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Upcoming Genealogy and History Meetings
12 March 2014 - The GENCOM DNA Special Interest Group will hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the large meeting room of the Broadmoor Branch Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport. If you are interested in learning about DNA testing and have questions about which test to take or how to analyze the results come visit at our meeting and we will answer these questions for you. For information call (318) 773-7406 or email email@example.com.
23 March 2014 - The second meeting in March of the GENCOM Genealogical Computer Society will be on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Broadmoor Branch of the Shreve Memorial Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport. The topic of the meeting will be "Online Resources for United States Research". Come join us as we explore the many online resources available for United States genealogy research. We will be looking at some familiar resources and some that will probably be new to you. The presentation will walk you through how to best use the resources and give tips on how to improve online searches. Everyone is welcome and the meeting is free and open to the public. For information call (318) 773-7406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
16 April 2014 - The GENCOM DNA Special Interest Group will hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the large meeting room of the Broadmoor Branch Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport. Meeting topic to be announced. For information call (318) 773-7406 or email email@example.com.
27 April 2014 - The GENCOM Genealogical Society will hold their regular monthly meeting on Sunday, 27 April, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Broadmoor Branch Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport. Our April meeting will cover how to find our women ancestors. This can be a challenging part of our research because women change their last names when they marry and sometimes we have no idea in which direction to go to find this new surname. We will give some tips and guidance in finding these elusive ancestors. We will review a special case where simply going back over the land and court records revealed the married name of several female ancestors. Everyone is welcome and the meeting is free and open to the public. For information call (318) 773-7406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOG – The Friends of Genealogy meet on Thursdays 9:00A.M. at the Broadmoor Branch Library in the Genealogy Department to work on their ongoing obituary project. They talk about family research, answer any questions or help a fellow member with their genealogy research.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Meetings meet monthly on the following days at Podnuh’s Bar-B-Q.
Computer Graphics/Photo SIG - First Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Caddo-Bossier Window Users Group – Second Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Microsoft Windows SIG – Fourth Thursday at 7:00 p.m. NOTE! The November and December meetings are combined into one meeting on the First Thursday of December for this SIG.
GENCOM members Bernie and Glenda Conradi conduct these Special Interest Groups and all members of GENCOM should find them of interest.
J. C. Barnett’s Word/Excel SIG Group has moved their meeting and will meet with Bernie Conradi’s Windows Class. These classes are held the third Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church, 290 Idema Street off Linwood Avenue. If you need help in either Microsoft Windows and Word or Excel, these are the meetings to attend.
2013 Summer Institute
“Bits of Yesterday:
Using Maps & Other Records to
Complete Your Family Story”
Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
Richard Sayre, CG, CGL
The Joneses are in Dallas this weekend to attend the Dallas Genealogical Society’s 2013 Summer Institute. The presentation is “Bits of Yesterday: Using Maps and Other Records to Complete Your Family Story,” with keynote speakers Pamela Boyer and Richard Sayre.
We are going to learn how to take advantage of maps, land and other records. Identify ways to take a fresh approach or explore new avenues of research. Then hear ways to tell our family’s story for future generations.
We will bring back many new ideas to share with our GENCOM group.
A group from GENCOM is planning on going to the Arkansas Genealogical Society Fall Seminar in September. If you are interested in making this trip email me and I can give you the details on the trip. We have several people who are planning on going already. We will be carpooling and will leave Friday mid-morning and return Saturday evening after the last session. We will stay at the hotel on Friday night.
Mark Lowe is an excellent teacher and you will learn much at his seminars. We attended two years ago when Mark was the speaker and found it to be an great learning experience. Traveling as a group should make it even more fun.
Hope that you can make the trip.
Click here to see a printable registration form.
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.