Wednesday, August 28, 2019

New Video Released on Using the Lazarus Project To Break Down Brick Walls

On August 13th, Kelli Bergheimer did a presentation for the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group.
As a group, we frequently discuss some of the tools that are part of Although many of the tools are free, other tools are available with a Tier 1 membership at a cost of $10.00 per month.

One such tool is called the "Lazarus" tool. This tool allows you to use the DNA of relatives of a given ancestor, such as a grandparent, to construct a kit for that untested person. Kelli explains how this can be a "work in progress" until 1500 cM of DNA have been collected. This new kit can then be used to find additional matches within the Gedmatch database. It is a fascinating tool, and Kelli discussed several techniques for identifying potential matches that can be used in creating a new kit.

The video presentation is now available on the this link, on the HCGS site, or on YouTube. Be sure to check it out.

Submitted by Kathy Reed

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Utilizing Webinar, Podcast, Hangout and YouTube for Genealogy

Photo Credit: vecteezy,com
Who:  Nancy Chouteau, Presenter
What: Learn how to use a variety of tools to enhance your genealogy research
When: Saturday, September 7th, 11:00 am
Where: North Central Branch Library on Hamilton Ave.

Directions: Map to North Central

While doing your family history research, we all tend to gravitate to the obvious sites: Ancestry, Family Search, etc. You may be missing out on a gold mine of additional resources .

Join HCGS member Nancy Chouteau, as she discusses online resources that are guaranteed to enhance your research. Learn about webinars, podcasts, hangouts and YouTube that can be accessed on your time table from the comfort of home.

Did you know that the Hamilton County Genealogical Society has its own YouTube page where many of our society-produced videos can be accessed? You can even "subscribe" to the HCGS page.

No reservations are required for this event. We hope to see you there.