Friday, June 25, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Morningside Stake Center on 9th South and River Road Member Meeting 19 June 2010
The meeting started with Helen Lenz greeting everyone at the door, and then June Morton welcoming all in attendance.

June reminded all that the Genealogy Project can be viewed on BYU TV on Sunday mornings at 10 am, a great program.

And, the St. George Large Multi-Stake Family History Center will reopen after major renovation on Tuesday, 6th of July.

Opening prayer was offered by Ann Gailey.

Our newsletter editor, Julie Hammons was unable to attend but it was noted that we are all enjoying our great newsletter.

June welcomed today's presenter - our own Max Turpin.

Max 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.

Max and his lovely wife Karen have put in papers to serve 18 month mission at the St. George Large Multi-Stake Family History Center this fall, and writes the column on Find-A-Grave that appears in this newsletter. He also serves on the Board for the WC-PAF Users Group.
His hobbies are, of course, related to genealogy and he is our resident expert on Find-A-Grave. 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.

Max explained Picasa is a software download from Google that helps you organize, edit, and
share your photos. It's free, and easy to use. Picasa helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures
(even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized.

It was a great presentation and all present was anxious to hurry home and try out the new software. Thanks Max it was a great presentation.

A SPECIAL THANKS goes out to Curt Rohrer for helping out with the set-up today.

The closing prayer was given by Karla Cannon.

Prize Winners: Ann Gailey, Irvin Wright, Maggie Hansen, Gaylie Morehouse

Next Saturday meeting - Saturday, July 17, 2010