15 March 2012

RootsMagic Webinars

I've had the good fortune to choose Family Origins as my genealogy software back-in-the-day and through corporate mergers, I hung on to this excellent application. I followed along when it was reborn as RootsMagic. I have tried other applications but I always find them more complex or missing something that RootsMagic offers.  

RootsMagic Version 5 was released last November and, to help new and long-term users understand the over 80 new enhancements and features, RootsMagic is offering a series of free webinars demonstrating the additions in this version. 
  • Thursday, March 15, 2012 — New Media Tagging in RootsMagic 5
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012 — New Source and Citation Features in RootsMagic 5
  • Thursday, March 29, 2012 — New Research Logs and Manager in RootsMagic 5
  • Thursday, April  5, 2012  —  New Timeline View in RootsMagic 5
  • Thursday, April 12, 2012 —  Installing and Upgrading to Personal Historian 2
  • Thursday, April 19, 2012 —  New CountyCheck in RootsMagic 5
  • Thursday, April 26, 2012 —  New Reports and Options in RootsMagic 5
You can register online for these webinars or view previous webinars at any time. No -- I'm not an affiliate. I just love this software. It's intuitive for beginners and feature-filled for experienced family researchers.

07 March 2012

Using the FamilySearch Wiki

Using the FamilySearch Wiki by Maureen Brady
Presented by the Zion Genealogical Society
March 21, 2012, 7:00 PM CT
Beach Park Village Hall, 11270 Wadsworth Rd - Lower Level, Beach Park, IL 60099
More info at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilzgs/

05 March 2012

The Curious Case of the Missing Dude

The Curious Case of the Missing Dude by Debbie Mieszala
James McBride seemingly vanished after coming of age. This case study presents how multiple versions of obituaries and other records helped uncover a name change, discover a famous James, and identify what became of his kin.

Presented by the Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society
March 12, 2012, 7:00pm CT
Mundelein Park district, 1401 N. Midlothian, Mundelein, IL
More info at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~illcgs/meetings.htm

03 March 2012

Organizing Your Research Files Electronically

Going Digital: Organizing Your Research Files Electronically
Presented by D. Joshua Taylor
Free Webinar on April 10, 2012, 8:00-9:30pm CT
Thinking of going digital? Organizing your research files electronically can speed up processing time, save space, and help anyone become a better genealogist. Learn how to take your paper research notes, logs, and documents and convert them into your own personal “digital archives.”
Illinois State Genealogical Society Webinar Series

01 March 2012

SGS 2012 Fall Conference

SGS 2012 Fall Conference in Rockford, Illinois
October 19-20, 2012
More info at http://www.ilgensoc.org