TSGS Cruiser Blog

Friday, November 16, 2012

TSGS Program Reported

"Traveling at 33 RPM in an IPad World"

Retired USI Professor and TSGS Board Member Larry Goss gave a very informative and interesting program entitled "Traveling at 33 RPM in an IPad World".   He presented an interactive program designed to inform about what we need to do to move into the world of technology.   He showed various methods of storage that has been used in the past and currently.   Several members told what other societies are doing.   One example was about going to a seminar and at registration was given a thumb drive with the option of getting printed information for $40.00 which was thick and heavy. A problem that many of us was wondering... how to implement our membership and keep control of our Packet publication?   It seemed to all come together.   We could require all members to have an email address with membership beginning with our next year and the Packet could be emailed each quarter.  This could be announced in the June edition of the Packet and offer for an additional fee to send them a thumb drive with all 30 years of the Packet preloaded, there is a company that can load this for us economically.   With this thumb drive when each edition of the Packet comes out the membership could download it to their thumb drive keeping it current.

- Reported by Don Counts, TSGS President

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

TSGS Meeting Tonight - 6:30 PM

The Tri-State Genealogical Society will meet tonight at Willard Library in the Bayard Room.  Notice the time is at 6:30 PM  this is earlier than usual and is the new time selected by our members for us to start our meetings.  There will be a brief business meeting conducted by President Don Counts followed by a discussion led by Larry Goss "Traveling at 33 RPM in an IPad World!"  The society is looking at "going digital" with our quarterly journal and making the move to archiving digitally.  Technology is rapidly advancing and we need to get on the boat before it will be too difficult to catch up!  Larry is very knowledgeable in this subject and wants to answer questions and discuss options the society (and any organization) have to better serve our members and the genealogical world.

Most of us are struggling to understand how to best use these electronic devises and abilities... this is an excellent opportunity to get a better appreciation of what is happening in communications and data storage.

You do not need to be a member to attend and this discussion should be of benefit for any kind of organization.  Come and ask a question!  There will be an attendance prize given at the end of the meeting.

I will not be able to attend, as I will be at the Posey County 4-H Awards Banquet presenting the TSGS 4-H Genealogical Award Certificate to a young 4-H'er.  The award is in honor & memory of Glenda K. Trapp.

John G. West, TSGS Vice-President