Southern California Genealogical Society
SCGS INTEREST GROUPS - Computer Software User Groups

Family Tree Maker | Legacy Family Tree | RootsMagic | The Master Genealogist

Family Tree Maker User Group (FTM)

Meets: 2nd Sunday of most months (check calendar )
Hours: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Contact: for more information.
Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Southern California Genealogy Society building

In 2017, Dick Humphrey leads the User Group with in-depth presentations of various features of Family Tree Maker combining PowerPoint slides and live use of Family Tree Maker. Whether you are new to FTM, upgrading to the current version, or an experienced user, there is something for you. Come to learn and share your questions, comments and expertise.

Family Tree Maker is the flagship genealogy program from Ancestry.com. As such, it enjoys a close relationship with Ancestry's online features - synchronization with Ancestry online member trees and web search of Ancestry databases from within the Family Tree Maker program. The current version is Family Tree Maker 2014.

2019 Meeting Dates
  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • June 9
  • July 14
  • August 11
  • September 15
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 15

  • Legacy Family Tree Users Group (LUG)

    Meets: 2nd Monday of each month except July
    Hours: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.* (Note: new time for 2017)
    Contact: Barb Randall barbmran@aol.com
    Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
    Southern California Genealogy Society building

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    Whether you are a beginner or expert, the Legacy Family Tree User Group is for you. It's a forum to learn the basics of this software program, answer your questions to further your knowledge and efficiency and, to assist others with your expertise. All are welcome to participate! You are welcome to bring your laptop or tablet to practice skills and explore Legacy's capabilities.

    2019 Meeting Dates:

  • NO Meeting - January 14, 2019
  • Feburary 11, 2019
  • March 11, 2019
  • April 8, 2019
  • May 13, 2019
  • June 10, 2019
  • July 8, 2019
  • August 12, 2019
  • September 9, 2019
  • October 14, 2019
  • November 11, 2019
  • December 9, 2019

  • RootsMagic User Group (RM)

    Meets: 3rd Sunday of each month
    Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Contact: Jay Holladay jholladay@ca.rr.com
    Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
    Southern California Genealogy Society building

    User group meetings will provide information for all levels of RM users from beginner to advanced and serve as a forum for all to share their knowledge of this great software tool for keeping track of your genealogical efforts.

    • Roots Magic is a full-featured genealogy program with a very easy and intuitive user interface. The latest version is 7 and you can download a free trial version at www.rootsmagic.com. For further information on RootsMagic Version 7, go to the RootsMagic Blog at http://blog.rootsmagic.com/
    2019 Meeting Dates
  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 17
  • April 21
  • May 19
  • June 16
  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 22
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 22

  • The Master Genealogist User Group (TMG)

    Meets: 1st Saturday of most months (check calendar )
    Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Contact: (meeting facilitator)
    Contact: (to be added to the meeting reminder list)
    Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
    Southern California Genealogy Society building

    We welcome all interested TMG users, beginning to advanced, to our meetings. 

    The Master Genealogist facilitator is . Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops or their project files on a removable disk (CD, USB/Flash/Thumb/Travel drive) for the Q&A session. Not only do we discuss TMG, we also discuss the TMG companion programs "TMG Utility" and "Second Site."

    2019 Meeting Dates
  • January 5
  • February 2
  • March 2
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • June 2
  • July 6
  • August 3
  • September 7
  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7
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