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Interested in DNA? Don't miss our next General Meeting March 21st!

We will have a speaker from 23andMe at the General Meeting on Saturday, March 21st.

Kasia Bryc is a researcher and population geneticist at 23andMe.  Her interests include using genetic testing to learn about human migrations and population mixtures.  She holds a B.A. from Stanford University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Biometry from Cornell.  This promises to be a very informative lecture about the use of DNA in tracing modern and ancient roots.

You can find more details under: Monthly Programs

Fall Seminar - Judy G. Russell

Judy G. Russell at the SMCGS Fall Seminar

On November 1st we had our Fall Seminar and enjoyed a fun, fast paced day listening to our guest speaker, Judy G. Russell.  She is an entertaining speaker.

Judy made the topic of the law very interesting and gave us very compelling reasons to add laws and court records (beyond the ones we usually look for) to our research plan.  She taught us about how the law, specifically the law at the time and place we are researching, impacted our ancestor’s lives, and where to find those laws and court records.  Basically she taught us “How knowing the law makes us better genealogists”!

German Special Interest Group

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 2PM in the Cañada College Library near the genealogy desk. There is no charge to SMCGS members for the group, just come and bring your knowledge and questions to share with other researchers. For more information contact programs@smcgs.org.

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