Past Meeting Topics
Folks show important Family Artifacts and share the stories that make these artifacts “important”.
Kent will discuss the history of booze, moonshine, stills or whatever it’s called. Directly or indirectly, prohibition impacted just about everyone in the US during the time that the 18th Amendment was the Law of the Land (1920 to 1933).
Have YOU taken a DNA test? Do you WANT to take a test? Are you AFRAID to take a test? Do you know WHICH test you should take? Do you know which COMPANY you should use? Do you know WHAT a test will tell you? Do you know HOW DNA testing can HELP you with your family history research? If these are questions YOU’VE asked, you will want to attend the SIGS April General Meeting featuring Janice Parker Allred! Her topic is “An Introduction to DNA for Family History”, and she will discuss the answers to ALL these questions (and more).
David will be talking about Book Repair (“Can This Book Be Saved?”). He suggests that attendees bring a book that might not be in the best of shape, and he can evaluate its condition and suggest possible alternatives to a one-way trip to the Recycle Bin.
Mary will be answering these questions – What does a genealogist do when there is so much data and some things conflict? What does you do if there are only a few data points and they don’t agree? How do you know which one is right? In her presentation, Mary will define the various types of evidence and discuss ways of evaluating them to come to a sound conclusion. A case study will help illustrate how points of evidence can come into conflict and will demonstrate methods for resolving that conflict.