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GENEALOGY SIG

Genealogy SIG

Len Stevens judylenstevens@msn.com leads the Genealogy SIG, one of the QCS's more popular groups. This SIG shares information, ideas and software news of the Genealogical world. Once again, they emphasize and discuss the free software available. It is a good place to begin.

Discussion topics include: collecting genealogical data, publishing data in book form, genealogical photography. Often times special guest speakers from the area will be on hand to speak about various points of ancestry interest.

If you have a new found interest in your ancestors, and are wondering how to put your family history together, this is the SIG for you!

Check our monthly calendar to find the current meeting time and place of this SIG.


At the Genealogy SIG on May 16, 2113, Judi McDowell filled in for Len Stevens. She has provided these links to the information presented:

1. "What's New at Family Search", a genealogy talk by Wilma Svedin Larson will be held on June 13 sponsored by the Swenson Center, Augustana College

Carol Laws mentioned this event of interest to all genealogists. Details are available at this site: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=159202674140630


2. Online issues of the Swedish American Genealogist

The Swenson Center of Augustana has announced that searchable back issues of Swedish American Genealoogist (1981-2007) are now available free online, hosted by the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).

Here is the link to the full list of the CARLI digital collections:
http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/index.php

The direct link to the SAG back issues from Augustana College follows:
http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm4/index_aug_sag.php?CISOROOT=/aug_sag

3. The complete article about scanners used for the basis of Judi's presentation.

You can review the information presented plus read the reviews of the mobile scanners on this PDF copy:

http://qcs.org/Scanners.pdf


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