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Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)

The Genealogy Interest Group (GIG) is for anyone interested in genealogy and learning more about how technology can help them be more successful in their family history research. We welcome beginners and experienced researchers!

GIG aims to:

  • foster an interest in family history and genealogy;
  • provide a regular discussion forum for members;
  • provide information on sources; and
  • use technology whenever it will help us be successful.

Our monthly meetings have featured group members and guest speakers presenting diverse topics such as social media, genealogy websites, computer file organization, document preservation, computer security, and scanner demonstrations. An effort is made to allow time at the end of each meeting for general discussion and sharing among the group members.

2018 Schedule of Events


February 26, 2018

A Tribute to Valentines Day & Love

In recognition of the special meaning of Valentines Day we are having vignettes by our participants of their family’s love stories! We want you to engage in the talk too, show off some of your family’s history, photos and love stories.

March 26, 2018

Best of RootsTech Online presented by Tracy Minsterman

Tracy Minsterman will guide us through free online content from the nation's largest genealogy conference, RootsTech. See the latest and greatest innovations in our hobby and learn from leaders in the field from the comfort of your own home or your local library.

About Our Speaker:
Tracy Minsterman is a Senior Programmer/Analyst at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has been a member of the Genealogy Interest Group for three years and enjoys learning new research strategies and sharing them with the group.

April 23, 2018

NextGen– Getting the Younger Generation involved in Genealogy presented by Melanie McComb

Melanie McComb will show us how to use NextGen tools to get the next generation involved in family history research.

About Our Speaker:
Melanie McComb is The Shamrock Genealogist.
She is a genealogist, blogger, speaker and is the social media coordinator for NextGen Genealogy Network.

All meetings are held at the Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale, NY (behind St. Margaret's Church), from 6pm - 7:55pm.

Questions? Contact Susan Proch!

Central New York Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 104, Colvin Station, Syracuse, New York 13205-0104
Contact us at: cnygs@yahoo.com

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