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DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, January 27
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting by Invitation Only
Co-hosted by Anjie Mercer, Arlene Bird, and Stan Wells.
Discussion content will be directed by consensus of the group.
We will continue to look at various DNA programs and tools that increase our ability to use it to discover new ancestors and descendants.  We can and will direct our efforts to help individual members who have specific questions, problems, issues.
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting Stan Wells at:  webmaster@pastfindersslc.org



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, February 2
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapter 5:
   Chapter 5 - Documenting Your Research
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.


Begining Genealogy: Starting Family History research - Class 1 of 2
Wednesday, February 3
Begining Genealogy: Starting Family History research - Class 1 of 2  (Beginners Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online using Zoom Video Conferencing

CLASS 1

Learn how to start family history research. You will use whatever data you have collected on your family to begin your search. In this class you will learn how to research your genealogy using two different methods, compile information using established genealogy sites and software, the features of each site and software, and basic research source documentation. There are 2 classes two weeks apart, and both are a must.  Have paper and pen for notes. Class handouts will be emailed to you upon joining the Zoom meeting.

Register by sending an Email with the Subject of Beginners Class to info@pastfindersslc.org

 



DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, February 10
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting by Invitation Only
Co-hosted by Anjie Mercer, Arlene Bird, and Stan Wells.
Discussion content will be directed by consensus of the group.
We will continue to look at various DNA programs and tools that increase our ability to use it to discover new ancestors and descendants.  We can and will direct our efforts to help individual members who have specific questions, problems, issues.
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting Stan Wells at:  webmaster@pastfindersslc.org


February Speaker is Lisa Louise Cooke
Thursday, February 11
February Speaker is Lisa Louise Cooke  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM
Registration is Required, please register HERE
 
Meet and Greet at 5:30 PM, Speaker begins at 6:00 PM
Meeting Topic:  Google Books: the tool you should use every day!

Learn the secrets of getting more than you ever imagined from the largest online collection of digitized books, Google Books. With 25 million books, many of which are digitized and fully searchable, Google Books should be the first place to which you turn as you climb your family tree. Learn how to make the most of this goldmine chock full of historical data with little known techniques from the Google Guru, Lisa Louise Cooke, author of the book, The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, Second Edition.

 
Lisa Louise Cooke is CEO of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy education company featuring The Genealogy Gems Podcast, available at in iTunes, and the Genealogy Gems app. Her books include Mobile Genealogy, The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox Second Edition, How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, and she has published 100+ videos at the Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel. She also produces The Family Tree Magazine Podcast, regularly writes for the magazine, and teaches for Family Tree University. Learn more about Lisa here.
 
 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, February 16
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapter 6:
   Chapter 6 - Including Media Items (Photos, Obituaries, Cemetery, Documents, etc.)
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.


Beginning Genealogy: Starting Family History research - Class 2 of 2
Wednesday, February 17
Beginning Genealogy: Starting Family History research - Class 2 of 2  (Beginners Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online using Zoom Video Conferencing

Class 2

In this second family history research class, become acquainted with types of vital records, learn how to recognize first and second sources, interpret census, naturalization and military draft registration data.  You will see how to avoid common research mistakes and see varieties of simple family tree publications.  Bring your questions formed after researching from the first class. Handouts will be emailed to you upon joining the Zoom meeting. The class runs from 1PM to 3PM.

You can only register for Class 1.  Once you are registered for Class 1, you are automatically registered for Class 2.

 



Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Thursday, February 18
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Peter Stauder will host the third meeting of the Irish SIG.
Details will follow
Register by sending an Email with the Subject of Irish SIG to info@pastfindersslc.org


DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, February 24
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting by Invitation Only
Co-hosted by Anjie Mercer, Arlene Bird, and Stan Wells.
Discussion content will be directed by consensus of the group.
We will continue to look at various DNA programs and tools that increase our ability to use it to discover new ancestors and descendants.  We can and will direct our efforts to help individual members who have specific questions, problems, issues.
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting Stan Wells at:  webmaster@pastfindersslc.org



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, March 2
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapter 7:
   Chapter 7 - Using Maps (standardizing birth, marriage, death, burial locations)
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.


Begining Genealogy: Starting Family History research - Class 1 of 2
Wednesday, March 3
Begining Genealogy: Starting Family History research - Class 1 of 2  (Beginners Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online using Zoom Video Conferencing

CLASS 1

Learn how to start family history research. You will use whatever data you have collected on your family to begin your search. In this class you will learn how to research your genealogy using two different methods, compile information using established genealogy sites and software, the features of each site and software, and basic research source documentation. There are 2 classes two weeks apart, and both are a must.  Have paper and pen for notes. Class handouts will be emailed to you upon joining the Zoom meeting.

Register by sending an Email with the Subject of Beginners Class to info@pastfindersslc.org

 



DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, March 10
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting by Invitation Only
Co-hosted by Anjie Mercer, Arlene Bird, and Stan Wells.
Discussion content will be directed by consensus of the group.
We will continue to look at various DNA programs and tools that increase our ability to use it to discover new ancestors and descendants.  We can and will direct our efforts to help individual members who have specific questions, problems, issues.
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting Stan Wells at:  webmaster@pastfindersslc.org


March Speaker is Henry Trott
Thursday, March 11
March Speaker is Henry Trott  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM
Registration is Required, please register HERE
 
Meet and Greet at 5:30 PM, Speaker begins at 6:00 PM
Meeting Topic: Exploring FTDNA for Autosomal atDNA Analysis.
Delve into your FTDNA Family Finder test results to determine genetic relationships between individuals.
 
Walk through a step-by-step procedure to organize and analyze your many autosomal matches.  Elevate your personal research ability with easy-to-follow techniques that map DNA segments to ancestors.  Learn the value of analyzing your segment data.  Understand the tools used to achieve research efficiencies and bring about measured gains in attaining your genealogy goals and further grow your family tree.
 
Presenter:  Henry Trott
Henry is an experienced genealogist and mentor specializing in the use of technology and interactive tools to find family connections.
 
 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, March 16
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapter 8:
   Chapter 8 - Researching Your Tree Online
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.


Beginning Genealogy: Starting Family History research - Class 2 of 2
Wednesday, March 17
Beginning Genealogy: Starting Family History research - Class 2 of 2  (Beginners Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online using Zoom Video Conferencing

Class 2

In this second family history research class, become acquainted with types of vital records, learn how to recognize first and second sources, interpret census, naturalization and military draft registration data.  You will see how to avoid common research mistakes and see varieties of simple family tree publications.  Bring your questions formed after researching from the first class. Handouts will be emailed to you upon joining the Zoom meeting. The class runs from 1PM to 3PM.

You can only register for Class 1.  Once you are registered for Class 1, you are automatically registered for Class 2.

 



Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Thursday, March 18
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Peter Stauder will host the third meeting of the Irish SIG.
Details will follow
Register by sending an Email with the Subject of Irish SIG to info@pastfindersslc.org


DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, March 24
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting by Invitation Only
Co-hosted by Anjie Mercer, Arlene Bird, and Stan Wells.
Discussion content will be directed by consensus of the group.
We will continue to look at various DNA programs and tools that increase our ability to use it to discover new ancestors and descendants.  We can and will direct our efforts to help individual members who have specific questions, problems, issues.
We are using the Zoom Virtual Meeting app to hold these meetings and you can only join the meeting by using a link provided by the host.  You can request an invitation by contacting Stan Wells at:  webmaster@pastfindersslc.org



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, April 6
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapter 9:
   Chapter 9 - Creating Family Tree Charts
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.


Thursday, April 8
April Program & Speaker is TBD  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM
Meet and Greet at 5:30 PM, Speaker begins at 6:00 PM
Meeting Topic:  TBD
 
 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, April 20
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapter 10:
   Chapter 10 - Running Reports (Genealogy, Person, Relationship, Place, Media, Source, Calendars)
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, May 4
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapter 11:
   Chapter 11 - Creating a Family History Book
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.


Thursday, May 13
May Program & Speaker is TBD  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM
Meet and Greet at 5:30 PM, Speaker begins at 6:00 PM
Meeting Topic:  TBD
 
 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, May 18
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Video Conferencing from Home
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This week we will present Chapters 12, 13, 14:
   Chapter 12 - Working with Trees
   Chapter 13 - Tools and Preferences
   Chapter 14 - Family Tree Problem Solver
This completes the Companion Guide, We start over for the next meeting.
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
I plan to spend the first hour demonstrating and then take any questions or issues that you are having.