Sunday, June 6, 2010

Monthly Meeting - June 19, 2010

Our June meeting is coming up so I'd like to tell you about our Presenter for this meeting.

Meet Max Turpin.....
June Meeting: Max Turpin to Teach Picasa Max Turpin was born and raised in Illinois where
most of his family still live. He has returned home at least 40 of the 42 years since he left central Illinois.
He served LDS mission to Texas, and has lived in Texas, California, where he met his wife
Karen, and Utah.
Max and Karen moved from Richfield to St. George in 1992. He is retired from the US Post Office. Max has been involved in Family History/Genealogy for last 30 years and has nearly 18,000 family names collected in his PAF program.
While collecting those name he also served served as bishop in Washington 2nd Ward, and in the bishopric of the Dixie College 8th Ward. Max and Karen served a proselyting mission to Spokane Washington Mission in 2006-2007 in the Coulee Dam area and after their return he was called as the St. George Transient Bishop. He has put in papers to serve 18 month mission at St. George Regional FHC this fall, and writes the column on Findagrave that appears in this
newsletter. He also serves on the Board for the WCPAF Users Group.
His hobbies are, of course, related to genealogy and he is our resident expert on Findagrave. He has visited cemeteries in 12 states, taking photos of gravestones on these visits and posting them on line.
He will share his knowledge, of how to deal with photos on our computers, using Picasa. Picasa is a free tool, available from Google, that helps with digitized photos. It has tools that allow us to edit pictures as well as, to organize and to share the pictures we have collected.
The meeting is Saturday June 19th at 10 am in the Morningside Stake Center at 881 River Road.

All visitors are welcome to our meetings.

Washington County PAF Users Group is more than using PAF. We use the various genealogy programs available and have monthly presentations on various software and research information.

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