Monday, May 13, 2013

Root Cellar's May 9 Meeting

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Richard Hanson.

Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society's May pre-meeting started at 6:30 p.m. with a half-hour presentation by John Jay on the topic Calendar Confusion - How the 1752 Calendar Change Can Impact Your Family History Research. His talk described calendar changes starting in the Middle Ages and extending through the 20th Century, all such changes being location-specific. This brought up the issue of to what extent are these calendar changes supported by our genealogy software. Watch for future blogs that follow up on this software issue.
Annual business meeting. Photo provided by Richard Hanson.

At 7 p.m. John Jay hosted the annual business meeting. He introduced the slate of candidates, described the new digital ballot submission process (PDF form ballots created by Ron Setzer and being tabulated by Glenda Lloyd) and gave a status report on the Pension Records War of 1812 project fundraising by Root Cellar.
Presentation by Jim Rader. Photo provided by Richard Hanson.
The general meeting program, Old Online Genealogy Books Online, was presented by Jim Rader. He described the the tools and techniques necessary get the most out of the current and upcoming digital book resources posted the Internet. He also illustrated the importance of old books as a source of family history information.

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