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CNYGS DNA Interest Group meeting

August 2019, specific day TBA, 1 - 4 p.m.

Topic to be announced.Genetic Genealogists of all levels are welcome. Please bring your laptop and your passwords!


"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 $3 donation. No need to pre-register.

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


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
Registration information to follow

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