Special Interest Groups

Our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) gather to learn and share about a particular area of genealogy-related interest. Less formal than a structured class or workshop, they may include presentations during some meetings, but always include time for questions, answers and sharing of information among and between group members.
 
We will be offering  Special Interest Groups in the following areas for 2022:
 
Computer Genealogy and Software Group: (Formerly called the Family TreeMaker/ Computer Genealogy group) Meets on the 2nd Thurday of each month, at 9:30am, via Zoom. This group will discuss tips and tricks for using the popular Family Tree Maker software application, and other more general computing issues related to genealogy research.  The group will be facilitated by Rich McReynolds. See the Events Calendar for details and information on how to get a link to the meeting.
 
Brick Wall Group: This group meets monthly to help each other solve down the brick wall problems that are blocking progress on their family history research. The group will meet on 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 9:30am and will be facilitated by Cindy Cruz. See the Events Calendar for details and information on how to get a link to the meeting.
 
Foundations of Family History Research:   The group will meet monthly on the first Tuesday, at 7:00pm, via Zoom to build and strengthen basic skills in genealogy and family history research.  Each month will include a short program on a specific record set or research method, followed by some open time for questions and answers on any genealogy-related area.  Led by Barb LaClair. See the Events Calendar for details and information on how to get a link to the meeting.
 
DNA/ Genetic Genealogy: Our DNA Special Interest Group will be taking a break during 2022 as Marty Flanagan takes some well-deserved time off.  Marty suggests that those who are interested in learning more about DNA testing and genetic genealogy might want to sit in on one of these groups hosted by other genealogy societies: 
 
Pastfinders DNA SIG (Pastfinders of South Lake Co. Gen. Soc; Clermont, Florida); via Zoom; co-hosted by Arlene Bird & Carolyn Gornowicz.  Please request ahead for an invitation by contacting :  info@pastfindersslc.org; you can also view Pastfinders full event calendar at  https://pastfindersslc.org/eventListings.php?nm=54
 
PGS’s DNA SIGS (Pinellas Gen. Soc; Largo, Florida); via Zoom; they have 3 DNA SIGS groups (DNA Basics, DNA Interest Group, & DNA-Advanced Genetic Genealogy Discussion group that each meet monthly); for more info check their Calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar/  - when you select/click on each individual event, it will ask you to click to register in advance for the meeting; co-hosts are Luce & Manning
 
Longmont Gen. Soc. DNA Study Group (Colorado) for more info. go to https://longmontgenealogicalsociety.org/StudyGroup2021.html to receive an invitation by subscribing to their guest mailing list; & Larimer Co. Gen. Soc DNA Study Group (Colorado); for more info go to https://www.lcgsco.org/study-groups/dna-study-group/; or you can also email the coordinator for both groups, Glenn York, at dna@lcgsco.org to request either or both groups; both are via Zoom
 
 
All TGS Special Interest Groups are free, and open to the public. 
 
 
Is there another topic that you would like to see a Special Interest Group for?  Use our handy Contact Form to submit your suggestions.