Wednesday, February 7, 2018

SWOHDNA - Gedmatch - A Deep Dive

Gedmatch Output
What: Meeting of the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA)
When: 7:00 - 8:45 PM, Tuesday, February 13th
Who: Kathy Reed
Topic: Gedmatch - A Deep Dive

Last April, the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group had a session on how to analyze autosomal DNA results using Gedmatch. If you missed it, you can see thee video here. Members were encouraged to upload their autosomal results, regardless of testing company, to Gedmatch.com and experiment with some of the tools. Users should be cautioned that any other Gedmatch user can compare their kit to yours. It has the advantage of allowing you to see chromosome by chromosome how you match other users.

The April presentation was an overview of the available tools. At this session, we hope to demonstrate more of the tools in a live presentation. Included will be a discussion of the Tier 1 tools and an explanation of the new Genesis Beta feature.

To take full advantage of the session, consider uploading your autosomal results to the website in advance of the meeting. You may want to bring your laptop. As this is not a powerpoint presentation, there should be plenty of time to discuss individual questions.

We hope to see you there.

Submitted by Kathy Reed
Co-Chair SWOHDNA
programs@hcgsohio.org

Monday, January 29, 2018

Rescheduled Talks from January to March 3rd -- Note changes to time and location.



Weilert's Over-the Rhine Cafe, 1875.
Credit:  Wikipedia
Note:  This program is rescheduled from January 13th. 

Jeff Herbert, HCGS Treasurer, will help us welcome the new year with two talks.

Date: March 3rd, 2018

Time: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

9:30 - 10:00 Setup and socializing
10:00 - 11:00 Session 1
11:00 - 11:30 Food and socializing
11:30 - 12:30 Session 2
12:30 - 1:00 Cleanup

Location:

Jeff Herbert will discuss resources for researching your German and early Hamilton County ancestors. If you’ve ever considered submitting your family’s lineage for inclusion in one of our HCGS Lineage Societies, you may find these topics to be especially helpful.
Topics:  Researching Your German Ancestors – What’s New?
              Researching Early Hamilton County Ancestor 

If you’re not familiar with Jeff’s work, you may want to watch three webinars Jeff has done on
“Researching Your German Ancestors Using Newspapers” and “Researching Your German Ancestors Using Church Records.” They can be found in the “Members Only” section of our website. https://hcgsohio.org/cpage.php?pt=140

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Submitted by Kathy Reed
Program Director
Email: programs@hcgsohio.org





Sunday, January 28, 2018

Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group Updates


At the last meeting of SWOHDNA in December 2017, Kelli Bergheimer of the Central Ohio DNA Interest Group, returned to discuss "Using Tools to Organize Your DNA Results." It has now been recorded and uploaded to our website. Kelli also created a document to accompany this presentation that describes step-by-step how to create an excel spreadsheet that can be used in conjunction with the presentation.


Our next meeting is scheduled for April 10th, 7:00 pm at the MidPointe Library. Information about the library, located just off I-75 in West Chester, can be found at this link. At this meeting, we will discuss the program DNAGedcom. If you are on the mailing list for The Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group, you will receive additional information in advance of the meeting. If you want to be added to the mailing list, email your name and email address to Kathy Reed, Program Director, at programs@hcgsohio.org.

Submitted by
Kathy Reed
SWOHDNA

Friday, January 5, 2018

Researching Your German Ancestors and Early Hamilton County Ancestors - Jeff Herbert


Weilert's, Over-the-Rhine, 1875
Credit:  Wikipedia
Jeff Herbert, HCGS Treasurer, will help us welcome the new year with two talks.

Date: January 13th, 2018

Time: 1:30 – 4:30

Location: Clifton Library Meeting Room


Start off your new year with Jeff Herbert discussing resources for researching your German and early Hamilton County ancestors. If you’ve ever considered submitting your family’s lineage for inclusion in one of our HCGS Lineage Societies, you may find these topics to be especially helpful.

Topics:  Researching Your German Ancestors – What’s New?
              Researching Early Hamilton County Ancestors

If you’re not familiar with Jeff’s work, you may want to watch three webinars Jeff has done on
“Researching Your German Ancestors Using Newspapers” and “Researching Your German Ancestors Using Church Records.” They can be found in the “Members Only” section of our website. https://hcgsohio.org/cpage.php?pt=140

Submitted by Kathy Reed
Program Director




Thursday, January 4, 2018

Last Chance to Register for Genealogy Courses Offered in January and February

Time is running out to preregister for two education series being offered in January and February. Come warm your hands over the computer keyboard as you learn tips and techniques for effective research in the Genealogy Foundations Series or master land research with the Hands on with Land (HOWL) Series.

Hands on with Land (HOWL) Series, Sunday Afternoons in January
HOWL is now full. If you would like to attend and can use your own laptop, please register. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Register online using the form at https://goo.gl/mNZ3ib. All classes are held on Sundays at PLCH Main Library in the 3rd floor computer lab. HOWL gives participants the opportunity to learn about land records while researching their own ancestors. Activities include a mix of personal research and instructional examples. For best results, plan on attending all sessions.



Genealogy Foundations Series in January and February

Genealogy Foundations is now full. If you would like to attend and can use your own laptop, please register. A couple of additional people can be accommodated this way. Foundations is full of tips and techniques to improve your genealogical research and make the most of core genealogical sources. Participants work on their own family in these hands-on sessions. Key resources for 19th and 20th century research will be covered: newspapers, census, published sources, and vital records.


·         January 13, 10:00-12:15 am, Foundations 1
·         January 20, 1:30-4:30 pm, Foundations 2
·         January 27, 1:30-4:30 pm, Foundations 3
·         February 10, 1:30-4:30 pm, Foundations 4
·         February 17, 1:30-4:30 pm, Foundations 5
·         February 24, 1:30-4:30 pm, Snow Make-up Day or Q&A/Bonus Content

For best results, plan on attending all sessions. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Register online using the form at https://goo.gl/PBuaPg. All classes are held on Saturdays at PLCH Main Library in the 3rd floor computer lab.

We look forward to seeing you!

Submitted by Liz Stratton, Educ. Dir., HCGS

Updated: 7 January 2018

Monday, November 27, 2017

Using Tools to Organize Your DNA Results (SWOHDNA)

Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA)
The next meeting of the SWOHDNA is Tuesday, December 12th, at 7:00 PM. As usual, we will be meeting at the MidPointe Library in West Chester.


Speaker: Kelli Bergheimer, Chair of the Central Ohio DNA Interest Group, will be returning for a follow-up to her wonderful October presentation.

Topic: Using Tools to Organize DNA Results

Description:  Now that you have your results, how do you organize them to make the most of the information? Learn how to make your matches work for you. Use tools like Excel and OneNote to get yourself organized and make progress in your search. 

If you missed the October meeting, you may want to watch Kelli’s present on X-Inheritance Patterns. This is a complex topic and the source of confusion for many genetic genealogists. You can watch it at this link: https://vimeo.com/238154161




Submitted by Kathy Reed
Co-Chair, Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Webinar: DAR Genealogical Research System with Carla Cegielski

Carla Cegielski

"The DAR Genealogical Research System: A Resource for Everyone"

Carla Cegielski


Wednesday, November 8, 8:00 pm

Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4853803262122703875

Are you getting everything you can from the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System (DAR-GRS)? Whether you have a Revolutionary War ancestor or not, the indices and other genealogy resources on the DAR website are invaluable. Many are not available elsewhere.

Carla Cegielski is our tour guide in this webinar that demonstrates effective use of the DAR-GRS. Carla is a full-time family history researcher specializing in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia research. She provides research services to attorneys, historians, genealogists, hobbyists, and others.

To attend the webinar, register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4853803262122703875. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link that will allow you to join the webinar.