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Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group, October 19, 2019

California Genealogical Society & Library

Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group, October 19,...

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Family Tree Maker™ Special Interest Group 

Saturday, October 19, 2019  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


At this monthly Meeting:

  • Introductions
  • Group Experience
  • FTM 2019 Question and Discussion - (in distribution for over 3 weeks!)
  • What is New from (September Update)
  • My Tree Tag tool
  • What Media files will be included in the Sync Process
  • Media Workspace

We invite you to enjoy drinks and snacks with us!  Please bring your FTM and Genealogy questions and concerns.


Karen will be available at CGS for help with any FTM issues 10:00 AM to12:00 noon, the morning of the FTM-SIG meeting. Please just drop in, no appointment needed.

Our next meeting will be January 18, 2020, focusing on FTM2019's Publish Workspace, Charting Companion, and Family Book Creator.


This Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group is perfect for new FTM users, people who are just FTM curious, and experienced FTM veterans. All Welcome!


FTM Resources:

The new and improved website has been updated. It's Help-n-Hints section has new and updated items:

 * The FTM Tool Box

       The Tool Box Resources List (Clickable)

       How to stay out of FTM trouble

       Approach to FTM Troubleshooting

       The FTM Users Units

Naming Digital Genealogy Files

* Family History Digital Folder Organization

Not all data from FTM synchronizes with Ancestry

FTM-SIG Website:

FTM-SIG Handouts:  Now 42 week of handouts.

California Genealogical Society:, (510) 663-1358

FTM-SIG contacts:

RON MADSON, FTM-SIG co-facilitator cell: 650-576-4495 email: 


KAREN HALFON, FTM-SIG co-facilitator cell:415-922-2255 email: 






• Class size is limited to 25.  Special Interest Groups are free to CGS members.


• Non-members are welcome to attend two meetings at no charge; thereafter, you may join CGS and attend for free or pay $10* for each meeting attended.


Register early to confirm your seat. 


*The fee for this meeting is non-refundable.

Have questions about Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group, October 19, 2019? Contact California Genealogical Society & Library

When & Where

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

Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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California Genealogical Society & Library

   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. 


Courtesy Request

In order to maintain a welcoming and healthy environment, please refrain from using scented products at CGS events or in the library.

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