Gene Pennington and David Williams will be giving a
presentation to the Golden Gate Computer Society (GGCS) on Monday, May 24,
David and Gene’s presentation is titled “GENEALOGY, YOUR
COMPUTER, AND HOW TO FIND YOUR ROOTS”.
Growing your Family Tree is fun but not always easy.
May's General Meeting is all about how to get started using your computer, the
Internet and local resources. We'll hear about the Family History Center's
resources in Marin, what materials are available there, how to use the Internet
to research your family's history, and what software to use when you want to
organize the data you uncover.
Gene Pennington and David Williams from the Marin
Genealogical Society will give us tips for success, tell us where to start, how
to compare genealogy programs, what we can find at the Family History Center,
and provide handouts with website resources.
Gene Pennington is deeply involved in genealogy research
and belongs to a number of genealogical associations. His personal genealogy
web site is http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~genepenn/.
Gene is Chairman of the Board and Research Director for the Pennington Research
Association and the web master and CIG manager for the Marin Genealogical
Society. He gives presentations and classes throughout the year on a wide
variety of subjects concerning computers and genealogy
Gene worked at the San Rafael Police Department for 32
years as Patrol Officer, Detective, and Captain. He introduced computers to San
Rafael PD, including the use of laptop computers in patrol cars and in the
field, helped develop and implement a county wide emergency radio and
communication system, as well as county wide information records services. In
1999 he started a consulting business offering computer services to small
business owners and to individuals. He and his wife live in Santa Venetia and
have three sons and six grandchildren.
David Williams is President of the Marin Genealogical
Society and is a volunteer at the Family History Center. David began
researching his family history 20 years ago as a result of an inquiry from a
distant cousin concerning his mother's family, and the search expanded to include
both maternal and paternal family lines. Today his data base contains well over
a thousand names. The search continues.
Born in Monterey Ca., David moved to Marin in 1952. After
working in the Bechtel engineering department for 18 years, he became a General
Contractor for 20 years before retiring. He and his wife live in Marin and have
three adult children.