Friday, May 7, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 10-15 May 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at  

You must pre-register for each of these events. This may be done at the time of the event or earlier. Do so by following the links given after each class description below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.   

Monday, 10-May-21 at 6:00 PM. Death Records--This class will focus on finding records to establish the death date of your deceased kinfolk. We will describe and demonstrate how and where to find many types of records and resources that will enable you to determine death dates. In addition to the commonly used records such as death certificates, tombstones, obituaries, death indexes, etc., you will discover some that you may not have considered. Bryan.

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Saturday, 15-May-21 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting--MPE: Disconnected Connections - In genealogical circles, the acronym MPE stands for a misattributed parentage event.  It is different than an adoption case or a case of an unknown parent. A misattributed parentage event encompasses those situations where parentage has been attributed to the wrong person. For example, learning that daddy wasn’t really the biological father. Finding a MPE can be an unexpected or upsetting matter. Truth is, it happens more frequently than we think. This presentation will begin with a discussion on the myths, pursuit and ethics of MPE research, when the family lore, DNA and documents diverge. The presentation will conclude with a case study exploring the speaker’s own personal MPE finding, the research approach followed, and the ethics involved. Debbie Wilson Smyth.       

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