Maine Genea DIG – Meeting Minutes: 13 August 2016

Date:   August 13, 2016
Time:  10:00 a.m.
Place:  Gray Library, Gray, Maine

Nancy Mason led the meeting of about 17 attendees, (according to the registration book.)

There were two new people: Ellen Ballou of Bath and Pam Smith from North Yarmouth.

Lorraine Jones reported the following financial activity:

  • June balance of  $146.00
  • Expenditure of $ 20.00 for a book on antiques for the library.
  • July income of $ 33.00
  • Balance now of $ 159.00

We broke up into four groups for tutoring by:

  • Nancy Mason on Ancestry.com
  • Wayne Mitchell on Basics of online research
  • Don Taylor on FTDNA
  • Les Larrabee on GEDMATCH

The breakout group activity was very successful and will be offered again next month.

DNA kits will be available from Nancy Mason for $69.00.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • MGS 40th conference will be held on Sept. 17, 2016; 9:15 to 4:30 at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer; $55.00 for members,- includes lunch.  Judy  Russell will present the Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Genealogy; Robert Parent will speak on Bringing to Life Dead Ancestors.
  • There will be a Family Tree DNA conference November 11, 12, and 13, 2016 in Houston, TX.

Meeting adjourned at 12:00.

Next meeting: September 10, 2016,  same time (10:00!), same place.

Respectfully submitted by Liz Johnson and probably corrected by everyone in the group — feel free!

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About Don Taylor

An advanced amateur Genealogist living in Scarborough, Maine.
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