Oregon Genealogical Society

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This page will be updated often to keep you informed of changes to our schedules during the Covid-19 pandemic. As many of our members are at a higher risk of the virus we are acting to protect everyone.  We appreciate and thank you for your understanding during these times.

January Half-day DNA Seminar with Diahan Southard
Saturday, January 30th on Zoom
10 AM - 12:30 PM
Me and My 1,000+ DNA 4th Cousins
If you have seen the results from an autosomal DNA test you have likely seen a long long list of 4th cousins. Who are all of these people? Are all of them relevant to your family history research? How do you go about figuring that out? We will cover the tools available at your DNA testing company that will help you sort and filter your match list, to present you with only your Best Matches, those who are most able to help you with your genealogical questions. We will learn both analysis and organizational techniques that are sure to add more leaves to your family tree.
Organizing Your DNA Results
Now that you have pages of matches and gobs of new information, how do you keep track of it all? We will spend time going over how to create and track correspondence, organization tools within each testing company, as well as strategies for tracking the genealogy information of your matches, including surnames, locations, and genetic relationships. You are bound to walk out of this lecture with a game plan that you can implement right away.
UPCOMING CLASSES on ZOOM (see the calendar for details)
Preregistration Required for ALL classes.
Dec 4   Intro to Genealogy  9 - 10 AM  (Free)
Dec 5   Georeferencing - Mapping Your Ancestors  10 AM - 12 PM   ($)
Dec 12  Intro to Ancestry.com  9 - 11 AM    ($)
Jan 9    Land Records 10 AM - 12 PM     ($)
Jan 16  Timelines  10 AM - 12 PM     ($)
Feb 6   Land Platting 10 AM - 12 PM     ($)
Feb 13  Tax  Records 10 AM - 12 PM     ($)
Mar 6   DNA Clustering - How to do it  10 AM - 12 PM     ($)
Mar TBD Genealoy Bootcamp
GENEALOGY CHAT, Saturday 1/23/2021
Please join us! for the OGS Genealogy Chat on Zoom at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.
Topic:  Genealogy books you would recommend
Have you read any reference or "how to" books on genealogy? How about on DNA? Or any of the genealogy mysteries, historical fiction featuring genealogists, or ones where someone researching their family writes about their research and results? Any book that has something to do with genealogy qualifies. In January we will talk about the books we like and then publissh the list in the February newsletter.
Everyone is invited to join us,  so invite you friends, family and genealogy buddies. 
** Register in advance for this meeting using this link: 
** After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting on the day of the event.
We would also like to know how you would like us to use the Genealogy chat. Do you like the format, or not? We do this for you so please send me your feedback. I promise my feelings won’t be hurt. Email me.
If you have questions or comments, please e-mail us.

December 5
Geo-referencing means using landmarks on historical maps to line them up with modern maps. Modern digital tools and digital maps ...
December 12
Intro to Ancestry.com
  This class covers the pros and cons of using Ancestry.com, including how to get started, planning and organizing your ...
January 9
Using Land Records to Fill in the Blanks
Learn how researching land records can provide valuable information on your ancestors from where the land was located, how ...
January 16
Why we use them and how they can help you track your families, events or determine if the person you ...
January 23
Genealogy Chat
  Please join us! for OGS's January Genealogy Chat on Zoom at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.   Topic:  Genealogy books ...
January 30
January Half-day DNA Seminar with Diahan Southard
Diahan Southard Diahan Southard is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your ...
February 6
Platting Land Ownership
You found the land records and have the description of your ancestor’s property… now what do you with it? ...
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