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Christmas Potluck
Monday, December 12
Christmas Potluck  (General Meeting)
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
Annual Holiday Potluck



Jeannette Shiel - Using Tax Records in Genealogy
Monday, January 9, 2023
Jeannette Shiel - Using Tax Records in Genealogy  (General Meeting)
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592

Using Tax Records in Genealogy

Tax records are often overlooked but can provide insight into the details of our ancestors’ lives. Sometimes we just need that one record to help us prove residency, age, or relationships and you might be surprised just how tax records can make those connections. Tax records can also reveal economic clues to community status as well as lead to land to records. 



DNA Basics and Managing Your Family File as a Database
Friday, January 13, 2023
DNA Basics and Managing Your Family File as a Database  (DNA Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
The first part of this presentation addresses the basics of autosomal DNA testing along with an overview of the major testing companies and the information they provide. This presentation also provides recommendations on testing strategies and includes tips on organizing and interpreting DNA test results. The second part of this presentation provides tips that will help you use DNA data to find shared ancestors. Topics addressed include managing your family file as a database, comparing your family file with that of other matches, and using spreadsheets to organize your data. Kathy's Bio Here


Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Monthly Meeting  (Writers Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Zoom & Heritage Room Rm, Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
Our Writers Group puts it’s focus on turning ancestral research of facts and charts into exciting stories, recounting the life and times of our families and their ancestors. The group encourages each other in creating interesting stories to preserve history as well as present day accounts that will become history for our future generations. Come and share your stories.


To be announced
Friday, January 27, 2023
To be announced  (4th Friday- General Education)
10:00 am
Zoom and Community Rm, Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592



David Flint- Marriage Records in England
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
David Flint- Marriage Records in England  (General Meeting)
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592

About the Speaker

David Flint has been doing English genealogy research for the past 12 years. He was born in England, where he lived until the age of ten, when his family moved to Canada, and then to the United States. He currently lives in Irvine with his wife, Nancy.

David devotes time to genealogy research, attending lectures and seminars, teaching genealogy classes, and occasional speaking engagements. He is currently President of the South Orange County California Genealogical Society (SOCCGS), a member of the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS), a member of the North San Diego County Genealogical Society, and a past member of the Genealogical Society of North Orange County California.

 



Kathy Fernandes - Family Tree DNA and 23andMe
Friday, February 10, 2023
Kathy Fernandes - Family Tree DNA and 23andMe  (DNA Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom and Community Rm, Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
This presentation reviews the ethnicity prediction and cousin matching features of Family Tree DNA and 23andMe and explains how to use the analysis tools available on these sites. Kathy's Bio Here


Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Monthly Meeting  (Writers Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Zoom & Heritage Room Rm, Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
Our Writers Group puts it’s focus on turning ancestral research of facts and charts into exciting stories, recounting the life and times of our families and their ancestors. The group encourages each other in creating interesting stories to preserve history as well as present day accounts that will become history for our future generations. Come and share your stories.


to be announced
Friday, February 24, 2023
to be announced  (4th Friday- General Education)
10:00 am
Zoom and Community Rm, Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592



Kathy Fernandes - GEDMatch
Friday, March 10, 2023
Kathy Fernandes - GEDMatch  (DNA Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
GEDMatch is a third-party website that provides tools for comparing your DNA with other users on the site. This presentation explains how to upload your raw DNA data and describes how to use the tools to compare your autosomal data to that of your matches on the site. This presentation also reviews the tools available to search the family trees that users have posted on the site. Kathy's Bio Here


Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Monthly Meeting  (Writers Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Zoom & Heritage Room Rm, Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
Our Writers Group puts it’s focus on turning ancestral research of facts and charts into exciting stories, recounting the life and times of our families and their ancestors. The group encourages each other in creating interesting stories to preserve history as well as present day accounts that will become history for our future generations. Come and share your stories.


to be announced
Friday, March 24, 2023
to be announced  (4th Friday- General Education)
10:00 am
Zoom and Community Rm, Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592



Melissa Barker - 10 Things a Genealogist Should do Before Leaving a Library or Archives
Monday, April 10, 2023
Melissa Barker - 10 Things a Genealogist Should do Before Leaving a Library or Archives  (General Meeting)
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592

Have you ever gotten home from genealogy research trip and said to yourself "I forgot to do that!" Learn the 10 things a genealogist should do before they leave a library and archives to make their research trip a success!

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County Tennessee Archives. She lectures, teaches and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual webinar presentations across the United States for genealogical and historical societies. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well known book Reviews Editor for the FGS Magazine FORUM and Utah Genealogical Association Magazine Crossroads. She writes a bi-weekly advice column entitled The Archive Lady published at Abundant Genealogy. She writes history pieces for her local newspaper The Houston County Herald called From the Archives. Her Professional Genealogy expertise is in Tennessee records and she is currently taking research clients. She has been researching her own family history for the past 30 years.

 

 



Kathy Fernandes - AncestryDNA
Friday, April 14, 2023
Kathy Fernandes - AncestryDNA  (DNA Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
This presentation reviews the ethnicity prediction and cousin matching features of AncestryDNA and explains how to use the analysis tools available on the site. Kathy's Bio Here


Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Monthly Meeting  (Writers Group)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Zoom & Heritage Room Rm, Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
Our Writers Group puts it’s focus on turning ancestral research of facts and charts into exciting stories, recounting the life and times of our families and their ancestors. The group encourages each other in creating interesting stories to preserve history as well as present day accounts that will become history for our future generations. Come and share your stories.



Kathy Fernandes - DNA Painter: Chromosome Mapping
Friday, May 12, 2023
Kathy Fernandes - DNA Painter: Chromosome Mapping  (DNA Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
Chromosome mapping is the process of assigning DNA segments to an ancestral line based on sharing the segments with cousins who descend from the line. This presentation explains how to use the Chromosome Mapping feature of DNA Painter to track the DNA you share with matches and to map segments to ancestors. Kathy's Bio Here



Kathy Fernandes - DNA Painter: Trees and Tools
Friday, June 9, 2023
Kathy Fernandes - DNA Painter: Trees and Tools  (DNA Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
This presentation focuses on the Ancestral Maps and Tools features of DNA Painter. It explains how to create different views of your family tree, with annotations for different DNA inheritance paths, and provides an overview of the Shared cM Project tool and the What are the Odds? tool. Kathy's Bio Here
 



Kathy Fernandes - Third-Party Analysis and Visualization Tools
Friday, July 14, 2023
Kathy Fernandes - Third-Party Analysis and Visualization Tools  (DNA Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
This presentation reviews a number of third-party tools that are available to assist in autosomal DNA analysis. Topics covered include several Chrome extensions, the Genetic Affairs AutoCluster tool, the DNAGEDCom Client, and several visualization tools for mapping family relationships. Kathy's Bio Here
 



Kathy Fernandes - Shared Matching Methodology
Friday, September 8, 2023
Kathy Fernandes - Shared Matching Methodology  (DNA Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
This presentation explains one of the research methodologies used to solve unknown parentage cases. This methodology focuses on the analysis of shared matches and presents several case studies illustrating how tools such as the Leeds method and the What Are the Odds? tool can be applied in the analysis. Kathy's Bio Here



Kathy Fernandes - Endogamy Explained
Friday, October 13, 2023
Kathy Fernandes - Endogamy Explained  (DNA Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
Endogamy is the practice of marrying within a limited community or group over many generations for cultural or religious reasons or due to geographic isolation. This presentation describes how to recognize endogamy in your family tree, explains its impact on evaluating DNA test results, and provides recommendations on how to deal with endogamy in your family research.  Kathy's Bio Here



Kathy Fernandes - A How-To Guide to Using DNA Test Results in Genealogical Research
Friday, November 10, 2023
Kathy Fernandes - A How-To Guide to Using DNA Test Results in Genealogical Research  (DNA Interest Group)
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
This presentation provides step-by-step guidance on how to approach the analysis of DNA testing data and apply the results in your genealogical research. Topics covered include testing strategies, confirming relationships to family members tested, verifying the branches in your tree, identifying “surprise” cousins, and addressing brick walls in your distant ancestry. Kathy's Bio Here