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Enjoy your holidays!!

News Tid-bits:

1) If any members of the Humble Area Genealogical Society are looking for an opportunity to learn more about using your DNA testing for genealogy research, Family History Fanatics will be producing "A Winter of DNA" eConference on January 26th.

Speakers and topics will include:

Tim Janzen - Maximizing Your Use of GEDmatch

Richard Hill - Finding Family with DNA Testing: A Genetic Detective Story

Andy Lee - DNA Tree Building: What to Do When GEDmatch Matches Don't Respond

Maurice Gleeson - Using Y-DNA in Your Family Tree Research

The online sessions will begin at 9am Central Time on January 26th. A final panel discussion will end the day. All registrants will be able to view the conference for 30 days. Register and get your questions answered by some of the most popular genetic genealogy educators! Presentations are live, not pre-recorded, and you can ask questions throughout.Price is only $19.99 until January 18th and then it will be $24.99. Also, we will be having DNA kits and other stuff as door prizes that will be given away. You don't have to be present to win, but you do have to register.More information is available on the website: free to let any friends, family, or genealogy society members (or anyone else who may be interested) know about this great opportunity. Thanks,

Andrew Lee

Family History Fanatics

Humble, TX | 346-704-1433

2) The Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) is excited to announce that registration is now open for our upcoming week-long Texas Institute for Genealogical Research (TIGR)!TIGR 2019 takes place Monday, June 9 – Friday, June 14, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Austin, 6121 North Interstate Highway 35, Austin, Texas.

What is TIGR?TIGR promotes learning in an instructional classroom atmosphere, taking each attendee’s skills to another level. A course coordinator and instructors lead students for five days in the same classroom on a progression of topics on the same subject, Texas Research Essentials or Advanced Southern Research Techniques. This format provides a hands-on learning experience during the week along with great discussions with your instructors and classmates.TIGR RegistrationRegistration is now open for TIGR 2019! Register during early bird registration (now through midnight April 30, 2019) and save. TxSGS members automatically receive an additional discount. Not a member? Join now!Institute CoursesLaunched in 2017 with a course focused on Texas records and research spanning early Spanish exploration and colonization through the Texas Republic and beyond, the 2019 event adds a second course on Advanced Southern Research Techniques, coordinated by J. Mark Lowe. Many southern states did not capture vital records in the 19th century, so researchers need to examine other records for those critical facts. This course introduces participants to more complex records and how to find and use these obscure and valuable resources.For a list of topics presented in each course, see TIGR 2019 Schedule.TIGR FacultyVisit our Faculty Page to get to know our TIGR 2019 faculty which includes well-known experts on Texas and Southern records: Teri E. Flack, Patti Gillespie, Theresa Howell, J. Mark Lowe, Kelvin L. Meyers, Laurel Neuman, John Sellers, Patrick Walsh, and Ari Wilkins.TIGR Venue & HotelTIGR 2019 will be held at the Crowne Plaza Austin, 6121 North Interstate Highway 35, Austin. The Crowne Plaza Austin is conveniently located near top Texas records repositories such as the Texas General Land Office, the Texas State Library and Archives, the Dolph Briscoe Center for History, and the Bullock State History Museum.TIGR attendees should book their room no later than May 18, 2019.Visit our Venue & Lodging page for more details and instructions on how to book your room at our discounted TIGR rate.

3) From: Bear Creek Genealogical Society & Library IncWestlake Volunteer Fire Dept Community Center19636 Saums Rd, Houston TX 77084

We invite your members to join us for this presentation on DNA questions. FTDNA is a local DNA processing company located here in Houston. Also remind your members that during the holidays most of the DNA companies are running specials on certain DNA kits. I always tell people to buy the most expensive kit they can afford for the best results.

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