Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March 17 Genealogy Club Meeting

Howard Mathieson beginning his presentation

Howard Mathieson, a former member of our club, used two of his favorite subjects--maps and one-name studies--to educate the group on early English migrations to America. He spoke about the settlements of Massachusetts and Virginia and also talked about the Scots Irish migrations. We learned about the conditions in England at the time that caused these movements.

Club members in attendance

Howard also demonstrated how DNA can be used to locate connected surnames. Following the presentation we used his interesting "Surname Atlas" software to insert several of our British surnames, learning where those names were located in 1881.

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