Technology Study Group


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!


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: We’ll add you to our email list.


New members can apply for membership at: LCGS Membership. Dues are only $20/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


Technology Study Group

The Technology Study Group normally meets monthly on second Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Due to the COVIDE-19 pandemic, these 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.

2021 Technology Study Group Meetings Schedule

Month Subject Speakers
January 13 LCGS Popular Genealogy Websites Bob Larson & Others
February 10 Top Five Genealogy Family Tree Programs Pros & Cons Various User Experts TBA
March 10 Genealogy Sources & Citations Bob Larson & Others
April 14 Popular Genealogy Blogs, Podcasts, & Webinars Various User Experts
May 12 Photos & Scanning Bob Larson & Others
June 9 DNA Basics & Analysis Tools for Genealogists Glenn York
July 14 FT Analyzer Tool for Genealogists Jean Poland
August 11 Maps for Genealogists Bob Larson, Dick Wolfe, Glenn York, & Jean Poland
September 8 Newspaper Resources Bob Larson, Del Ritchhart, & Dick Wolfe
October 13 Evernote & Similar Programs Bob Larson & Del Ritchhart
November 10 Family Tree Charts Bob Larson, Jean Poland, & Others
December 8 Advanced Genealogy Search Methods Bob Larson & Glenn York

We’ll add remaining class topics by September. We do not meet in December due to the holidays!

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.


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

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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