Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Meetings

DNA SIG

Genealogical research using DNA testing started in about the year 2000.  In 2010, researchers are using the tests to solve genealogical problems, as well as searching for a possible match.  MCGS' DNA SIG has evolved to having a meeting only when requested, usually after a society's  regular monthly meeting, at ~3pm.  Many DNA questions are resolved by just talking on a
one-on-one basis.  For additional information, contact Walt Bruetsch, at waltbruetsch@usa.net or (772) 220-1638.
Use www.ysearch.org to research male Y-DNA surnames.
Use www.mitosearch.org to research female MT-DNA surnames.


FTM/Word/Excel SIG

Join in an informal sharing of knowledge in the use of FamilyTreeMaker, MSWord, and MSExcel.  FTM 2009 has some interesting new features - join us and learn how to use FTM more efficiently and productively.  Meetings to be determined.  Bring your laptop for individual help after meetings.

2011, 2012 schedule TBA.  For additional information, contact Walt Bruetsch, at waltbruetsch@usa.net or (772) 220-1638.


Germanic SIG

MCGS' Germanic SIG has evolved to having a meeting only on a as requested basis.  Then it would be on the 3rd Friday of the month, after the regular MCGS meeting, at ~3pm.  Many Germanic questions are resolved by just talking on a one-on-one basis. For additional information, contact Walt Bruetsch, at waltbruetsch@usa.net or (772) 220-1638.

The Mid-Atlantic GermanicSociety (www.magsgen.com) is having its' Spring Seminar on Sat., 6 Apr 2012
at the Holiday Inn [Laurel West] in Laurel, Maryland. See program details on website, or email registration@magsgen.com


Jewish Genealogy SIG

MCGS' Jewish Genealogy SIG is just being formed, after the wonderful response to Linda Epstein's presentation on June 15, 2012. So check this webpage from time to time for more information. You may E-mail Linda Epstein at JewishSIG@yahoo.com


MENTORING PROGRAM

MCGS has initiated a Mentoring Program, where members will give one-on-one help. Mentors are available for various subjects.  For additional information, contact Walt Bruetsch, at waltbruetsch@usa.net or (772) 220-1638.


New England SIG

Meetings TBD.  The first meeting was held 20 Feb 2009 at the Blake Library with eight individuals participating.  Introductions were made; "stories" were shared; "guidelines" for future NE-SIG meetings were discussed and/or agreed upon; and an assignment given to participants for the next NE-SIG meeting.  NOTE: The host for each meeting will change from month-to-month, as will the subject topic to be discussed. With six states in New England (MA, ME, CT, VT, NH, RI), plus New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey (and possibly Delaware), and the Canadian Maritime Provinces, we will probably never run out of topics to be discussed and/or shared.  For additional information, contact Facilitators: Shirley Pizziferri at gypsygal2009@gmail.com or (772) 486-1425