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The Heritage Library, History & Ancestry Research Center

The Heritage Library is a non-profit library offering research assistance on ancestry in addition to classes and tours focused on Hilton Head Island’s history from prehistory to the modern era. The Heritage Library owns two historic sites, Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation and the Historic Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum on the corner of William Hilton Parkway & Mathews Drive


upcoming events:

Coligny Summer Music 2020

July 06 @ 06:30 pm thru July 06 @ 08:00 pm
Coligny Summer Music 2020 Every Sunday, May 24 - Sep 6 Coligny Summer Music Sunday - Jevon Daly Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Sunday at 6:30 pm for FREE live music with Jevon Daly performing a kid-centric storytelling adventure. Every Monday, May 25 - Sep 7 Coligny Summer Music Monday - La Pachanga Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Monday at 6:30 pm for a FREE festive dance party with La Pachanga! Every Tuesday, May 26 - Sep 1 Coligny Summer Music Tuesday - Cranford & Kent Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Tuesday at 6:30 pm for FREE original Lowcountry music with John Cranford & Taylor Kent. Every Wednesday, May 27 - Sep 2 Coligny Summer Music Wednesday- Jevon Daly Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Wednesday at 6:30 pm for a FREE kid-centric storytelling adventure with Jevon Daly. Every Thursday, May 28 - Sep 3 Coligny Summer Music Thursday - The Nice Guys Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Thursday at 6:30 pm for FREE live music with The Nice Guys performing today's hits. Every Friday, May 22 - Sep 4 Coligny Summer Music Friday - DJ Crush Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Friday at 6:30 pm for a FREE interactive dance party with DJ Crush. Every Saturday, May 23 - Sep 5 Coligny Summer Music Saturday - Dueling Pianos Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Saturday at 6:30 pm for FREE sing-along fun with Dueling Pianos.
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2020 Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Costumed Cemetery Tour (National Register and Bargain Box)

July 07 @ 11:00 am thru July 07 @ 12:00 pm

Tuesdays, 11am

July through October

Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

Registration Required, visit heritagelib.org/tours

Limited to 8 people per tour to ensure social distancing

The Island’s history comes to life every Tuesday at 11:00 am at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories of the Colonial era on Hilton Head Island and more as you tour one of the island’s most intriguing sites. $15/ADULT • $10/CHILD Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures.
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Coligny Summer Music 2020

July 07 @ 06:30 pm thru July 07 @ 08:00 pm
Coligny Summer Music 2020 Every Sunday, May 24 - Sep 6 Coligny Summer Music Sunday - Jevon Daly Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Sunday at 6:30 pm for FREE live music with Jevon Daly performing a kid-centric storytelling adventure. Every Monday, May 25 - Sep 7 Coligny Summer Music Monday - La Pachanga Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Monday at 6:30 pm for a FREE festive dance party with La Pachanga! Every Tuesday, May 26 - Sep 1 Coligny Summer Music Tuesday - Cranford & Kent Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Tuesday at 6:30 pm for FREE original Lowcountry music with John Cranford & Taylor Kent. Every Wednesday, May 27 - Sep 2 Coligny Summer Music Wednesday- Jevon Daly Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Wednesday at 6:30 pm for a FREE kid-centric storytelling adventure with Jevon Daly. Every Thursday, May 28 - Sep 3 Coligny Summer Music Thursday - The Nice Guys Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Thursday at 6:30 pm for FREE live music with The Nice Guys performing today's hits. Every Friday, May 22 - Sep 4 Coligny Summer Music Friday - DJ Crush Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Friday at 6:30 pm for a FREE interactive dance party with DJ Crush. Every Saturday, May 23 - Sep 5 Coligny Summer Music Saturday - Dueling Pianos Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Saturday at 6:30 pm for FREE sing-along fun with Dueling Pianos.
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Coligny Summer Music 2020

July 08 @ 06:30 pm thru July 08 @ 08:00 pm
Coligny Summer Music 2020 Every Sunday, May 24 - Sep 6 Coligny Summer Music Sunday - Jevon Daly Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Sunday at 6:30 pm for FREE live music with Jevon Daly performing a kid-centric storytelling adventure. Every Monday, May 25 - Sep 7 Coligny Summer Music Monday - La Pachanga Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Monday at 6:30 pm for a FREE festive dance party with La Pachanga! Every Tuesday, May 26 - Sep 1 Coligny Summer Music Tuesday - Cranford & Kent Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Tuesday at 6:30 pm for FREE original Lowcountry music with John Cranford & Taylor Kent. Every Wednesday, May 27 - Sep 2 Coligny Summer Music Wednesday- Jevon Daly Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Wednesday at 6:30 pm for a FREE kid-centric storytelling adventure with Jevon Daly. Every Thursday, May 28 - Sep 3 Coligny Summer Music Thursday - The Nice Guys Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Thursday at 6:30 pm for FREE live music with The Nice Guys performing today's hits. Every Friday, May 22 - Sep 4 Coligny Summer Music Friday - DJ Crush Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Friday at 6:30 pm for a FREE interactive dance party with DJ Crush. Every Saturday, May 23 - Sep 5 Coligny Summer Music Saturday - Dueling Pianos Join us at Coligny Center Stage every Saturday at 6:30 pm for FREE sing-along fun with Dueling Pianos.
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2020 Hilton Head Haunted History Tales

July 08 @ 09:00 pm thru July 08 @ 10:00 pm

Wednesday nights

June-September

Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours

Minimum audience size is 12!

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesday nights or check heritagelib.org/tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144. $25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16) Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures.  
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2020 Historic Fort Mitchel Tours (National Register)

July 09 @ 11:00 am thru July 09 @ 12:00 pm
Thursdays, 11:00 am July-October

Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/Tours

Limited to 8 people per tour to ensure social distancing

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. $15/ADULT • $10/CHILD Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/Tours. This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures. 
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2020 Heritage Library Online Classes

July 09 @ 11:00 am thru July 09 @ 12:00 pm
The Heritage Library is excited to begin offering ancestry and history classes on-line. Below is a list of currently scheduled classes.
Reservations are required and can be made at heritagelib.org. Class size is limited to provide for questions and discussion. An email link for your class session will be sent by email the day before the scheduled class you have registered for. This is a new adventure for the Library and our team of instructors and we will be using the ZOOM platform. There will be time at the beginning of each class to test your audio and video. If you are not familiar with ZOOM, please check out their website and review their tutorial information. We will be adding classes to the schedule throughout the summer and into fall so be sure and check the website regularly. http://www.heritagelib.org

Cost: $12 non-Library member and $10 Library member

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT ANCESTRY

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert This class is a review of the Ancestry DNA website including Shared Matches, ThruLines, and Common Ancestors. Within the last year Ancestry has added colors and tags to identify surname groups and indicate adoption, hypothesis, brick wall, and more. New search tools have been added to find and communicate with a cousin match. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on Ancestry and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 1: OVERVIEW AND THE FIRST STEPS

Monday, July 20, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Why use Family Tree Maker software - What can be produced with the software? How do I buy the software? How do I begin setting up and entering data in the program?

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT FamilyTreeDNA

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert This class is a review of review the FamilyTreeDNA website for Autosomal DNA including In-Common cousins, Paternal and Maternal groups, messaging your matches, and using the Chromosome Browser. This class does not include Y DNA which will be another class. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on FamilyTreeDNA and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 2: GETTING STARTED: PEOPLE AND MEDIA TABS

Monday, July 27, 2020 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Now it’s time to add people; set relationships; add and categorize media; set profile pictures; link media to several people at once; back up your files and more. This class gets you started on the process of documenting your family history in this software.

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT 23andMe

Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert This class will review the 23andme results for Autosomal DNA including cousin relationships, the chromosome browser, and genetic testing for some genetic diseases which have been approved by the FDA. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on 23andme and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 3: INTRODUCING THE WEB SEARCH AND PLACES TABS

Monday, August 3, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Follow your ancestors through maps; search web sites through Family Tree Maker, add favorite search sites; and add information directly to your tree. This is the next step toward creating a finished product.

WHY MyHeritage IS MY FAVORITE DNA TESTING COMPANY

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert Jan will review the MyHeritage website for Autosomal DNA including DNA matches, Auto Clusters, Theory of Relativity, and Triangulation using the Chromosome Browser. Jan has chosen to give this class last in this series because you can upload a copy of your DNA from another DNA testing company (such as Ancestry) to MyHeritage and take advantage of the additional tools at MyHeritage. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on MyHeritage and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

DNA PAINTER

Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Instructor: Jan Alpert Learn how to take your DNA results from Family TreeDNA, 23andme, or MyHeritage to map segments of your chromosones by ancestor or ancestral couple. Ancestry is not included in this class because they do not provide a Chromosome Browser with segment data. If you have tested your DNA with any of the three companies (Family TreeDNA, 23andme or MyHeritage) and have identified at least 20 common ancestors you share with cousin matches, then this class is for you. This is an advanced class.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 4: CREATING A FINAL PROJECT: FIND AND FIX ERRORS, GET STARTED WITH THE PUBLISH TAB

Monday, August 10, 2020 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Now it is time to create a final project so we will be exploring: how can I find and fix duplicate information and errors; what reports can be created; how can I share my work; and how can I create a book? This is the last step in the process and you will be amazed at what you can create and share.
Find Out More

2020 Heritage Library Online Classes

July 09 @ 11:00 am thru July 09 @ 12:00 pm
The Heritage Library is excited to begin offering ancestry and history classes on-line. Below is a list of currently scheduled classes.
Reservations are required and can be made at heritagelib.org. Class size is limited to provide for questions and discussion. An email link for your class session will be sent by email the day before the scheduled class you have registered for. This is a new adventure for the Library and our team of instructors and we will be using the ZOOM platform. There will be time at the beginning of each class to test your audio and video. If you are not familiar with ZOOM, please check out their website and review their tutorial information. We will be adding classes to the schedule throughout the summer and into fall so be sure and check the website regularly. http://www.heritagelib.org

Cost: $12 non-Library member and $10 Library member

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT ANCESTRY

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert This class is a review of the Ancestry DNA website including Shared Matches, ThruLines, and Common Ancestors. Within the last year Ancestry has added colors and tags to identify surname groups and indicate adoption, hypothesis, brick wall, and more. New search tools have been added to find and communicate with a cousin match. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on Ancestry and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 1: OVERVIEW AND THE FIRST STEPS

Monday, July 20, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Why use Family Tree Maker software - What can be produced with the software? How do I buy the software? How do I begin setting up and entering data in the program?

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT FamilyTreeDNA

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert This class is a review of review the FamilyTreeDNA website for Autosomal DNA including In-Common cousins, Paternal and Maternal groups, messaging your matches, and using the Chromosome Browser. This class does not include Y DNA which will be another class. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on FamilyTreeDNA and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 2: GETTING STARTED: PEOPLE AND MEDIA TABS

Monday, July 27, 2020 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Now it’s time to add people; set relationships; add and categorize media; set profile pictures; link media to several people at once; back up your files and more. This class gets you started on the process of documenting your family history in this software.

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT 23andMe

Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert This class will review the 23andme results for Autosomal DNA including cousin relationships, the chromosome browser, and genetic testing for some genetic diseases which have been approved by the FDA. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on 23andme and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 3: INTRODUCING THE WEB SEARCH AND PLACES TABS

Monday, August 3, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Follow your ancestors through maps; search web sites through Family Tree Maker, add favorite search sites; and add information directly to your tree. This is the next step toward creating a finished product.

WHY MyHeritage IS MY FAVORITE DNA TESTING COMPANY

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert Jan will review the MyHeritage website for Autosomal DNA including DNA matches, Auto Clusters, Theory of Relativity, and Triangulation using the Chromosome Browser. Jan has chosen to give this class last in this series because you can upload a copy of your DNA from another DNA testing company (such as Ancestry) to MyHeritage and take advantage of the additional tools at MyHeritage. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on MyHeritage and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

DNA PAINTER

Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Instructor: Jan Alpert Learn how to take your DNA results from Family TreeDNA, 23andme, or MyHeritage to map segments of your chromosones by ancestor or ancestral couple. Ancestry is not included in this class because they do not provide a Chromosome Browser with segment data. If you have tested your DNA with any of the three companies (Family TreeDNA, 23andme or MyHeritage) and have identified at least 20 common ancestors you share with cousin matches, then this class is for you. This is an advanced class.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 4: CREATING A FINAL PROJECT: FIND AND FIX ERRORS, GET STARTED WITH THE PUBLISH TAB

Monday, August 10, 2020 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Now it is time to create a final project so we will be exploring: how can I find and fix duplicate information and errors; what reports can be created; how can I share my work; and how can I create a book? This is the last step in the process and you will be amazed at what you can create and share.
Find Out More

2020 Heritage Library Online Classes

July 09 @ 01:00 pm thru July 09 @ 02:00 pm
The Heritage Library is excited to begin offering ancestry and history classes on-line. Below is a list of currently scheduled classes.
Reservations are required and can be made at heritagelib.org. Class size is limited to provide for questions and discussion. An email link for your class session will be sent by email the day before the scheduled class you have registered for. This is a new adventure for the Library and our team of instructors and we will be using the ZOOM platform. There will be time at the beginning of each class to test your audio and video. If you are not familiar with ZOOM, please check out their website and review their tutorial information. We will be adding classes to the schedule throughout the summer and into fall so be sure and check the website regularly. http://www.heritagelib.org

Cost: $12 non-Library member and $10 Library member

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT ANCESTRY

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert This class is a review of the Ancestry DNA website including Shared Matches, ThruLines, and Common Ancestors. Within the last year Ancestry has added colors and tags to identify surname groups and indicate adoption, hypothesis, brick wall, and more. New search tools have been added to find and communicate with a cousin match. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on Ancestry and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 1: OVERVIEW AND THE FIRST STEPS

Monday, July 20, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Why use Family Tree Maker software - What can be produced with the software? How do I buy the software? How do I begin setting up and entering data in the program?

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT FamilyTreeDNA

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert This class is a review of review the FamilyTreeDNA website for Autosomal DNA including In-Common cousins, Paternal and Maternal groups, messaging your matches, and using the Chromosome Browser. This class does not include Y DNA which will be another class. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on FamilyTreeDNA and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 2: GETTING STARTED: PEOPLE AND MEDIA TABS

Monday, July 27, 2020 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Now it’s time to add people; set relationships; add and categorize media; set profile pictures; link media to several people at once; back up your files and more. This class gets you started on the process of documenting your family history in this software.

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT 23andMe

Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert This class will review the 23andme results for Autosomal DNA including cousin relationships, the chromosome browser, and genetic testing for some genetic diseases which have been approved by the FDA. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on 23andme and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 3: INTRODUCING THE WEB SEARCH AND PLACES TABS

Monday, August 3, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Follow your ancestors through maps; search web sites through Family Tree Maker, add favorite search sites; and add information directly to your tree. This is the next step toward creating a finished product.

WHY MyHeritage IS MY FAVORITE DNA TESTING COMPANY

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert Jan will review the MyHeritage website for Autosomal DNA including DNA matches, Auto Clusters, Theory of Relativity, and Triangulation using the Chromosome Browser. Jan has chosen to give this class last in this series because you can upload a copy of your DNA from another DNA testing company (such as Ancestry) to MyHeritage and take advantage of the additional tools at MyHeritage. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on MyHeritage and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

DNA PAINTER

Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Instructor: Jan Alpert Learn how to take your DNA results from Family TreeDNA, 23andme, or MyHeritage to map segments of your chromosones by ancestor or ancestral couple. Ancestry is not included in this class because they do not provide a Chromosome Browser with segment data. If you have tested your DNA with any of the three companies (Family TreeDNA, 23andme or MyHeritage) and have identified at least 20 common ancestors you share with cousin matches, then this class is for you. This is an advanced class.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 4: CREATING A FINAL PROJECT: FIND AND FIX ERRORS, GET STARTED WITH THE PUBLISH TAB

Monday, August 10, 2020 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Now it is time to create a final project so we will be exploring: how can I find and fix duplicate information and errors; what reports can be created; how can I share my work; and how can I create a book? This is the last step in the process and you will be amazed at what you can create and share.
Find Out More

2020 Heritage Library Online Classes

July 09 @ 01:30 pm thru July 09 @ 02:30 pm
The Heritage Library is excited to begin offering ancestry and history classes on-line. Below is a list of currently scheduled classes.
Reservations are required and can be made at heritagelib.org. Class size is limited to provide for questions and discussion. An email link for your class session will be sent by email the day before the scheduled class you have registered for. This is a new adventure for the Library and our team of instructors and we will be using the ZOOM platform. There will be time at the beginning of each class to test your audio and video. If you are not familiar with ZOOM, please check out their website and review their tutorial information. We will be adding classes to the schedule throughout the summer and into fall so be sure and check the website regularly. http://www.heritagelib.org

Cost: $12 non-Library member and $10 Library member

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT ANCESTRY

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert This class is a review of the Ancestry DNA website including Shared Matches, ThruLines, and Common Ancestors. Within the last year Ancestry has added colors and tags to identify surname groups and indicate adoption, hypothesis, brick wall, and more. New search tools have been added to find and communicate with a cousin match. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on Ancestry and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 1: OVERVIEW AND THE FIRST STEPS

Monday, July 20, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Why use Family Tree Maker software - What can be produced with the software? How do I buy the software? How do I begin setting up and entering data in the program?

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT FamilyTreeDNA

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert This class is a review of review the FamilyTreeDNA website for Autosomal DNA including In-Common cousins, Paternal and Maternal groups, messaging your matches, and using the Chromosome Browser. This class does not include Y DNA which will be another class. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on FamilyTreeDNA and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 2: GETTING STARTED: PEOPLE AND MEDIA TABS

Monday, July 27, 2020 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Now it’s time to add people; set relationships; add and categorize media; set profile pictures; link media to several people at once; back up your files and more. This class gets you started on the process of documenting your family history in this software.

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT 23andMe

Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert This class will review the 23andme results for Autosomal DNA including cousin relationships, the chromosome browser, and genetic testing for some genetic diseases which have been approved by the FDA. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on 23andme and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 3: INTRODUCING THE WEB SEARCH AND PLACES TABS

Monday, August 3, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Follow your ancestors through maps; search web sites through Family Tree Maker, add favorite search sites; and add information directly to your tree. This is the next step toward creating a finished product.

WHY MyHeritage IS MY FAVORITE DNA TESTING COMPANY

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Instructor: Jan Alpert Jan will review the MyHeritage website for Autosomal DNA including DNA matches, Auto Clusters, Theory of Relativity, and Triangulation using the Chromosome Browser. Jan has chosen to give this class last in this series because you can upload a copy of your DNA from another DNA testing company (such as Ancestry) to MyHeritage and take advantage of the additional tools at MyHeritage. This class is for people who have tested their DNA on MyHeritage and have not taken Jan’s DNA classes before.

DNA PAINTER

Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Instructor: Jan Alpert Learn how to take your DNA results from Family TreeDNA, 23andme, or MyHeritage to map segments of your chromosones by ancestor or ancestral couple. Ancestry is not included in this class because they do not provide a Chromosome Browser with segment data. If you have tested your DNA with any of the three companies (Family TreeDNA, 23andme or MyHeritage) and have identified at least 20 common ancestors you share with cousin matches, then this class is for you. This is an advanced class.

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 4: CREATING A FINAL PROJECT: FIND AND FIX ERRORS, GET STARTED WITH THE PUBLISH TAB

Monday, August 10, 2020 1:30 – 2:30 PM Instructor: Carol Clemens Now it is time to create a final project so we will be exploring: how can I find and fix duplicate information and errors; what reports can be created; how can I share my work; and how can I create a book? This is the last step in the process and you will be amazed at what you can create and share.
Find Out More