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MCGS General Meeting

  • March 24, 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 9:59 PM
  • Marin Family History Center, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael

General Meeting:

Interactive Timelines: Online Timelines That Allow You To See Your Family’s Place in History

Presented by Sierra Pope.

Plotting out the events of an ancestor’s life on a timeline can help you gain a fuller picture of them as a person. You may notice different locations they have lived, how old they were when their parents died, or which significant historical events took place during their lifetime.

This presentation will review the traditional research timeline.  It will also look in depth at interactive online timelines which you can easily share with your family.

Sierra will explain how to use several digital tools to help you create these timelines.


Sierra Pope is presently the President of the Marin County Genealogical Society, and hosts the "Up In The Tree" blog.

Note that our General Meetings have been switched to the 4th Thursday of the month.

About our 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 Thursday, 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.

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