Weekly GGCS Announcement


Week of April 24 to April 28, 2017

GGCS General Meeting

This Month’s Subject: Apple Night at the GGCS GM

CHRIS HARNISH AND MICHAEL LUCHINO will present a talk on the Apple Ecosystem: iPhone, iPad, iCloud, iCloud Drive, and Mac Computer at the GGCS General Meeting April 24. They will discuss what is great about these devices and how they interact and sync with one another.

They will try to unravel some of the multiple Apple ID and iCloud addresses that people end up with and suggest solutions to syncing problems. Also, they will discuss the photo app on the computer and the iPhone/iPad and some of its unknown functionality.

Both of our speakers are professional consultants for these devices. Chris trained in electronics and basic computers and is now a Certified Apple Consultant. He is also the co-leader of our Apple SIG. Michael is a Windows and an Apple Tech Consultant. He is also co-leads our Apple SIG. The Apple SIG meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1p.m. in the GGCS classroom.



  • Fourth Tuesday, 2:00 PM at the San Rafael Public Library
  • 110 E Street, San Rafael, CA
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 2:00 PM

The GGCS, in conjunction with the San Rafael Public Library’s TechZone, will present a SIG in which users with iPads will learn to develop Keynote presentations so that they can display whatever they choose: photos, mementos, vacation travel, hobbies or family events.

We will be using the library’s subscription to Lynda.com, an online technology learning tool. During the session attendees will create professional looking presentations on a TechZone iMac which they can then copy to a flash drive and download to their own iPad. 

SIG leader, Ron Matteri – 415.454.0714

From our Sister Group, Marin County Genealogy Society

MCGS General Meeting

  • When: Thursday, April 27, 2017
  • Location: Marin Family History Center, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael
  • 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

“Genealogy Research with Military Records”
Presented by Jeffrey Vaillant

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Genealogists know that if an ancestor has served in the armed forces, there will be records. Military records can include pension records, photographs, deployments, land bounty records, and even extracts from the family bible.

Our speaker, Jeffrey Vaillant, will explain which records are the most useful for genealogical research with examples from specific documents and discuss where and how you can obtain these records. Included will be an update on the status of the War of 1812 Pension Records.

Jeffrey Vaillant is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, with expertise in the Civil War and Federal Records.
The share and tell segment of the meeting will focus on the military with members sharing artifacts and stories about their ancestors who served with the armed forces.

Come at 6:30pm with your genealogical questions and to socialize. The Public is welcome and there is no charge. For more information and a map, check our website: www.MarinGenSoc.org

About MCGS Meetings:

The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.

We meet on the 4th Thursday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November’s meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.

Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there’s usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.

Our Mission: The organization serves to fill the need for local access to genealogical materials and instructions; to promote interest in genealogical and related historical and biographical research; to preserve manuscripts, documents, records, family histories, and other genealogical holdings; and to encourage compilation and publication of records and family histories. Additionally we strive to provide instruction in research techniques involving evidence, proof, and documentation, stressing accuracy and ethics and to serve as a medium for sharing knowledge, and educational and social activities.

  • Marin County Genealogical Society was formed in May, 1977, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit California Corporation.
  • Visit the MCGS website at –>http://www.maringensoc.org/Events to see the 2016 schedule, topics, locations and directions.
  • See us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/pages/Marin-County-Genealogical-Society


For more information on these and other GGCS meetings, see our website at http://www.ggcs.org.

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