Sunday, February 20, 2011

Society Meeting February 19, 2011

Wow, what a great meeting today, excellent turnout in spite of the weather.

Check out the new look of the "Book Nook." Kristin has been very busy finding new and interesting books and items for the sales table. She's branched out into little items, and they were a hit.
Travel coffee mugs, key chains, mouse pads and other fun little genealogical items, and, of course, our society logo tote bags-- great for carrying your books and notes to the library. Many thanks to all our members who generously support the "Book Nook."
 Today's special interest groups included the Germanic Genealogy study group led by Cari Thomas. This is always a full group of at least 8 members. There was also a DNA study group led by Paul Cochet. Sorry, no photo of this active group. We'll get one next time.






Merna's Computer Group learned about indexing on FamilySearch.org.  Click on "Give Back" at the top of its page to begin indexing to "pay it forward." 











Our speaker, Terry Marks, a recently retired public school teacher at Adams Elementary and now a volunteer at the local Family History Center, presented the hour-long program introducing the redesigned FamilySearch.org website and all the new features, including our own society-sponsored WIKI at Santa Barbara's Family Search Wiki where you can add pages of information about Santa Barbara.

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