Special Interest Groups

ESGR members participate in two SIGs. One specializes in computer research for genealogy. The second addresses DNA discoveries in genealogy and DNA research interests of members and guests.

Computer SIG
Sue Mueller leads the Computer Special Interest Group (Genealogy U). It usually meets at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month, at the Lincoln Community Center Library in Fairview, at 1255 Manchester Rd, Erie, PA 16505. **HOWEVER the SIG is meeting until further notice via Zoom. The link is available by registering for the event at the Lincoln Community Center Library or online at the Blasco calendar. The meeting is open to the public. Sue prepares a lecture for each meeting with handouts. Participants are also welcome to bring their own questions. While the sessions are free, the library asks that people planning to attend register online.

Helen Shimek leads ESGR's DNA SIG, which helps participants understand and maximize the various tools available using DNA for genealogical research. Sessions are announced by Helen Shimek on the ESGR website and Facebook page. Traditionally the sessions were held in the Blasco Library. However they are meeting until further notice (as of July 2021) via the Zoom application.