The Tools I Use

The tool that I use to record the results of my genealogy research is a database program called RootsMagic. There are several programs of this type available. Some of them are free or have versions that are free. RootsMagic is my own particular favorite. You can learn more bout this program at their website: http://www.rootsmagic.com/

One of my many volunteer activities at the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) is serving as the leader of the RootsMagic User Group. We meet on the third Sunday of most months at 2:00 PM at the SCGS Library in Burbank to assist both new and more experienced RM users to learn more about the program and how to use it more effectively. I will post information on this blog for members of the User Group and others interested in the program.

More later – Right now I have to leave in an hour to chair this month’s meeting.

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2 Responses to “The Tools I Use”

  1. Richard Collins Says:

    I am descended from Sally Holliday, daughter of John Holliday. Sally married Joel Smith Montgomery. Handwritten family records indicate he was a Revolutionary War vetran. A scribbled annotation next to his name is “killed indian Tippacanoe”. Could this be your John Holliday 1755-1800?

  2. jholladay Says:

    Richard. good to hear from a descendant of Sally and Joel. I’m interested in learning more about that branch of the family. I am curious about your source that says Sally is the daughter of John Holliday.

    Joel and Sally’s marriage is well documented, as well as the fact that Sally’s parents were Zacharias Holladay and Catherine (Kitty) Anderson. Let’s explore this further by email and I will try to post more of the information I have about Sally and Joel in the near future.

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