THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s
19 April 2017
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Also, if you missed your free copy of our monthly Insider for February 2017, you’re in luck because we saved you a copy HERE. NOTE: The Insider issues are now located under the “Learn” –> “Our Publications” menu at our new website (still gfo.org).
Curious about the status of your GFO Membership?? We’d love to have you as a GFO Member!
We’ve recently received a lot of questions from our wonderful members asking when their membership expires and how they can track this.
In response, we’re now providing your membership information right here with our weekly e-news blasts. If you want to forward our weekly e-news blasts to a friend, you can also delete your personal information before forwarding the message.
GFO Presents…a whole new Special Interest Group!
TOPIC: Mexico, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California
Do your ancestors hail from one of these southern areas?
We’d love to hear from you regarding what you’d like to have as part of the new Special Interest Group (SIG) that’s being put together right now!
If this is a SIG for you, email email@example.com to give your hopes and dreams for the group to us!!
There’re a few seats left at GFO’s Spring Seminar!
REGISTER for SATURDAY’s SEMINAR
WHO? WHO?!! WELL, IT’S ALL COLLETTA, ALL SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH
Online registrations, in-person registration at the GFO Library, or mailed registration. Whatever way is easiest for you!
When APRIL 29TH, 10am – 4:30pm
Where THE MILWAUKIE CENTER (sponsored by the GFO)
Who JOHN PHILIP COLLETTA
What OUR ANCESTORS FROM OVERSEAS
How It’s so simple! Just click HERE to register right now online.
Please note, the remaining Saturday Seminar spots are goin’ fast. Click HERE to register your seat!
John Philip Colletta is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. For twenty years, he worked part-time at the Library of Congress and taught workshops at the National Archives. This is a speaker you definitely don’t want to miss!
GFO’s April Star – Doris Cruickshank
The GFO has many damaged books that need rebinding. Our efforts to repair and rebind were far too expensive—until Doris introduced us to the Trappist Abbey Book Bindery in Carlton. She regularly transports books to and from the Book Bindery, and has generously donated to the cost of the rebinding some of the volumes. Doris also tracks books listed in the Library catalog, so we know where they are.
Doris has led the effort of organizing and cataloging GFO’s flat maps (previously boxed and in storage) so patrons can use them.
Many thanks, Doris!!
DID YOU KNOW??? There are 3 (count ’em, folks!) ways to find the GFO calendar on our new website!
Let’s count the ways….
1. The small blue rectangular button at the top right-hand corner of any of the gfo.org webpages, titled appropriately “CALENDAR.”
2. Some scrolling action to the middle of the main gfo.org webpage reveals a lovely circular picture in the middle of the screen, titled “EVENTS.”
3. Some additional scrolling, for the really ambitious, to the very very bottom of any of the gfo.org webpages gives you a bright sky blue band with “Calendar” at the bottom of the sitemap menu on the right-hand side. Again WAY at the bottom, so if you can’t scroll anymore, you’re in the right place!
SATURDAY, APRIL 22nd
Advanced DNA 9am – noon
Tim Janzen will present information on Visual Phasing in the context of chromosome mapping. If you are interested in reading about this topic prior to the meeting, please read some of Blaine Bettinger’s blog posts on the topic which may be found here.
Please download, print and bring to class any attached handouts and the evaluation form which can be found here.
The DNA Interest Group is facilitated by Emily Aulicino (e-mail: Aulicino@hevanet.com). Presentations cover all aspects of Genetic Genealogy beyond the basic levels.
SUNDAY, APRIL 23rd
Library Work Party! 9am – noon
There’s another work party at the GFO library this Sunday for those of you who can come. There’s lots to do and we’d love to have your help. Doors open at 9am, as usual, and work usually wraps up around noon. Some people come for just an hour or stay into the afternoon. Any time you can share is valuable. Hope to see you there.
Family Tree Maker Beginning Class 1 – 3pm
This is a beginners class for Family Tree Maker users and for those considering a purchase. Whether you are considering a move to Family Tree Maker, just starting to use it, or have been using it for years, you will find value in the special interest group focused on Family Tree Maker genealogy software. Hope to see you there at this quarterly meeting.
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