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Saturday, October 21
Why You Should Research Collateral Lines  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401
 
What are collateral Lines? All the other relatives that are not your direct descendants such as aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws. You can learn a lot about your ancestors by looking at their records. Examples of information not found in researching collateral relatives that provide the answers you so desperately seek about your direct line ancestors.  You are welcome to bring a beverage with a lid.
 
Instructors: Ardys Vaughn & Dawn Carlile
Fee:  $8 for members and $10 for non-members.
Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to class.
 


Saturday, October 28
Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
 
There will be no monthly meeting in October, 2017.   This is the date of the Fall Seminar.  Please refer to the Seminar page for details and registration form.
 



Saturday, November 4
Autosomal DNA: Understanding and Using Your Ancestry.com Results  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
If your autosomal DNA results are ready (or almost ready) at Ancestry.com, this class will help you make sense of the results and use them to answer genealogical questions. We will focus on working with your Autosomal DNA results using the tools and information available at Ancestry.com. We’ll cover a variety of topics and tools necessary to make full use of this information. 
 
Instructor:  Linda Forrest
Fee:  $8 for members and $10 for guests
Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to class.
 


Saturday, November 4
OGS Writers Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
Everyone is invited to bring a piece of writing that they're working on to share with the group. Family history work is usual, but any genre may be shared. Visitors and non­members are always welcome ‚Äčto just come and listen to others read their work. It's a good way to get motivated to start your own writing.
 
For more information call Ferne Kellow at 541-­683-­4309 or email Sandra Lawrence.
 


Sunday, November 5
Research Roundtable  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
Do you have a research problem? A brick wall to scale? Not sure where to look next? Then come to a Research Roundtable where experienced researchers will offer advice on your research, for free. We meet the first Sunday of each month.
 
Please come prepared with your research question information including names, dates, places, what records you have, where you have looked, and what it is you are trying to find about this ancestor.  
 
For more information, contact Linda Aubrey.
 
Parking: Free parking is available in the Overpark Parking Garage on Oak St.
 


Saturday, November 11
Here Come the Doughboys! Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors - FREE!  (Seminars)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401
 
We will be offering a free all day webinar workshop “Here Come the Doughboys! Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors” on Saturday, November 11th, Veteran’s Day. It will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the OGS Library. The original webinar was put on by the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL and we are offring it with their permission.
 
PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. Email your name to education@oregongs.org to reserve your seat.
 
Program Schedule:
  • Reconstructing your Soldier’s WWI Experience   9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • I Have My Ancestor’s WWI Record – Now What?   10:45 am – 11:45 am
            Lunch – Bring your own sack lunch and beverages   11:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • The Spirit of St. Louis: WWI Records at the NPRC   12:15 pm – 1:15 pm 
  • Allied with the Allies & Aliens in the Army   1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Pandemic 1918: Combating the Spanish Influenza During the Great War  2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Presenters Tina Beiard and Debra Dudek will help you locate military records, explore online resources, and navigate local, state, regional, and national depositories to create a fuller picture of your ancestor’s military service. This workshop is designed to help genealogists and historians of all experience levels to begin researching their Great War ancestors.
 
 


Saturday, November 18
DNA Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
The DNA Interest Group meets quarterly on the second Saturday of each month in February, May, August, and November.
 
Program: TBA
 
OGS members and nonmembers are welcome to attend, regardless of your experience in the use of DNA tools.  The purpose of this group is to help one another solve genealogical problems and to help interpret DNA test results. Participants share their experiences, ask questions, and everyone learns from the each other.
 
Parking: free parking is available in the Overpark Parking Garage on Oak St.
 
Questions? Contact Katherine Bell.
 


Saturday, November 25
Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Clairmont Apartments Recreation Building, 1740 Adkins Street, Eugene, OR 97401
 
Monthly meetings are open to OGS members and the public.
     11:00 AM   Business Meeting
     12:00 PM   Lunch (members donate salads and desserts for the lunch which is available for a $5 donation.)
      Coffee, hot tea, plates and utensils provided. You may bring your own sack lunch and beverage.
     1:00 PM     Program:  Research in Federal Records: Some Assembly Required, a Legacy Family
                                         Tree webinar with   Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG  
             
Potluck Lunch also comes with hot coffee or tea, all utensils, plates, napkins are furnished. OGS asks for a $5.00 donation to help cover the cost of supplies. If you can't afford this then please let the Treasure know and you can still eat with us. If you decide at the last minute to come but don't have time to make or pick up something then come anyway. If you have a special diet then feel free to bring your own food. We want to see you and if you are new we would like to get to know you.
 
Parking: free parking is available in the Overpark Parking Garage on Oak St. 
 



Saturday, December 2
Autosomal DNA: Understanding and Using Your Family Tree DNA Results  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
If your autosomal DNA results are ready (or almost ready) at Family Tree DNA, this class will help you make sense of the results and use them to answer genealogical questions. We will focus on working with your Autosomal DNA results using the tools and information available at Family Tree DNA. We’ll cover a variety of topics and tools necessary to make full use of this information.
 
Instructor:  Linda Forrest
Fee:  $8 for members and $10 for guests
Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to class.
 


Saturday, December 2
OGS Writers Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
Everyone is invited to bring a piece of writing that they're working on to share with the group. Family history work is usual, but any genre may be shared. Visitors and non­members are always welcome ‚Äčto just come and listen to others read their work. It's a good way to get motivated to start your own writing.
 
For more information call Ferne Kellow at 541-­683-­4309 or email Sandra Lawrence.
 


Sunday, December 3
Research Roundtable  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
Do you have a research problem? A brick wall to scale? Not sure where to look next? Then come to a Research Roundtable where experienced researchers will offer advice on your research, for free. We meet the first Sunday of each month.
 
Please come prepared with your research question information including names, dates, places, what records you have, where you have looked, and what it is you are trying to find about this ancestor.  
 
For more information, contact Linda Aubrey.
 
Parking: Free parking is available in the Overpark Parking Garage on Oak St.
 


Saturday, December 16
OGS Annual Open House  (Special Events)
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401
 
Save the date for our annual open house at the library.
 
Details will be posted soon.