January 19, 2020 Virtual Presentation
Unfortunately, due to the illness of the speaker, our scheduled presentation, on DNA and Irish Research, has had to be postponed. In its place, Ray Sears, a longtime CCGS member, will be speaking about self-publication. Donna Moughty has been tentatively rescheduled for our February meeting.
Ray, currently residing in Oklahoma, is the editor of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society Bulletin, as well as being the author of several genealogical publications about his Cape Cod ancestors and a more recent book related to his experiences spending summers on Cape Cod as he grew up and as the family historian. He will be sharing his experiences with self publication and can answer questions you may have about publishing your family’s history.
The Journey Continues: DNA and Irish Research — Postponed!!
Donna Moughty shares the background for this presentation: “I have come a long way in my personal DNA journey…from questioning whether I should test to creating a research plan for whom to test. The issues for those of us researching our Irish ancestors are many. We may not know where in Ireland our ancestors were born or we discover there are no records for the time and place our ancestors lived. Sometimes discovering a cousin who has more knowledge of the family can help break down a brick wall.”
This month’s presentation is designed for the beginner or intermediate level researcher. It is delivered in a non-technical manner to help better understand how to use shared matches to identify which line a DNA match shares and how to develop a plan for testing. Becoming involved in a project, either through FamilyTree DNA or Facebook can focus your research to a specific area or surname.
Donna Moughty has been conducting family research for over 25 years. She teaches and lectures on topics including the internet, Irish research, methodology, and computer topics, both locally and at national and regional conferences and institutes. In addition, she provides consultations, research assistance and training. Donna takes groups to Ireland each year to research and is the author of the Quick Reference Guides for Irish Research. She also has a blog at www.irishfamilyroots.com
You are invited to join us on Tuesday, January 19, 2020, at 10 AM, for this free presentation on Zoom. Registration will be required for this event. Members will receive an email with instructions on how to register as we get closer to the event. Non-members are asked to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a registration link.
In view of recommendations for social distancing, our CCGS Genealogy Room, located in the Dennis Public Library, will be temporarily closed for an indefinite period. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but look forward to reopening at a later date when it is safe for us all.