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October – Family Tree Maker 2017 Including Tips & Tricks

This year’s big news was that after several years of development, Software MacKiev released Family Tree Maker 2017 for Mac and Window users.  The St Augustine Genealogical Society is excited to welcome Judy Wright back to bring us up-to-date on this new version of FTM, which makes it easy to quickly build & update your family tree, as well as enhance it with charts, reports, photos and more.  This software also enables you to view family history timelines and create interactive maps of important locations in your ancestors’ lives and track migration routes.  Judy Wright will also give us her favorite “Tips & Tricks” for using Family Tree Maker 2017.

Judy Wright is retired from two careers. She was a foreign language teacher in Palm Beach County for 27 years. She then worked in the legal profession for 11 years, first as a translator and legal secretary, then as an IT professional. She became interested/passionate about genealogy about 20 years ago. It’s rumored she took early retirement from the law firm so she could spend more time climbing the family tree. She is also the webmaster and past president of the Marion County Genealogical Society.

Join us on Saturday, October 21st, at the Southeast Branch Library located at 6670 US 1 South, St. Augustine, FL 32086. Check-in begins at 12:45pm and the meeting starts at 1:oopm. Society meetings are free and open to the public.

July – SAGS Anniversary

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There’s lots to celebrate in July! This month’s meeting not only celebrate’s the society’s birthday, we are also honoring our founder, Virginia Hassenflu. 

St. Augustine Genealogical Society’s 28th Birthday Party will feature a presentation by Shirley Thomson on the Daughters of the American Revolution. She will also make a Tribute to SAGS’ Founder, Virginia Hassenflu, who passed away in November, 2016. Shirley will talk about the purpose of the DAR, how the group functions in St Augustine, and will give us a run down on how one can qualify to become a DAR member. Cake will be served after Shirley’s presentation.

Join us on Saturday, July 15th, at the Southeast Branch Library located at 6670 US 1 South, St. Augustine, FL 32086. Check-in begins at 12:45pm and the meeting starts at 1:oopm. Society meetings are free and open to the public.

September – Genes in Genealogy

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Mark your calendar for 10:30am Saturday, September 10th. Our speaker is Jack Butler and his topic is DNA 101 – Checking Out the Genes in Genealogy! Jack is a professional genealogist, author and lecturer with more than 20 years experience.

Meetings are held at the Southeast Branch Library located at 6670 U.S. 1 South. Visitors are always welcome. There is no charge and refreshments will be served.