31 May 2013

Legacy User Group - June 10, 2013 - Burbank SCGS


Legacy User Group

Monday, June 10, 2013
7:00-9:00 pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
818.843.7247

Our Theme: “Back To The Basics”

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the Legacy Family Tree User Group is a forum to learn the basics of using this software program, answer questions to further your knowledge and efficiency, and to assist others with your expertise.

This month we will explore the source clipboard, master source list and the genealogical proof.  As always, there will be time to practice and review the new skills as well as ask questions.  You may want to bring your laptop or tablet to practice the skills and explore Legacy’s capabilities.

If you are considering Legacy Family Tree, the user group is a great way to explore the program to assist in your decision to use it or not.  All levels of ability are welcome to participate!

Please note:  There will be no July meeting due to the July 4th holiday weekend.  Have a great holiday and see you August 12!

No rsvp is needed.  E-mail Barb Randall for more information at barbmran@aol.com.

04 May 2013

Mother's Day: Give the Gift that *REALLY* Keeps on Giving

One year for Christmas, I gave Mom lessons to learn cake decorating at the local community college. The adult ed term started in January. I bought her all the Wilton stuff she would need, including those small metal tips, and stuck them in a small package along with the gift certificate to the class.  I loved taunting her by shaking the package so she could hear all those metal tips tinkling inside.

When she opened the package, her face took on this "What the ....??" look that we all have seen from our mothers at one time or another. I don't think she thought it was such a great idea at first. If I remember right, she mumbled a benign curse under her breath. Driving to the community college, across town and up, then down, a big, long hill in January in Iowa? Not her idea of fun. Heck, I probably would have had the same reaction!

But she went to the first one class, and then the second. By the third week, she was into it. In a big way. And we ate cake. Pretty, shiny, decorated cake. And she talked about how much fun she had taking the class, and admitted she probably would never had actually done it if I hadn't paid for the class. And with the knowledge she had, she was able to decorate cakes for years afterward ...

...which brings us to the real purpose of this post.

What are you giving as Mother's Day gifts this year? To your mother? or mother-in-law, or grandmother, if you are fortunate enough to still have them with you.  To your sister, or cousin, or daughter who is the mother of your grandchildren?

Let me suggest that you give them a very special gift... an open door to family history.

Bring her to come to Jamboree in June 7-9. Whether it's for one day, two or all three days, present her with information, coaching, support and friends who will help her get started. If Jamboree is "too much" or daunting, accompany her to the free beginner's class on Friday morning. Jamboree is held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank, across the street from the Burbank Airport on Hollywood Way.

Give her the knowledge that will last a lifetime. Many lifetimes.

02 May 2013

Legacy User Group - SCGS Burbank, CA - May 13, 2013


Legacy User Group

Monday, May 13, 2013
7:00-9:00 pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
818.843.7247

Our Theme: “Back To The Basics” - Source Writer

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the Legacy Family Tree User Group is a forum to learn the basics of using this software program, answer questions to further your knowledge and efficiency, and to assist others with your expertise.

This month we will explore the Source Writer.  This function can make it much easier to cite your sources.  As always, there will be time to practice and review the new skills as well as ask questions.  You may want to bring your laptop or tablet to practice the skills and explore Legacy’s capabilities.

If you are considering Legacy Family Tree, the user group is a great way to explore the program to assist in your decision to use it or not.  All levels of ability are welcome to participate!

No rsvp is needed.  E-mail Barb Randall for more information at barbmran@aol.com.