No Meeting 4th Sat., May 23, 2015
Just a reminder that there will be no meeting on the fourth Saturday in May, they 23rd.
Our next Workshop meeting will be on Wednesday June 10, 2015, 7pm.
This is also your opportunity to bring problems you're having with your genealogy or questions about how Reunion works. Come early and do some research at the FamilySearch Library and bring a box lunch to eat in their lunch room.
Saturday June 27, 2015 1:30pm
Subj: How to Create a Reunion Book
Leister just came out with a major upgrade, Reunion version 11. A major addition to the program was the ability to publish a book. It can be simple, just go to your desired family and click Reports, Book, enter a title and click "Create Book Project". In fact, it is that simple. But, knowing you, there will be some options you want to take. We'll review the few options you have and show how to add sections to the book. I think this is quite an improvement to the program and hope Leister continues to improve their Book function.
Future Oakland MacGen Topics
o Social Media Topics such as Pinterest,
DropBox, Flickr, Tumblr, Wiki, Google, Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Wordpress, Weebly, Cloud Storage
o Adding and merging people
Free Web Sites and Free Mail Lists
Reunion on the iPad, iPhone, iTouch
o Using Reunion interactively to wow your relatives
Other Bay Area Macintosh Genealogy Meetings
Another East Bay Mac resource is the Diablo Valley Macintosh User Group of Walnut Creek. Past President Verner Laursen runs a Genealogy Special Interest Group that meets at 10am on the fourth Wednesday of the month at DVMUG's office,at 396 Civic Drive,
Pleasant Hill, CA. .
A free weekly Macintosh Class occurs In Alameda, at the Alameda Free Library (1550 Oak St, Alameda, CA 94501) on Fridays from 10 am -12 noon. Professor Marvin Winzenread presents different Macintosh computer topics in some depth and documents the sessions on his website, http://winzenread.com/MUG/. Even if you think you know a topic, expect to be surprised at additional features you never knew about. Send an email to email@example.com to join the mailing list and receive announcements of upcoming free classes.
A Macintosh Special Interest Group occurs monthly, In Santa Clara, hosted by Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group (SVCGG). It is a large (100+ people) meeting on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9-11am and one of the sub groups is the Mac Group that meets the same day. This Mac Group is headed by Pat Burrow, their endlessly resourceful and energetic leader. Pat has visited and presented to Oakland MacGen in the past as have we, to the SVCGG group (see my presentation notes). The SVCGG group meets from 9am to 11am at the Family History Center in Santa Clara, on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 875 Quince Ave., Santa Clara, Calif. 95051. Pat posts very helpful notes of past meetings on the SVCGG website
This MacGen Society is not affiliated with Leister Productions,
Apple Inc. or FamilySearch.org, hosted by the Church of Latter Day Saints. MacGen
is supported entirely by volunteers as a not-for-profit educational
We do however, thank the Oakland Regional Family History Center for their never-ending help with genealogy activities and use of their conference room and equipment. To see other educational activities of their Oakland Regional Family History Center please review their Web Site and click on Activity Calendar.
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