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September 28, 29 and 30, 2018 - Dannemora, NY

The Northern New York American Canadian Genealogical Society (NNYACGS) Conference will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 28, 29 and 30, 2018, at the Dannemora Civic Center for three days of genealogical talks and research.

On Friday and Sunday, the genealogical library will be open from 10 am to 4 pm for free research. Saturday, the 29th is reserved for a talk on DNA testing, and an afternoon French-Canadian music session.

The first presentation, starting at 10 am, will be by Ed McGuire, who will speak on DNA Testing. Ed has spoken extensively on the subject and will cover such subjects as the key tools on each DNA Testing company’s websites; how to determine shared DNA with your matches; the three common levels of interest in the matches lists; analysis of spreadsheets; advanced tools and techniques to consider; and where to get the best advice. A question and answer period will follow. Lunch of Michigans, coleslaw, macaroni salad, chips, soda and cookies will be available at the Civic Center by donation.

Starting at 1 pm, Bob Robidou and Annemarie Petrashune will present a workshop and demonstration on French-Canadian music.

The Dannemora Civic Center is located at 44 Emmons Street, Dannemora, Clinton County, NY.

For more information contact Dick Lynch at (518) 569-8479, call NNYACGS at (518) 492-4142 during library hours, email moc.liamg|sgcaynn#moc.liamg|sgcaynn, or visit their website.


Intro to Genealogy and DNA Testing

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, The Bronxville School, 177 Pondfield Road.

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New to genealogy? Or perhaps you’re ready to give it another try? Feeling someone (you) should record your family history for posterity, but not sure where to start? Are you thinking about DNA testing, or have you taken a test and found the results confusing? Join a supportive environment for those who may be curious about (and yet hesitant to take up) one of America’s most popular hobbies. We’ll look at some options for recording your family, beginning with a pedigree chart, followed by a demonstration of how to use We’ll also discuss the options and what to expect when you submit a DNA sample to a company like ancestry DNA, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, or MyHeritage. Instructor: Janeen Bjork

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"Do the Write Thing for Genealogy" - How to start writing your family history—now. Presented by Marian Burk Wood

Saturday, October 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 p.m., networking at 9:30 a.m. — Westchester County Genealogical Society

Please join us at Aldersgate Memorial United Methodist Church, 600 Broadway, Dobbs Fery, NY 10522. The program is free and open to the public. For non-members, a donation of $3 is requested. Pre-meeting networking begins at 9:30 a.m.

This presentation is filled with practical, creative ideas for planning, organizing, and writing a personalized family history by focusing on one ancestor or family, one heirloom or photo, or one special occasion. Learn how to look for the drama and personality that reveal the humanity and turning points in ancestors' lives; make decisions about missing or questionable details; begin to write a clear and engaging narrative; and add finishing touches like maps and timelines. You'll be inspired and encouraged to begin writing about your family!

The Genealogy Event - New York City

Saturday October 13th, 10AM - 4:30PM, reception at 5:15PM - Pier A

The Genealogy Event returns to New York City with a full day of content focused on Irish genealogy. Presented by IrishCentral, an online media company to the Irish global community, the one day event will offer a series of talks focused on history and genealogy.

10AM - 12PM: The morning session: Welcome / Introduction to Genealogy / Key Irish Genealogy Resources / Overview on DNA
1PM - 4:30PM: The afternoon session: Irish and Irish American Resources at the New York Public Library / The Irish Experience at Ellis Island and Castle Garden / Archives of the Archdiocese of New York City / Advanced Research Strategies.

4:30PM - Special heritage and history presentation by Maurice Hennessy, an 8th generation member of the Hennessy (cognac) family and brand ambassador.

5:15PM - Reception sponsored by Hennessy

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DNA Interest Group of the Central New York Genealogical Society

DNA workshops, Thu., Oct. 25 and Fri., Oct. 26, 1:00 pm-4:00 p.m., one evening meeting Thu, Oct. 25, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

There will be two similar hands-on DNA transfer workshops, from 1 - 3 p.m., on Thursday and Friday, October 25th and 26th, followed by an hour for individual questions and attention. In addition to helping with step-by-step instructions on the transfer of Raw DNA data, we will show the differences between free and premium transfers.

The Thursday evening meeting is for all the working people who have never been able to attend a DNA Interest Group meeting before. We'll review DNA basics (the companies, the tests, the costs, and best practices) and answer any questions.

It is strongly recommended that participants bring their laptops and their passwords! As always, the programs are free and all are welcome.

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

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