Rhode Island Genealogical Society

11-6-21 In-Person / Virtual Event

On November 6th RIGS hosted its first combined In-Person/Virtual Event at the Cranston Public Library.  The following are the three presentations that the RIGS Technology Comminttee recorded and edited for anyone who may not have attended or who wish to view the presentations again.
 
Note that you can view the videos in full screen by clicking the box at the lower left corner of the the video.
 

 
NEW BEDFORD LIBRARY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Jodi Goodman and Mary Ellen Cecil
Special Collections Department, New Bedford Public Library
 
Jodi and Mary Ellen talk about the great resources at the library that are available for genealogists. The library is in the middle of a technology upgrade and has many other new things to report. Jodi Goodman, MLIS, is the Special Collections Librarian.
 
 
 
 

 
INTERPRETING DNA REPORTS
Heather Pouliot Kisilywicz
Executive Director, South County Museum
 
Heather shows how to interpret commonly used DNA reports using online tools that will improve your research time and lead to better results. She is the Executive Director at the South County Museum. She specializes in Rhode Island and kinship reconstruction with atDNA. She is a frequent lecturer around the state on how to leverage atDNA information to improve traditional genealogical research. She successfully completed Boston University’s genealogy course last fall. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Library and Information Sciences.
 
 
 
 

 
WILLIAM CHATTLE HOWE: Breaking Down a Brick Wall
Jeff Howe
 
Jeff is a long-time RIGS member and contributor, who speaks on breaking down a brick wall. He is a 40+ year researcher, writer, genealogist and has written many published papers and books on local history. His presentation involves the discovery of his paternal grandfather's parents, a family history/mystery finally unveiled revealing an unusual twist. A true mystery solved.