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Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, September 21
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapters 3 and 4:
   Chapter 3 - Creating a Tree
   Chapter 4 - Entering Family Information
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.


DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, September 22
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Co-hosted by Arlene Bird and Carolyn Gornowicz.
Topic for this week is My Heritage Autosomal DNA (atDNA).
We will continue to look at various DNA programs and tools that increase our ability to use it to discover new ancestors and descendants.  We can and will direct our efforts to help individual members who have specific questions, problems, issues.
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting :  info@pastfindersslc.org


Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Thursday, September 23
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Meeting Rescheduled from September 16th to September 23rd.
Peter Stauder will host the meeting of the Irish SIG.
Details will follow
Register by sending an Email with the Subject of Irish SIG to info@pastfindersslc.org


September [Member ONLY] Speaker is Thomas MacEntee
Thursday, September 30
September [Member ONLY] Speaker is Thomas MacEntee  (Special Events)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM
Registration is Required, please register HERE
Meet and Greet at 5:30 PM, Speaker begins at 6:00 PM
Meeting Topic: After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research​.
 
Summary: Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on.
Description: Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, we’ll review how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.
 
Presenter:  Thomas MacEntee
What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get me, Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more.
 
Thomas was our very first Virtual Speaker back in July 2020 and he was a HIT with our membership.



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, October 5
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapter 5:
   Chapter 5 - Documenting Your Research
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.


Family History Research - Class 1 of 2
Wednesday, October 6
Family History Research - Class 1 of 2  (Beginners Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Class

This class is via Zoom.

CLASS 1

Learn how to start family history research. You will use whatever data you have collected on your family to begin your search. In this class you will learn how to research using a basic genealogical search method, to compile information using established genealogy sites and software, the features of each site and software, and basic research source documentation. There are 2 classes two weeks apart, and both are a must.  Have paper and pen for notes. Class handouts will be highlighted during the presentation, and they will be emailed to all participants once the class ends.

Register by sending an Email with the Subject of Family History Research to info@pastfindersslc.org.  Please include your address and phone number.

 



Combined Family Tree Maker and DNA SIG Zoom Meeting with Special Guests
Wednesday, October 13
Combined Family Tree Maker and DNA SIG Zoom Meeting with Special Guests  (Special Events)
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Registration is Required, please register HERE 
Special Guests Mark Olsen, Pierre Clouthier, and Stefan Harms (hopefully) will be presenting information about Family Tree Maker, Charting Companion, and Family Book Creator Software.
 
Mark Olsen is an Ambassador for the Family Tree Maker software now owned by MacKiev.  Mark is primarily interested in taking your questions and issues about FTM.
 
Pierre Clouthier is the Owner and creator of the Charting Companion Software from ProgenyGenealogy.com. Pierre will demonstrate the different capabilities of CC with an emphasizes on DNA Charting.  Charting Companion is a plug-in to FTM, but also works with many other programs including Ancestry, Legacy, RootsMagic and others.
 
Stefan Harms is the creator of Family Book Creator and lives in Germany (his attendance is not yet confirmed)
 
 


October Speaker is Keith Breedlove
Thursday, October 14
October Speaker is Keith Breedlove  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM
Registration is Required, please register HERE
 
Meet and Greet at 5:30 PM, Speaker begins at 6:00 PM
Meeting Topic: Navigating US IS/INS Naturalization Records
 
Presenter:  Keith Breedlove
In 2017, Mr Breedlove managed a contract with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Genealogy Program.  This Program responds to search requests for Immigration and Naturalization documents for immigrants to the U.S. from about 1850 to the near-present.


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, October 19
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapter 6:
   Chapter 6 - Including Media Items (Photos, Obituaries, Cemetery, Documents, etc.)
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.


Family History Research - Class 2 of 2
Wednesday, October 20
Family History Research - Class 2 of 2  (Beginners Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Class

This class is via Zoom.

Class 2

In this second family history research class, become acquainted with types of vital records, learn how to recognize first and second sources, interpret census, naturalization and military draft registration data.  You will see how to avoid common research mistakes and see varieties of simple family tree publications.  Bring your questions formed after researching from the first class. Class handouts will be distributed during the presentation. As with the first session, you are free to use Cooper's computers to continue your research. The class runs from 1PM to 3PM.

You can only register for Class 1.  Once you are registered for Class 1, you are automatically registered for Class 2.

 



Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Thursday, October 21
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Peter Stauder will host the third meeting of the Irish SIG.
Details will follow
Register by sending an Email with the Subject of Irish SIG to info@pastfindersslc.org


DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, October 27
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Co-hosted by Arlene Bird and Carolyn Gornowicz.
Topic for this week is Family Tree  (atDNA and y DNA).
We will continue to look at various DNA programs and tools that increase our ability to use it to discover new ancestors and descendants.  We can and will direct our efforts to help individual members who have specific questions, problems, issues.
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting :  info@pastfindersslc.org



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, November 2
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapter 7:
   Chapter 7 - Using Maps (standardizing birth, marriage, death, burial locations)
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.


Family History Research - Class 1 of 2
Wednesday, November 3
Family History Research - Class 1 of 2  (Beginners Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Class

This class is via Zoom.

CLASS 1

Learn how to start family history research. You will use whatever data you have collected on your family to begin your search. In this class you will learn how to research using a basic genealogical search method, to compile information using established genealogy sites and software, the features of each site and software, and basic research source documentation. There are 2 classes two weeks apart, and both are a must.  Have paper and pen for notes. Class handouts will be highlighted during the presentation, and they will be emailed to all participants once the class ends.

Register by sending an Email with the Subject of Family History Research to info@pastfindersslc.org.  Please include your address and phone number.

 



DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, November 10
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Co-hosted by Arlene Bird and Carolyn Gornowicz.
Topic for this week is GEDMatch & 23andMe DNA.
We will continue to look at various DNA programs and tools that increase our ability to use it to discover new ancestors and descendants.  We can and will direct our efforts to help individual members who have specific questions, problems, issues.
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting :  info@pastfindersslc.org


November Speaker is John
Thursday, November 11
November Speaker is John "Doc" Hutchings  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM
Registration is Required, please register (will begin in October)
 
Meet and Greet at 5:30 PM, Speaker begins at 6:00 PM
Meeting Topic: Relates his experiences as a Medic during the Vietnam War
 
Presenter:  John "Doc" Hutchings
 
 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, November 16
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapter 8:
   Chapter 8 - Researching your tree online
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.


Family History Research - Class 2 of 2
Wednesday, November 17
Family History Research - Class 2 of 2  (Beginners Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Class

This class is via Zoom.

Class 2

In this second family history research class, become acquainted with types of vital records, learn how to recognize first and second sources, interpret census, naturalization and military draft registration data.  You will see how to avoid common research mistakes and see varieties of simple family tree publications.  Bring your questions formed after researching from the first class. Class handouts will be distributed during the presentation. As with the first session, you are free to use Cooper's computers to continue your research. The class runs from 1PM to 3PM.

You can only register for Class 1.  Once you are registered for Class 1, you are automatically registered for Class 2.

 



Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Thursday, November 18
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Peter Stauder will host the third meeting of the Irish SIG.
Details will follow
Register by sending an Email with the Subject of Irish SIG to info@pastfindersslc.org



Family History Research - Class 2 of 2
Wednesday, December 1
Family History Research - Class 2 of 2  (Beginners Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Class

This class is via Zoom.

Class 2

In this second family history research class, become acquainted with types of vital records, learn how to recognize first and second sources, interpret census, naturalization and military draft registration data.  You will see how to avoid common research mistakes and see varieties of simple family tree publications.  Bring your questions formed after researching from the first class. Class handouts will be distributed during the presentation. As with the first session, you are free to use Cooper's computers to continue your research. The class runs from 1PM to 3PM.

You can only register for Class 1.  Once you are registered for Class 1, you are automatically registered for Class 2.

 



The Basics of using Excel Spreadsheets
Saturday, December 4
The Basics of using Excel Spreadsheets  (Special Events)
10:00 am
Zoom Virtual Class
Stan wells will demonstrate the basics of Excel Spreadsheets.  Spreadsheets were initially designed to handle math and financial calculation, but people found that they were very useful for organizating all kinds of information.  We are going to learn about cells and what you can do with cells.
 
This class will prepare you for the Presentation in February with Mary Kircher Roddy who will show how to use spreadsheets in you Genealogical Research.


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, December 7
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapter 9:
   Chapter 9 - Creating Family Tree Charts
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.


DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, December 8
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Co-hosted by Arlene Bird and Carolyn Gornowicz.
Topic for this week is TBD.
We will continue to look at various DNA programs and tools that increase our ability to use it to discover new ancestors and descendants.  We can and will direct our efforts to help individual members who have specific questions, problems, issues.
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting :  info@pastfindersslc.org


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Saturday, December 11
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapters 10 & 11:
   Chapter 10 - Running Reports (Genealogy, Person, Relationship, Place, Media, Source, Calendars)
   Chapter 11 - Creating a Family History Book
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.


Family History Research - Class 2 of 2
Wednesday, December 15
Family History Research - Class 2 of 2  (Beginners Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Class

This class is via Zoom.

Class 2

In this second family history research class, become acquainted with types of vital records, learn how to recognize first and second sources, interpret census, naturalization and military draft registration data.  You will see how to avoid common research mistakes and see varieties of simple family tree publications.  Bring your questions formed after researching from the first class. Class handouts will be distributed during the presentation. As with the first session, you are free to use Cooper's computers to continue your research. The class runs from 1PM to 3PM.

You can only register for Class 1.  Once you are registered for Class 1, you are automatically registered for Class 2.