Free genealogy webinar to discuss genetic genealogy

The Southern California Genealogical Association will present “Looks Like We’re Cousins – Tips for Genetic Genealogy Collaboration” on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m.

Collaboration is a key principle of genetic genealogy analysis. In this session we will explore tips and tricks for successful collaboration with your genetic cousins. Identify useful information you can request from them. Put your skills to work as you draft and revise your own communications and tap into the full power of DNA test results by improving your correspondence with your genetic cousins.

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Three free genealogy webinars scheduled for this week

Three free genealogy webinars will take place this week covering the topics of the Erie Canal, photographing treasures and genetic genealogy.

The Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest” on Tuesday, July 17 at 8 p.m. The Erie Canal opened the Midwest to settlement and prosperity. It provided an easier migration route to the Midwest than any of the land routes and it also gave settlers a less expensive way to get their goods to Eastern markets. Learn about the building of this engineering marvel and how it affected the lives of our ancestors.

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The Southern California Genealogy Society will present “A Beginner’s Guide to Photographing Family Treasures” on Wednesday, July 18 at 9 p.m. Your home is filled with personal and family treasures in the attic, garage, shelves, and walls. You do not need to be an expert photographer to spotlight your keepsakes and their stories. Come and learn simple tips to take magazine quality photos.

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The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy” on Thursday, July 19 at 8 p.m. Most individuals have hundreds of genetic cousins. Come learn a few methods you can start using today to help you organize your genetic genealogy research.

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Blog talk radio program focuses on genetic genealogy


Forget-Me-Not Blog Talk Radio, hosted by Jane E. Wilcox, recently presented a show on genetic genealogy.

Guests featured on the program were genetic genealogy educators and bloggers Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., JD, and Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL. They are authors of the new book “Genetic Genealogy in Practice.”

Listen to the program to find out the scope of the book, what was not included, and how to apply the contents of the book to genealogy research. Blaine and Debbie also discuss whether DNA testing is a necessary tool in genealogy research now.

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Webinar to focus on genetic genealogy

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present a free webinar this Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 9 p.m. enttiled “Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy.”

This lecture will cover various methods for keeping track of your DNA matches- especially your autosomal DNA matches. Topics covered will include:  what kind of information you need to keep track of, and why;  basics of Excel, Word, email folders and correspondence and some alternative tools like Evernote, and Kustumnote that can help you standardize your organization.

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