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 SIGs 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.
Eastern Seaboard States members are researching ME, NH, MA, VT, CT, RI, NY, PA, MD, DE, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL and the Canadian Atlantic Provinces: Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Members discuss and share research techniques.
British Isles & Europe members are researching families in all of Europe and also assist members to find ways to further their research through group discussion. It's especially wonderful when a member finds a great website to share.
Family Tree Maker Version 2012-2017 (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.
MAC/Reunion is for members using Reunion genealogy software which is especially designed for MAC computers. Information is shared and problems are solved by group members.
Scandinavian members are researching the following countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Using the internet, members are finding their ancestors.
RootsMagic is for members either using RootsMagic genealogy software or are interested in converting to this software.
DNA is a fairly new Special Interest Group where members learn from each other. Occasionally special speakers are invited to talk on particular aspects of the subject.
For current information on any SIG, look in the EVENTS Tab, then contact the leader.