Meeting of the Writing Group
The Writing Group will meet on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at the LDS Church, starting at 10:30 am.
The topic this month will again be on writing memoirs. Art Boudreault, one of our new members, has taught Memoir Writing at a college level. He will continue to explain how to accomplish this. I hope that idea appeals to some of you who have been hesitating to put your toe in the water to begin your own writing.
Some people come early to work on their genealogy at the Family History Center. Bring your writings to share.....haven't written anything? Start TODAY!
You don't have to stop researching your genealogy to join the Writers Group. You can be the spouse (or friend) of the researcher in your family. You don't have to come to every meeting....come when you can. If you don't write down the stories you have heard or been told in your family.....who will? Not sure how you want to write your story? We will discuss different possibilities. You do it your way with as much help as you want. We will have some pros join us with their ideas. Come with your ideas.....but COME.
Please contact Shirley Hudson or Susan Trumbull for more details
The next meeting will be on June 15, 2017 at 7 pm at the LDS Church.
We will have a Q & A session in the first part of the meeting.
At the last meeting on May 18, we only had time to finish the introduction to our topic. For the next meeting we will proceed to the actual Workshop on
1. Downloading your raw data.
2. Uploading to Gedmatch and other sites.
3. Creating a Gedcom file of your ancestors.
4. Uploading this Gedcom to create a Family Tree on your DNA sites.
5. Linking your family members to this tree..
The focus will be on providing a hands-on approach.
Bring your laptop or tablet and your login information and kit numbers for your DNA accounts, and a flash drive.
These are some useful links
"How to Download Your AncestryDNA Data and Upload It to FTDNA"
"How to Download Your 23andMe DNA Data"
"How to Transfer Your DNA Data to FTDNA"
"How to Transfer Your DNA Data to GEDmatch"
"How to Tranfer Your DNA Data to Promethease"
"How to Upload Your GEDcom to FTDNA"
"How to Upload Your GEDcom to GEDmatch"
"Linking DNA to a Tree"
For more information on a variety of DNA topics see the DNA Group page.
Please contact Vernon Smith to suggest a topic for this Workshop.
We meet each month to discuss all aspects of Genetic Genealogy, and to provide a forum for discussion as well as time for answering any related questions.
The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.
We meet on the 4th Thursday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Thursday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.
Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.