Thursday, June 28, 2012

Speaker Profiles: Marian Kile, Linda Lucky, and Linda Todd

It is a pleasure to welcome Marian Kile, Linda Lucky, and Linda Todd as co-presenters at Family History Day at the California State Archives.   This powerhouse trio will combine their expertise in quite possibly the first presentation of its kind at Family History Day!

Marian Kile attended a genealogy seminar in November of 2005 to find out what was involved in this mysterious thing called genealogy.  She got hooked and signed up to volunteer at the Sacramento Regional Family History Center on Eastern Avenue.  She has learned a lot through her volunteering and attending the different classes and seminars.  Marian has been using the Legacy Family Tree in 2009 and is excited to demonstrate the capabilities of the tool.

Linda Lucky has been actively engaged in family history research for nearly 30 years. Currently, she and her husband Ed Lucky, have been the Directors of the Sacramento Regional Family History Center for over two years. Linda completed the National Genealogical Society (NGS) American Genealogy: Home Study Course in 2003.  In addition, she has completed all classes required for the Family History Certificate offered through Brigham Young University and is currently working on her certification from the Board of Certified Genealogists and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family History.  Linda still works full time but often consults to help others link their families together.  She is a frequent speaker at the Sacramento Regional Family History Center and surrounding genealogy societies.  She is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, NGS, SVGHS, and Winn Parish (Louisiana) Genealogical Society.  Linda Lucky uses Roots Magic genealogy software.

Linda Todd was raised in Sacramento, California and attended California state colleges. She worked 40 years for the State of California. All of the time Linda worked for the state she was involved with computer technology. Linda has always been interested in her family history. She has spent more than 35 years researching family history. Her research has taken her to Germany, Texas, Ohio, Missouri and North Carolina. She currently works at the Regional Family History Center in Sacramento, helping patrons with their research and she also teaches classes at the Center as she continues her family research.  Linda Todd uses Family Tree Maker genealogy software.

Marian Kile, Linda Lucky, and Linda Todd will co-present Family History Software Comparison.  Have you decided what genealogy software program to use to organize your data?  Maybe you're thinking about changing to a different software program.  In this session, three major family history software programs - Legacy, RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker - will be compared.  On three screens, the presenters will review the similarities and differences of common tasks such as importing data, adding individuals, creating reports, etc. (RootsMagic and Legacy have free downloads on the internet of their basic program.) 

posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond

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