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MacGen Meetings cancelled until FamilySearch Library Is Available

When the Library opens for meetings the MacGen Group will resume. In the meantime, here is helpful information for Macintosh and Reunion users on this website. Be advised though, that it is unknown, when in-person meetings will resume.

Reunion 13 was released on October 20, 2020.They list 60 new features and have a top 10 features video. Among the new features are a new bowtie chart, adding "connections" to non-related people and improvements in the find command.

Reunion 12 was released on Nov. 28, 2017, It has a variety of enhancementw with a top 10 video, and more complete 80 enhancement list on the Leister web site.This will be our number one topic of discussion. Try to install on your computer before the meeting. The free version allows 50 people and is available at Leister Productions.

We cover any Mac Genealogy challenges or questions you have. We will be discussing Reunion 12, how to simultaneously access it from multiple computers, including your iPhone. Hint... It requires a free DropBox account. Also covered are how to use Macintosh computers, effectively. We recommend use of the Reunion Genealogy program (http://leisterpro.com) and can help you learn how to use it. Any questions about the Macintosh and genealogy are welcome.

Bring a sandwich, come early to the FamilySearch Library, do some research and have your food in their lunch room before the meeting, that starts at 7pm. The view of the Bay Area as you pull into the parking lot is breathtaking. See for yourself.

Other Bay Area Macintosh Genealogy Meetings

Another East Bay Mac resource is the Diablo Valley Macintosh User Group of Walnut Creek. Past President Verner Laursen runs a Genealogy Special Interest Group that meets at 10am on the fourth Wednesday of the month at DVMUG's office,at 396 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA. .

A free weekly Macintosh Class occurs In Alameda, at the Alameda Free Library (1550 Oak St, Alameda, CA 94501) on Fridays from 10 am -12 noon. Professor Marvin Winzenread presents different Macintosh computer topics in some depth and documents the sessions on his website, http://winzenread.com/MUG/. Even if you think you know a topic, expect to be surprised at additional features you never knew about. Send an email to mug@winzenread.com to join the mailing list and receive announcements of upcoming free classes. They usually don't meet in the Summer.

A Macintosh Special Interest Group occurs monthly, In Santa Clara, hosted by Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group (SVCGG). It is a large (100+ people) meeting on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9-11am and one of the sub groups is the Mac Group that meets the same day. The SVCGG group meets at the Family History Center in Santa Clara at 875 Quince Ave., Santa Clara, Calif. 95051.

This MacGen Society is not affiliated with Leister Productions, Apple Inc. or FamilySearch.org, hosted by the Church of Latter Day Saints. MacGen is supported entirely by volunteers as a not-for-profit educational experience.

We do however, thank the Oakland Regional FamilySearch Library for their never-ending help with genealogy activities and use of their conference room and equipment. To see other educational activities of their Oakland Regional Family History Center please review their Web Site and click on Calendar.

This Web Site's URL is http://www.macgen.org

If the type face of this web page is too small for you, please press CMD + (on the Mac) to increase its size.

...Bill George Email

Last updated 26-Oct-2020


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There is one meeting a month, on the 2nd Wednesday at the Oakland FamilySearch Library at 7pm. This meeting is a MacGen workshop and is your opportunity to get personalized help with Reunion and your Mac.