Speaker's Handouts from General and Daytime Meetings

We generally have speakers at both our General and Daytime Meetings. When the speakers provide handouts and allows us to put them on our website, these are made avaiable in our Member's Blog area . In order to access this are, you must be logged into the website. Once logged in, the CFGS Community menu will be displayed and you will see the Member's Blog menu under that heading.

The form these handouts take will depend on the speaker. They may be summarized in an article or be available for download in PDF formats from a link. If there is a link, when you click on it the handout should open in your browser. You can then used File --> Save As in the browser to save the PDF file.



Home Networking Explained: Everything You Need to Know from CNET

Have you tried to setup a home network but did not know what you were doing, Do you know the difference between Wi-FI and the internet? What is the difference between a router, switch and a hub? What about a DSL modem and cable modem?

If you have problems with these terms, CNET has you covered, They have published (actually updated) a comprehensive nine part article on home networking. The first part covers general topics like wired networking, wireless networking, more on wireless networking and power line networking. Parts 2 - 9 explain things in greater detail.

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Notes for Ann Osisek's presentation "My Family Were Methodists - Or Were They? Using Religious Records"

The notes for Ann's presentation are available in our Members' Blog. You can find this after logging into our website under CFGS Community in the menu.

Family Tree Magazine's 101 Best Websites for Genealogy in 2016

101BESTwebsites 2016Each year Family Tree Magazine selects the best genealogy websites and publishes the list in their magazine and online. This year they have decided, given this is the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek series, to as they put it "boldly go where no genealogist has gone before. We're jettisoning old, outdated sites . . . seeking out new frontiers in online genealogy, sites not afraid to innovate at warp speed." As a result, many older sites were replaced with new one. You can read their article 101 Best Websites for Genealogy in 2016 here. You can also pick up their September 2016 containing the article on newstands now.

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CFGS Needs You!

Our Society has many needs to keep it working smoothly. We rely on our members to step out to build a better Society and to help others in their search for ancestors. Please consider how we can work with you to match your talents with the needs of CFGS.

We could use you to greet attendees at meeting, help setup and tear down meetings, provide refreshment, share what you have learned in a presentation or an article for our publications and website, work with seniors in the Ancestry Revealed program and more.   If you are willing to help please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speak to one of our Board Members at a meeting.



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