223RE: [GenGen-NV] Back to genealogy
- Dec 9, 2012
I spend a lot of time on Ancestry.com and also on FamilySearch. If you want, I will be glad to give a presentation of these two sites.
In most of our meetings, we have concentrated on the tools of gemetic
senealogy and their application in various projects. As was emphasized
in Jim Bartletts excellent briefing this week, these tools help you find
relatives but generally do not tell you what the relationship actually
is. You still have to use conventional genealogy to develop family
trees and compare these trees to find specific common ancestors.
I would like to schedule a series of meetings on the tools to help in
comparing genealogies and would like your help as contributors. For
example, I have never used GEDmatch and would be very appreciative if
someone would volunteer to demonstrate its use and lead a discussion.
Similarly, I am a former Ancestry.com subscriber but let my subscription
expire several years age. They have extensive resources to help you
extend you ancestry. Furthermore, have thousands of family trees that
you can tap into to find common ancestors and/or cousins that can help
with your research. I would appreciate a volunteer to lead me and
others by the hand to make good use of Ancestry.com.
There are, of course, many other examples. Please help me identify
these resources, contribute you expertise (even if it is limited) in
helping us getting started in using these resources.
You are encourages to post your ideas and suggestions to this mail list
for all to see and thus stimulate further discussion. You are also
welcome to volunteer here and solicit collaborators. I would also be
glad to correspond privately when that is appropriate.
This group was established to be a cooperative self help group. Its
future direction is largely up to you.
J. J. (Jim) Logan
Group Administrator, J-mtDNA and Logan DNA Projects at FTDNA
Moderator, J-mtDNA and GenGen-NV Discussion Groups on Yahoo
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