Friday, January 16, 2009

Change in January 17th, 2009 Class Presentations

January 17th Class - Becky Carroll's presentation on the 'Blog' has been canceled due to illness..
She will reschedule, so check back on updates on class schedules.

For Saturday, the 17th - June Morton will present the Techno Time presenting information on Google Research Helps.

Also, Max Turpin and Fran Lightner will present information on the St. George Cemetery Project and how you can help, and how it will help those doing family research. They will go on-line to the Find-A-Grave and sites.

With work being done on the St. George Cemetery this will add some information and pictures of grave sites. For those who have family members buried here in the St. George Cemetery but live a distance and can not come to here to visit the cemetery themselves, they will be able to go on-line and even see a picture of those sites.

If you've gone to any of the sites available searching your family members in other areas of the country, maybe even the world, you can understand how someone took their time to get that information made available. We need to do that here too!

As with all of our class presentation, if you've done research at a cemetery we would appreciate your in-put in this class.

See you Saturday!

Friday, January 9, 2009

January 2009 Class Presentation

January 2009 Meeting will be held on January 17th.......

In October 2008 Becky Carroll started us off on setting up a Blog. Her presentation, and spending some time with me soon after, got this Blog going. It is a 'work in progress'.

Blogs seem to be the way to keep information up to date for our Group. Many families use a blog to share family news and pictures. Becky shared her family Blog showing how it can be used. Family and friends located through out the world can get to your Blog 24/7.

I know, it's a new techno project and looks hard to set up. It's one of those - 'take a look - try it - you might just like it'. Becky will be back for our January 2009 class to follow up on her October presentation. For anyone who would like to have help setting up a Blog, or help with one that may already be started, Becky asks that you bring your Google email address and some ideas on what you would like set up. She will help as many as time allows. Some other members and board members who have started a Blog that can help too.

February 2009 meeting will be held on the 21st.

Bob Kroff will return with 'The Best of Uncle Verle'. This story has also been a work in progress that started with Bob and those working together to get this project to where it is now. Putting together a video presentation, with music and voice takes effort and the willingness of trying new things. Well, come see that that work has created!