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Saturday, February 24
February Lunch & Learn (In-Person Only)  (Education)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401
 
This monthly educational and social gathering by OGS is open to OGS members and the public. We start at 11:00 am Pacific with a roundtable discussion with attendees sharing their knowledge about the topic. A potluck salad and dessert lunch at noon will be followed by an education program from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Pacific.
 
We meet in person in the OGS Annex at 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, next to our library. 
 
11:00 am Roundtable Discussion Topic: Artificial Intelligence & Genealogy – Linda Forrest
AI is a rapidly growing field that has the potential to greatly enhance genealogy research. We’ll review what AI is and how it works, take a look at some nifty applications for genealogy, do some real-time demos, and chat about the potential pitfalls for the naïve genealogist.
 
12:00 pm  Potluck Salad and Dessert lunch - Members donate a salad or dessert for the lunch or you may bring your own sack lunch and beverage. Coffee, hot tea, cups, plates, napkins, and utensils are provided. If you have a special diet, then feel free to bring your own lunch. (We ask for a suggested donation of $5.00 to cover the cost of supplies and meeting room rent.)

  1:00 pm Program: Salem Witch Ancestors – Part 2 – Darlene Boggs
Darlene first shared about her Salem Witch ancestors last August 2023 just before taking a trip to Massachusetts. She is back to tell us more about researching your ancestors accused of witchcraft.
 



Saturday, March 9
Introduction to Endogamy (hybrid class)  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401

Learn what endogamy is and how it affects your family tree and genealogical research. Gain an understanding of DNA inheritance and identify the difference between endogamy and multiple relationships. Learn the tools and methods to break through endogamous brick walls.

Instructor: Bob McDonald
Class fee: $10 for OGS members and $15 for nonmembers

Register here to attend on Zoom OR to attend in person, then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401-3148. If you would like to pay with a credit card, please call 541-517-0984.

 


Saturday, March 16
How Artificial Intelligence Can Enhance Your Genealogy Research (hybrid class)  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
OGS Annex 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401

Are you curious about how artificial intelligence (AI) can help you discover more about your ancestors and family history? Do you want to learn how to use AI tools and techniques to enrich your genealogy research? This introductory class on AI for genealogy will explain what AI is and how it works and give some examples of how it can be applied to genealogy. We’ll discuss tips and resources on how to get started with AI for genealogy, and how to avoid some common pitfalls and challenges. Whether you are a beginner or an expert in genealogy, this class will give you some new insights and ideas on how to use AI to make your research more fun and rewarding.

Instructor: Linda Forrest
Class fee: $10 for OGS members and $15 for nonmembers

Register here to attend on Zoom OR to attend in person, then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401-3148. If you would like to pay with a credit card, please call 541-517-0984.

 


Saturday, March 23
March Lunch & Learn (In-Person Only)  (Education)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 

This monthly educational and social gathering by OGS is open to OGS members and the public. We start at 11:00 am Pacific with a roundtable discussion with attendees sharing their knowledge about the topic. A potluck salad and dessert lunch at noon will be followed by an education program from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Pacific.

 

We meet in person in the OGS Annex at 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, next to our library. 
 
11:00 am  Round Table Discussion Topic: RootsTech 2024 Report 
 
12:00 pm  Potluck Salad and Dessert lunch - Attendees donate a salad or dessert for the lunch or you may bring your own sack lunch and beverage. Coffee, hot tea, cups, plates, napkins, and utensils are provided. If you have a special diet, then feel free to bring your own lunch. (We ask for a suggested donation of $5.00 to cover the cost of supplies and meeting room rent.)

  1:00 pm  Program: Research Methodology: A One-Name Study – Bart McKee
Bart turned a research problem with men of the same name into a study of that surname and will share how he did it to solve his problem. 
 



Saturday, April 13
Family Tree Maker software (Zoom class)  (Education)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401

Exact title and description coming soon.

Instructor: Family Tree Maker Representative
Class fee: FREE

The registerion link is being provided by Family Tree Maker and will be posted soon.
 



Saturday, May 4
Dating Your Ancestors: Dealing with the Julian, Gregorian, and Other Historical Calendars (Hy  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
HYBRID: OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR and on Zoom
 
Dates are central to genealogical research, but sometimes you find historical records with conflicting dates—or even impossible dates. This may be a recording error—or is the date recorded correctly, but using a different calendar than you expected? In this class, we’ll review historical calendars with a particular focus on the Julian and Gregorian calendars and then discuss how to cope with the diverse dating systems.
 
Instructor: Linda Forrest
Class fee: $10 for OGS members and $15 for nonmembers
 
Register here: attend on Zoom   OR     attend in person then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401.-3148. If you would like to pay with a credit card, please call 541-517-0984.
 


Saturday, May 11
Civil War Confederate Records (Hybrid)  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
HYBRID: OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR and on Zoom
 
Description coming soon.
 
Instructor: Dawn Carlile
Class fee: $10 for OGS members and $15 for nonmembers
 
Register here: attend on Zoom    OR     attend in person, then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401-3148. If you would like to pay with a credit card, please call 541-517-0984.
 


Saturday, May 25
May Lunch & Learn (In-Person Only)  (Education)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
This monthly educational and social gathering by OGS is open to OGS members and the public. We start at 11:00 am Pacific with a roundtable discussion with attendees sharing their knowledge about the topic. A potluck salad and dessert lunch at noon will be followed by an education program from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Pacific. We meet in person in the OGS Annex at 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, next to our library. 
 
11:00 am  Round Table Discussion Topic: 2024 NGS Conference Report
 
12:00 pm  Potluck Salad and Dessert lunch - Members donate a salad or dessert for the lunch or you may bring your own sack lunch and beverage. Coffee, hot tea, cups, plates, napkins, and utensils are provided. If you have a special diet, then feel free to bring your own lunch. (We ask for a suggested donation of $5.00 to cover the cost of supplies and meeting room rent.)

  1:00 pm  Program: TBD
 



Saturday, June 22
June Lunch & Learn (In-Person Only)  (Education)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
This monthly educational and social gathering by OGS is open to OGS members and the public. We start at 11:00 am Pacific with a roundtable discussion with attendees sharing their knowledge about the topic. A potluck salad and dessert lunch at noon will be followed by an education program from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Pacific. We meet in person in the OGS Annex at 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, next to our library. 
 
11:00 am  Round Table Discussion Topic: Organizing Photos/Digital Images – Dawn Carlile
 
12:00 pm  Potluck Salad and Dessert lunch - Members donate a salad or dessert for the lunch or you may bring your own sack lunch and beverage. Coffee, hot tea, cups, plates, napkins, and utensils are provided. If you have a special diet, then feel free to bring your own lunch. (We ask for a suggested donation of $5.00 to cover the cost of supplies and meeting room rent.)

  1:00 pm  Program: Researching in the Prairie State – Diane Walsh (St. Clair Co., IL Genealogy Society)
 



Saturday, July 27
July Lunch & Learn (In-Person Only)  (Education)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
This monthly educational and social gathering by OGS is open to OGS members and the public. We start at 11:00 am Pacific with a roundtable discussion with attendees sharing their knowledge about the topic. A potluck salad and dessert lunch at noon will be followed by an education program from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Pacific. We meet in person in the OGS Annex at 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, next to our library.
 
11:00 am  Round Table Discussion Topic: TBD
 
12:00 pm  Potluck Salad and Dessert lunch - Members donate a salad or dessert for the lunch or you may bring your own sack lunch and beverage. Coffee, hot tea, cups, plates, napkins, and utensils are provided. If you have a special diet, then feel free to bring your own lunch. (We ask for a suggested donation of $5.00 to cover the cost of supplies and meeting room rent.)

  1:00 pm  Program: Y-DNA - Sweet Icing on a Bitter Cake – Wendi Babst (Bend Genealogical Society)