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Where We Meet

Main Line Genealogy Club meets the 2nd Thursday of September through June at Easttown Library, 720 First Ave., Berwyn, PA, 19312 from 1 to 3 pm.

Our Next Meeting


201910oct1:00 pm3:00 pmFamily Tree Maker - Basics for beginners and tips for the experienced users


Event Details

We first met “Cousin Russ” Worthington at our Family Tree Maker presentation in June. We were so impressed with his knowledge of both genealogical research and the Family Tree Maker(FTM) software, we asked him to join us in October. The  program will give you a solid foundation in the use of FTM and help you begin to take full advantage of what it has to offer:

1. Why is it is good to have your tree on your own software?
2. What are the top software packages currently available?
3. Why choose FTM? Brief history of FTM, relationship with Ancestry and current structure.
4. What are the basic capabilities within FTM?
5. What are the features that make it stand apart?
6. How do I get FTM?
7. How do I install FTM?
8. How do I get started?
9. Educational resources…

Our Speaker:
Russ Worthington has become known at “Cousin Russ” and is indeed a real cousin of “Dear Myrtle”, Pat Richley-Erickson. He says of himself: “Most folks know me to be a Family Tree Maker expert, a bit overstated, but an avid user. I am serious about locating and using “original documents” as a family history researcher, a student of genealogical methodology, a Find-A-Grave volunteer, a public speaker and a user of technology in my research. I served in the US Coast Guard in Vietnam. I first met ‘DearMYRTLE’  listening to her old podcasts while I commuted to and from work, but we didn’t meet until years later. She was demonstrating a genealogy software program and I piped up that I had the same early Welsh Quakers in Philadelphia and Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is my honor to work with DearMYRTLE with the production the DearMYRTLE online education programs.”


(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Easttown Library & Information Center

720 First Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312


"Cousin Russ" Worthington

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The Main Line Genealogy Club welcomes all who are interested in learning more about their ancestors, both newcomers and those who are more experienced. Our purpose is to present programs that will help both new and experienced students to research their own family genealogies and to learn new techniques for improving their knowledge of their ancestors and their family histories.

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