For the past 32 years Pastfinders of South Lake County, Genealogical Society has taught the local community how to trace their family lineage at Cooper Memorial Library.  Over the past 18 months, the non-profit organization has had to transition from face-to-face meetings to the virtual Zoom platform. The mission is always to educate those who want to find out more about their family line. Now, with the Internet, other interested parties from various parts of the country can participate in local programs.  We are happy to report that we now have members from all over the United States. Pastfinders will always be your hometown genealogical society. We hope you will join us for these educational programs offered on Zoom. For more information and to register from these free programs.  Please visit the website or LIKE us on Facebook PastfindersofSL.

GenTech Saturday Special class. December 4th at 10 am “The Basics of Using Excel Spreadsheets”

Pastfinders own Stan Wells will demonstrate the basics of spreadsheets and how to apply it to genealogy. This class will be followed up in February with a presentation by Mary Kircher Roddy on spreadsheets for Genealogical Research. Registration Required at https://PastfindersSLC.Org

Pastfinders Starting your Family History Research a Beginner Class Hosted by Catherine Kwech
2 Sessions each month on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 1 pm for 2 hours.
For the best results pleases attend both sessions on Zoom.
October 6th and 20th
November 3rd and 17th
December 1st and 15th

Pastfinders Family Tree Maker SIG.  FTM is a genealogy software that lets you organize your research. Learn more about the best ways to utilize the program to its potential. SIG meets twice a month on Zoom. 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:30 pm
October 5th and 19th
November 2nd and 16th
December 7th and 11th

Pastfinders DNA SIG Hosted by Arlene Bird and Carolyn Gornowicz
The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm on Zoom
Learn techniques in solving your cousin match mystery, Topics for Fall 2021 is as follows:
October 13          Special Joint Session: Family Tree Maker (FTM) and DNA;
Guests: Pierre Clouthier from Progeny Genealogy
(Charting Companion) and Mark Olson from FTM
October 27         Family Tree DNA (atDNA and Y DNA)
November 10      GEDMatch and 23 and Me
December 8        TBD
December 22      TBD

Pastfinders Irish Heritage SIG Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10 am
Find ways to research your Irish ancestors’ work in a group to solve brick walls and discuss websites for research.
October 14th
November 11th

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