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Where In The World Am I From?
January 6, 2018, 9:30-11:00 am
Research Center

Members of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society (JCGS) invite the public to a conversation “Where in the World Am I From?” about genealogy and how one goes about finding one’s family.
We’ll talk about where to find family records, answer questions, and give tips. JCGS has size-limitations at their Research Center (13692 Airport Cutoff Road/Highway 19, a few miles south of Port Townsend), so, if you are interested in attending, please let us know. Simply call 360-385-3065 and leave a message for Jim with your full name and email address. Please speak clearly and slowly. Registration Deadline January 4, 2018.

DNA Class: Understanding Your DNA Results

Friday June 1 and Friday June 15, 2018.
9:30 to 11:00 AM
Research Center
Registration Required. Deadline: May 11 — 2018 DNA Class Registration Form

A two session DNA Class, Understanding your DNA Results, will be offered for those who have tested DNA and need help utilizing the results to further their family history research.

To take the DNA Class, you must meet the following criteria:

        • Received DNA results from Ancestry, Family Tree DNA, or 23 and Me
        • Looked at the results on the Company Website
        • Completed your Pedigree Chart at least back to your Great Grandparents
        • Can bring a Laptop or tablet to the class

        Dianne Duncan, Leslie Lewis, Rene Rodgers, and Dora Whittaker will teach this two-session class. They will explain basic vocabulary and analytical techniques that enable you to use your DNA results. Students will work with their own test results on their own computers. Hands-on assistance will be provided.

        If there is a need for a third session to this class, it will be scheduled September 29 and will cost an additional $15. Students in the June class will have priority for this September session.

        Handouts and Documents

        November 18, 2017

        Jesse Stewart’s Power Point presentation “Finding Female Ancestors”.

        Documenting a Nation’s History Using FamilySearch by David Rencher 2014 (pdf). Handout from Ray Madsen’s talk January 17, 2015.

        Special Censuses Summary Sheets (pdf). Lesa Barnes’ handout from Sept 27, 2014, Resource Corner.

        Writing Strategies and Models: Sheila Bender’s Presentation. (pdf)    Sheila’s handouts. (pdf)  From 15 February 2014 JCGS monthly meeting.

        Lethene Parks’ Bibliography for Migration, Maps and National Expansion. From 18 May 2013 JCGS monthly meeting.

        If there is a link to a VIDEO, WEBINAR or SERIES you would like to see included here, contact the Education Committee.


         Educational Videos

        Here you will find a variety of videos covering different topics on genealogy. The topics may pertain to a specific country or state, cover topics such as locating the maiden names of women, military research, or research in a specific archives. The videos are produced by a variety of organizations, including Ancestry.com, the National Archives, Legacy Family Tree, West Virginia Archives, etc. Most can be found on YouTube.

        Please click on the research topic you are interested in and view the videos available for that topic.

        JCGS did not create any of these videos. JCGS is not responsible for their content or maintenance. A link to a particular video is not to be considered an endorsement by JCGS. We have simply gathered them here as a convenient resource.

        This catalog was compiled in part by the Flathead Valley Genealogical Society.