NWSGS pre-meetings are a great opportunity to meet other society members and guests, exchange genealogy research tips, and share some “brick wall” challenges.
Please join us for these lively discussions.  Bring your questions and share your successes.  Pre-meetings start at 9 AM followed by a quick business meeting.  Our main presentations start at 10 AM.
Remember that our Members Helping Members section is your meeting and an opportunity to ask questions and engage with others.

4 thoughts on “Pre-Meetings

  • June 3, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    I recently found my great -great-great grandfather born in Co. Cavan, Ireland, Townland of BallyMagauran, now BallyMagovern. That may be not very exciting to the non-Irish, but it was very exciting to me after searching 40 years. I have about 300 persons in my family tree but I want to find more matches and find it difficult because of so many Irish names, and possible matches that turn out to be non matches.
    I used FTDNA to find my g-g-g grandfather through a skilled administrator of my Haplo group. Previous administrators were not very effective. Are Haplo group administrators paid or is it a great hobby?
    I’ve heard of persons who have thousands of persons in their trees. Is that effective? What is the result of all those matches? How would I participate in a big tree. Once again I have see potential matches that aren’t matches and I would like to set them aside for possible matches later.
    These are a few of my unsuccessful genealogy results. Can you provide help?
    Bill McGovern

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    June 4, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Hi Bill,
    I think haplo group administrators are volunteers, but many of them are very knowledgeable. I’m new to dna so I can’t be much help. But I looked on irishgenealogy.ie for civil records for Co Cavan and there are 202 birth records, 72 death and 89 marriage records for Magovern.
    (free site) I know people with thousands in their trees also, but they may or may not be proven to be related. Irish research is hard because there are so many of the same first and last name, but I’ve also learned to look at records in the US first- marriage and naturalization to find parent names that might help you go back and link the right families.

    • June 5, 2020 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks Lynda,
      for you comments and thanks for the info about BMD in Co. Cavan. There are an extreme number of Irish complicating the searching.
      How do I login for Sat’s Jun 6 virtual meeting? I clicked on the “items” in the dashboard? that started with Home Login Meetings, etc. I clicked on most of them and didn’t think that I clicked on the necessary one. If clicking on those items were the way, I’ll keep trying. I went to a different virtual meeting that I never got into. It was very frustrating, so thought I would check on NWS way. The previous virtual meeting was not a NWSgenealogy .
      Thanks for your help.
      “See” you Sat.
      Bill McGoven

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