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Tuesday, February 6
Germanic Research--Making the Connections  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm
St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach, “Germanic Research--Making the Connections”. An introduction to finding your Germanic ancestors, covering crossing the ocean, a brief history of German-speaking areas, introduction to German language and writing, German resources to continue your German hunt.



Tuesday, March 6
Introduce Yourself to Your Descendants  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm
St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Gigi Bott VanderWeele and Susan Carroll. “Introduce Yourself to Your Descendants” Have you ever wished you could read the journal, diary or memoir of an ancestor? Wondered why they made the decisions that they made or what life was like for them? Now is your chance to help future genealogists do just that! In this workshop they will detail the many reasons for saving your stories, share some examples and give tips for getting started.



Tuesday, April 3
I have my DNA Results--What Comes Next?  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm
St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Jim Sims, PhD. “I have my DNA Results--What Comes Next?”. This talk focuses on using the online tools provided at DNA testing vendor web sites to understand your autosomal DNA matches. The target audience includes people who have a DNA result and some experience using a DNA testing vendor web site. The vendors covered in this talk are 23AndMe, Ancestry DNA and Family Tree DNA. If you are not sure about how to use phased DNA data, triangulated matches or matches-in-common to advance your genealogical research, this talk is for you.



Thursday, May 3
Scotch-Irish Research  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm
St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Derek J. Blount, “Scotch-Irish Research”. Derek Blount will review some of the records now available after the fire and explosion in 1922 destroyed 700 years of records. Derek will do a review of online records and records still not digitized and how to find them.



Tuesday, June 5
Cemetery Symbolism & Imagery: Grave Markers, Headstones, Tombstones, Stelae  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm
St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Cathy A. Dailey, MBA, “Cemetery Symbolism & Imagery: Grave Markers, Headstones, Tombstones, Stelae”. The images engraved on your great-grandparents' headstone may be pretty but do they hold a special meaning? Do shapes of markers or the architecture within the cemetery have significance? In addition to the name, birth and death dates listed on a tombstone, symbols may be another hint to your ancestor's life story. Join Cathy as she "wanders" through the cemetery in search of the meaning of the various symbols, images, and designs used on headstones, monuments, mausoleums, and obelisks.