We are a genealogy computer group, and all of our meetings focus on genealogy topics. A distinction of our group is that we emphasize use of computers in genealogy. The meetings are informational and the topics are relative to genealogy/and or computer research associated with genealogy research.
Our GENCOM group has a wide mixture of those who are newcomers and experts, both in the use of computers and genealogical research. If you are new to computers, or if you are new to genealogy, or both, do not be intimidated about our group. Come to one of our meetings as a visitor with no obligation to join. Come and be a part of one of the fastest growing hobbies of our time.
Come and join us as we share the skills that we have learned in genealogical research and computer technology. We learn from each other and others learn by each one of us sharing our knowledge.
The GENCOM membership surname list has been updated. To access the list, go to the membership page and click on the “Membership Surnames” link. This list is a pdf file and is searchable. The search is case sensitive, so capitalize the first letter of the surname when doing a search.
If you want to contact one of GENCOM members about their surname research, contact me and I will send you their email. You must be a member of GENCOM to submit this request.
Happy ancestor hunting.
FamilyTreeDNA has a sell on all of their DNA tests. These sale prices run until April 25th. If you have been thinking about taking a DNA test or upgrading your tests now is the time.
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The sale on the 12 marker Y-DNA test from FamilyTreeDNA has ended, but the new permanent price is still a bargain. This is a good starter test to find some of your ancestors in your paternal lineage. Chances are that you will find some contacts for your surname from this test. FamilyTreeDNA stores the DNA sample so you will be able to order upgrades and new type tests without submitting a new sample.
In celebration of Confederate History and Heritage Month Fold3 is offering FREE access to its rich collection of Confederate Civil War records for the entire month of April. This contains 32 collections comprising of more than 19 million records, with the majority of the records created during the time of the Civil War.
Several of the records and publications from the National Archives’ War Department Collection of Confederate Records (RG 109) are digitized and appear on Fold3. These include Confederate Compiled Service Records, both the Union and Confederate citizens files, and Confederate Casualty Reports. All titles from RG 109 available on Fold3 are listed here with links to each title.
Additionally, Confederate Amnesty Papers, the Confederate Navy Subject File, the Turner-Baker Papers relating to Civil War Subversion Investigations, and files of the Southern Claims Commission are included as part of the free Confederate content for the month of April. Of unique interest, explore the compiled service records for the “Galvanized Yankees,” Confederate prisoners of war who were released by enlisting in the Union Army. Most of the CSA files contain a soldier’s declaration of “Volunteer Enlistment” with an oath of allegiance to the USA.
Learn more about your southern ancestors and those who fought for the Confederate States of America within the Civil War Collection on Fold3.
You’ll need to register for a free Fold3 account in order to view the records. Start searching Fold3′s Confederate records collection here.