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MacGen Meetings

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 7pm on Zoom. Our topic will be the Multimedia Usage Report. This very helpful report gives you a handle on where your multimedia is and what one's multimedia items might be missing.

In addition, your questions on any genealogy topic including Reunion and FamilySearch will be answered.

A reminder email will be sent to members who have attended recently.

Please email Bill George if you would like to be included in this Zoom meeting.

I restarted MacGen Society meetings on Zoom in June, 2021 after a year's hiatus due to the pandemic. Previous members will be receiving a link to the new Zoom meetings via email.

We met previously in person at the Oakland FamilySearch Library, which is sponsored by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2009 - 2020,

Our meetings will concentrate on the Reunion Genealogy Lineage program (now at version 13) and FamilySearch.org. The FamilySearch Family Tree and website have been heavily used by the public since 2013. FamilySearch is a free resource that can contain the one clue you needed to find that elusive ancestor. Any questions about the Macintosh and genealogy are welcome.   The Mac-only Reunion app, Version 13 was released on October 20, 2020.They list 60 new features and the top 13 new features. The cost of Reunion is $99 and their website is http://leisterpro.com.


An East Bay Mac resource is the Diablo Valley Macintosh User Group of Walnut Creek. They are currently running Tuesday Zoom meetings at 3pm. Their website is http://dvmug.org. The cost $40/year.

There is a free twice-monthly (2nd/4th Thurs 11am) weekly Macintosh Class that used to be held at the Alameda Free Library, but is now held via Zoom. Stephen Huston (http://www.dataxm.com/mug/alamedamug@gmail.com) is the leader of the class that covers different Macintosh computer topics in some depth each meeting. Even if you think you know a topic, expect to be surprised at additional features you never knew about. Send him an email to join the mailing list and receive announcements of upcoming free classes. They don't usually meet in the Summer.

A Reunion Special Interest Group of the Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group (http://svcgg.org) meets monthly on the fourth Thursday, 4pm. This group is part of the Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group that meets monthly on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9-11 on Zoom. They also have a weekly Zoom session, Thursdays at 4pm for open discussion. The 4th Thursday is devoted to the aforementioned Reunion Macintosh app.. Prior to the pandemic, the SVCGG group met at the Family History Center in Santa Clara at 875 Quince Ave., Santa Clara, CA (and will again, when things return to normal). Dues are $20/year.

A RUG (Reunion User Group) of the San Diego Genealogical Society that meets monthly on the first Tues. at Noon on Zoom. Email their leader Anne Austin Alves for more information.

This MacGen Society is not affiliated with Leister Productions, Apple Inc. or FamilySearch.org (a part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). MacGen is supported entirely by volunteers as a not-for-profit educational experience.

This Web Site's URL is https://macgen.org.

...Bill George Email


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There is one meeting a month, on the 2nd Wednesday on Zoom at 7pm, U.S. Pacific Standard Time. This meeting is an opportunity to get personalized help with Genealogy, Reunion, FamilySearch.org and your Macintosh. Become a member by attending a meeting and you'll be sent an announcement and reminder for the next Zoom meeting. Email Bill George if you would like to attend.