UPDATE: 

SDGS are holding classes and meetings virtually via Zoom until further notice.  Members, guests and friends are invited to join, unless otherwise noted.

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Upcoming events

    • 26 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PDT)
    • Webinar via Zoom

    Special Members Only Webinar


    Guest speaker Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL 

    Topic:  The Ethical Genealogist




    About the speaker

    Website: The Legal Genealogist


    Only Members are invited to this special Members Only Webinar. 

    Members will receive an email with a link to register for this seminar in the beginning of September.  Make sure your email in your profile is up to date. 

    If you are not a member, consider becoming a member today. Join here.

    • 03 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD

    AncestryDNA

    Colin Whitney

    AncestryDNA has amazing DNA tools to help you identify your DNA relatives and uncover your ancesters. This combined with its huge database of family trees, makes it an essential site to utilze for yuo genealogy. We will review what the site has to offer with emphasis on its new features.

    For more information contact Colin Whitney cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

    In order to register for this event, you must send and email to Colin Whitney at cwhitaz05@hotmail.com by October 1st.

    • 06 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD

      Reunion Users Group

    Anne Alves

    The topic for this month's meeting is:

    Location, Location, Location                             Anne Alves

    Anne will discuss how Reunion 12 can be helpful in researching places which you encounter in your research. She will provide an overview of its capabilities and cover the basic functionality.

    You will be able to access this meeting from your home.

    People who wish to attend must send an email to Anne Alves at fansv@cox.net by October 4. You will receive an invitation email containing the link and password allowing you to join the meeting.

    • 10 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • Webinar

    DNA Does Not Lie: A Personal Perspective

    Bonnie Cosgrove


    Ever have an unexpected match on Ancestry DNA?  This is the story of one such surprise and how it has grown over the past three years.


    For more information contact Bonnie Cosgrove    sakdog@hotmail.com

    You will be able to access this class from your home.

    In order to attend, you must send an email to Anne Alves at

    Fansv@cox.ne by October 8th

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 10 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • Webinar


    This talk will introduce you to the British Isles and provide a framework for researching your British ancestors. We cover the names for regions of the British Isles, the county structure and recent changes, as well as the Dioceses of both the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England. The main record types are discussed, their location, and guides on how to access them.

    For more information contact Colin Whitney    cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

    You will be able to access this class from your home.

    In order to attend, you must send an email to Colin Whitney at

    cwhitaz05@hotmail.com by October 8th

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 10 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar


    Shannon Christmas

     SDGS Presents  Shannon Christmas, MCP

    Genetic Genealogy

      Session 1: GEDmatch

            Session 2: DNA Project Management


    About the speaker

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    The public is always welcome!

    Please join us!

    • 17 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD


    British Isles Interest Group

    Colin Whitney

    Our featured speaker this month will be Evva Housley. Evva will present the following topics:

    Basic English Research Methodology: Putting together a family, how to know when you have a complete family, how to use “parent search” to find missing siblings.

    Solving Research Problems using Probate Records in England: Strategies for how to use Probate records, including how to use Probate Records to Overcome Difficult Research Problems

    You will be able to access this meeting from your home. People who wish to attend must sign up by sending an email to cwhitaz05@hotmail.com by October 15th. Colin will send you, an invitation email with the link and password for you to attend


    For more information contact Colin Whitney cwhitaz05@hotmail.com

    • 18 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 25 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)

    Due to current restrictions and ongoing closures related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, SDGS board has decided to cancel the 2020 Salt Lake City Trip.

    If you made ANY travel and/or hotel arrangements, it will be your responsibility to cancel.

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    Come with us!

    To

    Salt Lake City


    For research at the

    Family History Library

    October 18th  ----- October 25th   2020


    Come with us to Salt Lake City for research! 


    More details to follow! 

    Please check back with us!

    • 21 Oct 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD
    Daniel R. Jones is an Accredited Genealogist specializing in Swiss and German research.  He is a research consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  His presentations are engaging and informative.  He will give us two presentations via Zoom:   
    1. "The Search for Anna Hansen: Using Geography to Find German Records"
    2. "Switzerland Court Records: Revealing the Criminal Lives of Johannes Schmutz's Parents"

    Registration information is forthcoming.

    For questions contact Amy at gig.sdgs@gmail.com

    This group meet from 1:00-3:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month.

    • 03 Nov 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • TBD


    Reunion Users Group

    Anne Alves

    The topic of this month's meeting will be as follows:

    Location, Location, Location: Mapping your Family        Anne Alves

    In October Anne described the capabilities available in Reunion 12 to help you research the places where your ancestors lived. In November she will show you the basic techniques in Reunion to help you map your family.

    You will be able to access this meeting from your home. People who wish to attend must send an email to Anne Alves at fansv@cox.net by November 1st . You will receive an invitation email containing the link and password allowing you to join the meeting.



    • 07 Nov 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • TBD


    DNA Interest Group

    Colin Whitney

    Our guest speaker this month will be Kathy Fernandes. Kathy’s topic will be:

    Endogamy  Explained                           

    Endogamy is the practice of marrying within a limited community or group over many generations for cultural or religious reasons or due to geographic isolation. This presentation describes how to recognize endogamy in your family tree, explains its impact on evaluating DNA test results, and provides recommendations on how to deal with endogamy in your family research. 

    You will be able to access this meeting from your home. People who wish to attend must sign up by sending an email to cwhitaz05@hotmail.com by November 5th  . Colin will send you, the invitation email with link and password so that you can attend.


    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PST)
    • webinar

    Researching with Heirlooms

    Claire McKarns

    We all follow the genealogical paper and DNA trails while conducting our research. But have you tried it with the heirlooms you might have? Claire will show you how and describe what she has uncovered.

     For more information contact Claire McKarns at 60claire@gmail.com

    You will be able to access this class from your home.

    In order to register, you must email Colin Whitney at cwhitaz05@hotmail.com by November 12th

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PST)
    • webinar

    The Newspapers Part 1 Class given in June showed the wealth of information which can be obtain from this source. Much of this information is not found on other record sources. In this class we will discuss how to organize the information you have obtained.

     For more information contact Anne Turhollow at aturhollow@cox.net 

    You will be able to access this class from your home.

    In order to register, you must email Anne Alves at fansv@cox.net by November 12th

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
    • Webinar


    Presents  Del Richhart

    Genealogy Research Strategies

    Session 1: Cooperation, Coordination and Collaboration - The 3 C's to Success

    Session 2: GENSMARTS - Applying Artificial Intelligence to Your Genealogy Research


    About the speaker

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     The public is always welcome!


    • 18 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • TBD

    The agenda for the next meeting will be announced in the SDGS Special Interest Group Announcement prior to that date.

    Location for the next meeting will be determined at a later time.

    We meet from 1:00-3:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month.

    For questions contact Amy at gig.sdgs@gmail.com


    • 21 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • TBD


    British Isles Interest Group

    Colin Whitney

    This month's topic will be:

    Which Brits are Hiding in your Tree?

    We spending countless hours researching our ancestors and adding them to our trees. If asked the question, how would you describe your ancestors? Which have the most interesting stories? I will share some of those stories with you.

    You will be able to access this meeting from your home. People who wish to attend must sign up by sending an email to cwhitaz05@hotmail.com by November 19th  . Colin will send you, the invitation email with link and password so that you can attend


    • 01 Dec 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • TBD


    Reunion Users Group

    Anne Alves

    This month, Anne's topic will be:

    Location Location Location: Advanced Mapping

    You will be able to access this meeting from your home. People who wish to attend must send an email to Anne Alves at fansv@cox.net by November 29th  . You will receive an invitation email containing the link and password allowing you to join the meeting.



    • 05 Dec 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • TBD


    DNA Interest Group

    Colin Whitney

    Our guest speaker this month will be Kathy Fernandes. Kathy's topic will be:

    Endogamy: Analyzing your DNA Results

    Last month Kathy described what endogamy is and discussed how to recognize it in your family tree. She recommended approaches to adopt in pursuing your family research. This talk will provide step-by-step guidance on how to approach the analysis of your autosomal DNA results.

     You will be able to access this meeting from your home. People who wish to attend must sign up by sending an email to cwhitaz05@hotmail.com by December 3rd  . Colin will send you, the invitation email with link and password so that you can attend

 


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