Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Live Streamed Sessions form the Southern California Jamboree - Free and Nominal fee sessions.

Not able to attend the Southern California Genealogy Society Jamboree?  Ancestry will be sponsoring 14 free genealogy live streams:

Friday, June 6
FR009 - Friday 1:00PM - Judy G. Russell JD, CG, CGL - "Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans"

FR018 - Friday 2:30PM - Blaine Bettinger PhD, JD - "DNA and the Genealogical Proof Standard"

FR027 - Friday 4:00PM - Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA - "Manuscript Finding Aids: Locating Migrating Family Records"

FR034 - Friday 5:30PM - F. Warren Bittner, CG - "Proof Arguments: How and Why"

Saturday, June 7
SA003 - Saturday 8:30AM - F. Warren Bittner, CG - "Elusive Immigrant!"

SA019 - Saturday 10:00AM - Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL - "Staying out of Trouble: The Rights and Responsibilities of Today's Genealogist"

SA027 - Saturday 11:30AM - Michael Leclerc - "Researching Your New England Ancestors"

SA037 - Saturday 2:00PM - Bennett Greenspan - "The Future of Genetic Genealogy"

SA039 - Saturday 3:30PM - Dr. Maurice Gleeson - "Researching Your Irish Ancestry"

SA053 - Saturday 4:00PM - Cyndi Ingle - "The Internet: A Genealogist's Printing Press"
Sunday, June 8
SU009 - Sunday 8:30AM - D. Joshua Taylor - "Resources of the DAR: Beyond Revolutionary War Soldiers"

SU012 - Sunday 10:00AM - Dawn Thurston - "How to Write a Personal History that Captures your Interesting Life"

SU020 - Sunday 1:00PM - Dr. Maurice Gleeson - "Ireland and the Slave Trade"

SU036 - Sunday 2:30PM - Denise Levenick - "Dirty Pictures: Save Your Family Photos from Ruin"

The Family History and DNA Conference will also provide live streamed sessions for a nominal fee.  See http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/Jamboree/2014/LiveStream.html for additional information and costs.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New SLIG DNA Course

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is excited to announce the inclusion
of a new course:

*"Getting More Out of Genetic Genealogy Research: Intermediate to Advanced
DNA Analysis Techniques"*

Due to the high demand for genetic genealogy education, SLIG has added an
advanced Genetic Genealogy course coordinated by CeCe Moore and Angie
Bush.This advanced analysis course is intended for the genealogist who has
a thorough understanding of genetic genealogy basics and has experience
applying DNA testing to family history research. This is the next step in
genetic genealogy education, with a focus on preparing professionals and
others to work on genetic genealogy cases and strengthen the skills of
those who are already doing so.

This course will examine the methods used by expert genetic genealogists to
thoroughly and accurately analyze DNA testing results to advance knowledge
of an individual?s genealogy. Instruction will include complex case studies
that incorporate multiple types of DNA testing results, analyzed in
conjunction with documentary evidence, as well as cases where DNA test
results are the primary resource, such as in unknown parentage cases.
Coursework will include analyzing and comparing DNA testing data from all
of the companies offering products to the genealogy community with
explanations and demonstrations of the most valuable features and tools for
the genetic genealogist working with large amounts of data. Through active
participation in and completion of this course, the genealogist will gain
essential skills for integrating DNA testing with traditional genealogy
research on an advanced level.

This course will pick up where other genetic genealogy courses have left
off and take attendees to the next level in using DNA as a research tool.
The course will feature top of the line instructors and topics. There are
several prerequisites to the course. Please visit 
www.slig.ugagenealogy.org for
more information.

In addition, SLIG would like to announce that the registration date has
been moved from to allow those travelling to IGHR the opportunity to
register without stress.

Linda Mc

Friday, May 16, 2014

Family Tree Maker SIG Meets this Saturday May 17th

The Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group will have their meeting this Saturday, May 17 from 10:00- noon, immediately prior to  the PCGS general meeting.  We will meet in the usual place, UMC Rooms 2500 C&D.  Bring your questions and suggestions.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Help Session May 10th

 Have you hit a roadblock in your research?
Would you like some help from other PCGS members?
Attend the PCGS Help Session
Saturday, May 10, 1-3 PM, Room 2500 D, UMC (enter from cafeteria)  Jean Banowit  jeanbanowit@aol.com