Sussex County Genealogical Society - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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2017-19 Genie Bytes Presentations
 
May 2, 2019 - Presenter:  Thomas Dempsey - Organize Genealogy Paper to Digital - Power Point Presentation
Tom presented helpful hints on he creates, copies, organizes and maintains his paper and digital files.     

March 7, 2019 - Presenter:  Alan Lowe - Researching Links & Website Updates - Handout
Alan presented the new Research Links Page which replaced the Links Page which was outdated.  Several links in question were updated and tested in the new Research Links Page.  We also explored several website functions and how to update information by adding Calendar of Events, posts to the Home Page and Member Profiles.     

February 7, 2019 - Presenter:  Marilyn McMahon - Adding Photos to FTM & Setting Up and Using Your Scanner - Handout
We will be looking at ways to insert photos into Family Tree Maker, and discussing ways to organize your photos so you can easily find what you want.  Bring your laptop or tablet so you can practice these techniques on the spot.

January 3, 2019 - Presenter:  Alan Lowe - DNA Products and Discussion - Power Point Presentation
In this meeting we'll discuss different DNA products:  FTDNA, AncestryDNA, 23andMe, Geographic Geno 2.0 and MyHeritage.  Actual samples and results for each will be presented.
 

December 6, 2018 - Charts & Graphs
We'll explore using charts and graphs in organizing and analyzing the results of our genealogical research.  We'll look at Excel and Word, and any other formats that folks want to suggest.  We're asking people to be ready to offer any thoughts they have on using any formats that they have found to be helpful - or not.
 

November 1, 2018 - Quick & Dirty Trees and Mirror Trees
A YouTube presentation by Blaine T. Bettinger and group discussion afterwards.
 

February 1, 2018 - Presenter: Alan Lowe - Technical Discussion
Aspects of firewalls, private vs. public clouds and backup strategies will be discussed.
 

August 3, 2017 - Presenters: Greer Maneval - The Sampler Online Resources - Presentation
                                                  Nancy Purchase - Family Search Free Websites - Presentation

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Do You Know How to Checkout Your Church Records?  Church records aren't always easy to find or access, but online resources make this task easier.  We hope this discussion will help get you started exploring the possibilities.

November 2, 2017 - Presenters: Nancy Purchase -  FindAGrave
                                                      Alan Lowe - Billion Graves

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February 1, 2018 - Presenter: Alan Lowe - Technical Issues - Presentation
Where did my file/folder go?, Firewalls, Clouds, Backup and Recovery Strategies were discussed.  See presentation for discussion outline.
 

June 1, 2017 - Presenter: Alan Lowe - Power Point Presentation
 
Today we will discuss technology updates, the progress of the new 2017 Familty Tree Maker from Mackiev, Legacy software and other family tree software solutions, DNA updates including AncestryDNA genetic communities. 

December 1, 2016 - Presenter: Alan Lowe - Presentation
 
This session finishes the November meeting where we did not get to discuss Family Tree Maker, RootsMagic and Family Heritage software.  And, we will update our discussions on DNA research using FTDNA, National Genographic Geno 2.0, 23andME, AncestryDNA and for you pet lovers .. a look at pet DNA testing for breed specific.

October 6, 2016 - Presenter: Greer Maneval - Presentation
 
Confused about where exactly your great-grandfather was born? Map out your ancestors' big life events like births, deaths, marriages and immigration using these websites' historic and/or current maps. We'll share with you a variety of websites that will help you "MAP YOUR WAY TO YOUR PAST".  Greer's handout follows which provides descriptions and links for free and paid mapping sites.   Handout

September 1, 2016 - Presenter: Greer Maneval - Presentation
 
101 Best Genealogy Websites:  Discuss the Family Trees September 2016 issue and our SCGS website links.