See you Monday evening
DNA and Genealogy -- Steve MorseJewish Genealogical Society of SacramentoMonday, June 20, 7 p.m.Back to our Monday evening schedule. Hope to see you June 20 as we hear again from Bay Area genealogist and website guru Steve Morse. Steve says he's not a geneticist, not a biologist, and not a chemist. And he has no affiliation with a DNA testing laboratory. He's an engineer.He put together his June presentation because DNA has become a hot topic in genealogy, but most people really don't have the DNA basics. He'll focus on genes, chromosomes and DNA to give us a better understanding of what they're all about.The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Albert Einstein Residence Center.
From Avotaynu's E-Zine June 12:JewishGen Screencasts -- Great for Beginning Researchers
JewishGen has created a new learning tool it calls Screencasts, a number of five-minute online presentations to help people who are new to family history research. The initial four screencasts are:
• Prepare for Your Research
• Navigate JewishGen
• Find Your Ancestral Town
• Communicate with Other Researchers
Two additional screencasts appear to be in the works:
• Use the JewishGen Databases
• Special Interest Groups and Hosted Organizations
Phyllis Kramer, JewishGen vice president for Education and Special Projects, indicated she's working on one to differentiate JewishGen, Jewish Genealogy Societies, IAJGS, JRI-P and all the other organizations and acronyms. The screencasts can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/FirstTimer.html.