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Technology Study Group

TECHNOLOGY STUDY GROUP GOALS

The goal of the Technology Study Group is to learn about different technology methods in your research using many available resources as listed at the end. Visitors are welcome to join our monthly meetings!

CONTACTS

Bob Larson

Bob’s background is technology with a degree in electronics engineering, and uses technology in his everyday activities.

Bob was a systems engineer, sales engineer, and certified instructor for Motorola’s Communications & Media Sectors during his past 28 year career with them. He volunteers for our society as the Education Chair and Video & Web Committee Chair and for the statewide Colorado Council as their Society Management Workshop and Webinar Chair. He has been researching genealogy for over 20 years and published his family history book “The Coffin-Pierson Legacy” in 2007 comprised of 125 family histories and 600 photos covering two centuries with the help of 30 cousins. He currently is the Marketing Director and photo-journalist for 50 Plus Media Solutions and writes a technology column for their four regional senior newspapers (50 Plus Marketplace News) in Northern Colorado and semi-annually on genealogy in their Larimer County edition.

Join us monthly on Zoom by contacting Bob Larson at email: technology@lcgsco.org. We’ll add you to our email list.

MEMBERSHIP

New members can apply for membership at: LCGS Membership. Dues are only $25/yr for a single person. It is encouraged that you become a member of the society and to also participate in the TSG; but you are welcome to attend a few meetings prior to making a decision to join. Normal attendance for our monthly technology meetings vary between 10 to 20 members depending on the subject.

Membership includes a subscription to the LCGS monthly newsletter and to participate in their monthly meetings. Details about LCGS monthly meetings and other events can be found on the LCGS Website.

Larimer County Genealogical Society P. O. Box 270737 Fort Collins, Colorado 80527-0737

MEETINGS


Technology Study Group

The Technology Study Group normally meets monthly on second Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Our meetings are being held via Zoom video conferencing. You need to submit your email address to the TSG Coordinator to be included in Zoom invitations. The description of each class will be available on the home page or our events page.

Meetings normally include a 30-60 minute presentation and about 30 minutes of discussion regarding recent member successes, upcoming events of interest and assistance requests. Presentations usually focus on tips for conducting technology research, including genealogy software and research & database web sites, and various genealogy products.

2022 Technology Study Group Meetings Schedule

Month Subject Speakers
January 12 Emergency Backups (Disaster Preparedness) & Assigning Your Genealogy Research to Family Members Bob Larson & Others
February 9 New GEDCOM Interface Benefits Bob Larson & Others
March 9 Language Translation Services Bob Larson & Others
April 13 Photo Editing Methods Bob Larson & Others
May 11 Timelines in Genealogy Jean Poland
June 8 Video Editing Methods Bob Larson & Others
July 13 Facial Recognition Software for Genealogists Bob Larson & Others
August 10 Talking Ancestor Photos & Videos Bob Larson & Others
September 14 Creating Powerpoint Videos for Genealogy Bob Larson & Others
October 12 TBA Bob Larson & Others
November 9 TBA Bob Larson & Others
December 14 TBA Bob Larson & Others

Many or all of our meetings will be recorded for later playback and sent via email invitation to those who couldn’t attend or want to revisit the subject! The videos will also be available in our Members Only section or if you are a guest, you can send me an email request and I’ll send you the video link.

TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH RESOURCES

Use the many different available sources on the Internet such as the FREE or subscription genealogy databases on your home computer.

You can also download our LCGS 2021 Popular Genealogy Websites.

Genealogy Reviews

Top Ten Reviews on Genealogy Family Tree Apps

Top Ten Reviews on Genealogy Websites

Family Tree Magazine’s Annual 101 Best Genealogy Websites

Free Genealogy Database Websites

Free Colorado Newspaper & Other States Newspapers Websites.

Genealogy Subscription Database Websites:

Ancestry Website

Find My Past US Website

My Heritage website

Product Info Websites:

Family Tree Maker genealogy
software

Legacy Family Tree genealogy software

Reunion for MacIntosh genealogy software

Roots Magic genealogy software

Genealogy Technology Blogs

Ancestry’s Blog

Dick Eastman’s Blog

Lisa Louise Cooke’s Blog

Randy Seaver’s Gene Musings Blog

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