Friday, October 1, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 4-9 October 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. 

PGS is beginning a series of six classes tailored toward beginners. The first class will be on 6 October described below. Further classes will be on successive Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. 

Class titles are: Introduction to Genealogy, Key Records in Genealogy Research, Internet Genealogy, Census Tracking, and Brief descriptions of each class and registration info are given on the PGS calendar at


Wednesday, 6-Oct-21 at 1:00 PM. Introduction to Genealogy--Basics of how to get started in researching your family history—what to do first, where to look & how to do it. Bryan

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Thursday, 7-Oct-21 at 7:00 PM. DNA Basics III ( DNA):  By looking at DNA test results through the lens of one of the most popular testing companies, class participants will be able to apply what they have learned in Basics I and II to their understanding of their own test results at  This class reviews the tools and resources available through Ancestry DNA.  While Basics I & II are recommended, they are not required prior to taking this class. Luce/Manning

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Saturday, 9-Oct-21 at 1:00 PM. DNA-Advanced Genetic Genealogy. This is a series of discussions led by David Vance, author of The Genealogist's Guide to Y-DNA Testing for Genetic Genealogy. Each month will address a different chapter in the book, starting with Chapter 5 on July 10th, 2021.  Learn how Y-DNA is helpful in your genealogy (and how it is not!), understand Short Tandem Repeats (STRs) and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and how they can be analyzed to help solve genealogy problems; examine how to evaluate and use DNA Projects; Develop testing strategies and much, much more.  Attendees are expected to have read the monthly chapter(s) prior to the session. The book is available on, free through Kindle Unlimited, $28.60 for digital Kindle purchase or $48.94 for the print version.  Luce/Manning

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