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Tuesday, April 23
Free Family Tree Maker Event (in person)  (Education)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401
LEARN WHAT'S NEW IN FTM 2024
 
We’re excited to come visit the upper Northwest and invite you to join us for one of many in-person events with Duff Wilson, Executive Director, and Mark Olsen, Family Tree Maker Ambassador. We will be showing our new Family Tree Maker 2024 edition. The event will include two sessions with a 20-minute break in between, and time at the end for questions and answers.
 
The Family Tree Maker team has been listening to you — our customers — and working hard to create a compelling major new edition. We will be showcasing all the new features and capabilities live at this event. Attendance is free, and we hope to see you there.
 
Session 1: Introducing FTM 2024 and Reminding Our Users of What Family Tree Maker Already Does So Well!
  • A quick review of the current Family Tree Maker edition.
  • Family Tree Maker is already an amazing program with many underused features.
  • Connect! A completely new workspace and new Relative Hint™ feature that make it easier than ever to share your tree and collaborate with your family.
  • Easy on the Eyes™: a revolutionary way of enlarging parts of the screen right when you need it. An answer and relief for those of us with tired old eyes.
  • Hyphenated dual surnames support following the Hispanic tradition.
  • Improved support for managing and reporting relationships.
  • Tools for cleaning up orphaned items (media, sources, and citations).
  • And more…
 
Session 2: A Deep Dive with Family Tree Maker Connect and AlbumWALK
  • New improvements to Family Tree Maker Connect, and using Family Tree Maker Connect for yourself.
  • Sharing your tree with family and receiving new Relative Hints.
  • Introducing AlbumWALK® — Making your photos talk — literally.
  • Working seamlessly between Family Tree Maker and AlbumWALK.
  • Q & A
 
Parking is available in the Overpark Parking Garage at 10th and Oak. The first hour is free, and then it’s $1.00 per hour. Take the north elevator to the first floor, and the OGS Annex will be to your left. If you take the west or south elevators, you will need to cross 10th Avenue, then turn left, walk ½ block to the alley, and turn right. OGS will be ¼ of a block down on the right.
 
This FTM event will be held in the OGS Annex meeting room next to the Oregon Genealogical Society Research Library. Seating is limited to 50 people. Please arrive early. Register to attend the event at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eugene-area-oregon-genealogical-society-tickets-875401337967
 
 



Friday, May 3
DNA SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meets on the first Friday of each month in the OGS Annex. It is open to members and the public. Bring whatever DNA questions you have to the meeting. It is a place for anyone with questions about how or where to find information can come together and help each other. If you are not able to attend but have questions, please email us
 


Saturday, May 4
Dating Your Ancestors: Dealing with the Julian, Gregorian, and Other Historical Calendars (Hy  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
HYBRID: OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR and on Zoom
 
Dates are central to genealogical research, but sometimes you find historical records with conflicting dates—or even impossible dates. This may be a recording error—or is the date recorded correctly, but using a different calendar than you expected? In this class, we’ll review historical calendars with a particular focus on the Julian and Gregorian calendars and then discuss how to cope with the diverse dating systems.
 
Instructor: Linda Forrest
Class fee: $10 for OGS members and $15 for nonmembers
 
Register here: attend on Zoom   OR     attend in person then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401.-3148. If you would like to pay with a credit card, please call 541-517-0984.
 


Saturday, May 4
Writer's Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
The Writers Group normally meets on the first Saturday of the month at the OGS library at 2:00 pm We write stories or essays and share them with the group, and everyone is welcome. You don't have to be an OGS member to participate.
 
The May writing topic TBA.
 
If you would like further information, you can email me at janinebennett6299@gmail.com or phone me at 543-654-4365.
 
 


Sunday, May 5
RootsMagic 9 Workshop Session 4 (In person)  (Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
Each of the four sessions will include a demonstration in RootsMagic 9 of how to do the steps, followed by attendees performing the steps themselves using their own genealogy information. The instructor will answer questions and assist the attendees as needed. 
 
Topics covered: Creating a RootsMagic file, navigating the main screen toolbars and icons, adding and editing people, facts, citations, and images; reports and charts, importing trees, merging duplicate people, problem search, Ancestry Treeshare, RootsMagic WebHints for Ancestry, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, or Findmypast, color coding, and other tools.
 
We will meet on Sundays, 1-3 pm, on March 24, April 7 & 21, and May 5.
 
This is an in-person, hands-on workshop so you will need to bring your laptop to each class. You will be working with your own family and research details at each session.
 
Fee: $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers.
Instructor: Dawn Carlile         
 
Register to attend in person, then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401-3148. If you would like to pay with a credit card, please call 541-517-0984.
 


Saturday, May 11
Civil War Confederate Records (Hybrid)  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
HYBRID: OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR and on Zoom
 
We’ll review what records are available for researching Confederate soldiers and where you can find them, online and offline. 
 
Instructor: Dawn Carlile
Class fee: $10 for OGS members and $15 for nonmembers
 
Register here: attend on Zoom    OR     attend in person, then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401-3148. If you would like to pay with a credit card, please call 541-517-0984.
 


Friday, May 24
Research Like a Pro with DNA Study Group  (Special Interest Groups)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
We are meeting on the third Friday in May.
 
We will have our Research Like a Pro with DNA Study Group on the third Friday of the month at 3pm in the OGS Library Annex. A proposed schedule for the year is below.
 
I've included several Research Like a Pro podcasts that you can listen to for content relevant to each chapter of the book. These can be found on YouTube, iTunes, or whatever app you use to listen to podcasts.
 
I've also listed audio/video presentations with additional useful information. These can also be found on YouTube. Below are links for the RLP with DNA book if you haven't already purchased one.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions. Bob McDonald
 
APR
19
Create a Research Objective
RLP 241, 184, 170, 113, 57, 2
MAY
24
Write Source Citations for DNA & Documentary Sources
RLP 242, 200, 188, 174, 117, 103, 84
JUN
21
Analyze Your Sources & Evaluate Your DNA Matches
RLP 243, 61, 7, 3
JUL
19
Locality Research & Ethnicity
RLP 244, 186, 175, 63, 18, 4-5
AUG
16
DNA Tools & Methodology
RLP 245, 246, 176, 69-70
SEP
20
Research Planning with DNA
RLP 247, 187, 177, 116, 83, 6
OCT
18
Research Logs & Writing as You Go
RLP 248, 189, 190, 178, 118, 88-89, 59, 8
NOV
15
Correlation Findings & Finishing the Research Report
RLP 249, 179, 125-127, 119, 9
DEC
20
What's Next? Publishing, Productivity, and Further Education
RLP 250, 109, 97
 


Saturday, May 25
May Lunch & Learn (In-Person Only)  (Education)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
This monthly educational and social gathering by OGS is open to OGS members and the public. We start at 11:00 am Pacific with a roundtable discussion with attendees sharing their knowledge about the topic. A potluck salad and dessert lunch at noon will be followed by an education program from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Pacific. We meet in person in the OGS Annex at 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, next to our library. 
 
11:00 am  Round Table Discussion Topic: 2024 NGS Conference Report
 
12:00 pm  Potluck Salad and Dessert lunch - Members donate a salad or dessert for the lunch or you may bring your own sack lunch and beverage. Coffee, hot tea, cups, plates, napkins, and utensils are provided. If you have a special diet, then feel free to bring your own lunch. (We ask for a suggested donation of $5.00 to cover the cost of supplies and meeting room rent.)

  1:00 pm  Program: TBD
 



Friday, June 14
DNA SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
We are meeting on the second Friday in June.
 
The DNA Special Interest Group meets on the first Friday of each month in the OGS Annex. It is open to members and the public. Bring whatever DNA questions you have to the meeting. It is a place for anyone with questions about how or where to find information can come together and help each other. If you are not able to attend but have questions, please email us
 


Saturday, June 22
June Lunch & Learn (In-Person Only)  (Education)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
This monthly educational and social gathering by OGS is open to OGS members and the public. We start at 11:00 am Pacific with a roundtable discussion with attendees sharing their knowledge about the topic. A potluck salad and dessert lunch at noon will be followed by an education program from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Pacific. We meet in person in the OGS Annex at 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, next to our library. 
 
11:00 am  Round Table Discussion Topic: Organizing Photos/Digital Images – Dawn Carlile
 
12:00 pm  Potluck Salad and Dessert lunch - Members donate a salad or dessert for the lunch or you may bring your own sack lunch and beverage. Coffee, hot tea, cups, plates, napkins, and utensils are provided. If you have a special diet, then feel free to bring your own lunch. (We ask for a suggested donation of $5.00 to cover the cost of supplies and meeting room rent.)

  1:00 pm  Program: Researching in the Prairie State – Diane Walsh (St. Clair Co., IL Genealogy Society)
 



Saturday, July 27
July Lunch & Learn (In-Person Only)  (Education)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
This monthly educational and social gathering by OGS is open to OGS members and the public. We start at 11:00 am Pacific with a roundtable discussion with attendees sharing their knowledge about the topic. A potluck salad and dessert lunch at noon will be followed by an education program from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Pacific. We meet in person in the OGS Annex at 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, next to our library.
 
11:00 am  Round Table Discussion Topic: TBD
 
12:00 pm  Potluck Salad and Dessert lunch - Members donate a salad or dessert for the lunch or you may bring your own sack lunch and beverage. Coffee, hot tea, cups, plates, napkins, and utensils are provided. If you have a special diet, then feel free to bring your own lunch. (We ask for a suggested donation of $5.00 to cover the cost of supplies and meeting room rent.)

  1:00 pm  Program: Y-DNA - Sweet Icing on a Bitter Cake – Wendi Babst (Bend Genealogical Society)