Category Archives: General

Of Genealogical Interest

Vice President Jacquie Beveridge shares news of a free webinar on Wednesday, 2/21 at 6 p.m. The Southern California Genealogical Society’s presentation features Thomas MacEntee on ‘Navigating the Seven C’s of Genealogy’.  Register HERE. The Presentation: “Do genealogy “resolutions” really work? … Continue reading

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Of Genealogy Interest

SGS member Merilee Mulvey shares a fascinating story from London of an abandoned baby in a box and the role of DNA test results to provide answers.  Read the story HERE. SGS President Mike Allen discovered a resource for those exploring … Continue reading

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Irish Ancestry and Viking DNA

SGS President Mike Allen shares an article from an Irish DNA project, which produced the first genetic map of the people of Ireland.  The study suggests Irish people may have far more Viking DNA than previously thought.  Read the article HERE.

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A DNA Presentation and DNA Test Kit Security

SGS member Brenda Gilmer shares a link to a presentation by Lord Colin Renfrew: ‘DNA and Indo-European Origins’.  View the presentation HERE. DNA Test Kits – consider your privacy implications.  SGS Member Judy Thibault recommends reviewing an article addressing ‘who … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Free Sign-In

Changes to FamilySearch A new sign-in prompt starting December 13th will display for visitors to the FamilySearch site. The site promises a more personalized, greater subscriber experience’. Register for a free account to enjoy records, and many new features, including … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day Parade in Florence

SGS Vice-President Jacquie Beveridge and member Sally Daugherty carried the DAR banner in the recent Veteran’s Day parade. Despite wet conditions, the parade was an enjoyable site to see and honor all who serve, past and present.

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SGS November 15 Meeting – Ancestry Trees

Wednesday’s meeting will feature a presentation by Kevin Mittge on Ancestry Trees.  The lecture will discuss member “trees” on Ancestry.com, including: how to create a tree, how to edit and add information to trees, deciding whether your tree should be … Continue reading

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