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7th Annual Ancestors Day
Saturday, February 18
7th Annual Ancestors Day
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
Presented by Bristol Chapter members.
 
Every year, several members from the “Bristol Chapter” volunteer to share interesting stories and research anecdotes about their family. Members will enlighten attendees with their triumphs, journeys, family stories and roadblocks in their quest to find their ancestors.
In an entertaining way, you will learn fascinating facts about our members and their families. Not all the research will result in a happy ending but nevertheless everyone will leave enlightened and energized to solve a family lore. Regardless of what you learn, the day will prove to be fun and educational.
 
SOMERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY
1464 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726
 
Business Meeting   11:00-11:30 am
Member Sharing     11:30-11:55 am
Presentation Begins at Noon
 
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information contact: bristol@msoginc.org
Schedule of Events Available at: https://msoginc.org
 
Those who wish to attend virtually, can pre-register at https://tinyurl.com/BristolFeb2023



Tackle Your Family Photographs: 3 Simple Strategies to Get Past Overwhelm and Enjoy Your Photos
Saturday, March 18
Tackle Your Family Photographs: 3 Simple Strategies to Get Past Overwhelm and Enjoy Your Photos
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
Presented by Maureen Taylor
 
We’ll talk about the biggest challenges that get in your way for organizing images and why minimalists are wrong. There are easy ways to climb that photo mountain and that includes my signature 5 questions for putting a name with a face. Metadata will help you keep track of all the new data. It sounds scarier than it is.
 
Think of your collection as being two separate piles–vintage images and those taken in your lifetime. The two w’s of weeding and workflow are key to ending up with images you’ll be able to share with a click.
 
Maureen Taylor is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada. She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show. She is a contributing editor of “Family Tree Magazine”.
 
"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Somerset Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."       
 
SOMERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY
1464 County Street    
Somerset, MA 02726
 
Business Meeting   11:00-11:30 am
Member Sharing     11:30-11:55 am
Presentation Begins at Noon
 
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information contact: bristol@msoginc.org
Schedule of Events Available at: https://msoginc.org
 
Those who wish to attend virtually, can pre-register at https://tinyurl.com/BristolMar2023



Using DNA To Solve Unknown Parentage Mysteries
Saturday, April 15
Using DNA To Solve Unknown Parentage Mysteries
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
Presented by Michelle Leonard
 
DNA testing has revolutionized the options available to those with unknown parentage or other unknown ancestor mysteries and this presentation will explain how to use DNA results to help solve these previously unsolvable conundrums. Michelle will walk you through the process from choosing the correct tests for your research question to working with DNA results when there is no known family history information as reference. She will provide practical demonstrations of the most important techniques and essential practices and genuine case studies and success stories will be included to show how DNA testing used in conjunction with traditional research can provide much sought-after answers.
 
Michelle Leonard is a professional genealogist, DNA Detective, freelance researcher, speaker, author and historian. She has extensive experience both in the traditional and genetic genealogy spheres and runs her own genealogy and DNA consultancy business Genes & Genealogy. She specializes in the use of DNA testing for genealogical purposes and, in particular, solving all manner of unknown parentage and unknown ancestor mysteries using a combination of DNA results analysis and conventional research methodologies. Her business also focuses on utilizing DNA testing to verify and enhance family trees and the teaching of genetic genealogy techniques in a variety of ways.
 
SOMERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY
1464 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726
 
Business Meeting   11:00-11:30 am
Member Sharing     11:30-11:55 am
Presentation Begins at Noon
 
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information contact: bristol@msoginc.org
Schedule of Events Available at: https://msoginc.org
 
Those who wish to attend virtually, can pre-register at https://tinyurl.com/BristolApr2023



Saturday, May 20
TBD
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
Program TBA
 
SOMERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY
1464 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726
 
Business Meeting   11:00-11:30 am
Member Sharing     11:30-11:55 am
Presentation Begins at Noon
 
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information contact: bristol@msoginc.org
Schedule of Events Available at: https://msoginc.org
 
Those who wish to attend virtually, can pre-register at TBA



Saturday, June 17
Bristol Chapter Annual Meeting
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
Program TBA