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Classes & SIGS

Halifax Genealogical Society offers condensed genealogy classes andsmallSpecial Interest Groups(SIGs) to focus on particular areas of genealogyafter the general meeting. The classes and groups are open to all who are interested. They start after the social time, about 3:00 and dismiss by 3:45.

Home-study courses are also available through the Board of Certification of Genealogists.

Director for Education: Becky Berman.Contact Usfor more information.

2018-2019 Schedule
September:Extended Social Time
October class:All About the HGS Facebook Page by Becky Berman
November SIGs: DNA, Germany, Irish
December: Holiday Celebration

January: Extended Social Time
February: Second Lani LaMee Program Session— Immigration by Donna Moughty
March SIG:DNA, Germany, Irish
April: All About MyHeritage by Pat Peoples
May: DNA, Germany, Irish

SIG TOPICS

Countries
Learn and share experiences about researching records in a particular country.

  • Germany
  • Ireland

DNA

  • Learn about DNA testing and how to use the results in genealogy research.

2017-2018

September Class:Patterns of Inheritance of X,Y and Mitochondrial DNA by Patricia Craven
October SIGs:Germany, New York,Midwestern States - Meeting canceled due to hurricane
November SIGs: New York, Germany, Online Research
February SIGs: GermanyNew York, Ireland, Online Research(Ancestry.com)

March SIG:DNA(Gedmatch.com)
April Class: It’s All Relative: Analyzing Research Results by Linda Vivian
May
Class:Class:TakingCityDirectories into the 21st Century by Kathy Stickney

2016-2017
September Class:Using MyHeritage As An Alternative or Supplement To Ancestry
October SIGs:Germany, New York,Online Research
November SIGs: Midwestern States, Southeastern States, Ireland, New Researchers
February SIGs: Germany, New York, Creating Your Family Legacy, New Researchers
March SIGs:Ireland, Midwestern States, Southeastern States

April Class:Using DNA to Help Break Down Brick Walls.A copy of the powerpoint presentation and a list of additional online resources is available to all HGS members by contacting Patricia Craven at pacraven1@gmail.com.
May Class: Sharing What We Learned At NGS Conference Sessions

2015-2016
September: "Using Find A Grave In Your Genealogical Research" by Kathy Stickney
April: Using Ancestry.com
May: Using Ancestry.com to research your military ancestor

2014-2015
September: "An Introduction to DNA Testing" by Clyde & Kathy Stickney
March: "Update on familysearch.org Genealogy Resources”

2013-2014
September: "How Does Your Garden Grow: Introducing the Young Child to Genealogy" by Jean Hallenbeck
October: "Nourishing Your Roots: Attending Conferences and Institutes" by Linda Vivian
November: "Are You There? Researching U.S. Federal Censuses" by Bill Vivian
December: No Class (20th Anniversary and Holiday Party)
January: "Where to Begin? Introduction to Ancestry.com" by Linda Vivian
February: "All Rise! Researching at the County Courthouse" by Clyde Stickney
March: "Organizing Data: Introduction to Genealogy Databases" by Linda Vivian
April: "Telling Your Own Story So Others Won't" by Linda Vivian
May: No class -- Launching Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

RESEARCH ✦ EDUCATION ✦ DOCUMENTATION ✦ PRESERVATION

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