Saturday, May 1, 2021

PGS Events for the week of 3-8 May 2021

 Wednesday, 5-May-21 at 1:00 PM. Searching the Online Databases--American Ancestors, the website for the New England Historic Genealogical Society, provides more than 1 billion records in over 450 databases online. Although much of the collection focuses on New England, records from around the U.S. and even some from other countries are available. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the website, and will go through the basics of searching these extensive databases. Fortin.

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Thursday, 6-May-21 at 7:00 PM. DNA Basics I (Ethnicity): This one-hour class defines DNA, gives examples of DNA inheritance patterns and discusses the different types of DNA tests and the companies that provide them. It gives ideas for the best ways to make the most of your DNA dollars and how you might want to "target test" some of your relatives.  In addition, the class provides information on the ethnicity estimates provided by each company and how you might use them in your research.  Manning/Luce        

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Saturday, 8-May-21 at 1:00 PM. Advanced Genetic Genealogy. This is a discussion group for those that have a basic understanding of DNA and Genetic Genealogy and have read the appointed chapter in the Advanced Genetic Genealogy:  Techniques and Case Studies book edited by Debbie Parker Wayne.  Manning/Luce.

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