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Genealogy Brain Trust (3rd Saturday) Discussion Topic:  Genealogy Software
Saturday, October 19
Genealogy Brain Trust (3rd Saturday) Discussion Topic: Genealogy Software  (Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
CCGS Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles
NOTE:  Topics change monthly
 
This month the discussion is pros/cons, questions and best practices regarding the three main genealogy software programs (Roots Magic, Legacy, FamilyTree Maker).  If you use one of these programs, bring your laptop and share your experience, or learn a new technique.  If you're interested in getting one of these programs, come pick the brains of your fellow CCGS members.  Coordinated by Nona Halvorsen, Education Coordinator, past coordinator of the Writers Group, and long time CCGS member.
 
(Our no fee events are open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted or affordable annual membership.) 


Genealogy Brain Trust
Wednesday, October 23
Genealogy Brain Trust  (Education)
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
CCGS Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles
DNA Webinar will cover the basics of DNA. Pizza will be available for a $5 donation. It is strongly recommended that you attend this, in preparation for the all-day seminar on November 2nd. If you are unable to attend, you should watch a video on YouTube or FamilySearch.org.


Genealogy Learning Series-Session 2 (4th Saturday)
Saturday, October 26
Genealogy Learning Series-Session 2 (4th Saturday)  (Education)
12:30 pm
CCGS Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles
Time: Open house begins at noon. The class will convene at 12:30pm
 
Session II
Using Census Records to record the when and where of our ancestors
 
Taught by Roberta Griset, our past president, long time CCGS member and instructor for this workshop. 
 
 


Wednesday, October 30
Genealogy Brain Trust Topic is Find-a-Grave  (Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
CCGS Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles
Learn how to find relatives on the free Find-a-Grave website. You'll also learn how to add or correct data, add photos, and connect relatives' graves. Bring a list or relatives and your laptop, if possible, for hands on learning. Facilitor: Darlene Jones, a long time CCGS member.



Saturday, November 2
"From Matches in a List to Family: Case Studies in DNA' by Mary Kozy  (Special event)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Avenue, Sequim

 All Day Seminar: 8:30 – 9:00 Registration, 9:00 - 3:00 Seminar (Munchies & beverages will be served before the seminar & during breaks. Participants should bring a sack lunch)

COST: $40 CCGS Members. $50 for non-members, registrations after October 26th and at the door. Pay by check or PayPal via this website (see column on left).

This seminar assumes participants have a basic knowledge of DNA concepts. If you do not or it has been awhile, you should watch a video on YouTube or FamilySearch.org OR attend the DNA Webinar at the CCGS Research Center on Wednesday, October 23rd.

Session 1: Let’s Review the Basics!

This session will involve a fast-paced review of the basics of all three types of DNA testing: Y-DNA, mitochondrial (mtDNA) and autosomal (atDNA). Topics will include what each type of testing tells you, what types of genealogical questions it can be used to solve, and what companies provide which tests. Ethnicity estimates and their merit for genealogical research questions will also be considered.

Session 2: Let’s Talk Results…

Ever wondered what to do with the results you’ve gotten from the companies? Can’t quite decipher what it is they are telling you? This session will take an in-depth look at how the various companies present your results and the tools they give you for interpretation and analysis. While the main focus will on AncestryDNA, we will also take a look at some of the tools at companies like Family Tree DNA and MyHeritage that may just help you break through your brick wall!

Session 3: DNA in the Real Word: Case Studies

This session will consider how to go about solving your genealogical conundrum with DNA testing. Topics like choosing a focused question, setting up a testing plan, and how to analyze results will be covered. Actual case studies resolving adoption, unknown parentage, and misattributed parentage situations will be highlighted and discussed.

Session 4: Live DNA Workshop

During this session, attendees will walk step-by-step through a real DNA case using not only DNA results, but also traditional genealogical document research (a critical skill in solving DNA cases). Come try your skill at solving a DNA mystery live! (If time permits, the instructor may also field questions from the audience about the best way to go about resolving a genealogical problem and whether or not DNA can answer the question and which type of testing can help.)



Genealogy Brain Trust
Wednesday, November 6
Genealogy Brain Trust  (Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
CCGS Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles
Discussion topic:  TBD Volunteer needed
Contact Nona at nonacoy@gmail.com, if you are interested in volunteering for a Brain Trust topic.


Genealogy Brain Trust - Brick Walls
Saturday, November 9
Genealogy Brain Trust - Brick Walls  (Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
CCGS Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles
This is an ongoing topic every 2nd Saturday for CCGS members to brain storm with other members to solve brick walls.  If you have a brick wall or solved a brick wall, bring your research and come get help or help other members.  Coordinated by Roberta Griset, our past president, and long time CCGS member.
 
(Our no fee events are open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted or affordable annual membership.) 


Genealogy Brain Trust
Wednesday, November 13
Genealogy Brain Trust  (Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
CCGS Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles
Discussion topic:  TBD Volunteer needed
Contact Nona at nonacoy@gmail.com, if you are interested in volunteering for a Brain Trust topic.


Genealogy Brain Trust  (3rd Saturday) - Discussion Topic: DNA
Saturday, November 16
Genealogy Brain Trust (3rd Saturday) - Discussion Topic: DNA  (Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
CCGS Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles
Members helping members with DNA.  If you have fond a relative, come share how you did it.  If you're stuck, come get ideas.  Coordinated by Nona Halvorsen, a long time CCGS member, who is not a DNA expert, but has found her sister's father and has made some progress on a Y-DNA project.


Genealogy Brain Trust
Wednesday, November 20
Genealogy Brain Trust  (Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
CCGS Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles
Discussion Topic:  TBD Volunteer needed
Contact Nona at nonacoy@gmail.com, if you are interested in volunteering for a Brain Trust topic.


Genealogy Learning Series - Session 3 (4th Saturday)
Saturday, November 23
Genealogy Learning Series - Session 3 (4th Saturday)  (Education)
12:30 pm
CCGS Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles
Session III
Timelines to put your family into a historical context. Finding other resources.
 
Taught by Roberta Griset, our past president, long time CCGS member and instructor for this workshop. 
 
 



Holiday Potluck
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Holiday Potluck  (Fellowship)
11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Location: TBD
TENTATIVE DATE AND DETAILS:
We are starting off 2020 with a potluck party. Bring a favorite dish to share. The society will provide beverages, plates, napkins and cups. 
 
We are asking members to bring their heritage crafts, and items for raffling and a door prize. Raffle items can be gift baskets, box of homemade chocolates, a heritage craft, etc.  (Hertiage craft: things you have made to preserve or gift your heirlooms or genealogy.)
 
Bring a friend and check out how other members are sharing their heritage, keepsakes, and heirlooms.  Raffle items are not required, but would be greatly appreciated.
 
There may be a speaker: TBD