Special Interest Groups, also known as SIGs, have been established to assist members with their genealogical research. There are currently eight SIGs with members joining the group or groups of their research interest. Meetings are usually for two hours. Most SIGs meet once a month at Elsie Quirk Library, on the second floor in either the Meeting room or Conference room. SIG meetings information and a contact person are published in our newsletter, Timelines.
The Special Interest Group meetings are informal and a way to share research techniques. As a group is needed, the group is added.
Elsie Quirk Library has wi-fi and all groups have access to the internet. Members in many of the groups bring laptops to SIG meetings.
The current Special Interest Groups are:
Beginning Genealogy assists members getting started in genealogical research using charts, books, websites and ideas shared by members. For more information contact us, click here.
Family Tree Maker Version 2017 (FTM) is a genealogy software program where members start with what they know and then watch their family tree grow. Members learn to document sources in an organized way, create reports and pedigree charts from your computer with photos, organize facts, documents, photos and much more, and become the author of your own Family History Book.
Midwest States members are researching states in the midwest including MN, WI, IL, MI, OH, MO, IN, TN, KY, MS, AR, AL, LA, IA, KS, and the Canadian Provinces of Ontario & Manitoba. Discussion is about what members are researching and sharing research problems and successes.
DNA is a Special Interest Group where members learn from each other. Occasionally special speakers are invited to talk on particular aspects of the subject.
For up-to-date information on any Special Interest Group, visit the EVENTS tab and then, contact the group's leader.