25 January 2011

Michigan: Genealogy software comparisons, February 6

Comparisons of popular genealogy software programs will be discussed at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan on Sunday, February 6.

The meeting begins at 11am, at the Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills. Admission: JGSMI members, free; others, $5.
IT specialist Steve Klein's presentation will be targeted to non-technical users, focusing on the most popular genealogy programs for Windows, Macintosh and the web. Each product will have a brief introduction, overview of key features, and comparison of relative strengths and weaknesses.
His interest in genealogy was sparked last year when a cousin invited him and several other family members to the MyHeritage.com website to build the family tree of their maternal grandparents. Over the year they've added ancestors, siblings, descendants and spouses, and now have 216 people listed.

Klein was a computer hobbyist in his teenage years, and parlayed his knowledge into a 25- year IT career, as a help desk support specialist, educational IT specialist, network engineer and as an IT manager. He's interrupted his professional career to pursue a BSIT degree at Lawrence Tech, and expects to graduate this summer.

Attendees are invited to submit questions in writing in advance, by February 1.

For more information about the JGSMi or directions, click here.

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