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Intro to DNA for Genealogy

Saturday August 24, 2019, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Join us to learn more about the growing interest in DNA testing for genealogical purposes. Genealogy teacher Janeen Bjork will be here to help you understand the ins and outs of testing and what you can learn from your DNA. Bring your questions! This workshop will cover the following:
• the costs associated with DNA testing
• the different kinds of DNA test kits available
• the different companies that offer DNA testing and what distinguishes them from each other

Genetic Genealogists of all levels are welcome. Please bring your laptop and your passwords!
This workshop is free for Cortland County Historical Society members, and $5 for non-members.
You must RSVP for this workshop so that we have enough materials for everyone. Call 607-756-6071 to reserve your spot.
Cortland County Historical Society - Suggett House Museum and Kellogg Memorial Research Center, 25 Homer Ave. Cortland, New York 13045
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"Using Newspapers to Track Your Family, Character by Character"

Saturday, September 14, 10:00 pm - noon, refreshments and networking at 9:30 a.m.

Speaker: Greenwich, CT resident and Genealogy teacher, Janeen Bjork
The program will begin with an introduction to OCR (optical character recognition), the technology that allows digitized newspapers to be indexed. OCR identifies each character individually, and it is fooled by wrinkles, blotches, or flaked-off type. Methodology that can be used to get around OCR’s limitations will be demonstrated. Some of the most unusual characters Janeen has tracked in newspapers will be highlighted. Finally, there will be a hands-on demonstration of some of her favorite newspaper websites.

Free to WCGS members, others are asked to make a $5 donation. No need to pre-register.

Aldersgate Memorial United Methodist Church, 600 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522


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SAVE THE DATE: Get Into Your Hand-Me-Down Genes

Thursday, October 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This course is a primer on genetic genealogy; it will examine the major companies offering DNA testing for the mass market, the types of tests available, the costs, and the facts and misconceptions of what testing can do for genealogists. We'll also cover the controversies about testing: Ethnical concerns, privacy concerns, the use of open source databases by law enforcement and GINA (the Genealogical Non-Discrimination Act).

Horace Greeley School, 70 Roaring Brook Road, Chappaqua, RI 10514
Fee: $30
See page 12 of the online catalog for a class description.
https://www.ccsd.ws/uploaded/CCE/CCE_Fall_2019_Catalog.pdf

Link to general information about Chappaqua Continuing Education
https://www.ccsd.ws/district/departments/chappaqua-continuing-education



Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island Meeting source
Sunday September 22, 2019

2:00PM- 4:00PM
Mid-Island Y-JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY

Speaker: Dan Oren
“Two Horses in Lublin
”. Dan Oren will describe how he used unanticipated local records to investigate genealogy and family history which revealed unthinkable discoveries. Dan Oren is Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Adjunct) at Yale University and president and founder of The Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland. He has worked for thirty years as a psychiatrist and faculty member at Yale University, the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, and the University of Rzeszów, Poland. His new book is The Wedding Photo, a collection of family histories based on genealogy.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Meetings include a tip of the month
Genealogy experts available at 1:30PM

[http://www.jgsli.org]

Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island Meeting
Sunday October 6, 2019
3:00PM - 5:00PM

Plainview-Old Bethpage Library (999 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY)

Speaker: Crista Cowan from Ancestry.com
Crista Cowan, The Barefoot Genealogist, will describe some of the newest tools that Ancestry.com has rolled out in the recent months to help you discover more about your family history. Crista will share new content, the improved family tree tools and new DNA methodologies that Ancestry supports. The speaker, Crista Cowan, is the Corporate Genealogist and has been employed by Ancestry since 2004.

This meeting is free and open to the public.
Please note this is not our usual meeting time or place.


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

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