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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 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. 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 concluding the Zoom meeting but will be highlighted during the class presentation.

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

 



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. Class handouts will be emailed to you concluding the Zoom meeting but will be highlighted during the class presentation. 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.


April Speaker is Diana Crisman Smith
Thursday, April 8
April Speaker is Diana Crisman Smith  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM
Registration is Required, please register (will begin in March)
Meet and Greet at 5:30 PM, Speaker begins at 6:00 PM
Meeting Topic:  Who Says So?  Documenting Your Sources
 
Presenter:  Diana Crisman Smith
 
Diana has been researching since childhood and served as a lay librarian at the local Family History Center for more than twenty years. She has written for numerous genealogical publications, including a regular column in the NGS NewsMagazine and the APG Quarterly; she was a frequent contributor to Digital Genealogist Magazine, as well as penning a regular column that ran for two years in the Cleveland Sun Newspapers. She is Treasurer of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE), Treasurer, Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), Treasurer of the Florida State Genealogical Society, and Past District Director of APG. She is an instructor for FamilyTree University (online courses on several methodology topics) and faculty with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies (online courses on Danish research). She has enjoyed speaking at conferences around the country (and at sea) the last fifteen years and looks forward to expanding her genealogical endeavors after concluding a career in software consulting.
 
 


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.


May Speaker is Cari A Taplin
Thursday, May 13
May Speaker is Cari A Taplin  (Monthly Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM
Registration is Required, please register (will begin in April)
Meet and Greet at 5:30 PM, Speaker begins at 6:00 PM
Meeting Topic:  Using Timelines and Tables to Analyze Your Research
In-depth and difficult research tasks create large amounts of data to compare and analyze. Discover analysis methods using tables and timelines to solve problems.  Topics included:
  • Introduction of analysis techniques including examples of timelines and tables
  • Creating a timeline
  • Creating tables
  • Case study examples demonstrating timelines and tables
Speaker:  Cari A Taplin
 
Cari A. Taplin is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least that’s what her family told her. As a result, finding her true heritage has been her focus since the year 2000. She is a native of Wood County, Ohio but now lives in Longmont, Colorado. Cari holds the Certified Genealogist® credential and has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for state, local, and national societies. She currently serves as the Secretary for the Association for Professional Genealogists (APG), the President of the Lone Star Chapter of APG. She is former Vice President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies. As the owner of GenealogyPANTS, she provides speaking services. Cari currently works for Ancestry ProGenealogists. Cari’s personal research focuses on midwestern and Great Lakes states. When she’s not working on her genealogy, she is a wife and mother of two teenagers.


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.