January 23, 2016, "Understanding Probate without a Law Degree"
Presenter: Pat Roberts
will cover the probate process. One of the most valuable resources for genealogists, probate should always be sought.
She will also discuss how to find these valuable pieces of evidence and what you can expect to find in the way of information
on them. She will present the various steps in the process and show examples of different documents from an actual probate
package so you can become familar with these documents. This will also allow you to recognize what different documents
look like and the information they contain.
27, 2016, Round Table Discussions
Round Table Number 1: Genealogy
Research/I need Help
Who would benefit from this dicussion-Anyone
who wants to understand the "how" and "where" to organize their information.
This discuss is designed to respond to the many requests from members on "what do I do with all of this stuff
that I've gathered?"
This what you need to do to prepare for the
round table discussion so that we can help you achieve you goals!
1. What do you have? Documents, birth certificates, any census documents.
Bring names and significant dates and locations of your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and great grandparents, etc.
3. Have you documented any oral history?
Were your ancestors members of any organizations, clubs, etc.
5. What was their trade or profession.
Round Table Number 2
Choosing a New/Different Family Tree Software
Tree Maker software has now been purchased from Ancestry.com by Mackiev Software. The "new" company will
have the software available for shipping March1st. Family Tree Maker www.mackiev.com -New handouts at the meeting. Some
other software available: Legach Family Tree 8- Free download-(deluxe CD www.legacyfamilytree.com) Roots Magic 7- Download as free trail and order online(www.RootsMagic.com) cost is $29.99+s/h. Master Genealogist (TMG) has been discontinued. Official technical
support was discontinued on 31 Dec. 2014 but user-to-user will remain available.
March 26, 2016, "Organizing Your Genealogy Research Starts with
Presenter: Carol Darrow
You're presented with a pile of documents, a camera
card full of unlabled photos, and more than one flash drive full of microfilm pages. When it's hard to know where to
start organizing, you need to start with a goal and focus on a plan to meet that goal. The plan may include
a file folder system, an index of your photos, a timeline of the life of an ancestor, or a tracking chart of records for
23, 2016, Please note times of presentations below
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.-- Introduction to the New
Family Tree Maker by software maker MacKieve
Art Bowen BGSG member
10:30 a.m. General Meeting
followed by -- Using Indexing to help tell our Stories
Thomas A. Entzminger
Thomas A. Entzminger, a BGSG member,
will discuss his use of indexing and how it helped him write three documents/books.
Genealogies of African American Families in Southwest New York State
An Addendum to the Genealogies of African American Families in Southwess
New York State
Pioneers in the Rocky Mountain West
28, 2016, Topic to be announced
Presenter: Ed Walton, BGSG
member and guest
25, 2016, Genealogy Gems---What is it all about
Annie Mabry, Cynthia L. York
2016, BGSG became Federation of Genealogical Society Premium Members of Lisa Louise Cooke's Gem Website. Genealogy
Gems is a genealogy and family history multi-media company; it produces an online genealogy audio podcast that brings genealogy
news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogist in 75 countries worldwide. It also produces
a variety of multi-media materials, books and provides hundreds of videos/Youtube Channels from Genealogy Gem, Family
Tree Magazine(68 videos) Great Depression Cooking(31videos), RootsMagic TV(49 videos), and Family Search(173 videos).
As a member of the Genealogy Gems, BGSG will use this forum as a training tool
and information can be published in our newsletter.
This informative program will show a small sampling of what is available and how we can use this media in our monthly
23, 2016, Family Tree Maker by Software MacKiev Training