Search This Site
VISIT MY OTHER WEB SITES
WANT TO VIEW CURRENT NEWSLETTER? CLICK HERE
VIEW 2013 MEETING DATES
Upcoming Genealogy and History Meetings
November 12 - GENCOM’s DNA Special Interest Group will meet Wednesday, November 13, at 10:00 a.m. in the Broadmoor Branch Library large meeting room. Our meeting will cover basic and advanced information about DNA testing and provide tips on how to analyze DNA test results using the tools that are provided on the internet. This will be a discussion meeting and we will take time as needed to answer questions from anyone in attendance. If you have questions about which DNA test to take and which company to use for the testing, we will provide the answers for you. Also, if you have a specific question about your DNA test results, bring your laptop and we will assist you in analyzing your test results.
November 17 - The GENCOM Genealogical Computer Society will hold their regular monthly meeting on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Broadmoor Branch Library. In order to celebrate Thanksgiving with each other and with our ancestors, members and guests are asked to share a short story to the group in answer to the question, “If I Could Invite an Ancestor to Share Thanksgiving Dinner with Me, Who Would it be and What Questions Would I Ask Him/Her”? The teaching topic for the second part of the meeting will be “Tips and Hints on Researching Your Collateral Ancestors.”
December 11 - GENCOM’s DNA Special Interest Group will meet Wednesday, December 11, at 10:00 a.m. in the Broadmoor Branch Library large meeting room. Meeting topic to be determined.
December 15 - The GENCOM Genealogical Computer Society will hold their Annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Broadmoor Branch of the Shreve Memorial Library. Our Christmas Party will include plenty of genealogy fun including games, good food, good fellowship and lots and lots of door prizes.
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.
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.
For more details see:
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.