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Upcoming Genealogy and History Meetings
GENCOM DNA INTEREST GROUP
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, 13 May 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the large meeting room of the Broadmoor Branch Library. We will discuss the basics of DNA testing and take time to answer any questions that attendees have about DNA testing. We will also be looking at DNA testing and analyzing test results at FamilyTree DNA and Ancestry DNA and the various third party tools available on the internet for helping to analyze DNA test results. The meeting is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome, no matter the level of interest in DNA/Genetic Genealogy testing. Come join us as we learn about this fascinating new tool for our genealogy research. For information contact:
Phone: (318) 773-7406
GENCOM BEGINNING GENEALOGY/FAMILY HISTORY CLASS
On Friday, 17 April 2015 GENCOM will continue with the series of beginning genealogy classes in the Genealogy Department of the Broadmoor Branch Library. The meeting will start at 10:00 AM and will last for approximately two hours. These classes are primarily for the beginning genealogists but we will assist with specific questions from those who need help with more advanced research. At our last meeting we had a great group of ten researchers in attendance. After a short discussion and a tour of the library we began to search the library records to complete pedigree charts with information about our ancestors. The April class will be a continuation of the search from our last meeting. Esther and I along with the genealogy library staff will be there to help you with any questions that you have about finding information about your ancestors. The class is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome. For information contact:
Phone: (318) 773-7406
GENCOM GENEALOGICAL COMPUTER SOCIETY MAY MEETING
The GENCOM Genealogical Society will meet Sunday, 31 May 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Broadmoor Branch Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport. Jim Jones and Kookie Hemperley will present a program “Why and How to Create a Genealogy/Family History Blog.” Would you like to share the results of your genealogy research and family history stories on a personal blog that you can create for free on Google Blogger or Wordpress? We will provide a demonstration of how to create a blog in simple steps in less than thirty minutes and provide tips and hints to encourage the beginning blogger. Hope to see you there. The meeting is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome. For information contact:
Phone: (318) 773-7406
We had an excellent GENCOM meeting today with and record breaking 57 in attendance. Unfortunately we ran out of handouts, so if you did not get a handout click HERE to download a pdf file of the handout.
A different easier to read relationship chart with explanation from Betty Eichhorn and Dick Eastman. Any comments on what you think about this chart?
Originally posted on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
In the recent comments to earlier newsletter articles, several readers suggested that one or more relationship charts may be difficult to read. Betty Eichhorn suggested to me that she has an easier-to-read chart that is also accompanied by a description of relationships.
After looking at her chart and the accompanying description, I agree. Betty’s chart is easier to read and understand. Betty has graciously agreed to share her two page chart and description with everyone.
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GENCOM has great meetings planned for January and February. Our guest for each meeting had articles in the Shreveport Times this weekend.
GENCOM’S January meeting will feature Gary Calligas presenting a program encouraging us to start writing and recording our family stories. Mr Calligas had a great article in Thursday’s Shreveport Times at this url: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/…/new-years-resolu…/21480829/
The February meeting will feature Ernie Roberson presenting a program about Shreveport at the Turn of the Century. There was an article telling about Ernie’s passion for Shreveport Preservation in Saturday’s Shreveport Times at this url: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/…/artifacts-preser…/21542701/
GENCOM WISHES YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR
GENCOM’S CHRISTMAS PARTY IS SUNDAY 14 DECEMBER 2014 FROM 2:00 PM TIL 4:00 PM AT THE BROADMOOR BRANCH LIBRARY. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.