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Computer Basics for Everyone

California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

Computer Basics for Everyone

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CGS Member Jan 25, 2019 Free $0.00
Non-member Jan 25, 2019 $30.00 $0.00
Donation - THANK YOU! Jan 25, 2019

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Computer Basic Skills For Everyone

January 26, 2019 10:00 - 4:00 PM

(1 hour for lunch)


You may be embarrassed by not knowing some basic computer skills.  Most of us are. And, that’s okay.  Let’s jump over these knowledge hurdles together.


A comfortable understanding of these computing skills will aid your genealogy.  Breezing thru the computing mine field will make ancestral research so much more fun and productive. No matter how long you have been involved in investigating your family history, confidence in your computer skills will greatly assist your exploration. 


Join Ron Madson on January 26 to help you break thru your computing brick walls to help you to focus your efforts on the real work of advancing your ancestral knowledge.


We will cover PC and MAC Computers. Bring your laptop and lots of questions.


There will be a 1 hour break for lunch. 

 Ron Madson has 55 years of IT and image processing experience.  This solid technical base helped him develop a method for image editing and labeling, and digital organization to greatly assist all aspects of family history research.  A photographer for over 20 years, he realized his 15-year interest in genealogy could be benefited by digitizing his family history. With a BS and MS in Math, he served 7 years as the educational coordinator for the largest international IBM computer users group and for 10 years he was the technical education coordinator for an international insurance company. For 6 years, he ran the IT operation for an international corporation. He manages Eventbrite as well as co-facilitating the Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group for CGS.




Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early. 

CGS members enjoy free admission.

Non-member admission fee is $30.00* and can be applied towards a new one year CGS membership the day of the class.

Register early to confirm your seat. 



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*Seminar fee is non-refundable.


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California Genealogical Society & Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

   Connecting people to their diverse family heritage

Whether you have Gold Rush ancestors or have no family connection to California, you will find extensive support for your genealogy research at the California Genealogical Society (CGS) in Oakland. The society offers research services, online indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 38,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and around the world. CGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The library is conveniently located in Uptown Oakland, one block north of the Paramount Theatre, at 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2. We are three blocks from the 19th Street BART Station.

Phone: (510) 663-1358 

Non-Discrimination Statement

The goal of the California Genealogical Society is to connect people to their family heritage and to promote a spirit of diversity and inclusivity for our members and patrons. The California Genealogical Society does not tolerate discrimination in any form. 


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