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Sat, 31 Jan 2015
Whittier Area Genealogical Society -- 32nd Annual Seminar

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Masonic Lodge
7604 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, California

WAGS will present its 32nd annual all-day seminar featuring Geffrey D. Rassmussen, noted genealogist and author of books, videos, articles and websites, and develops the Legacy Family Tree software program. Topics to be presented at the seminar include "Digital Research Guidance & To Do Lists," "Googling Around with Google & Other Technologies," "Timelines & Chronologies: Secrets of Genealogy Success," "Technology & Techniques for Researching a Common Surname."

For information visit the WAGS website.

Sat, 07 Feb 2015
San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society -- Monthly General Meeting

Time: 12:15 - approx 3:00 p.m.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Hall
520 Dana Street
San Luis Obispo, California

Speaker: Ron Arons

Session 1: Nifty & Powerful Technologies for Genealogical Analysis & Documentation by Ron Arons. Ron will demonstrate VERY cool tools for genealogical analysis and documentation, including language translation tools, timelines, time lines with maps, genograms, mindmaps, and video capture tools.

Session 2: What's in a Name? Trouble! by Ron Arons. For years Ron Arons researched the life of his great-grandfather, who served time in Sing Sing Prison. Through the years, Ron came across records for other people with the same first and last names, born in the same time frame, who lived in the same places as his relative, and who by some stroke of luck also found trouble, either in business or with women. In this talk you will see how the Genealogical Proof Standard was used to merge and separate many identities to determine exactly how many distinct individuals these documents represented. You will also learn about names, name changes, and the reasons behind those changes. You will also learn about mind maps, a powerful technology and methodology for clearer thinking, data logging, and, most importantly, efficient and extraordinary data correlation. Specifically, many examples of mind maps created with FreeMind will be presented. This entertaining excursion into the world of trouble makers offers methodologies for truly advanced research for very challenging problems.

Contact: Cheryl Storton or visit http://slocgs.org.

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