Once again we have added books to the Bainbridge Island Public Library’s genealogy section. If you have a KRL library card you can you can find these books online and reserve them for later pickup. And, if you don’t have a library card, you can get one online here.
A new book, first published in February 2023 by Drew Smith. It pays off the claim, “A fresh approach to the basics of genealogy.” The book opens by dealing directly with the many questions and issues faced by newcomers to genealogy. From there it is organized by starting with the present and moving back in time, generation by generation and chapter by chapter.
This book, with contributions from John Cleary, Michelle Leonard, Ian McDonald, and Alasdair MacDonald, isn’t new, having been first published in 2019. But, as an indication of its popularity it has been reprinted in 2020, 2021, and 2022. This book is a solid reference on using DNA in genealogy. Its chapters cover a wide variety of DNA topics including DNA principles, testing company comparisons, autosomal DNA tests, Y-DNA tests, mtDNA tests, and more.
By popular demand, here are the slides from the Holiday Party shared by Charlie Averill and Andy Hoskins.
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Twenty-Five members enjoyed Wassail, treats, excellent conversation, and holiday cheer!
Photographs are courtesy of Chuck Eklund.
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As a BIGS member, you are eligible for a “consultation” with an experienced member about a genealogy problem or issue. For example, you might want a coach to review your work to offer ideas on next steps or to review your conclusions to see if they make sense. You might want help deciding whether or not to do a DNA test and which one is best suited for you. You might want help analyzing DNA matches to identify next steps.
To ask for help, simply contact Education Chair Betty Wiese (firstname.lastname@example.org) to start the process. You and your “coach/mentor” will work out when and where to meet. Most consultations last 1 ½-2 hours, perhaps with some follow up.