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Saturday, October 31
Fall 2020 Conference with Blaine Bettinger  (Conference)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
We are excited to announce our Fall 2020 conference, featuring Blaine Bettinger speaking on a variety of DNA-related topics on October 31st.  We will be holding this conference online using Zoom.  More details are on our online registration page at https://nhgconference.eventbrite.com.  Details about the presentations and a registration brochure will be posted on this website in the near future. 



Saturday, November 7
NHG Virtual Research Lock-in  (Special Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, see registration information below
To replace 2020’s cancelled Northland Library lock-ins and the four NHG workshops for novice researchers, there will be a free, members-only special event on Saturday, 7 November 2020 co-hosted by Amy Arner and Sue Ennis.  The NHG Virtual Research Lock-in will be held using Zoom from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.  Arner and Ennis will each present a 10-12 minute lesson focusing on the efficient use of FamilySearch and Ancestry for genealogical research.  The remaining time will be for participants to work individually to research their own family, using Northland Library’s Ancestry Library Edition (or your own Ancestry account) and FamilySearch. NHG volunteers and the speakers will work with participants to strategically resolve research questions within the Zoom meeting
 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Nov 7, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuceqgqTkpH9V5Hytn9-FzJXzvv75hZ08t

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 


Saturday, November 7
Genetic Genealogy DNA Special Interest Group (ZOOM Meeting)  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - see registration link
**THIS WILL BE AN ONLINE ZOOM MEETING, CONNECTION INFORMATION IS BELOW** 
 
We will start with a discussion led by Rob Boston about a genetic genealogy problem he is working on: "WATO for Brick Wall Cases."   "WATO" = What Are The Odds, a usefull online genetic genealogy analysis tool. Afterwards we will move into informal groups to discuss our work and to help each other with ideas.
 
Please take a minute to update your copy of Zoom to the latest version (5.3.0) because it has new features for breakout rooms that we might find useful.  Just click on the Zoom link (start menu if you are using Windows), login, and then click on your profile picture and then click on Check for Updates.
 
Please click HERE to register at Zoom, after which you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to click on to join the meeting.  
 
This group is focused on studying the use of DNA testing results as part of Genetic Genealogy research.  The leader of this SIG is Ray Jones, PhD.   In normal times we meet  at Christ Episcopal Church (5910 Babcock Blvd 15237).   Our meetings are held on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-5:00
 
This SIG can be contacted at DNASIG @ NorthHillsGenealogists.org. Joining Meetup.com and subscribing to North Hills Genealogists will allow you to receive automated weekly updates on all of our NHG activities.
 


 
 


Monday, November 16
November Semi-annual Round Table  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Via Zoom - see link below
Our November Round Table has always been a very successful meeting of information, guidance, and cousin-finding. Join us for an evening of sharing questions, answers, and helpful hints among all attendees. You can pose your own questions or just sit back and listen. Remember, no question is too basic or obscure. Bring a notepad and pen to capture this terrific information exchange! 
 
This time we're ZOOMING the round-table discussion!  Using the breakout room feature of Zoom, we will split up into virtual round-tables and use Zoom to share just like we would in person.  This is a terrific opportunity to stay connected with the rest of your genealogy world during the current restrictions.
 

To register for this meeting click HERE -  you will then receive an email from Zoom with the link to use for joining the meetin on Nov 16th.

 

 



Tree-Keeping
Monday, January 18, 2021
Tree-Keeping  (Meetings)
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting - See registration Link
If you’re very serious about genealogy, you need tools to help you record names, dates, places, relationships and sources, not to mention family stories and photographs. You’ll also want to take advantage of huge collections of online records and family trees and share your family history online. Genealogy software, an online tree or a combination of the two can help you accomplish those tasks. Rick will compare the most popular options, including RootsMagic and Family Maker software, Ancestry Member Trees and the FamilySearch Family Tree. He’ll also describe how you can synchronize your family trees on your computer, mobile devices and online family trees. 
 
ZOOM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Click HERE to register for this meeting, after which you will receive an email with the link to click on the 18t to connect to theh Zoom meeting.  If you wish to simply listen on a phone line, that information will also be in the confirmation email.
 
A contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, Rick Crume has written for other genealogical journals in the United States, as well as Canada and Great Britain. Specializing in online research, genealogy software, DNA testing and British genealogy, he has spoken at genealogy conferences across North America and presented many webinars.
 
Please note that the handout will be distributed during the meeting.