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Our prior meetings and seminars

Some of the prior meetings of the Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group include the following:

(Note: Items that are underlined are links to the charts and/or handouts or a description that are available for the class.)

New: Is there a class you want repeated? It is now possible to request a class be held again! Click on the phrase "Request Repeat" listed next to a class to send an email with your request to the SVCGG board of directors.

June 10, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Opening Session
  • An Unexpected Genealogy Journey (by Larry Wray) Request Repeat
  • Managing Photos on Mobile Devices (by Janet Brigham & Richard Rands) Request Repeat
  • Family Tree Maker Q&A (by Vern Dale, Facilitator) Request Repeat
  • Reunion 11 for the Mac (No Class This Month)
  • Getting Started in Genealogy - Q&A (by Carleen Foster)

May 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

April 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

March 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Opening Session (by Richard Rands, President)
  • Getting the Most from Family Search (by Richard Rands) Request Repeat
  • RootsTech Report – a Panel Discussion Request Repeat
  • Reunion 11 for the Mac (Cancelled this month)
  • Getting Started in Genealogy - Q&A (by Carleen Foster)

February 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

January 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Opening Session (by Richard Rands, President)
  • U.S. Church Records (by Richard Rands) Request Repeat
  • Genealogy and DNA – A Case Study (by Pam Fujii) Request Repeat
  • Reunion 11 for the Mac – Planning For February Reunion Workshop
  • Getting Started in Genealogy - Q&A (by Carleen Foster)

December 2016 - No Meeting.

November 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

October 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

September 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

August 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

June 11, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

May 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

April 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

March 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Opening Session (by Richard Rands, President)
  • GedMatch.com – Tools for DNA & Genealogy Research (by Mark Moore) Request Repeat
  • Using GenSmarts in your Research (by Richard Rands) Request Repeat
  • Reunion 11 for the Mac (Cancelled This Week)
  • Research with Lesly - Q&A (by Lesly Klippel)
  • Getting Started in Genealogy - Q&A (by Richard Bowen)

February 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

January 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 No Meeting or Classes

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

  • Family Discovery Day: Finding Our Ancestors Records
    Keynote Speaker: Rod De Giulio, FamilySearch Vice President for records and indexing
  • See more details here

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, August 8, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Opening Session (by Richard Rands, President)
  • Quaker Research (by Richard Rands)  Request Repeat
  • New Apps for Genealogists (by Janet Brigham)  Request Repeat
  • Geneaology on the Mac (by Pam Brigham)  Request Repeat
  • Reunion for the Mac Basics (Cancelled This Month)
  • Research with Lesly - Q&A (by Lesly Klippel)
  • Getting started in genealogy - Q&A (by Carleen Foster)

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, January 11, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, December 12, 2013

  • No Meeting

Saturday, 9 November 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, 14 September 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Opening Session (by Richard Rands)
  • Navigating the new Old FamilySearch Part 1 (by Janet Brigham)  Request Repeat
  • Software to Synchronize and Backup your Data (by Richard Rands)  Request Repeat
  • Reunion 10 for Mac Users (by Patricia Burrow)
  • Reunion for the Mac Basics (by Pat Solomon)
  • Getting Started in Genealogy - Q& A (Canceled for September)
  • Research with Lesly - Q& A (by Lesly Klippel)

Saturday, August 10, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, 13 July 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, 8 June 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, 11 May 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, 13 April 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Opening Session, including Roots Tech update (by Richard Rands)
  • Germans from Russia, Part 1 (by Richard Rands)  Request Repeat
  • Life in The Cloud (by Janet Brigham)  Request Repeat
  • Reunion for the Mac Basics (by Debbie Callan)
  • Reunion 10 for the Mac (by Lane Pendleton and Pam Brigham)
  • Getting started in genealogy, Q&A (by Carleen Foster)

Saturday, 9 March 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, 9 February 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, 12 January 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, 10 November 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, 13 October 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Saturday, 12 May 2012

  • Italian research basics (by Richard Rands)  Request Repeat
  • RootsMagic 5 (by Janet Brigham)
  • Reunion 10 for Mac (by Patricia Burrow)
  • Getting started with Reunion (by Deb Callan)
  • Getting Started in genealogy (by Gloria Christine)

Saturday, 14 April 2012

  • Digging into FamilySearch (by Lesly Klippel)  Request Repeat
  • How to do stuff in Windows 7, Part 1 (by Richard Rands)  Request Repeat
  • Reunion for the Mac: Treasures in everday documents (by Pam Fujii)  Request Repeat
  • Getting started with Reunion (by Pat Solomon)
  • Getting Started in genealogy

Saturday, 10 March 2012

  • Civil War pension files (by Janet Brigham)  Request Repeat
  • 1940 U.S. Census (by Richard Rands)  Request Repeat
  • Reunion for the Mac (by Judd Stiff and Deb Callan)
  • Getting started with Reunion (by Pat Solomon)
  • Getting Started in genealogy (by Gloria Christine)

Saturday, 11 February 2012

  • Revolutionary War pension files (by Janet Brigham)  Request Repeat
  • new.familysearch.org for everyone (by Richard Rands)  Request Repeat
  • Reunion for the Mac (by Mark Moore)
  • Getting started with Reunion (by Pat Solomon)
  • Getting Started in genealogy (by Lesly Klippel)

Saturday, 14 January 2012

  • German research  Request Repeat
  • Tips and tricks for PAF and Ancestral Quest  Request Repeat
  • Reunion for the Mac
  • Getting started with Reunion
  • Getting Started in genealogy