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Genealogy SIG: POLUG

Portland Oregon Legacy Users Group
a Special Interest Group of the 
Portland PC Users Group

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Who we are 

What we do
  • We explore genealogy and use software from Legacy to catalog our findings.
  • One of the longest running active groups of its kind. 
  • POLUG regulars are affiliated with  PPCUG  

When Meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday from 10am -12 noon (room setup at 9:30am)
Where  In Portland, Oregon area. (see below)
How Show up once for no charge to see if you benefit. 
We welcome your participation, questions and answers. 
Join us and we will all learn together.  
Contact SIG Leader is Beverly Walker    beverly [at] pdxlive.com    [503] 740.9747  cell 
Software  LegacyFamilyTree.com a free download, or a paid version. 
 legacynews.typepad.com/legacy_news/  blog

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Misc. & Special Announcements

    
Location &

Time

Concordia University at 10 am -12 noon, on the 4th Wednesday. (room setup 9:15 or 9:30am)
Room 300 in the new George R. White Library building, and is located in the SW corner of the 3rd floor.  There is an elevator nearby.  
Room 300 is called the Center for Volga German Studies.  The Library is located near NE 27th Ave. and NE Liberty St. 
It has an open access WiFi and a portable screen.    Campus Map (pdf)    Directions 
After the meeting we usually have a no-host lunch at a nearby restaurant. 

  nearby restaurants & lodging 
  neighborhood map of food (pdf)

  Portland Restaurants   Portland Lodging

 

 

       

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 2011  

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Nov 25       
Oct 26       
Sep 28      
Aug 24      
Jul 27 possible picnic    
Jun 22      
Apr 27
Wed

The www.FamilySearch.org website and how it can help you.
A no-host lunch after the meeting.

Tom O’Brien

at Concordia U
10am - Noon
Mar 23
Wed
Legacy Family Tree webinars.  http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp 

Baking up your genealogical data   http://www.legacyfamilytreestore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=WBACKUP 

  at Concordia U
10am - Noon
Feb 23 Finish the Google Earth II DVD   at Concordia U
10am - Noon
Jan 26
Wed
First meeting of the year;  10am - noon   at Concordia U

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 2010  

   Meeting Topics, Notes                    

   Presenter  

Related Info

Dec 14
Wed

1. Google Earth II

Info on Document Scanners:
a. portable scanners -one was available at "Bed Bath & Beyond" for about $100.00. Here is the link http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=128558

b. Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner -looks like something that might be of interest -especially folks that travel and find treasures in libraries, museums, etc.  http://flip-pal.com  Be sure to watch the various (short) videos to see how versatile this thing might be. $150.

  at Concordia U
10am - Noon
Nov 24 no meeting, see Dec 1st    
Oct 27 1. Watch more of the Google Earth for Genealogy DVD. There is a new number 2 Google Earth for Genealogy. We will have a brief look and then decide what do. 
2. Bring your questions about the Legacy software or what you are trying to do.
  at Concordia U
10am - Noon
no-host lunch after 

Sept 22

Continue to watch the Google Earth for Genealogy DVD. 

 

at Concordia U

Aug 25

Special Event - Potluck 2 hours: Arrive 11:30-11:45. Eat at 12 noon. 
Short Google Earth DVD demo. Call Beverly for location and directions, or see email.

 

at Tonia & Arts home

July 28

Regular meeting. Google Earth DVD demo.

 

at Concordia U

Jun 23 It's not the last Wednesday this month!   at Concordia U
May 26

Meeting 10am. We will have the Training DVD and the subject will be “Tagging.”

Beverly
Walker

at Concordia U
Apr 28 Learning Legacy Family Tree genealogy program with the training DVD’s

The Legacy program has a variety of educational DVD’s that we will use in the next few meetings! 
In April we will watch: Legacy’s Ultimate Guide to Sources and the 
12-Step Checklist to Using Legacy.
If we have time we will also watch the Picturing your Legacy: a Video Guide to Working with Digital Pictures in Legacy

Other subjects that we could watch are:

  • Legacy for Beginners;
  • Mastering Legacy: Names, Dates, Places;
  • Researching with Legacy: Events and Chronologies;
  • Creating & Sharing Perfect Reports;
  • Insider’s Guide to Legacy: Tips & Tricks.

Future meetings might include a program about AniMap and Map My Family Tree. 

Beverly
Walker

at Concordia U

Mar 24
Wed

Brent Mai, Director of the Center for Volga Studies at Concordia University.  He has been very helpful in providing a excellent meeting space and I will be interested to see what they have.

Brent Mai

at Concordia U

Feb 24
Wed

Getting the Most Benefit at a Family History Center    
Discuss the Family History Centers (FHC) in the Portland Metro Area and down to Salem.  include where the FHCs are, how to find their hours and what each has in its library. Some FHC have CD collections, others have Books and other possibilities.  How to prepare for visiting a FHC to make full use of your time there.|

Tom O’Brien

at Concordia U

10am -noon
Lunch afterwards

Feb 15
Mon

Beverly will tell the Genealogy Forum Computer Group about the Legacy program that we use, on Monday Feb 15th at 7:00pm. I would LOVE to have several of us there to answer questions, so if you could be there and are willing to talk about why you like Legacy, let me know. Usually there are around 10 - 20 people there - you don’t need to belong to GFO to attend. 

Beverly
Walker

Genealogy Forum of Oregon -
1505 Southeast Gideon St
Portland, OR 97202
(Feb 11) "Why Should I Go to a National Conference?" read this article    
Feb 10 - March 3 Watch the new PBS series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  The Harvard scholar turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans. Episode 1.  Many episodes can be watched online. Wednesdays, Feb 10 - March 3, 2010 from 8 - 9 p.m. ET on PBS.    
Jan 27     at Concordia U

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 2009  

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Dec 2

Wed

Linda Kuhlmann will discuss writing a fiction book about what she found with her family history and then wrote a book!  She even found that after writing the book, she found some things that were true that she had written up as fiction! Her title is: What To Do With Your Research - hear Linda Kuhlmann's experiences in taking her genealogy research and  creating a novel that is "loosely based" on her father's family history! She will spend a little time talking about getting genealogy research results published in a book format, since she has worked with some professionals on this subject! Linda is the author of: Koenig’s Wonder!

How to: delete something that at the moment they thought was part of their family and now have decided that it is not part of the family. So Eric has the new CD’s and we will watch the “TAGGING” part of the CD’s and then also the SOURCING part of the CD’s. 

I have started a Calendar for my Walker family and I might show you what I’ve done and I think that Tonia has her new calendar and I am hoping she will have a copy to show us what she has done this year! I don’t have mine completely done, but I can show you what I am in the process of doing. If anyone else has some to “SHOW & TELL”, please bring a copy to show everyone! 

Lunch after the meeting
: Tom O’Brien said that there was a café in the same building – so I am planning to have lunch after the meeting and it will be an “no host luncheon” for everyone that wants to have a chance to visit after our meeting. From what I understand they have pastries, salads, sandwiches and fruit on the menu. 

Linda Kuhlmann

Eric

Tonia

Beverly

Concordia University.

 Setup at 9:30am. Meeting 10:00am to 12 Noon

Nov  No meeting because of Thanksgiving - see Dec 2    
Oct 28 
Wed
Cancelled - see Dec 2    

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How to get to Concordia University:

Coming from Portland International Airport

  • Head east on NE Airport Way—away from the Airport. The first signal you will come to is NE 82nd Ave. 
    Turn right onto 82nd.
  • Follow 82nd around a few curves - you will soon be heading down what appears to be a highway.
  • Take the "exit" for NE Columbia Blvd and turn right onto Columbia.
  • Follow Columbia to a signal at NE 60th Ave. Turn left onto 60th.
  • Turn right at the next signal onto NE Portland Hwy/US Bypass 30.
  • Follow US-30 BP 3.7 miles. 
    (This road will have several street name changes, but will remain the main flow of traffic.)
  • Turn LEFT on NE 27th at signal.
  • Follow NE 27th 7 blocks, the campus will be on your left

Going North on I-5

  • Exit North Lombard Street East (Exit #305A)
  • Turn right, head east on Lombard
  • Follow to NE 27th (signal) and turn right
  • Follow NE 27th 7 blocks, campus on left

Going South on I-5

  • Exit Rosa Parks Way (Portland Blvd) (Exit #304)
  • Head east onto Rosa Parks Way (Portland Blvd)
  • Turn right onto MLK Blvd
  • Turn left onto Ainsworth Street
  • Turn left onto NE 27th Avenue
  • Campus one block on right

Going East on I-84

  • Exit NE 33rd (Exit #1)
  • Turn left, go north on 33rd for 2.3 miles to NE Ainsworth Street (signal)
  • Turn left on Ainsworth, right on 27th

Going West on I-84

  • Exit I-205 North, follow signs to Seattle
  • Take Exit #23B - NE Columbia Blvd.
  • Stay to the right to merge onto US-30 Bypass West.
  • Immediately move to left lanes. (DO NOT take Columbia Blvd.)
  • Follow US-30 BP 3.7 miles. 
    (This road will have several street name changes, but will remain the main flow of traffic.)
  • Turn LEFT on NE 27th at signal.
  • Follow NE 27th 7 blocks, the campus will be on your left.

Going North on I-205

  • Take Exit #23B - NE Killingsworth St/Columbia Blvd.
  • Stay to the right to merge onto US-30 Bypass West.
  • Immediately move to left lanes. (DO NOT take Columbia Blvd.)
  • Follow US-30 BP 3.7 miles. (This road will have several street name changes, but will remain the main flow of traffic.)
  • Turn LEFT on NE 27th at signal.
  • Follow NE 27th 7 blocks, the campus will be on your left.

Going South on I-205

  • Take Exit #23B - NE Killingsworth St.
  • Turn right at the end of the onramp and immediately merge to the left lanes onto US-30 Bypass West. (DO NOT take Columbia Blvd.)
  • Follow US-30 BP 3.7 miles. (This road will have several street name changes, but will remain the main flow of traffic.)
  • Turn LEFT on NE 27th at signal.
  • Follow NE 27th 7 blocks, the campus will be on your left.

 

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