The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society routinely offers a variety of classes related to genealogical research at the Jackson County Genealogy Library. Classes range in cost. Some are free or a reduced cost for members, while being a slightly higher fee for non-members. Watch our event calendar for upcoming classes.
Heirloom Genealogy: Case Studies
classes are conducted the fourth Tuesday each month (except July, August, and December) from 1:30 to 2:30 PM to learn about genealogical clues from family heirlooms. Presenters share the research techniques, historical events, and memories connected to quilts and other family treasures. We are reminded that “things” can help us discover a family’s genealogy and connect stories about the heirlooms to family history.
The DNA Class Series
is a series of classes taught by Lortia Cushman. Attend the “DNA Class Series” to learn some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your DNA results. On the 4th Monday of each month, January through May, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, the classes will be presented by Lorita Cushman. Each class is only $5.00 for members and $10.00 for nonmembers. Here are the upcoming classes:
Jan 25 -Sneak Peek:
23andMe, Ancestry, Family Finder, MyHeritage - Learn about the 4 major DNA testing sites: the tools available, where to find shared cM and what you can expect from each site.
Feb 22 -X-DNA Inheritance Chart
- Learn the importance of matching someone on the X chromosome and how to make an X-DNA inheritance chart.
Mar 22 –What else can I do with my raw DNA? Uploading to GEDmatch, MyHeritage & More
- We will talk about other sites you can upload your raw DNA to. You will learn how to upload to GEDmatch and MyHeritage.
Apr 26 –GEDmatch, I’ve joined, I see my matches, NOW WHAT?
- This class will teach you about the different tools on GEDmatch and how to use them.May 24 -Color Clustering Plus -Learn what color clustering is and how to do it. You will see tools Lorita has developed to enhance color clustering.
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