DGS’s DNA SIG Meets This Thursday, 10/20

DNA SIG

The October monthly meeting of the Dallas Genealogical Society’s DNA Interest Group will be held this Thursday, October 20 at 6pm in the Hamon Room on the 5th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, 75201.

Program: Jean Larson will discuss tools to use in determining relationships with matches in Ancestry, FTDNA and Gedmatch.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Leader: Mic Barnette, dna@dallasgenealogy.org.

Additional information:

  • Have questions about DNA and genealogy? Attend a FREE LIVE DNA Q&A Session from Legacy Tree Genealogists on Saturday October 29th and leave smarter! with genetic genealogist Paul Woodbury. 10:30-11:00 am Mountain Time/11:30-12 noon Central Time.
  • Also check the schedule for the DNA sessions at the Texas State Genealogical Society meeting if you plan to attend only one day of the three. Some of the conference sessions have been rearranged.
  • If you tested with Family Tree DNA, you might be interested in Roberta Estes’ latest blog post: New Pedigree View at Family Tree DNA.

DGS’s Jewish SIG Meets This Wednesday, 10/19

Jewish SIG

The October meeting of the Dallas Genealogical Society’s Jewish Special Interest Group is this Wednesday, Oct 19, from 10am to 1pm on the 8th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, 75201.

Purpose: For anyone with actual (or suspected) Jewish ancestral lines. Learn the terminology of the Jewish faith and race, and the various methods for researching these families. Emphasis is on cultural differences (from other races and creeds) which may require alternative genealogical research methods and records from those usually employed. Domestic (United States) and international aspects are both explored.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Leader: Liz Kutz, jewishgen@dallasgenealogy.org.

DGS African American Interest Group Meets This Sat, the 15th

AAGIG SIG

The October monthly meeting of the Dallas Genealogical Society’s African American Genealogical Interest Group will be held this Saturday, the 15th,  from 2-4:45pm, on the first floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, 75201.

The AAGIG discusses and explores areas of research unique to the African American community.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

DGS MacGen Reunion Group Meets This Saturday, the 8th

MacGen Reunion SIG

The October meeting of the Dallas Genealogical Society’s MacGen Reunion Interest Group meets this Saturday, the 8th, at 1pm on the 8th floor of the J.Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201.

Come join us and bring your questions, dilemmas, and suggestions to our gatherings as we discuss all things Mac and getting the most out of your genealogical research! The meetings are free and open to the public and are held in a round-table, open discussion format with a facilitator.

Leader: Happi McQuirk. macs@dallasgenealogy.org.

DGS Technology SIG Meets This Thurs, Oct. 6

Technology SIG

Dallas Genealogical Society’s Technology Interest Group will hold its October meeting this Thursday evening, the 6th, from 6 to 8pm on the 5th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, 75201.

Program: DGS President Tony Hanson will present “Understanding Digital Images.”
This presentation will provide you with a basic understanding of how images are digitized and will familiarize you with some of the fundamental characteristics of digital image files. This knowledge will allow you to make informed decisions when acquiring and working with digitally formatted images from any source.

If you cannot join us in person, you can still be part of the evening by joining the conversation using our GoTo Meeting account (note that we are limited to 25 users). Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/270215877.  There also is an audio only phone number. Use this if you run into trouble getting connected: +1 (224) 501-3412 with the same Access Code: 270215877

Technology SIG Leader: Suzan Younger. technologysig@dallasgenealogy.org.

 

 

DGS’s Brown Bag SIG Meets This Saturday, the 24th

Brown Bag SIG

The September meeting of the Brown Bag interest group will be held this Saturday, September 24 from 10:30am to 1pm on the 8th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201.

Liz Kutz will chair the discussion which covers chapters 3 & 4 of Genealogy and the Law. Please do the short quiz at the end of each chapter.

We will return to discussing genealogical writing at the October 22nd meeting.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Contact: brownbag@dallasgenealogy.org.

DNA SIG Meets This Thursday, Sept. 15

DNA SIG

Dallas Genealogical Society’s DNA interest group will meet on Thursday, September 15th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Hamon Room, 5th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, 75201.

Program:
1. Barbara Ware will discuss how she is using a simplified spreadsheet to assist in suggesting DNA connections across three testing companies.

2. Mic Barnette will show changes to the FamilyTreeDNA website. If you tested with FTDNA and haven’t been to the site recently, you might want to look at it. We may also talk about the changes on AncestryDNA.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Leader: Mic Barnette, dna@dallasgenealogy.org.

DGS Adds 2 New SIGs

Society News

The Dallas Genealogical Society is sponsoring two new special interest groups, led by DGS Life Member Tresa Tatyrek.

The Roots Magic SIG offers group discussion and sharing of information about the RootsMagic genealogy software running on PCs (Windows) and the Mac. The goal is to help each other utilize the software to its fullest extent. The group meets the 2nd Sunday of the month (September, December, March and June) from 1:30 to 2:30 pm on the 5th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in downtown Dallas. The inaugural meeting is Sunday, September  11.

Contact rootsmagicsig@dallasgenealogy.org for details.

The Next Generation Sitebuilder SIG is a facilitated group for those utilizing The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding tool to put genealogical research on line. The group meets the 2nd Sunday of the month (September, December, March and June) from 3:00 to 4:00 pm on the 5th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in downtown Dallas. The inaugural meeting is Sunday, September 11.

Contact tngsitebuildersig@dallasgenealogy.org for details.

Both groups are free and open to the public.