Upcoming Programs

Program March 29, 2023 7:00 PM Zoom

NOTICE: This program has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 29 at 7 pm.

Scottish Ancestry Beyond the Clans
Derek J. Blount

Zoom – virtual program
Presented by the Midland Genealogical Society (http://mimgs.org/programs/)

members will receive the link in an email. non-members should register here https://gadml.librarycalendar.com/event/mgsjanuary2023

Download handout here

Genealogist Derek J. Blount will review what Scottish genealogical records are available online, present examples of various types of records, and discuss how to find them.

Derek J. Blount is a professional genealogist with his own business, “Lost Branches.” He specializes in research in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth nations. A graduate of Oakland University, he has completed coursework at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Derek serves as VP of the Oakland County Genealogical Society and as the Genealogist for the St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit, and he sits on the Board of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research. He holds memberships in the Association of Genealogical Professionals and the Society of Genealogists in London.

If you are not a member and would like to attend the presentation, we would love to have you. Join us at 7pm for this wonderful speaker and his presentation.

Program April 19, 2023 7pm Now What. Steps to take after DNA testing”. Presented by Ginger Ogilvie. Zoom/Hybrid meeting.

After we’ve found our ethnicity estimates and scanned for any surprise close relatives, many of us don’t really know what to do next with our DNA results. This list of people that we’ve never heard of could open the door to new family photos and inspirational stories, but how do we figure it out? In this class, Genealogist Ginger Ogilvie of Keep Family History Services will provide a practical list of “to-do’s” and leave you with a better understanding of how to use your DNA cousin matches to answer challenging genealogical questions.

Ginger Ogilvie is a professional genealogist who is passionate about helping people connect with their roots. As a descendant of Utah pioneers, she has studied several Westward migration patterns, and researched families in all regions of the continental United States, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Scotland, and Sweden. Ginger has a B.A. in History and completed the Certificate in Genealogical Research course with Boston University. She is a member of: Association for Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Utah Genealogical Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Lansing Area African American Genealogical Society, and several local societies. Ginger loves to incorporate DNA testing into her research and is a founding co-administrator for the Ogilvy Y-DNA Surname Project through FamilyTreeDNA.

For those that don’t have computer access or are technically challenged, we will be presenting this program in the Orchard Room of the Grace A. Dow library.

members will receive the link in an email. non-members should register here https://gadml.librarycalendar.com/event/mgsapril2023

Download handout here

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