Upcoming library events at West Oaks Branch

Upcoming library events at West Oaks Branch

DNA and Genealogy: An Introduction

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 1

Come learn the basics of genetic genealogy and how DNA testing can supplement your traditional genealogical research. We will explore the different types of tests that are available and help you determine how to target your testing to discover your desired connections. We will discover how to find DNA projects that relate to your research and discuss which companies to consider for your testing purposes.

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Ancestry Library Edition Level 1

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 2

Want to trace your family history? Learn tips and tricks on how to find information by exploring the Ancestry Library Edition database offered free at the library. #genealogy

Exploring Autosomal DNA

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 1

So you had your DNA tested, now what do you do with your results? How do you know which matches are valid? How are chromosomes inherited and what is chromosome recombination? How is triangulation useful? What are centimorgans? How can X-DNA help me with my research? Come learn how to analyze and interpret your test results, and leave armed with enough information to start making your DNA work for you.

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Exploring DNA Websites

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 1

Come and explore three of the DNA testing companies’ websites: Ancestry DNA, FamilyTreeDNA, and 23andme. Learn what the differences are between the companies and see how to navigate each company’s website. We will also briefly explore Gedmatch.com to see an overview of the tools that they provide to help you analyze your DNA test results.

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Your History through the Pages

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 1

Learn more about your heritage through pictures and artifacts. Alberta Gibbs from Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) will show you how to create your very own scrapbook to preserve your family history and heritage. Bring your own photos, artifacts, and scrapbooks and learn how to put it all together in scrapbook format.
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Genealogy Research Question Workshop

When: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 1

Sharpen your genealogy skills and learn about resources by sharing your research questions. Genealogy researchers, whether beginning or advanced, are invited to submit one specific research question in advance. Participate in our group discussion workshop sharing information on genealogy resources, research, and methodology to start finding answers. Genealogy Center staff will lead the discussion, and can help direct you to possible answers, resources, types of records, databases and websites, etc. Just think: a safe haven for all those family history queries! Registration is required and a submitted research question is recommended. Please contact us by e-mailing genealogy@ocls.info or calling 407-835-7651 for more information or to submit your research question.

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Do It Yourself DNA Research

When: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 1

Spend an evening analyzing your DNA test results. Our Genealogy Specialist will be available to help guide you through roadblocks and assist with answering questions as you conduct your own DNA analysis. You will need to bring your own laptop or mobile device to access your results online. #genealogy

NGSQ Study Group

When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 1

Interested in furthering your genealogical research skills? Then the NGSQ Study Group is for you! Each month we will select one article from the National Genealogical Society Quarterly that we will study and discuss. The conversation will focus on research techniques presented in article as well as logic patterns that were used to find a solution to the genealogical problem. The NGSQ is available in the library's collection at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center.

September's article will be Gayla S. Nieminen, "Indirect Evidence Connects Frances Shaffer to Her Grandfather, Michael Bossler of Blair County, Pennsylvania," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 104 (March 2016): 39-50.


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