Special events

August 16, 2018

Mark Olsen from Family Tree Maker

Special Guest Mark Olsen from Family Tree Maker will be in Colorado and besides giving presentations in Denver and Fort Collins, he has agreed to speak and demonstrate the latest Family Tree Maker software at our August meeting!   If you have any interest in genealogy, this is something you won’t want to miss.  He will be offering discounted Family Tree Maker software for both PCs & Macs, the newest version from MacKiev. Be prepared if you wish to purchase this latest version, will be available only to those at attend


Thursday March 22  10 AM

Tour of NARA

Were you aware that we have a branch of the National Archives and Records Administration right here in Broomfield?  Formerly located in west Denver, now on Huron Street, it houses nearly 50,000 cubic feet of original archival records dating from  1847 to the 1990s.  While many of the records held are local to our region, there is also a Microfilm/Genealogy Room with Federal records as well as computers with free access to Ancestry and Fold3.  The tours are always interesting!

If you’re interested in attending this tour, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BroomfieldGenSoc/  or email our Activities Chair, Pattie Apple, garyandpattie@msn.com to RSVP.

 


May 17 6:00 pm

Special 2 hr presentation:  Analyzing DNA Test Results at Ancestry DNA

Presenter: Wendy Dillenschneider

Please join us for a two hour presentation on one of today’s most popular topics in Genealogy!  Held in our usual meeting space, 2nd floor meeting room of the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library; presentation will start at 6:30, please arrive early!

(Wendy is the wife of Greg Liverman who gave a very well received presentation about DNA & genealogy last year. They are a team and Wendy does this presentation.)

Targeted at the amateur and professional genealogist, AncestryDNA has the largest consumer database of autosomal DNA test results in the world.  Over 3 million people have tested with AncestryDNA. They are leaders in the use of combined genetic and genealogical data to predict the ancestor that you have in common with another individual. AncestryDNA does not offer a chromosome browser, so genealogists must use tree triangulation to discover common ancestors. AncestryDNA provides several tools to help you with your tree triangulation work.

  • AncestryDNA Results – what are they, how to interpret and evaluate them
  • DNA Matches including Shared Ancestors and Pedigree & Surnames
  • New Ancestor Discoveries
  • DNA Circles
  • Using tree triangulation to identify ancestors;  Tips and tricks for discovering your ancestors and working with matches
  • Case studies and stories!