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Jul
28
Sat
2018
Taming the Digital Tiger – Genealogy process and documents and how to manage them @ Austin Computer Labs
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The July Fourth Saturday Class is for AGS members only. It is co-sponsored by The Austin Genealogical Society (AGS) and Austin Groups for the Elderly (AGE).

Taming the Digital Tiger – Genealogy process and documents and how to manage them.

Genealogy research could be fun, except for those Documents! Find them… Copy or download them… And then what?

Whether you are a seasoned family history researcher or a first timer, you know, or soon will, that those precious documents you’ve found to tell your family’s stories will accumulate to the point of overwhelm! It is akin to holding a tiger by the tale (yes, pun intended 😊).

The AGS Fourth Saturday Class with Genealogist Dianne Holley will show you how to wrap your arms around that Tiger and learn to process, use, and manage those documents from download to disposition.

Covered in this class will be:
• How to capture a document and easily keep track of where you got it.
• How to process a document – find its clues, make it easier to read.
• How to easily create a filing system that manages numbers of documents with the same or different surnames.
• How to easily SAVE the source information (aka, “Citation”)
And much more.

These two and ½ hours can change your genealogical life for the better.

Class fee is $10.00. This is a computer lab. Seating capacity is 10. Pre-register below and click submit pay the class fee with PayPal.

The Particulars:

CLASSTIME: 10:00 TO 12:30
LOCATION: The Computer Lab at Austin Groups for the Elderly, 3710 Cedar St., Austin, TX 78705 (See map below and 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.

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)

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 side only),

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 and class fee of $10 is required paid in advance 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.

Aug
18
Sat
2018
How Can DNA Help My Genealogy Research? @ North Village Library Branch
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

You’ve seen the commercials stating DNA is the way to go for researching your family. Just how does it help? Come to this Saturday class and see.

Instructor:  Debbe Tipping

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

Sep
15
Sat
2018
More Than Daughters: Using The DAR’s Genealogical Research System (GRS) @ North Village Library Branch
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

More than Daughters: Using the DAR’s Genealogical Research System (GRS). The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has made more than a century’s worth of genealogical records accessible to all researchers. A variety of records have been digitized and made available through many databases and resources using the DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS). This presentation will help researchers understand how to access and search the GRS and how to evaluate the different types of records found within.

Instructor:  Teresa Devine

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