- whose circumstances make it difficult to attend local genealogical society meetings
- who prefer online presentations, special interest groups (SIGs), conferences, and socializing
- with an interest in connecting, networking, and mentoring with global genealogists.
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May has four excellent live virtual presentations for members! If you can’t attend the live presentation, the recordings are available to members for six months following. Here’s the May lineup:
Saturday, May 9 at 11 am Eastern
Lisa Alzo presents
“Finding Your Femme Fatales”
Through sample case studies, learn how to use key records and social history to explore law breakers, vigilantes, and other scandalous female ancestors.
Friday, May 15 at 8 pm Eastern
Megan Heyl presents
“Road Trip Tips: Don’t Forget To… “
This presentation offers helpful hints that you may not think about when you venture out on genealogical travels, until you realize that your research trip could have been more successful, memorable, or even more comfortable.
Sunday, May 17 at 1 pm Eastern
Renate Y. Sanders presents
“Researching Formerly-Enslaved Ancestors: It Takes a Village”
This talk, designed for mixed or predominantly Non-African-descended audiences, focuses on how descendants of slave-owners are crucial to, and can assist the efforts of, those researching the formerly enslaved.
Tuesday, May 26 at 8 pm Eastern
Alec Ferretti presents
“Strategies to Analyze Endogamous DNA”
This lecture offers a better understanding of endogamy to better analyze match data, and discusses how best to weed out false-positive DNA matches that test-takers from endogamous groups face daily. Using visualization tools, Alec will illustrate webs of interrelationships of endogamous test-takers and identify genetic pile-up regions.
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