at 10:30am. Please come 30 minutes before the start of the business meeting for a half-hour of coffee and friendship. A short business meeting will be held to be followed by a program on subjects of interest to all levels of genealogists.
The meetings are held at Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgus, San Mateo, CA 94403. DIRECTIONS
Genealogy Beyond the Y Chromosome: Autosomes Exposed [pdf]
The next meetings are:
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014 10:30 am
Topic: “Creating family history reports with Reunion”
Speaker: Pat Burrow
Reunion for the Mac provides a perfect toolbox for creating and organizing your family history database. Build your database with edit lists, use drag-n-drop like a screwdriver to re-connect the stray sheep, or grab the saw to export just the right branch of the family tree. The right tools in your genealogy toolbox will make the difference between hanging your relatives on a hook on the back of a door, or lining up your ancestors, all color coded, neatly arrayed in the closet.
Patricia Burrow Bio
Once you retire, people want to know just how you keep yourself busy all day. When you tell them you love genealogy, they never ask again. After a career in the Silicon Valley tech world as a project manager, Pat retired to what she thought was going to be a year or two of researching four grandparent lines back to the edge of the pond. Now, almost a decade later, she is still working on those four lines. She has published several articles and stories about her ancestors and is working on a book about her adopted grandmother and the two families that loved her. In addition to lecturing, she leads several groups in the genealogy community. One of her passions is teaching Reunion for the Mac and other Apple programs as tools used for genealogy research. Her mantra is, “Your kids won’t throw away a book with their surname on it. Publish, publish, publish.” With her husband, four children, eight grandchildren, and a love of travel and history, Pat always has something to keep herself busy.
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014 10:30 am
Topic: "English Research After 1750. Civil records, census, voting, probate, and land records."
Speaker: John Gleed
John Gleed has been active as a teacher, speaker, and consultant in our area for over 20 years. He works as a patron server at the Menlo Park Family History Center, and is on the seminar committee for SMCGS. John’s area of interests include English records, early American history, and research techniques.
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