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Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinoway Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807

DNA Testing for Genealogy Research

TV Researcher and Genealogist Janeen Bjork will present the basics of Genetic Genealogy. The discussion will cover the three types of DNA tests and the companies that offer them. Real results from several different companies will be shown to demonstrate what testing for DNA matches and ethnicity can (and can't) reveal. Attendees will see how different results from five different companies can be.

This program is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.
No Reservations are necessary.

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Climbing Your Family Tree II, two Mondays, September 25 and October 2, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830

This course is for those who have some knowledge of genealogy basics. The class will begin with a discussion of individual students’ family history objectives and will be customized to meet group goals. Best practices for conducting research, documenting and organizing information, records and photos will be discussed. The class will explore the advantages and disadvantages of storing information in online family trees, the best of the many paid and free genealogy online resources, and how DNA testing is augmenting genealogy research. The class will also introduce the fundamentals of genealogy research, with an overview of the free, subscription and World Deluxe versions of ancestry.com, the most extensive internet resource for genealogy. Fee: $49. The class fee includes three daytime bonus labs at the Greenwich Library.

Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education is sponsoring five two-part Monday night Genealogy classes taught by TV researcher and genealogist Janeen Bjork this fall.

Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education Online Catalog: (See page 11) https://www.greenwichace.com/customer-content/www/CMS/files/Fall17catalogws.pdf
GACE Online Registration: https://www.greenwichace.com/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=11326


Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:15-5:00 PM - Welsh Society of Western New England http://welshwne.org

Monthly workshop to learn how to research Welsh roots. Bring your family tree and a lunch dish to share.
A free benefit for members; for non-members the first workshop is complimentary, further workshops are $10 per session.

Sept. includes: 12 noon-1:00 PM presentation on “Making the Most of Massachusetts Records” by Dave Robison from the Western MA Genealogy Society

For further information and location email moc.liamg|ENWhsleW#moc.liamg|ENWhsleW


DNA Testing: Fact & Fiction, Part II

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Danbury Public Library, 170 Main St

Attendees will learn strategies for getting the most out of Genetic Genealogy tests. Which company (companies) to test with, what free transfers exist, and what tools are available to identify matches, are some of the questions that will be answered. And how much faith can one put in ethnicity results from DNA testing will also be discussed.

Since 2014, over a dozen close relatives of TV Researcher and Genealogy teacher Janeen Bjork have tested with multiple DNA companies and given her permission to share their results.

The program is a review for those who attended Ms. Bjork's July 11th presentation and it will be an introduction for those who did not. Results from several close family members whose test results have been returned since July 11th will be included.

The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.


DNA Roundtable, Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:30 - noon, Cyrenius H Booth Public Library, 25 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470

The Roundtable is presented by the Connecticut Ancestry Society. The discussion will be led by Nora Galvin, CG. The program is free and all are welcome.

http://www.connecticutancestry.org.


Climbing Your Family Tree III, two Mondays, October 9 and 16, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830

This course is for those who have some knowledge of genealogy basics. The class will begin with a discussion of individual students’ family history objectives and will be customized to meet group goals. Best practices for conducting research, documenting and organizing information, records and photos will be discussed. The class will explore the advantages and disadvantages of storing information in online family trees, the best of the many paid and free genealogy online resources, and how DNA testing is augmenting genealogy research. The class will also introduce the fundamentals of genealogy research, with an overview of the free, subscription and World Deluxe versions of ancestry.com, the most extensive internet resource for genealogy. Fee: $49. The class fee includes three daytime bonus labs at the Greenwich Library.

Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education is sponsoring five two-part Monday night Genealogy classes taught by TV researcher and genealogist Janeen Bjork this fall.

Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education Online Catalog: (See page 11) https://www.greenwichace.com/customer-content/www/CMS/files/Fall17catalogws.pdf
GACE Online Registration: https://www.greenwichace.com/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=11327


Connecticut Genealogy, October 10th and 17th, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm

Middletown Adult Education, 398 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

Does your family have deep Connecticut roots? Learn about the resources most commonly used to research them, including vital records, probate files, land records, the Connecticut State Library church record collection, and more. Please bring your Connecticut library card number.

Instructor Bryna O'Sullivan is a professional genealogist who specializes in Connecticut research.

$56 a person. Register at https://www.maect.org/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=8259.


Using Ancestry.com Like a Pro, Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:00-3:30PM

The Middlesex Genealogical Society and the Darien Library will present a free genealogy program :”Using Ancestry.com Like a Pro”. with Toni McKeen, on Saturday, October 14. from 2:00 - 3:30pm, at the Darien Library, 1440 Post Road, Darien, CT.


Navigating the Websites of the National Archives and the Library of Congress, October 16th, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm

Middletown Adult Education, 398 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

Genealogists know the National Archives and the Library of Congress for their collections on paper, but they also have extraordinary online collections.  Learn the basics of navigating the Access to Archival Databases, Chronicling America, immigration histories, the Sanborn Maps and more.

Instructor Bryna O'Sullivan is a Middletown-based professional genealogist.

$28 a person. Register at https://www.maect.org/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=8169.


Genealogy on the Water, October 19th, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm

Middletown Adult Education, 398 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

Did your ancestor sail the Connecticut River?  Discover resources that can help you learn more about their daily life, including seamen's certificates, ship ownership records, and more.

Instructor Bryna O'Sullivan is a Middletown-based professional genealogist.

$28 a person. Register at https://www.maect.org/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=8260.


Connecticut Society of Genealogists Annual Family History Seminar, October 21, 2017, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Four Points Sheraton, 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450

Join us for presentations by Mel Smith of the Connecticut State Library, internationally known genealogist Michael Leclerc, and CSG President Dave Robison plus luncheon, vendors, and our annual Literary Awards presentation. Register early: $49; registrations after 30 September are $59. For full schedule and registration form, go to http://www.csginc.org/pdf/event_273.pdf.


DNA Testing for Genealogy Research

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410

Whether you've had your DNA tested, or are wondering if you should have it tested (or tested again by a different company), this introduction to Genetic Genealogy is designed for you. There will be an overview of the three DNA tests for Genealogy that are available, as well as information about the companies that offer them. You'll learn how your testing dollars can be stretched by waiting for DNA test kit sales and by taking advantage of the free transfers that exist. We'll also compare the tools that are available to identify and qualify matches. And just in case you're thinking of turning in your lederhosen for a kilt, we'll discuss the reliability and limitations of ethnicity test results.

Attendees will see the results of over a dozen close relatives of TV Researcher and Genealogy teacher Janeen Bjork who have tested with multiple DNA companies since 2014 and given her permission to share their results.

The program is free and open to the public.
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Quebec Genealogy, October 23rd and 30th, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm

Middletown Adult Education, 398 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

Did your ancestors originate in this former French colony? Learn how to trace your ancestors from the 1920's back to the 1600's using church records, the census and more.

Instructor Bryna O'Sullivan is a Middletown-based professional genealogist.

$56 a person. Register at https://www.maect.org/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=8261.


Getting More From Ancestry.com, two Mondays, October 23 and 30, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830

This class will offer an overview of the free, subscription and World Deluxe versions of ancestry.com, the most extensive internet resource for genealogy. The class will demonstrate and compare the features available from each subscription level. Students will learn best practices for using the site for family history research, creating online trees and for sharing information with others. Fee $49.

Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education is sponsoring five two-part Monday night Genealogy classes taught by TV researcher and genealogist Janeen Bjork this fall.

Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education Online Catalog: (See page 12) https://www.greenwichace.com/customer-content/www/CMS/files/Fall17catalogws.pdf
GACE Online Registration: https://www.greenwichace.com/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=113685


Explore Connecticut Newspapers for Genealogy, Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Southington Genealogy Club monthly meeting at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St, Southington, CT 06489.

TV researcher and genealogist Janeen Bjork has been obsessed with the information historical newspapers contain about her family ever since she found a story about the 1894 murder of her great-great grandfather, William Strutz, in a Syracuse, NY newspaper. At last count she had found over 130 different accounts of the tragedy, despite the murderer's or the victim's names being misspelled or misread by OCR (optical character recognition, the technology that allows newspapers to be indexed and searched online) in the majority of the newspapers. She has shared her passion and her methodology for excavating family stories from online newspapers in presentations and classes in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts.

The program is free and all are welcome. No reservation is required.
https://southingtongenealogicalsociety.org/


Introduction to Using DNA for Genealogy, two Mondays, November 6 and 13, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830

Have you seen the television commercials or programming that use DNA for genealogy and wondered what it's all about? Maybe you submitted a DNA sample, received the results, and didn't know how to teterpret the findings. This course is a primer on genetic genealogy. The class will introduce the four major companies offering DNA testing for the mass market, the types of tests available, the costs of the tests, and the fact and misconceptions of what testing can do for genealogists. The instructor will share some of the results of the tests of her family members who took one or more of the three tests and their satisfaction with the results. Fee $49.

Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education is sponsoring five two-part Monday night Genealogy classes taught by TV researcher and genealogist Janeen Bjork this fall.

Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education Online Catalog: (See page 12) https://www.greenwichace.com/customer-content/www/CMS/files/Fall17catalogws.pdf
GACE Online Registration: https://www.greenwichace.com/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=11348


Writing Workshop, Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Connecticut Ancestry Society.

The program will begin with a presentation by Shannon Green of Greenwich Genealogy on how she wrote her article that was published in the June National Genealogical Society Quarterly. That will be followed by a workshop with Nora Galvin, CG, and others available to coach while attendees write.

Trumbull Public Library
33 Quality Street
Trumbull, CT 06611

The program is free and all are welcome.

http://www.connecticutancestry.org.


Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:15-5:00 PM - Welsh Society of Western New England http://welshwne.org

Monthly workshop to learn how to research Welsh roots. Bring your family tree and a lunch dish to share.
A free benefit for members; for non-members the first workshop is complimentary, further workshops are $10 per session.

Nov. includes: 12 noon-1 PM presentation on “Comparing Genealogy Website Giants “ using a handout by Sunny Morton - handout cost $3 per person.

For further information and location email moc.liamg|ENWhsleW#moc.liamg|ENWhsleW


Saturday, December 16, 2017, 10:15-5:00 PM - Welsh Society of Western New England http://welshwne.org

Monthly workshop to learn how to research Welsh roots. Bring your family tree and a lunch dish to share.
A free benefit for members; for non-members the first workshop is complimentary, further workshops are $10 per session.

For further information and location email moc.liamg|ENWhsleW#moc.liamg|ENWhsleW.



This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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