Saturday, June 22, 2013

Society Saturday - Documentation Demo Series

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Denise Hibsch Richmond.

"Where did I squirrel
away that record?.
Genealogy without documentation is mythology.

This phrase appears frequently in articles, lectures and on tote bags.  It would be nice to know who to credit for this insight but it's a mystery to me.  But true it is.  We look everywhere for evidence of an ancestor's date or place of birth, marriage, immigration, etc.  We record when, where, how, and from whom the information came, even if it wasn't found.  (Just say yes to this.)  Where and how your information is recorded will make your continued research much easier and more efficient.  This is where your genealogy software program comes in handy.  Oh, you don't use a program?  Let this series help you select a program that suits your needs.

Beginning in July 2013, Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society (RCSGS) will begin a series on Documentation - How to Enter information into a Genealogy Software Program.  During the regular monthly Workshop over the next four months, RCSGS members will demonstrate how documentation is entered into the genealogy software programs by RootsMagic, Legacy Family Tree, Family Tree Maker and Reunion for the Mac.  Other software programs exist but the programs slated for demonstration tend to be the most commonly used.

Please join us for this informative series.  There's something to be learned about documentation from each program.  As usual, your successful finds or brickwalls will be discussed at the beginning of each workshop.  Visitors are welcome at each session.

The workshops are from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Sylvan Community Center, 7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights.  Email any comments or questions to  See you there!
  • Wednesday, July 17 - Documentation using the RootsMagic software program by Lynne Roberts
  • Wednesday, August 21 - Documentation using the Legacy Family Tree software program by Glenda Lloyd and Marsha Wise
  • Wednesday, September 18 - Documentation using the Family Tree Maker software program by Jack Banks
  • Wednesday, October 16 - Documentation using the Reunion for Mac software program by Ron Setzer and Rick Hansen
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