Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Nov 14 Meeting
 Great meeting with 5 new members joining our genealogy club.  We focused on
(1) Ancestry updates
(2) Individual questions
(3) Use of Google for Genealogy - for the handout click here, the presentation will be posted after Part 2 on November 28th.
We hope you all can join us on November 28th to review lessons for Part 1 and then extend into Google Translation, Scholar, Books and more.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oct 24 Meeting:

We discussed some of the sessions that were held at the Family Discovery Day 2018, held on Oct 13 at the LDS Church.
Some of the cool apps and programs for FamilySearch are listed below - try them!!!  However, you need to have a family tree that connects back for 4 generations or more in FamilySearch for these to work.

FamilySearch Discovery experience (facial recognition): Click here
Show were your ancestors are from - Grandma's Pie: Click here
A world map with ancestors - Click here
        (you need to have your own location in your profile)
Family tree fan chart: Click here
Family tree with pictures: Click here
Easy navigation of tree with virtual pedigree: Click here
Find relationship to a friend: Click here
Another site is for your history lines (not FamilySearch): Click here

Here are the handouts for those sessions that had handouts:
Family Discovery Day 2018 Sessions: Click here
Interpreting your AncestryDNA results: Click here
Immigration Paths for Ancestors from Europe: Click here
Using State Asylum Records: Click here
Tracing African-American Ancestors: Click here
IAAM Family History Center: Click here
Relatives around me: Click here
FamilySearch hints and tips: Click here
Filling out DAR Application: Click here
FamilySearch navigation: Click here
Upload GEDCOM file to FamilySearch: Click here
Adding Photos to FamilySearch: Click here



Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sep 26th meeting: Catching up and "How to Interview a living relative"

We had a great chance to catch up after the summertime fun.  There were some great proposals on what sessions should be presented in the Fall DIRT meetings.  Then we started with our topic of "How to Interview a living relative".  The presentation can be accessed using this link: Click here.

Additional resources can be accessed by clicking on the links below:
1) How to interview tips: Click here
2) Genealogy Facts questionnaire: Click here
3) Interview questions outline - to be edited for your interview: Click here
4) What to bring list: Click here
I also have interview questions for each decade: depression, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s if you send me a request.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Sep 5 & 19th, 2018 Meeting:

We focused upon how to merge Family Tree information from FamilySearch.org into Family Tree Maker and how to get source documents from FamilySearch into Family Tree Maker.  The process of downloading documents/images onto the computer, then copying them into Family Tree Maker and linking with the respective family members.  Each participant practiced several times.  We will review this at the next evening meeting and cover Ancestry.com and web searches.  For a copy of the presentation, click here (however most of the session was online, real time demonstration).

Friday, August 17, 2018

Block your calendar: October 13, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Take advantage of this one day Genealogy seminar "Family Discovery Day" to be hosted by the Family History Center.

Where: Family History Center, 1519 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407

I will send more information later on how to register for this event.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Jul 13 DIRT Meeting - Interpreting AncestryDNA results.

We had a good review of the "Interpreting AncestryDNA results material" and answered questions during this session.  For materials, use links below:

- Interpreting AncestryDNA results presentation: click here
- Interpreting AncestryDNA handout: click here

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

June 27 Meeting focused on Migration. 

The presentation: click here
The handout: click here