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March Speaker is Henry Trott
Thursday, March 11
March Speaker is Henry Trott
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.
 
 



April Speaker is Diana Crisman Smith
Thursday, April 8
April Speaker is Diana Crisman Smith
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.
 
 



May Speaker is Cari A Taplin
Thursday, May 13
May Speaker is Cari A Taplin
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.