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DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, October 28
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting by Invitation Only
Hosted by Stan Wells with co-hosts Anjie Mercer and Arlene Bird.
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, November 3
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
 
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.


How to Start Family History research: Class 1 of 2
Wednesday, November 4
How to Start 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, November 11
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting by Invitation Only
Hosted by Stan Wells with co-hosts Anjie Mercer and Arlene Bird.
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


November Speaker is Katherine R Willson
Thursday, November 12
November Speaker is Katherine R Willson  (Member Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting

Meeting Topic:  50+ SOURCES FOR FINDING ANCESTRAL PHOTOS ONLINE & OFFLINE.

If you haven’t inherited photos of your ancestors, learn about multiple potential sources (more than 50!) that you may have overlooked, including printed media, organizations, digital/online sources, and even distant relatives that you may not know about (with tips on initiating contact that ensures a response).

Katherine R. Willson of Dexter, Michigan is an engaging & dynamic genealogy lecturer at local, regional and national conferences; an educator teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced genealogy classes in Michigan since 2001.



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, November 17
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 Family Tree History Books
 
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.


How to Start Family History research; Class 2 of 2
Wednesday, November 18
How to Start 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, November 19
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Peter Stauder will host the fourth 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, December 9
DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting  (DNA Special Interest Group)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting by Invitation Only
Hosted by Stan Wells with co-hosts Anjie Mercer and Arlene Bird.
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



January Speaker is Janet Hovorka
Thursday, January 14, 2021
January Speaker is Janet Hovorka  (Member Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual Meeting using ZOOM
Meeting Topic:  Grandpa's on my Ipad: Sharing your Family History with your Family Using Social Networking.
 
Now that you have collected your family’s history, what are you going to do with it? This class will cover tons of ideas for creating excitement in your family about the people who came before. Inspire your kids by hitting them where they live. Using social networking such as blogging, podcasts, facebook, and twitter, you can share your family's history with the next generation of your family to create a feeling of belonging and a sense of grounding in their roots.
 
Janet Hovorka from Cedar Hills, Utah is an Author, Lecturer, Instructor and Librarian. She has a Bachelors' Degree in Near Eastern Studies and a Master's Degree in Library and information Science, both from Brigham Young University.
 
Click HERE for Janet Hovorka's full resume.