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Classes & SIGS

Halifax Genealogical Society offers condensed genealogy classes and a DNASpecial Interest Group (SIG) to focus on particular areas of genealogyafter the general meeting. The class and SIG 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.

2019-2020 Schedule
September:Extended Social Time
October SIG and class:DNA and How to Use Family Search by Clyde Stickney
November class: How to Use Family Tree Maker by Kathy Stickney
December: Holiday Celebration

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: DNA
April: All About MyHeritage by Pat Peoples
May: DNA SIG; Ed Class on Basics of Ancestry.com by Linda Vivian



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


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
Class:Class:TakingCityDirectories into the 21st Century by Kathy Stickney

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

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

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

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)


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