I recently had the opportunity to contribute to a blog article written for GenealogyBank. The article was titled "Genealogy Tip: What a Gravestone Tells Us – Grave Markers", an area which I have done research on. The article is really well done with some great images.
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About 12 people met for the first DNA Special Interest Group meeting Tuesday night (July 20), for a fun and informative session. DNA leader Jason Felihkatubbe encourage everyone to share their level of experience and goals of DNA research. He used this session to gather notes about areas to build a program around. He is very organized (he is a teacher) and this should be a great feature for members. Don't hesitate to sign up, no matter what your level of DNA knowledge.
The WGS is beginning a DNA Special Interest Group on July 20, 2021. Join us via Zoom to further your DNA knowledge. See the SIG page in the Events Tab.
During a recent Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting, one of our members asked if anyone had experience getting relatives to take a DNA test to help with the family genealogy. He was having difficulty with two older uncles volunteering to take a test. This is not unusual, for people of all ages to question the need.
After doing a quick Google search, I found this simple article with a few great tips. If you have this challenge with relatives, check this out for some good ideas: https://www.familyhistoryfanatics.com/post/convince-relative-to-dna-test
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