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Feb
23
Sat
2019
Family Tree Maker 2017 (Updated) – 101 – Navigation and Getting Started @ Austin Computer Labs
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The February FOURTH SATURDAY CLASS (Co-sponsored by Austin Groups for the Elderly -AGE, and The Austin Genealogical Society – AGS) for AGS members only:

Family Tree Maker 2017 (Updated) – 101 – Navigation and Getting Started

What you should know:

  • basic computers skills that include: keyboard familiarity, mouse uses (both left and right-click buttons), and Windows 7 or newer navigation/software application interactions.
  • general understanding of genealogy including understanding of terms such as “facts”, “sources”, and “media”.
  • What you will learn:

  • the basics of Family Tree Maker and begin to familiarize yourself with the application.
  • how to navigate, understand the file structure, start a Tree, identify and understand panels and tabs and their differences.
  • Been here before? Even so, a reminder or a repeat is a good idea. Our attendees tell us they, “…always learn something new!”

    The Particulars:

    CLASSTIME: 10:00 TO 12:30
    LOCATION: The Computer Lab at Austin Groups for the Elderly, 3710 Cedar St., Austin, TX 78705 (but check out the following, please!)

    ACCESS: The lab is not normally open on the weekends, the Cedar Street main door will be locked. Access will be from the back parking lot on HOME LANE, then up the ramp to the back door.

    HOME LANE PARKING LOT: There is a small, free parking lot behind the building along Home Lane that can be accessed from an entrance (marked on the MAP BELOW in Orange) on 35th Street (between Home Lane and Cedar Street) Handicap spaces are at the far north end of the lot facing Home Lane.

    STREET PARKING: The lot will likely not be full on Saturday. If the lot is full, or If you prefer, you can park in the neighborhood along Home Lane (west side) and along 35th Street (north sideonly),

    HOME LANE ENTRANCE: From the parking lot facing the back of the building look left. There is a ramp up to the left and then right to the back entrance for the lab. Once you enter the building through the back door, the lab is to your left and left again (marked on the map in Yellow)

    SOMEONE WILL MAN THE DOOR UNTIL 10:05. If you arrive late, class will have to be interrupted to let you in, so please arrive early – have a cup of coffee or tea and visit your fellow classmates. If you do arrive late, text the Instructor at 512-922-4541 to have someone come let you in.
    See you there!

    Seating is limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required and limited to AGS members. A Wait List will be created for participants, if needed. If you cannot attend, please contact Dianne Holley to open the seat to someone on the wait list.

    Mar
    6
    Wed
    2019
    AGS DNA Special Interest Group – March 6 @ PoK-e-Jo’s BBQ
    Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    We will review the features available in DNA Painter.
    Please register below if you plan on attending.

    Mar
    12
    Tue
    2019
    AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley
    Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley | Austin | Texas | United States

    The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.

    Mar
    16
    Sat
    2019
    How to use Probate and Deed Records in Genealogy @ North Village Branch Library
    Mar 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    MAP

    Erin Garcia will present a brief overview of how to use probate and deed records in genealogy. She will go over terms and definitions, plus she will demonstrate the use of some websites like: HistoryGeo and FamilySearch!

    Presenter Erin Garcia

    This class is free.  Please register in advance to save a seat and receive a handout.

    Apr
    9
    Tue
    2019
    AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café
    Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café | Austin | Texas | United States

    The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.

    May
    14
    Tue
    2019
    AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley
    May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley | Austin | Texas | United States

    The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.

    Jun
    11
    Tue
    2019
    AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café
    Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café | Austin | Texas | United States

    The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.

    Jul
    9
    Tue
    2019
    AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley
    Jul 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley | Austin | Texas | United States

    The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.

    Aug
    13
    Tue
    2019
    AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café
    Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café | Austin | Texas | United States

    The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.

    Sep
    10
    Tue
    2019
    AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley
    Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    AGS Writing SIG @ La Madeleine French Bakery and Café Sunset Valley | Austin | Texas | United States

    The purpose of the Writing SIG is to support members in writing family histories and genealogical articles. We meet once a month and have dinner together while we discuss genealogical topics. Those of us that are ready read aloud our latest work. Come and get inspired with the rest of us! Open to members of AGS. You are welcome to purchase dinner (at your expense) but that is not required. We will meet in the small room at La Madeleine, rotating between the north and south side of town.