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Computer Genealogy Group Meeting (CoGG)

October 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Butch Hibben

Butch Hibben

Today: Topic: Five Computer Programs/Apps to Simplify the Life of a Genealogist

We all like FREE and Butch Hibben is a master of discovering free programs, websites, and apps that will help genealogists be more efficient. Some of these come from fields far removed from genealogy.

We cannot name the exact programs, websites, or apps that will be presented as things change often and if something is no longer avaiable, no longer applies (due to adjustments in application) or is suddenly a “pay” item, he will change it out for something else.

For the most part, these are for PCs, not Macs), but the website information of course, is compatible with the Mac.

Audience members will be WOWed with the ways they can simplify their lives with these and, if they wish, they can follow along on their own laptops (provided there is Internet access).

(No Internet access is required for Butch’s presentaion, however, as it is done via screen captures in PowerPoint.)

Speaker Biography:

L.A. (Butch) Hibben, Certified Legacy Advisory, the Assistant Director of the Corona (CA) Family History Center.

Knowing about his ancestry has been as much a part of Butch’s life as knowing basic life skills. Fortunate enough to speak with his forebears about their experiences as Arizona pioneers, Butch has remembered the stories and the roles his family played in the history of the states of Utah and Arizona.

Butch, like his ancestor pioneers, was a trailblazer: for him it was in the field of computers. He became involved in the technology in the late 1950s while serving in the U.S. Navy. After his discharge, he continued in the field as a computer technician for many years until his retirement in 2008.

An audio specialist and former square dance caller, it is no wonder that he was inspired to assist others in preserving their heritage when he was introduced to the Living Legacy Project in 2011.

Again, he is carrying on his ancestors’ tradition of pioneering – now in the world of on-line preservation. He lives in Riverside County and can be reached at www.circlemending.org/LLP.html.

About CoGG: This is a special interest group of the NSDCGS. CoGG programs focus on computer and internet issues, research and tools, relating to Genealogy. The CoGG speakers will enhance our computer experience in finding our families and piecing together their lives. Open to all levels of computer/genealogy experience. For more information regarding this program, please contact our CoGG Chair, Pauline Ballentine, at paulineb@cox.net

The Society sponsors coffee & sweets preceding each meeting. Please join us in the coffee room; on the left, inside the chamber. Note: only water is allowed in the chamber.
Society meeting format:

  • 9:00 am Coffee Social
  • 9:30 am Members’ Meeting: Society News, Sharing and occasional Case Studies
  • 10:00 am Break
  • 10:15 am CoGG Speaker


October 11, 2016
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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Pauline Ballentine


Carlsbad City Council Chambers
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008 United States
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