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Birds of a Feather – Y-DNA Research and Group Projects
Thursday, October 1
Birds of a Feather – Y-DNA Research and Group Projects  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm
Your Computer Screen !
         Birds of a Feather – Y-DNA Research and Group Projects   

Y chromosomal DNA passes only from father to son, but while the path of inheritance is simple, choosing which Y test to take can be confusing, and using the results once you have them can be even more confusing. Group projects can help alleviate some of that confusion as well as help focus research through comparison with other testers beyond simple one-to-one matching.
Speaker:  Janine Cloud started on the phones at FamilyTreeDNA in 2011 and created the Group Projects team, which she now manages, in 2014. She is also the event coordinator for FTDNA and has given DNA talks at the local, regional, and national level since 2015. A fifth-generation Texan, Janine is a registered member of the Cherokee Nation.
Speaker:  Janine Cloud

From Microfilms to Hyperspace, Billions of Records at Your Fingertips
Thursday, November 5
From Microfilms to Hyperspace, Billions of Records at Your Fingertips  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm
From the Comfort of your Home
From Microfilms to Hyperspace, Billions of Records at your Fingertips 
Nov. 5th, 2020
 While indexes help us access records on genealogy websites, there are lots of genealogically valuable records that are not searchable. The Family History Library has digitized hundreds of thousands of microfilms. Most of these images are available for online browsing. Learn how to find and browse these records on FamilySearch.
Speaker: Andrew Lee
Bio: A family history researcher for 30 years, Andy teaches throughout the US and Canada at conferences and local societies on subjects such as DNA, writing, beginning genealogy, and various tools to incorporate in your hobby. In 2016, he and his wife started the Family History Fanatics YouTube channel to help beginning family historians get started in family history by providing tips on DNA, preservation, scrapbooking, and more. He’s the co-author of the best selling DNA Q&A and A Recipe for Writing Family History as well as other family history related books. As a trained speaker with Toastmasters International, Andy has won several storytelling contests. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and works in the oil & gas industry. He and his wife have five children.