Welcome to Oktoberfest 2021 - Virtual Edition

October 9, 2021

This is the 41st Annual Oktoberfest meeting of OGSGS!

The current time is: 12:27pm Eastern Daylight Time on July 18, 2024.

All times are Eastern Daylight Time. The times are the times the presentations will be first available to view. Registered attendees can view recorded presentations at any time after the premier time. Zoom presentations will be available to review the following day

To watch a presentation, just click on the link that says 'View this Presentation'. To join a Meeting or Discussion group, just click on the link that says 'Join this Meeting'.

If you need help on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can go to this link Joining a meeting

Annual Membership and Business Meeting

11:00am - OGSGS Annual Membership Meeting (Recorded at 11am)
Reports from Officers and Committees on the state of the organization along with the election of officers for the coming two years. All members were welcome and requested to attend.
Last years minutes can be downloaded here: 2020 Annual Member Meeting Minutes
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Presentations

12:00 Noon - "Joining the DAR: A guide for documenting your line to a patriot of the American Revolution" presented by Sarah Sward O'Connor (Recorded Live Earlier)
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Zoom Discussion Group

Please use this group to discuss all subjects, general meet & greet, Family History and DNA. This Zoom meeting will be open the rest of the day for mingling and discussion and participants are able to come and go as wanted. Check-in with people you only see once a year and/or hook-up for family history discussion or some in-depth explanations on DNA.

When you get to the discussion group, be respectful if someeone is talking but announce yourself when a break happens. If no one else is there right now, then you should wait and see if someone else comes in to join the meeting. If you aren't there when the next person joins, then no one will ever connect!

1:00pm - OGSGS Discussion Group - General, Family Research and DNA (open until 5pm)
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Presentations

1:00pm - "DNA Triangulation: Brick Walls and Beyond" presented by Jason Lee
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2:00pm - My Grandfather's Travels - A South Carolina Small-Town Boy Explores the West" presented by Gene Henriksen
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2:45pm - DNA Triangulation: Lost Chapters Found" presented by Jason Lee
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3:30pm - A Place Called Indian Head – A Journey to the Truth about its Location" presented by David Brinkman with Pamela Hansen and Margaret Waters
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4:15pm - "Extraordinary Ordinary People - From a Few Questions about My Family to Two Genealogy Books" presented by Dorothy Coles with Eric Powell
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5:00pm - "Comparing the DNA Testing Options" presented by Jason Lee
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