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DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, October 27
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Co-hosted by Arlene Bird and Carolyn Gornowicz.
Topic for this week is Family Tree  (atDNA and y DNA).
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 :  info@pastfindersslc.org



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, November 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.


Family History Research
Wednesday, November 3
Family History Research  (Genealogy Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Class - CST

This class is via Zoom. Sign up by November 2nd.

Beginning Genealogy Basics

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 using a basic genealogical search method, to compile information using established genealogy sites and software, the features of each site and software, and basic research source documentation. Class handouts will be highlighted during the presentation, and they will be emailed to all participants once the class ends.

Register by sending an Email with the Subject of Beginning Genealogy Basics to info@pastfindersslc.org.  Please include your address and phone number.

 



DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, November 10
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Co-hosted by Arlene Bird and Carolyn Gornowicz.
Topic for this week: Review GEDMatch website using Ancestry ThruLines to Cluster, Group and Mind Map.
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 :  info@pastfindersslc.org


November Speaker is Tom Wilcox
Thursday, November 11
November Speaker is Tom Wilcox  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM
 
Zoom Registration Required, please register HERE
 
Meet and Greet at 5:30 PM, Speaker begins at 6:00 PM
Meeting Topic: Genealogy Occupations - a Look Into Surnames
 
Presenter:  Tom Wilcox
What's In a Name?   Have you ever thought about the origin of your family name?  Not like the location or ethnicity, but why does your family have that last name?  A family name is sometimes given to a family as a result of your ancestor's occupation. Surnames were not "invented" until the 15th century and some individuals may have been called by default by their profession.  If a family of blacksmiths lived in a town, they could be known as the Smiths family.  It’s possible Mr. Fletcher made arrows for hunting.  The townspeople may have referred to the carpenter as Sawyer.
 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, November 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.


Family History Research - Digging into Vital Records, etc.
Wednesday, November 17
Family History Research - Digging into Vital Records, etc.  (Genealogy Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Class

This class is via Zoom in CST. Sign up by November 16.

Family HIstory Research: Digging into Vital Records, Uncovering Census Basics, Avoiding Research Errors, etc.

In this 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.  Class research handouts will be highlighted during the presentation. Participants will receive the handouts via email after the presentation.The class runs from 1PM to 3PM.

Please write Digging into Vital Records, etc. on the information line when registering at info@pastfindersslc.org  Also include your address and phone contact information.

The Zoom link will be emailed on Monday, November 15, 2021.

 



Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Thursday, November 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



Family History Research
Wednesday, December 1
Family History Research  (Genealogy Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Class

This class is via Zoom. Please register by November 30th.

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 using a basic genealogical search method, to compile information using established genealogy sites and software, the features of each site and software, and basic research source documentation.  Class handouts will be highlighted during the presentation, and they will be emailed to all participants once the class ends.

Register by sending an Email with the Subject of Family History Research to info@pastfindersslc.org.  Please include your address and phone number.

 


The Basics of using Excel Spreadsheets
Saturday, December 4
The Basics of using Excel Spreadsheets  (Special Events)
10:00 am
Zoom Virtual Class
Stan wells will demonstrate the basics of Excel Spreadsheets.  Spreadsheets were initially designed to handle math and financial calculation, but people found that they were very useful for organizating all kinds of information.  We are going to learn about cells and what you can do with cells.
 
This class will prepare you for the Presentation in February with Mary Kircher Roddy who will show how to use spreadsheets in your Genealogical Research.


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, December 7
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.


DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, December 8
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Co-hosted by Arlene Bird and Carolyn Gornowicz.
Topic for this week: Using atDNA and YDNA to find GG Grandparents; a Case Study. Plus, Saving the Genealogy Piggy Bank with Year-end Sales.
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 :  info@pastfindersslc.org


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Saturday, December 11
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
10:00 am to 12:00 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 10 & 11:
   Chapter 10 - Running Reports (Genealogy, Person, Relationship, Place, Media, Source, Calendars)
   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.


Family History Research
Wednesday, December 15
Family History Research  (Genealogy Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Class

This class is via Zoom.

Family History Research: Digging into Vital Records, Uncovering Census Basics, Avoiding Research Errors, etc.

In this 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. Class handouts will be highlighted during the presentation and emailed after class completion. The class runs from 1PM to 3PM.

Pleae write Digging into Vital Records, etc. on the information line when registering at info@pastfinderssle.org.  Include your address and phone contact information.

The Zoom link will be emailed on Monday, December 13, 2021.

 




January Speaker is Nancy Loe
Thursday, January 13, 2022
January Speaker is Nancy Loe  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM
Zoom Registration Required, please register HERE
 
Meet, Greet, Announcments at 5:30 PM, Speaker begins at 6:00 PM
 
Meeting Topic: Picture This: Cataloging Digital Family Photographs.
Tame your digital family photographs by adding names, dates, and other information to images to make them searchable. This presentation outlines a simple and effective process, from scanning and adding information to images to organizing and backing up your family photographs, so you can do it once and do it right. 
 
Presenter:  Nancy Loe
In 2010, I started Sassy Jane Genealogy. The name comes from a 1920s print advertisement for Sassy Jane Rayon Frocks. Combining my love for vintage ephemera and genealogy research. my website helps genealogists. My blog, ebooks, presentations, and monthly genealogy newsletter focus on U.S. and European research.



February Speaker is Mary Kircher Roddy
Thursday, February 10, 2022
February Speaker is Mary Kircher Roddy  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM
Registration is Required, please register (available in January)
 
Meet and Greet at 5:30 PM, Speaker begins at 6:00 PM
Meeting Topic: Spreadsheets 201: Excel-lent Examples - Spreadsheets can help you in analyzing your data and keeping track of your research.  Mary Roddy will present several examples of how to use this powerful tool to gain perspective and further your genealogy research.
 
Presenter:  Mary Kircher Roddy
Mary became interested in genealogy in 2000 in anticipation of a sabbatical in Ireland where her husband was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Limerick.  She was sure she would complete all her Irish genealogy while her husband taught at UL  and her children attended Monaleen school.  Two decades later, the genealogy is still a work in progress.  But the trip to Ireland awakened something deep in her Celtic bloodlines, the Irish tradition of the Seanachi, the storytellers and historians of yore. 



March Speaker is Michelle Leonard
Thursday, March 10, 2022
March Speaker is Michelle Leonard  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM

 


Registration is Required, please register (available in January)
 
 
Meet and Greet at 5:30 PM, Speaker begins at 6:00 PM
Meeting Topic: Combining DNA and Traditional Research
 
Presenter:  Michelle Leonard

Michelle is a professional genealogist, DNA Detective, freelance researcher, speaker, author and historian. She has extensive experience both as a traditional and genetic genealogist, specializing in the use of DNA testing for genealogical purposes and, in particular, solving adoption, unknown parentage, NPE, illegitimacy, foundling and all manner of unknown ancestor mysteries. She combine traditional research methods with DNA analysis to solve mysteries that paper records never could. Michelle also uses DNA testing in conjunction with paper trail research to confirm and advance family trees. 


 



April Speaker is Kristin Barcomb
Thursday, April 14, 2022
April Speaker is Kristin Barcomb  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM

 

Registration is Required, please register (available in January)
 
Meet and Greet at 5:30 PM, Speaker begins at 6:00 PM
Meeting Topic: Grandpa was a Tail-Gunner
 
Presenter:  Kristin Barcomb

KB Barcomb is a retired Army officer specializing in WWI and WWII genealogical and historical research. Her emphasis is on researching the military experiences of U.S. Army personnel, to include those who served in segregated units and those who were members of the Army Air Forces (aka Air Corps).  She also has a working familiarity with WWI and WWII era Federal Agencies and their records.  She also specializes in uniform and memorabilia identification (post Civil War thru WWII).