GENCOM – Genealogy Research Utilizing Computer Technology

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.

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DO NOT MISS OUR GENCOM DNA MEETING THIS SUNDAY

INFORMATION ON DNA TESTING COMPANIES AND THIRD PARTY TOOL SITES

This is a slide from the DNA presentation that I have prepared for the 26 July 2015 GENCOM meeting.  This is a graphic representation of the three testing companies and two third party tool sites.  The lines and arrows show the different ways and costs of transferring your raw data files to other other DNA sites.  The advantage to this is that your results are compared to a different data base (different testers), therefore you get more matches.  Plus, you get additional tools with FTDNA, GedMatch, and DNAGedcom that can be used to analyze your test results.  Come to our meeting Sunday and learn more about this and other helpful hints to enable you to use your DNA results to find more DNA cousins.
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GENCOM JULY 26 GENEALOGY MEETING INFORMATION

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FREE GREAT MIGRATION RECORDS ON NEHGS

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is offering one week of free access to the Great Migration databases. For full information and details click HEREClipboard

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ANCESTRY FREE RECORD COLLECTIONS

ANCESTRY.COM FREE RECORD COLLECTIONS

At our GENCOM meeting this Sunday, the presentation and discussion will be about the electronic databases that are provided by our Broadmoor Branch Library Genealogy Department.  The focus of the program will be on the MyHeritage Library Edition database, a new service provided by the library that can be accessed free at the library and remotely from the comfort of your home.

As I was researching for the presentation, I found some information about Ancestry.com of which I was not aware.  Ancestry Library Edition is offered free of charge at the library but is not accessible from home.  But, did you know that Ancestry.com has over seven hundred FREE indexed record collections that are available by simply obtaining a FREE guest registration.  Most of the record collections are indexes, but they are still free to search and use.  Information on obtaining a free guest registration can be found at Ancestry Guest Registration.  This registration provides not only access to the Free Index Collection Page, but to other free services as well.

Here is a list of some of the 700 free indexed record collections.  Note that this list will change from time to time.

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BROADMOOR LIBRARY COMPUTER CLASSES

Library Computer Classes002The Broadmoor Library is providing quite a variety of computer classes in July. As GENCOM genealogists/family historians we depend on being able to utilize computer technology in our research. We always have some questions and need a refresher course on using our computer to enhance our research techniques.

Please note that you must register to reserve a spot in these classes and you must have access to a valid email account.

Happy ancestor hunting.

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GENCOM 28 JUNE 2015 MEETING INFORMATION

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GENCOM 31 MAY 2015 MEETING INFORMATION

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GENCOM 26 APRIL GENEALOGY MEETING INFORMATION

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FREE ACCESS TO FOLD3 CIVIL WAR COLLECTION DURING APRIL

The GENCOM Genealogical Society will meet Sunday, 26 April 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Broadmoor Branch Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport. To recognize and honor the history of the Confederate States of America during Confederate History Month, Jon Oliver will present a program, “A survey of the Red River Campaign of 1864; the last major conflict in Louisiana.” Jon will provide details on the strategies, personalities and results of the confrontation between Confederate and Union forces over the control of Shreveport. Why was Shreveport so important? Come and find out for yourself!

  From now until April 30th Fold3.com is offering free access to all of their Civil War Collection. This would be an ideal time to search these records from the comfort of your home.

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MINDEN 2015 TARTAN FESTIVAL

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