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Special Interest Groups

ESGR members participate in two Special Interest Groups (SIGs). One specializes in computer research for genealogy. The second addresses DNA discoveries in genealogy and DNA research methods and tools.

Computer Research for Genealogy SIG
Sue Mueller leads the Genealogy University SIG. She holds classes on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Lincoln Community Center Library in Fairview., and via Zoom. While the sessions are free, the library asks that people planning to attend register online at the Lincoln Community Center Library or online at the Blasco Library events calendar. The meeting is open to the public. The library sends a Zoom link to those who register for each class. Sue prepares a lecture for each meeting with handouts. Participants are also welcome to bring their own questions. To register:


Helen Shimek leads ESGR's DNA SIG, which helps participants understand how to use DNA testing for genealogical research.  Presentations are geared towards researchers who have taken a commercial DNA test and want to develop a better knowledge of what the results can and cannot do, what tools are available to help in their efforts, and to learn of new developments released by the testing companies and third parties.  Sessions are generally held monthly at 6:30pm in the Community Classroom of the Blasco Library.  Check the calendar for specific dates and topics.  Meetings are free and open to the public.  No registration is necessary.