Genetic Genealogy

Our President Bob Frey will present an adapted version of his Genetic Genealogy lecture during the Beginners Course earlier this year, using the Zoom videoconferencing program. Bob will discuss the basics of DNA in easy to understand terms; review the types of DNA tested for genetic genealogy purposes; and review the primary DNA testing companies.The virtual meeting will be held on Aug 18, 2020 at 7:00 PMIn order to join, go to:https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4809251709?pwd=SlBPZHNhZ1RPTGtEQ280N1gzRTBFQT09Meeting ID: 480 925 1709Passcode: 3VcgQk Bob Frey is retired from CSX and Florida Blue where he held various positions in marketing, accounting and finance, corporate planning, and project management. While working he was a Certified Project Manager. He holds an AB degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA from the University of Chicago.With his wife Judy’s encouragement, Bob has been involved in genealogy as a hobby for over 25 years. With his keen interest in science and mathematics, Bob was drawn to the emerging field of genetic genealogy as an extension of his personal genealogy research. He has tested with Ancestry DNA, 23 and Me, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), and LivingDNA. He also manages the DNA accounts for several of his relatives. Bob’s YDNA (paternal) haplogroup is R-BY3592 and his mtDNA (maternal) haplogroup is J1c.

Find Your Family Stories in Free Online Newspapers

The AIGS will kick off the new year with a virtual meeting on Tuesday, January 19 at 7 pm. With the help of the Webinar Team of the Florida State Genealogical Society, we will present an archived webinar by Annette Burke Lyttle, titled Find Your Family Stories in Free Online Newspapers.The meeting will be via GoToWebinar, and you must pre-register to attend at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4559709215502153741After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing an “invitation” and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar. About 10 minutes before our meeting click on the invitation link. We will join you at the time of the meeting and will then proceed with our scheduled presentation. Webinar Abstract: Beyond birth, death and marriage notices, historic newspapers can provide information that brings your ancestors and their world to life. Many of these newspapers are available on line at no cost. Learn how to find and use these valuable resources in your family history research. Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a number of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, as well as a number of national, state, and local societies.

Web 3.0 Development Meeting

Online
The Web Development Committee meets weekly at 10am every Friday. At this time they are creating a new website to replace the current website. Members: Dennis Partridge, chair; Jean Mann; Lori Miranda; Marcia Pertuz; Rob Portegies-Zwart.

Web 3.0 Development Meeting

Online
The Web Development Committee meets weekly at 10am every Friday. At this time they are creating a new website to replace the current website. Members: Dennis Partridge, chair; Jean Mann; Lori Miranda; Marcia Pertuz; Rob Portegies-Zwart.

“Pits I Have Fallen In and How to Avoid Them”

Online
Please join us for our next AIGS Virtual Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021, at 7:00 PM. “The best thing about making mistakes is the opportunity to learn from them. I’ve made my share of genealogical mistakes over the years, but I’ve learned that most of them have resulted from faulty assumptions. In this talk, we’ll examine eight commonly-held but incorrect assumptions and consider some strategies and resources to help head off errors before they happen.”

Finding Isaac and Dora Peckham

During our next virtual meeting, genealogist Linda Olsen will give a LIVE presentation about her research into the eventful lives of Isaac and Dora Peckham, who served as keepers of the St. Simons Lighthouse in the late 1800s.

July 2021 Business Meeting

Online
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society board and officers meet monthly to handle the society business. AIGS membership is welcome to attend.
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