Special Interest Groups or SIGs are informal gatherings of members who share a common interest and meet in a small group setting. You have an opportunity to share, ask questions, and get more detailed explanations that may not be available in our regular SAGHS classes. In the past months, we have had one SIG - using Google Earth software for mapping your ancestor's homes and lands as well as visiting where they lived using satellite imagery and street views.
Recently added is our newest SIG:
This is an informal gathering of people interested in learning more about their computers, and other digital devices, the programs or applications (apps) they use, and how best to use them specifically in support of their genealogy research and endeavors. It is intended as a Member Benefit, but non-members are invited and will be charged.
The topics for each session will be determined by the interest expressed by members who attend the SIG sessions or expressed through other surveys or emails. Each session’s topic will be advertised with other classes and workshops. While this is informal, we do ask for pre-registration to ensure that we have enough handouts available, or if other pre-class information is disseminated, and if the session needs to be canceled with little advanced notice.
The sessions will be held quarterly, probably on a Saturday, but the day and time will be contingent upon the interest and availability of the participants and leader.
Samples of topics:
Using Excel to create a Locality Guide to document information to assist in Genealogy Research.
Using PowerPoint to create a Family History keepsake, digital, or hard copy.
Topics in the Planning Stage:
** Using Google for Genealogy Research
** Virtual Conference Programs
** I have a smartphone, but how do I use it?
** Comparisons of various email applications
If you have a suggestion for a new special interest group, let us know.