08 February 2009

Seattle: Genealogy software, Feb. 9

Did you know that there some 200 genealogy software programs out there? Which one is right for you?

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State will help you with "Genealogy Software: Today and Tomorrow" at its next program at 7pm Monday, February 9, at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island.

This program will help participants narrow down the choices to select one that's right for each person's needs.

The session will look at ways to sort the broad feature sets to help evaluate the programs, and attendees will walk away with a list of criteria to use when selecting a software program.

Also, learn about current and future trends in online software, genealogical social networking and how online genealogy sites can help you connect with others researching the same families in the US and around the world.

Speaker Dawn Bingaman compiled her first pedigree chart for a Girl Scout project when she was very young, and 30 years later, she's still working on her family tree.

A long-time member of the Seattle GenealogicalSociety and co-chair of the SGS Computer Interest Group, she has worked in the information technology field for 13 years and is currently director of information systems at a private country club.

Admission: JGSWS members, free; others, $5.
For more details, click here.

1 comment:

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