Special Interest Groups

   

 

Groups That Meet Monthly Before the General Meeting

Writing Support Group meets at 9:30 AM before the monthly general meeting. All are welcome - experienced writers, writers with major writing blocks, and beginners. Please email Alicia Watt for more information.

Italian Ancestry Group this group meets at 9:30 a.m. before the general meeting. Anyone with Italian ancestry or an interest in Italian genealogy is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Rosa Avolio.

The Genealogy and Technology Group meets on the 3rd Saturday at 9:30 a.m. before the general meeting. We discuss the various computer genealogy programs, surfing the Internet, scanning devices, building your own home page, and information available on CD-ROM's. Mission statement: using today's technology to solve yesterday's genealogy. This meeting is open to all. For more information, call Merna McClenathen at (805) 964-3005.

German Ancestry Group meets on the 3rd Saturday at 9:30 a.m. before the general meeting. Call Cari Thomas (805) 964-5523 for further details.

JewishGen Special Interest Group meets at 9:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday. Please contact Jane Honikman if you have questions (967-9757).

French-Canadian Special Interest Group meets at 9:30 on the 3rd Saturday before the General Meeting. Leader: Charmien Carrier

Irish Genealogy Special Interest Group meets at 9:30 on the 3rd Saturday before the General Meeting. Leader: Sharon Wilson

DNA Group meets at 9:30 on the 3rd Saturday before the General Meeting. Leader: Paul Cochet

Civil War SIG meets at 9:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday under the leadership of Alex  Grzywacki. This group is for women or men researching the Civil War and/or wanting to join one of the lineage socities associated with the Civil War.

• SIG Groups That Meet Monthly at the Sahyun Library

Lunch & Learn meets from Noon to 1:30pm on the Second Tuesday of the Month. Bring genealogy problems and other genealogy topics.  Leaders: Rosa Avolio and Kathie Morgan

DNA SIG Lunch & Learn meets from Noon to 2:00 PM on the 4th Friday of each month at the Sahyun Genealogical Library. Bring your lunch and DNA questions. For more information, email Mary Hall or call 687-7403.

One-on-One DNA Assistance - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  This SIG which meets Fridays or Saturdays, except holidays, is by appointment only; please email Paul Cochet or call 687-7403.

Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society DNA Project. To order kits and/or to join our project you may order for any friend or relative using this page: Santa Barbara County DNA Project.   Participants number 137 and are growing!

• Special Interest Groups On Demand

Reunion for Macintosh. Members meet periodically to dicuss Reunion and all the ways it helps you to document, store, and display information about your family. Future meetings will focus on Reunion for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Contact Art Sylvester if interested in this SIG.

Family Tree Maker is the #1 selling genealogy software to discover and share family stories. This SIG will help you learn about the more than 100 enhancements in the latest version that make it easier than ever to explore your roots. Contact Jim Friestad for more information.