If you attended one of Barbara Shoff’s DNA and Genealogy Overview classes on July 27, you are invited to the next session in the series.
Barbara Shoff will be teaching a workshop called AncestryDNA Basics. The workshop will be repeated four times:
Thursday, August 17
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 24
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Each workshop will be limited to 20 people, so registration is required. Please call the Local and Family History Department at 918-338-4167 or email Sherry Smith at email@example.com to schedule the class slot that works best for you.
You will need to bring your fully charged laptop (a power cord is advised as a backup along with a flash drive). Also, you will need to bring your DNA testing company password and your kit number as Barbara will demonstrate how to download your raw data from AncestryDNA and upload your data to GEDmatch.
You will also need to bring your relationship charts from the previous DNA and Genealogy Overview class.
ATTENTION!!! Yesterday’s article in the E-E concerning the library’s eclipse programs today and tomorrow gives an incorrect time. BOTH PROGRAMS BEGIN AT 10:00am, NOT 2:00pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Overdrive is a free service offered by the Library that lets you borrow e-Books and e-audiobooks. Learn how to search on Overdrive, and how to check out and download e-books and e-audiobooks. You are welcome to bring your charged and registered tablet to the class. The class will be held in the Library’s Meeting Room B.
This free class will be on August 15 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Class size is limited, so please register with the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.
Learn what the Library has to offer to help you with your job search in this free class. We’ll discuss the Library’s subscription to JobNow and the Library’s Career Center. We’ll also talk about social media and the most notable websites for different phases of your job search.
The class will take place August 14 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Meeting Room C at the Library. To register, please call the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.
The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30pm, Monday, August 14, in the Library’s upstairs meeting room. The public is invited. At 6:30 Rita Bibles will discuss the documents you may find around the house that can help you with your family research (e.g. family Bibles and birth announcements). At 7:15 Gil Greenwood, will explain the various websites and technical skills available to genealogists.
FRONTIER POOL / FRIDAY, JULY 28TH / 6:30 – 8:30PM
Tuesday, July 25th at 2:00pm!
Tri-County Technology Center’s robotics team, Team 2165 (pictured below), regularly competes in international FIRST Robotics competitions! This event will be hosted by team members, along with mentor George Halkiades.
Barbara J. Shoff, local author and genetic genealogist, will teach a class called “DNA and Genealogy.” The class will be repeated twice on Thursday, July 27, to better accommodate people’s schedules. The classes will take place in Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room. The first session will be from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The second class will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Shoff will explain the basics of DNA testing as it applies to genealogical research. She will compare and contrast the DNA testing companies, such as AncestryDNA, 23andMe and Family Tree Finder. She will discuss the DNA testing process, what data one can expect to receive, and a brief overview of how that raw data can best be applied in researching the family tree, with a particular focus on GEDmatch. Shoff will also address the role of social media sites, such as WikiTree and Rootsweb World Connect, as genealogical aids.
Shoff finds applying DNA results in genealogy especially helpful for answering questions about adoption and helping verify ancestors when the paper trail is scant or provides conflicting information.
The class is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but is appreciated. To register or for more information, please contact the Local and Family History Department at Bartlesville Public Library at 918-338-4167.
If you are looking for assistance in tracking your family information, experienced genealogists will be available in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library on Saturday, July 15 from 9 to 4. Volunteer genealogists will be there to guide you, whether you are beginning family research or need suggestions to further your research. It is helpful to bring the family information you already have, along with the questions or family information you need answered. All genealogy assistance is a free service provided by the Society.
Local business YOUR ESCAPE will be hosting a two-room escape competition titled “Race for the Cure” on Saturday July 22nd at the library located at 600 S Johnstone Avenue. Each room will be competing the other to find and assemble DNA strands in their attempt to find a cure for cancer. The rooms may have a max participant number of 10 people. There will be six hour-long sessions throughout the day. This is a great chance to experience an escape room at no charge!
Book your time slot NOW at the YOUR ESCAPE website: http://yourescape.net This is at the bottom of their homepage under “Special Event.”