ANNOUNCING 2012 Jamboree Extension Webinar Series
- Thought I'd forward this one to dist-gen, as there may be some who are
I snipped a lot of it because it was so long. Follow the link for more
Dawn Kirkpatrick, Webmaster
Alberta Family Histories Society
From: Southern California Genealogical Society
[mailto:phinkel@...] On Behalf Of Southern California
Sent: December 18, 2011 12:17 AM
Subject: ANNOUNCING 2012 Jamboree Extension Webinar Series
2012 Jamboree Extension Webinar Series
For Immediate Release December 18, 2011. (Burbank, CA)
The Southern California Genealogical Society announces the return of the
popular Jamboree Extension Webinar Series, which provides web-based family
history and genealogy educational sessions for genealogists around the
Speakers for the 2012 Series include many distinguished professional
genealogists and family history lecturers.
Sessions are held on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month.
The first 2012 webinar on Saturday, January 7, 2012, will be led by Linda
Geiger, CG, CGL. Linda's presentation is "Me and My Laptop: Getting the Most
out of your Laptop while Researching Onsite." Linda will share tips for
making onsite research more efficient and productive using DropBox (or
similar cloud) in conjunction with spreadsheets, word processing programs,
genealogy software, and more.
Webinars help extend awareness of SCGS and Jamboree around the world. In
2011, the webinar series reached genealogists from 48 US states and 7
Canadian provinces, as well as England, Wales, Ireland, France, United
Kingdom, Algeria, Uganda, Australia, New Zealand and Israel.
Jamboree Extension Series presentations will be scheduled on the first
Saturday and third Wednesday of each month. Saturday sessions will be held
at 10am Pacific time / 1pm Eastern time; Wednesday sessions will be
scheduled at 6pm Pacific time / 9pm Eastern time.
Full details and registration information for each session can be found on
the SCGS website at www.scgsgenealogy.com.
For more information contact:
Paula Hinkel ( phinkel@... )
Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
- I read with interest the article, "From the Geneasphere" in today's Chinook,
page 17. Joan Miller has a most useful write-up on the translating of
material between languages, using Google Translate. I am corresponding
these days with a third cousin in France, who does not know English and my
French is barely high school level.
Does it work? Yes, to a degree. Mostly, when you use the Google
Translator, you get workable results. I would suggest a further step if you
want to get better precision. First, I write up what I want in English.
Then, I copy and paste the English text into the English --> French box in
Google Translator. I then copy the resultant French translation and usually
paste it somewhere. You then switch the translator to be French -->
English. Now paste your new French version into the translator and see the
English results. If it ends up sounding garbled, you still have a chance to
fix it. Go back to your original English version and try some different
words- just substitute, especially obscure words and tenses and also shorten
the sentences if suitable. Then try again and see if you get closer.
Google Translator is not perfect but it can be very practical.
I use this technique to build a bilingual version of my Family Weber website
and it is very readable. See
My thanks to Joan Miller for explaining this most useful genealogy and
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