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.
Several months ago, I presented a program to our GENCOM group entitled “Can A First Cousin, Once Removed, Return?”, which illustrated how to use a cousin chart to determine relationships of some of your cousins that were “removed”. Understanding this concept takes time and study. I spent many hours studying how to present this and thought I had it in good shape. But, I think that I lost many of the people in the group in my presentation. To redeem myself I am sending this “Family Connection Chart” that I found. This chart gives a graphic representation of the cousin relationships and is the easiest method I have found to help in understanding this concept. You can download or copy this jpg file to your computer and then enlarge it to make it easier to read. This chart can be printed on legal size paper and is much easier to read that letter size paper.
Let me know what you think about it!!!!
Happy ancestor hunting.
GENCOM’s April DNA Special Interest Group meeting has been moved from Wednesday, 16 April 2014 to Monday, 14 April 2014 at 10:00 a.m. We will meet in Study Room “B” at the back right of the library. Hope to see you there.