Genealogy Research Group

Genealogy Research Group – Meets monthly on the first Monday at 6:30pm.
A wide range of topics are explored for family history research, organization, and writing. Beginners and advanced researchers are welcome.

SEPTEMBER

Monday, September 24 at 6:30pm
DNA and Genealogy: Shared Matches
Learn to group DNA matches by shared ancestors. 23 and Me, Ancestry, Family Tree DNA, and My Heritage all offer quality DNA testing for genealogy, however each company’s database is separate from the others. Find out how to upload your DNA test results to other databases in order to see shared matches across all testing companies.

OCTOBER

Monday, October 1 at 6:30pm
American Ancestors Database
Karen Fortner will discuss and demonstrate American Ancestors, one of our subscription sites. AmericanAncestors.org provides access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the largest collection of U.S Catholic records online.

Monday, October 30 at 6:30pm
Was Your Ancestor Accused of Being a Witch?
Karen Fortner will help us explore the Colonial New England Witchcraft Trials. We have been fascinated by the stories of the New England witchcraft trials, particularly those in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, for hundreds of years. This presentation will explore what happened and what our ancestors believed, and try to explain why these events took place.


More Assistance:

One-On-One Assistance with a Genealogist – Please call Denise for an appointment at phone ext. 6010.

Online Resources – Check out our collection of databases and websites to help you grow your family tree!