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Saturday, December 5
Georeferencing  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting - Preregistration required
Geo-referencing means using landmarks on historical maps to line them up with modern maps. Modern digital tools and digital maps make this relatively easy to do, allowing you to visualize where your ancestors lived and traveled. In this class, we’ll discuss where to find historical and modern maps and the process of overlaying them. You can use your computer and work along with the examples. To prepare, download and install Google Earth Pro (free) from https://www.google.com/earth/versions/ (scroll down to the bottom) before class starts.
 
Cost: $8 for member, $10 non-members.
 
Register with Zoom link below, then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401.
 
**Register in advance for this meeting using this link:**
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqdeitrz0jG9UCJe7QJHqFZfey0a_JOirm 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting on the day of the event. Please join 15 minutes early, so that we can get started on time.


Saturday, December 12
Intro to Ancestry.com  (Education)
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Zoom Meeting - Registration required to receive the link for this class
 
This class covers the pros and cons of using Ancestry.com, including how to get started, planning and organizing your information, creating a tree, finding records and sources, editing, searching, and where to look for help.  Two hours, with handouts included.
Instructor: Debra Sorensen
 
Cost:  $8 Members and $10 for nonmembers. Limit of 12 per class.  
Email Deb to register for this class.
Please mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401 and indicate it is for the Intro to Ancestry class.
 
** Preregistration is required for each class so we may send you the link the Zoom session. Please email Education Committee to register. The link will be emailed to you before the class.** 



Saturday, January 9, 2021
Using Land Records to Fill in the Blanks  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting - Preregistration required
Learn how researching land records can provide valuable information on your ancestors from where the land was located, how wealthy they might have been, confirm familial relationships, and identify neighbors. Covers Federal land states vs State land states, township and range systems, and metes and bounds.
 
Instructor:  Dawn Carlile
Cost:  $8 Members and $10 for nonmembers.
 
Register with the Zoom link below, then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401.
 
**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. Please join 15 minutes early, so that we can get started on time.


Saturday, January 16, 2021
Timelines  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting - Preregistration required
Why we use them and how they can help you track your families, events or determine if the person you have found is the right person. They also help you see everything you have on a person or family so you know what you are missing.
 
Instructor:  Linda Aubrey
Cost:  $8 Members and $10 for nonmembers.
 
Register with the Zoom link below, then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401.
 
**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. Please join 15 minutes early, so that we can get started on time.


Saturday, January 23, 2021
Genealogy Chat  (Education)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
On Zoom - Preregistration is required to receive the link
 
Please join us! for OGS's January 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 publish the list in the February newsletter.
 
** 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.
 
Everyone is invited to join us, so invite you friends, family and genealogy buddies. 
 
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.
If you have questions or comments, please e-mail us.
 
** Register in advance for this meeting using this link:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArf-2rpzgsEtY1kU_SsT9P8mNY190KVtXZ
 
** After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting on the day of the event.


Saturday, January 30, 2021
January Half-day DNA Seminar with Diahan Southard  (Seminars)
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
On Zoom - Preregistration is required for the seminar to receive the link
Diahan Southard
Diahan Southard is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your DNA Guide. Diahan teaches internationally, writes for popular magazines, consults with leading testing companies, is the author of Your DNA Guide – the Book, and producer of Your DNA Guide – the Academy, an online learning experience. Southard's company, Your DNA Guide (YourDNAGuide.com), provides genetic genealogy education products and services. You will walk away from an interaction with her enlightened and motivated as she has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.
 
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.
 



Saturday, February 6, 2021
Platting Land Ownership  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting - Preregistration required
You found the land records and have the description of your ancestor’s property… now what do you with it? You will be able to identify where your ancestors land is located in the rectangular survey system and the ability to draw the shape of their land using the meets & bounds system and gain an understanding of the language used in the property description.
Instructor:  Linda Forrest
Cost:  $8 Members and $10 for nonmembers.
 
Register with the Zoom link below, then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401.
 
**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. Please join 15 minutes early, so that we can get started on time.


Saturday, February 13, 2021
Tax Lists Help Solve Genealogy Problems  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting - Preregistration required
Tax lists often provide information even if your family did not own land. Tax records are among the oldest records available to the researcher. They can help identify relationships, when the family moved into or left an area, and help prove relationships, when someone died or became of age.
 
Instructor:  Dawn Carlile
Cost:  $8 Members and $10 for nonmembers.
 
Register with the Zoom link below, then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401.
 
**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. Please join 15 minutes early, so that we can get started on time.



Saturday, March 6, 2021
DNA Clustering - How to do it  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting - Preregistration required
 
Class description coming soon.
 
Instructor:  Linda Forrest
Cost:  $8 Members and $10 for nonmembers.
 
Register with the Zoom link below, then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401.
 
**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. Please join 15 minutes early, so that we can get started on time.