April 23, 2022


The purpose of this workshop is to share ideas for options to organize your genealogy.

We will present a short overview of three genealogy programs: Legacy, Family Tree Maker, and Roots Magic. Then have a workstation where you can watch a short preview of each individual program. You can then download a free copy on your own computer and test it out.  We also will share ideas of backing up your research and how to share with others by using a GEDCOM file.

There will also be a workstation for the photo fixer program called Restore by Vivid Pix, which shows you how to fix old photos and even documents.  Another workstation will have available a couple of scanners that you can scan pictures or documents to make them digital files. We will have a station for assembling a German Research binder and some How-To German Research tips.

We will have a Book Table where you can see our first “German Ancestor Book” and place an order for one and if you wanted to come and spend some concentrated time working on your story to submit for Volume II, here is a questionnaire with helpful ideas for what kind of information you will need on hand to write your story.

If you already have a genealogy program you like and have used, we would love to have you help and share with others what you like about it and any tips or tricks you might know.  You can come and stay the whole day or come for a few hours and leave, it is an open house but there will be a few presentations you might like to see.

10:00 am – Doors open

10:15 – Short overview presentation of the software and photo workstations, how to save a backup and share your info with others with a GEDCOM file. – Kathy Wurth

10:30 -12:15 – Open time to visit workstations or work on your own project.

12:15 – 1:15 – Lunch Break (bring your own brown bag lunch.  We will have water and cookies)

During lunch Karen Osborne will present a presentation on” Organizing your Genealogy Binder”. She also will have an example of how her binders are set up, plus a German genealogy workbook.

1:30 – 3:30 – open time for working on your projects.

3:30 – 4:30 – Question and Answer Roundtable Session on German research.  If you have a question to ask the group, you can send it ahead of time to:

It is an open house  but we just would like to know how many people to anticipate. You are free to bring your own project you would like to spend some concentrated time working on while sharing ideas with other genealogists!