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FTM-SIG Saturday, REMINDER - FTM 2017 is Here!!!

California Genealogical Society & Library

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

 FTM-SIG  Saturday, REMINDER - FTM 2017 is Here!!!

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Family Tree Maker™ Special Interest Group 

August 19, 2017


The new FTM 2017 was released on July 16, 2017.  What are your questions? Are you using it?  What are your experiences?   How should we deal with FTM 2017 bugs?  What should we do about changes that need to be made? 


The new "FamilySearch Hints" feature brings us valuable data within FTM.  But it also has shortcomings.  How can we best leverage this new FTM capability to move our research forward?


We will discuss these and much more at the August 19 meeting. 

 As well, Bill O'Neil will present a glimpse into his Family History work.


A  Special Interest Group (SIG) has been formed devoted exclusively to the Family Tree Maker™ Software from Software MacKiev. Join the FTM-SIG facilitators Ron Madson and Karen Halfon on the third Saturday of each month, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the CGS classroom. 


Ron will be available at CGS for help with FTM issues 10:00 AM to12:00 noon, the morning of the FTM-SIG meeting.


Please see the FTM-SIG web site:  where you will find the lastest Software MacKiev information, handouts of past meetings, the schedule, and topics for the upcoming meetings. The "Help-n-Hints" page of the site has a detailed description of Ron's recommendations for Family History Digital File Organization and Naming Digital Genealogy Files.


We invite you to enjoy drinks and snacks with us.

We invite you to join us if  you are new to Family Tree Maker or if you are considering using the Family Tree Maker genealogy software - Welcome! 



• Class size is limited to 25 attendees. 

• 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.


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California Genealogical Society & Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Entrance on 22nd Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, August 19, 2017 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

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