For the first half of 2021 we will be holding our meetings virtually using the Zoom platform provided by OGS. We will be meeting on the first Monday of each month beginning February 1st (no January meeting). We will post information about each meeting as it becomes available. Please check back here for links to register for our meetings.
February 2021 Meeting
Please join us on Monday, February 1st at 7:00 pm to learn about The GEDCOM Toolkit.
The GEDCOM format file is a largely misunderstood and underutilized genealogy tool, according to presenter Bob Dawes.
It can be used to migrate a genealogy family file into other genealogy software programs to take advantage of their unique features while keeping your own program. GEDCOM can be used for building on-line trees quickly or to transfer your file to a portable device like a tablet or smartphone. GEDCOM can also be used for matching with cousins much like DNA does by comparing your file to other GEDCOMs.
This presentation will explore the many benefits of using a GEDCOM for more than creating simple back up files.
To register for this presentation, please click here!
Bob Dawes is a retired technology industry executive who got turned onto genealogy in the early nineties. He enjoys combining technology and travel to research his family. Bob and his wife, Barbara also an avid genealogist, have traveled throughout North America and the United Kingdom in pursuit of their ancestors. Their most recent trip was to Scotland for thirty-five days in the fall of 2019 where they filled in for the staff at the Buchan Family History Centre, in Peterhead, for a week. Bob is a past chair of Quinte Branch – OGS and has given presentations to many societies, branches and conferences. He currently manages Quinte’s IT and research databases.