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.
GENCOM WISHES YOU A HAPPY THANKSGIVING, A MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR
THERE WILL BE NO MEETINGS OF GENCOM ACTIVITIES DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015. WE WILL START ALL OF OUR MEETINGS AGAIN IN JANUARY 2016. NOTICES OF OUR MEETING TIMES AND PRESENTATIONS WILL BE MADE IN DECEMBER, SO KEEP A WATCH ON OUR BLOGS FOR INFORMATION.
Do you think that you have Native American ancestry?
One of the most frequent questions I am asked at our GENCOM genealogy meetings is about researching Native American ancestors. Now you can do some online researching on Fold3 for free 01-15 November 2015. If you think you have Native American ancestry, take advantage of this offer and you may find what you are looking for. Click on the image below to access the Fold3 website.
Happy ancestor hunting.
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.