03 June 2018

Guess Who’s Coming to the Conference? …Louis Kessler!

Louis is a programmer and a genealogist and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). He developed the genealogy software Behold and built the GenSoftReviews site where genealogists go to rate and review their software. In 2016, Louis got into DNA in a big way and developed his Double Match Triangulator program for autosomal DNA analysis. The program won third place at the 2017 RootsTech Innovator Showdown.

Louis lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba with his wife and two daughters. He has been the chair of the Archives Committee, leader of the Genealogical Institute, and a Board member and President of the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada. Louis is an active GeneaBlogger and participates in the genealogy communities on Twitter and Facebook.

Since Louis has registered for our Conference, we asked if he would give a talk in the late afternoon time period as Blaine Bettinger’s talk is now full. Louis has kindly agreed and will be talking on:
Using Double Match Triangulation to Find DNA Ancestors:  There’s more to a DNA segment match than you think. If the same segment is passed down from a common ancestor, it is called IBD (Identical by Descent). But matches can be by chance or false and you need to distinguish these. Find out what triangulation can and cannot be used for. Learn how to efficiently find all triangulations with double matching techniques and how to use triangulation groups to help you find your DNA ancestors. Level I-A.

Louis is also donating three licenses to his Double Match Triangulator software – two as door prizes and one to an attendee of his talk! We are very grateful for Louis’ generosity and look forward to having him at our Conference!

01 June 2018

June Meeting

Join us Monday, June 4, 7pm for our next meeting at Evangel Church (3261 Gordon Drive - please use the office entrance).

Bite-Size Genealogy Topic:  Research Notes and Research Logs

Main Topic:  Social

Have you registered for our September Conference yet?  Some workshops are full - don't delay and be disappointed.  See details to the right.

12 May 2018

Family History Forum

Join us Monday, May 28, 7pm at the downtown public library in their main meeting room for our next Family History Forum.

Location, Location, Location: Discovering Your Ancestors’ Home Towns:  Without local knowledge of the history and social-life of the places your ancestor’s lived, you cannot do effective genealogy.  Learn about building up your knowledge and exploring the towns and villages of your ancestors without having to go there!  Presenter: Claire Smith-Burns

Everyone Welcome.  Free

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