2017 Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County Events

Save the Date!!!

FALL 2017 DNA Seminar

October 21, 2017

Topics include:
What is DNA and WHY should I test?
Making the most of DNA Shared Matches
Triangulation: What is it and HOW do I use it?
Uploading DNA Results to GedMatch

If you have already tested, bring your laptop and DNA log-in information and we will assist you in getting started.

Registration: 8:30A.M.

Seminar: 9:00A.M. - 4:00 P.M. with 1 hour lunch on your own (There are several fast food places in the areas, or you may bring a sack lunch).

Location: Stanislaus County Agricultural Center
Harvest Hall Room E
3800 Cornucopia Way (Near corner of Service and Crows Landing Roads. Look for large barn shaped building).

Cost: $40.00 before October 19, 2017 or $45 at the door

Discovery Day Program at El Vista LDS Church

When: March 11, 2017
Where: 731 El Vista Ave in Modesto, California
Time: 9:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.
We will have two presentations, Finding German Ancestors and Special Collections Room at Stanislaus County Library in Modesto.
Cost: FREE
Please contact Dale Thompson at if you have any further questions.

Annual Research Trip To Oakland LDS

When: Thursday May 25, 2017
Time: Leaving Trinity Church at 8:30A.M. and leaving Oakland LDS at 4:00P.M.
Price: Entrance is FREE.
We ask for a $10 donation to help the driver's with the cost of gasoline for the trip.

Please RSVP by May 19, 2017

We need Members to volunteer to Carpool! You must have a Valid Driver's License and Insurance.

Registration Forms are below!

Jennifer McDonald: I went on last year's trip to the Oakland LDS, and I had such a terrific time. We had rented two vans from a local car rental. I was one of the drivers. The drive there and back was fairly smooth, and we had a great time. I found so much information on my Irish family. I was able to unlock a brick wall. Others had found so much information on newspapers, and through other FREE resources that Oakland has available for our use. The staff was very helpful and well trained. Take a 15 minute break and walk outside on the grounds of the LDS Church. The view is breath taking of the San Francisco Bay Area. Please, consider going on this trip. It is well worth the information that you will find about your family. Oh, and do not forget your sack lunch!

Please contact Cleda Lane 577-2289 or if you are interested in attending.

Memorial Day

When: May 29, 2017
Where: Cemetery on Scenic Drive
Time: 9:00A.M. until 3:00P.M. (Times Subject to Change).

Volunteers needed! You can sign up for a 3 hour shift from either 9AM until 12PM, or from 12PM until 3PM. We are at the Cemetery to provide assistance for the community coming to the Cemetery to locate their relatives graves. We have books on each of the Cemeteries there on Scenic, and are located next to the office near the Moseleum.

If you Volunteer, please consider bringing the following:
- Water! As it does get warm in the afternoon
- Chair
- Sack lunch and/or Snacks for yourself
- A sweater for the morning as it is usually cool and breezy.
- Anything else you think you would need to stay comfortable throughout the day.

Please contact Jennifer McDonald if you are interested in volunteering!

Modesto Scottish Games and Celtic Festival 

When: June 3, 2017
Where: Tuolume River Park, Modesto, California

More details to come!!!

Annual Fall Seminar - Hands on DNA

When: October 2017
Details coming soon!

Other Genealogy Events:

Genetic Genealogy Conference 

When: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Where: Los Angeles Burbank Airport Marriott
What: 25+ courses by 15+ speakers on Genetic Genealogy topics, Beginners to Advanced
Special events:
Genetic Genealogy Luncheon, Reception including test kit purchasing

Jambo Free           
When: Friday, June 9, 2017 from 8am to 12 pm           
Where: Los Angeles Burbank Airport Marriott           
What: A morning genealogical outreach - classes and research help free and open to the public

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