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May Monthly Meeting – Genealogy Tech Review by Rob Richardson
May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Yes, it’s time for a Genealogy Tech review! Member surveys in 2018 and 2019 showed that you really wanted a presentation focused on recent developments in genealogical software, online database tools, and DNA data analysis. Basically, you wanted to know how it all could be used to make your work more effective and more fun.
You asked and we listened. This month our speaker, Rob Richardson, will reveal an array of new technologies available to the genealogist. These are the tools, apps, and hacks you can use to make your research easier and more rewarding. For clarity Rob’s presentation will take a hands-on approach in assessing these tools. Rob will provide case histories showing how the software, apps, or hacks can be used to address a specific challenge.
Rob’s presentation will:
- Survey new tools available in Ancestry, MyHeritage, Geni, and FamilySearch
- Review what the DNA Testing Companies have developed to better link DNA matches to persons in your family tree.
- Look at what new DNA matching and data analysis software is available on-line; and what it can do for you.
- And finally, Rob will explore easy hacks to genealogical research that are available to you to make your work more effective.
It’s been a couple of years since we’ve had a Genealogy Tech review at one of our monthly meetings. Rob’s presentation will be our chance catch up and explore the ever-advancing world of Gen Tech.
Rob is completing his third year on the AGS Board where he is currently the Chair for the Monthly Presentations. He became interested in genealogy more than 30 years ago after receiving a hand-drawn family tree from a relative – later determined to be full of errors. It turned out that, sadly, Rob was not related to a signer of the Declaration of Independence but to a Kentucky farmer with the same name. But it was the work Rob did in validating that tree that triggered his love of genealogy.
Rob is a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in chemistry and physics, and Texas A&M with a graduate degree in environmental chemistry. Rob worked as a Project Manager and Principal Scientist at an Austin-based environmental services company over his 40-year career, working with the EPA, Department of Defense, and the semiconductor industry.
Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones Dr., Austin, TX 78731
6:30 p.m. Social time and great snacks!
7:00 p.m. Presentation begins.
Please bring a friend to our meeting. Visitors are always welcome at AGS!