Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Genetic Genealogy Standards Committee

The The Genetic Genealogy Standards Committee is looking for your comments on the setting of standards "to provide ethical and usage standards for the genealogical community".

The committee say that - 

"A group of individuals, including genealogists, genetic genealogists, and scientists, have worked for the past several months to develop a draft of genetic genealogy standards. The document is intended to provide ethical and usage standards for the genealogical community to follow when purchasing, recommending, sharing, or writing about the results of DNA testing for ancestry.

To ensure that this document accurately reflects the standards embraced by the community, we are opening this document for a period of public comment, from May 12, 2014 through June 6, 2014. By clicking the "Document" tab in the left-hand panel, you will be able to download a PDF of the current draft of the standards. Please review that document, come back to this site, and click on the "Comment" tab in the left-hand panel where you will be prompted to leave comments about the standards.

Although there may be discussion of this document in Facebook groups, on blogs, or elsewhere, only comments submitted through this website will be reviewed and considered by the standards committee".

Thank you,
The Genetic Genealogy Standards Committee

CeCe Moore
Blaine Bettinger
David Bachinsky
Traci Barela
Katherine Borges
Angie Bush
Melinde Lutz Byrne
George Cicila
Shannon Christmas
Michael Hait
Tim Janzen
James Owston
Ana Oquendo Pabón
Ugo Perego
Steven Perkins
Ann Turner
Debbie Parker Wayne
Jennifer Zinck

You can download the document, and you can send your comments to the committee on the website at https://sites.google.com/site/geneticgenealogystandard 

Voices from the Dust – Family History Conference

The Ottawa Ontario Stake Family History Centre of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold 7 different workshops on May 17, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. And these workshops are FREE.

The workshops are -

Sandra Adams – Researcher, and Family History Centre Volunteer
Workshop: A One-Name Study: What is it and why would you want to do one?

Doug Gray – Researcher, and Family History Centre Volunteer
Workshop: A Visit to WWI Military Cemetery in Northern France

Diana Hall – Genealogy Librarian, Ottawa Public Library
Workshop : Genealogy Websites and Sources for the First World War

Shirley-Ann Pyefinch – Director, Ottawa Stake Family History Centre
Workshop: Military Records and Other Resources Available at FamilySearch

Carol Reid – Collection Specialist, Canadian War Museum.
Workshop : Genealogical Resources in the Military History Research Centre

Gloria Tubman - Researcher.
Workshop : British Home Children and World War I

Glenn Wright – President of BIFHSGO, and author
Workshop: For King, Empire and Home: Documenting Service in the First World War.

For more details visit the website at www.ottawastakefhc.on.ca

Postscript: I am going to take in a workshop, but which one will I pick? I will have to study the subject of each workshop at the website, and decide from there. I will report back on Sunday.