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Beginner's Introduction to DNA

We invite anyone interested in learning more about the basics of DNA testing and analysis to review the following video prepared by our DNA Genealogy Interest Group Leader, Janet Hunter.
We encourage you to join our DNA GIG by becoming a member of our society to view additional educational videos of our past meetings.










The Irish GIG will meet virtually in May - date TBD


The German GIG will meet virtually on Thursday, May 12th, at 3:30 pm via Zoom. David Attride will be presenting "9 Days in a German Archive (The Ultimate Bucket List Trip)" 


The DNA GIG is now paused for the summer. 


The Swedish GIG will meet in the Library History Room in-person on Thursday, May 19th, at 10:30am until 12:30


The Write LIfe group will meet virtually on the second and fourth Thursday each month at 1:30 pm through June. A new session will start in Septembel and anyone interested can signup now by contacting


The Mid-Atlantic States GIG will begin meeting again in September to share what we have learned over the summer and set the season focus.



Contact the GIG leaders to join or email to be added to a GIG distribution (please specify which GIG)  The GIGs welcome new members!  We ask all GIG members maintain an active IRGS membership.

Check out our Facebook page to see the latest announcements and suggestions. We post many announcements that come to our society that may not be reported on our website. 

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