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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 HERE register by November 30th.  Class session is on Eastern Standard Time.

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.



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.
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


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: Ancestry's ThroughLines
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.
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 History Research
Wednesday, December 15
Family History Research  (Genealogy Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Class

This class is via Zoom. Please Register HERE by December 14. Class session is on Eastern Standard Time.

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

Class 2

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.

 

 




Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
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 will be Session # 1 - See the Handout below to see content in this Session
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
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 History Research
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Family History Research  (Genealogy Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Class

This class is via Zoom. Please register (Zoom Registration Link will be available by Mid-December) by January 4th.  Class session is on Eastern Standard Time.

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.



DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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.
Shattering Our Brick Walls using DNA, Part One
Success stories using Autosomal DNA, Y DNA or Mitochondrial DNA.  Let’s encourage others by showing our successes.  DNA SIG members are invited to share a brief summary of their successes using DNA.  Have you found missing branches (or twigs) on your family tree that you would not have found if it were not for DNA? 
Let us know in advance if you have a story (or stories) to share.  Email Arlene Hubbs Bird now at treefinder15@gmail.com
 
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


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.


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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 will be Session # 2 - See the Handout below to see content in this Session
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
 
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 History Research
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Family History Research  (Genealogy Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Class

This class is via Zoom. Please register (Zoom Registration Link will be available by Mid-December) by January 18th.  Class session is on Eastern Standard Time.

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

Class 2

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.

 

 



Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Hosted by Peter Stauder who has extensive experience in tracing his family history back to Ireland.
Discussion item is TBD
 
 
Pastfinders is 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 with Irish SIG as the Subject.



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
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 will be Session # 3 - See the Handout below to see content in this Session
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
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


DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
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.
Discussion item is TBD
 
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 with DNA SIG as the Subject


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 HERE
 
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. 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
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 will be Session # 4 - See the Handout below to see content in this Session
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
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


Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Hosted by Peter Stauder who has extensive experience in tracing his family history back to Ireland.
Discussion item is TBD
 
 
Pastfinders is 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 with Irish SIG as the Subject.


DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
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.
Discussion item is TBD
 
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 with DNA SIG as the Subject



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
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 will be Session # 5 - See the Handout below to see content in this Session
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
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


DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
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.
Discussion item is TBD
 
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 with DNA SIG as the Subject


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. 


 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
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 will be Session # 6 - See the Handout below to see content in this Session
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
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


Irish Special Interest Group SIG
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Irish Special Interest Group SIG  (Irish SIG)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Meeting
Hosted by Peter Stauder who has extensive experience in tracing his family history back to Ireland.
Discussion item is TBD
 
 
Pastfinders is 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 with Irish SIG as the Subject.


DNA SIG via Zoom Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
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.
Discussion item is TBD
 
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 with DNA SIG as the Subject



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
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 will be Session # 7 - See the Handout below to see content in this Session
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
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


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 specializes in WWI and WWII genealogical and historical research. A retired Army officer and the daughter of WWII veterans, she focuses on helping others successfully research their ancestors' wartime service. She is also a frequent visitor to the Air Force Historical Research Agency where she researches the original unit history reports from WWII Army Air Forces units. She presents at national genealogy conferences and to local societies. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Society for Military History.


 


Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
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 will be Session # 8 - See the Handout below to see content in this Session
 
We will continue through the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide chapter by chapter until we complete all chapters, then start over.
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