Next meeting – 15 November 2018

DAY AND TIME – 3rd Thursday, November 15 – 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
PLACE – Latter-Day Saints Church, 10675 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, Relief Society Room,
Doors are open for networking at noon. Visitors are always welcome!
LEADER – Marilyn Mullins Schunke, assisted by Janet O’Conor Camarata

TOPIC– Exploring Legacy Reports

We will be discussing the reporting functions in Legacy. Members will be sharing their favorite reports and explain / show how they were created in Legacy. So come prepared to talk about your favorites. Even if you don’t want to formally report, you can tell us your favorite report and we can explore the options together. This is your session to talk, so there will be no formal presentation from me and no handout.

To ensure you receive emails, add SchunkeM@outlook.com to your trusted list. Hope to see you there.

Location:

October 18, 2018 Meeting

DAY AND TIME – 3rd Thursday, October 18 – 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
PLACE – Latter-Day Saints Church, 10675 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, Relief Society Room,
Doors are open for networking at noon. Visitors are always welcome!
LEADER – Marilyn Mullins Schunke, assisted by Janet O’Conor Camarata

We will continue the discussion we had last session about establishing standards and documenting them in a style sheet. This will be a three-part session:

TOPIC 1 – Style Guides or Sheets for Genealogy presented by Cary Bright. As the co-leader of the Seattle Genealogical Society’s DNA SIG, Cary prepared a presentation on style sheets / standards which she will be presenting to start off our session. She will be describing what is a style sheet and provide suggestions for what types of items should be included in your style sheet. Cary has provided a style sheet template as a suggestion for documenting your personal style standards.

TOPIC 2 – Standards for Names will be the follow-on topic to Cary’s presentation and our presentation last month on Standards for Locations. We will review genealogy standards and the options Legacy provides for implementing those standards. These include entering data properly into the various Name fields, displaying names on the various screens, and setting name topography for printing in reports vs printing from the Publishing Center. We will take a look at all this and more. By the end of this session, hopefully we will all understand the importance of establishing our own personal standards, documenting those standards in a style sheet, and applying those standards consistently as we enter data into Legacy and use Legacy to assist us in capturing and writing our family history.

TOPIC 3 – Quick Miscellaneous Tips in using Legacy will be provided in answer to some of the questions which have arisen in previous sessions.

Check your email…Handouts and Cary’s style sheet template will be emailed to the active attendee list by the Tuesday or Wednesday prior to the meeting. To ensure you receive emails, add SchunkeM@outlook.com to your trusted list. Hope to see you there.

Location:

September 20, 2018 Meeting

DAY AND TIME – 3rd Thursday, September 20 – 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
PLACE – LDS Church, 10675 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, Relief Society Room,
Doors are open for networking between end of Irish Interest Group (10:00 a.m. to noon) and start of Legacy Interest Group at 12:30 p.m.  Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

TOPIC – Standards for Locations: At our June meeting we agreed we wanted to look at documenting the standards we want to establish for Legacy data entry. The September session will focus on data entry for the Location field, both long and short form entries. We probably all know that prior to the 4th of July 1776 some places in the Americas were called “colonies” while others were known as “provinces.” But did you know, depending on the date, the official name of the controlling “country” was England or Great Britain. And these dates are not consistent across all the colonies and provinces. You might also be interested to know the Master Location “Sort” function has some pretty neat features other than specifying in what order you want the City, County, State, Country to be sorted. We will take a look at all this and more.

Handouts will be emailed to the active attendee list by the Tuesday or Wednesday prior to the meeting. Hope to see you there.

 

June 21, 2018 Meeting

DAY AND TIME – 3rd Thursday, June 21 – 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
PLACE – LDS Church, 10675 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, Relief Society Room,

Based on interest at the last session, this session will be focused on my application of User ID in Legacy. The handout will provide an overview of how I construct the
User ID, as well as a couple of tables illustrating the concept. I will also explain my digital file organization and binder organization, so all three places – Legacy, digital folders, and binders (or file folders) – are organized the same way. I will be explaining how/why I came about this system over a period of years. The system may not be right for everyone, but hopefully will give some food for thought on ways you might want to consider using the User ID in legacy.

 

May 17, 2018 Meeting

DAY AND TIME – 3rd Thursday, May 17 – 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
PLACE – LDS Church, 10675 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, Relief Society Room,
Doors are open for networking between end of Irish Interest Group (10:00 a.m. to noon) and start of Legacy Interest Group at 12:30 p.m.  Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

Topics:

  • Ensuring completeness when entering a Published Genealogy or after entering a series of related events – The Maris Family…1683-1885 continued
    • Search Missing Sources – as an example
    • Run Family Group Record
    • Consider order of sources
    • Consider order of events

April 19, 2018 Meeting

Continuing to review a “repeatable process,” including using Event Clipboard with Source and Media images attached. These concepts will be demonstrated while inputting data from a published genealogy, The Maris Family in the United States. A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris. 1683-1885.

March 15, 2018 Meeting

DAY AND TIME – 3rd Thursday, March 15 – 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Same place – Relief Society Room, LDS Church, 10675 NE 20th Street, Bellevue
Topic: “Entering Preliminary (Secondary) Research into Legacy”

We will review a “repeatable process,” including To-Do Items, Source Clipboard, and adding Media images. These concepts will be demonstrated while inputting data from a published genealogy, The Maris Family in the United States. A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris. 1683-1885.

16 February 2018 Meeting

The Legacy Special Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society will meet Friday, February 16, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004. The doors will open at 11:15 a.m. for networking.

Announcement of leadership change: Sherry Holthe retired from leadership of the Legacy Special Interest Group after 10 years of service. She will be missed. Marilyn Mullins Schunke is the new leader and will be assisted by Janet O’Conor Camarata. See their bios below. When Sherry Holthe resigned last meeting as our SIG leader, she emphasized that the February meeting would be the 10th anniversary of this Legacy SIG. So our SIG topic will be only one hour so we can take time to celebrate this anniversary and recognize Sherry for her leadership. Please join us for Sherry’s reception even if you can’t attend the Legacy portion.

Legacy SIG Topic (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.): As new leaders of the Legacy Family Tree SIG, we would like us all to get to know each other a little better. In addition to letting you know a little about us, we would like to learn a little about the attendees and your level of usage of Legacy Family Tree so we can better serve you. We’ll also discuss what the Legacy SIG might look like in the future and would like to get ideas about your wants and desires for the meeting.

Reception (12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.):  Let’s recognize Sherry Holthe as she steps down from leadership after 10 years of service, celebrate our 10th anniversary, and network amongst fellow genealogists as we share in some finger foods.

  • Please bring some finger foods to share, if possible.
  • Plates, napkins, and bottled water will be provided by Marilyn and Janet, as well as finger desserts
  • Please note: No caffeinated drinks allowed in the facility.

New Leader Bios:

Marilyn Mullins Schunke is a 2006 graduate of University of Washington’s Genealogy & Family History Certificate Program. She currently serves on the EGS Book Committee and on the Board of the South King County Genealogical Society. In the past Marilyn has volunteered at Heritage Quest Research Library as a Board member, Education Coordinator and Volunteer Librarian. Technology is her forte and she has presented Windows 10 and Digital Organization classes and served, and continues to serve, as Technical Assistant in Janet O’Conor Camarata’s genealogy courses at Pierce College.

Janet O’Conor Camarata is active in the South King County Genealogical Society as Technology User Group leader and publicity chairman and in the Eastside Genealogical Society as presenter and program chairman of the German Interest Group. She is also an instructor in a six-week course in genealogy and technology at Pierce College. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a graduate of the University of Washington’s Genealogy and Family History Certificate Program.  She is an experienced instructor who taught at the University of Phoenix and in The Boeing Company.

17 Nov 2017 Meeting

The next Legacy Special Interest Group Meeting will be Friday, 17 Nov from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the LDS church, 10675 NE 20th St in Bellevue. Park in front and look for the sign hanging on the sliding glass doors to the left of the main entrance.

Since we’re meeting over the lunch hour, feel free to bring a lunch. Please, to respect the church’s beliefs, no coffee, tea, or caffeinated soft drinks.

Topic  We’ll discuss Source List Names and how to come up with a naming system that makes it easier to find the sources we’ve already entered!