Mar 16 "Tools Needed for Researching Family History"
Apr 27 "Vertical files; PERSI; Documentation"
May 18 "The Elusive Female"
Jun 15 "Conquering Research Challenges"
Sep 21 "Skeletons in the Closet"
OCT 19 "Genetic Heritage and DNA"
NOV 16 "Pass it on--Preserving materials and Records"
Dec 21 "No class--Business Meeting and Social"
Jan 19 "TBD"
PROGRAMS FOR THE GENERAL MEETING (2 P.M.)
16 Mar 2014 Dale Stewart
Who's Your Daddy
Our speaker is Dale Stewart. His talk is called
" Who's Your Daddy," about genealogical research and documentation of 2 people
looking for their natural father--with a touch of humor. Reverend Doctor Dale Stewart has
been doing genealogical research since 1985. He is a member of the Roots and
Branches and founder of the John Knox Village Genealogy Club. He and his wife
Louise live at John Knox Village. He can be reached at 386-218-4578386-218-4578 .
27 Apr 2014 Elliott Lee
DNA and Me
A presentation on Elliott Lee and how his DNA is leading to his ancestral family. Through the matching of segments of his DNA chromosomes with others (DNA Cousins) and relating their family trees, Elliott has been able to break down some brick walls as well as extrapolate his family tree by a few 100 years or so. His DNA results has established his Ancestry Composition across the world and his Mother and Father's ancestry lines go back 50,000 years.
Elliott was born in Chicago Heights, IL in 1942. Served in the US Air Force from 1960 to 1964. Graduated from DeVry in 1967. Worked for IBM and Lockheed Martin in upstate New York and retired as an Advisory Engineer after 32 years.
Became interested in genealogy in about 2002 and took his first DNA test in 2004. His near term ancestry traces back to Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. His 1700 and early 1800 ancestry traces to Virginia and North Carolina. Ancestry prior to America, except Native American, trace to mainly Western Europe, Scandinavia and Sub Saran Africa.
18 May 2014 TBD
18 May 2014 TBD
22 Jun 2014 TBD
21 Sep 2014 TBD
19 Oct 2014 TBD
16 Nov 2014 TBD
The public is invited to all of our meetings, bring a friend.
Questions: eMail: Roots.Branches.Volusia@gmail.com or callBob Weaver (386) 738-6917 or Jerry Hale (386) 848-9773