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Saturday, June 25
Lunch & Learn  (Education)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
 
We will meet in person in the OGS Annex, next to our library, at 965 Oak Alley, Eugene.
You may also attend via Zoom using the link at the end of the email. 
 
Lunch & Learn is a monthly educational and social gathering by OGS that is open to OGS members and to the public. We last met in February 2020 so it may be all new for some of you. We meet from 11 am to 2 pm and start at 11:00 am with a roundtable discussion with attendees sharing their knowledge about the topic. A potluck salad and dessert lunch at noon is followed by an education program at 1:00 pm.
 
11:00 am  Round Table Discussion Topic: What are YOUR Brick Walls?
 
12:00 pm  Potluck Salad and Dessert lunch - Members donate salads and desserts for the lunch or you may bring your own sack lunch and beverage. Coffee, hot tea, plates, napkins, and utensils are provided. If you decide at the last minute to come, but don't have time to make or pick something up? Come anyway. We’ll be glad to see you. If you have a special diet, then feel free to bring your own food. (Suggested donation of $5.00.)
 
1:00 pm  Program:  Researching and Writing Fiction with author Jeff Wallach 
Author Jeff Wallach will deliver a talk, via Zoom, about research he conducted for his book as well as the differences between writing journalism and fiction. He will also talk about the writing process, how to best tell a story that will interest others, and even some about the publishing business. Wallach says, “My research isn’t strictly genealogical research in the way your members would recognize, but research about DNA itself.” He will read passages from Mr. Wizard during his talk. Wallach adds, “Fiction works in the same way that this kind of research does; it seeks to tell us who we are, and that’s really what we’re after whether we pursue written historical records from our ancestors or DNA research or even if we just love puzzles.”
 
Jeff Wallach is the award-winning author of five non-fiction books as well as nearly 1,000 articles, essays, reviews, and columns in The New York TimesThe OregonianSports IllustratedMen’s JournalGOLF MagazineMen’s HealthHealth, Money Magazine, and many other national publications. He holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Brown University. He currently lives, writes, hikes, fishes, golfs, plays soccer and does the NYT crossword puzzle in Portland, Oregon
 
Mr. Wizard, Jeff Wallach’s debut novel, follows Phillip and Spencer Elliot, two Jewish brothers on Long Island who learn via DNA testing that their supposed father is not who they thought. The brothers pursue a genetic treasure hunt by following clues that may or may not have been left by their irreverent mother, Jenny—herself a master of misdirection.
 
While searching to learn more about their identities the brothers consider who they are and what that means: are they pure products of genetics; formed more completely by upbringing and social interactions; victims of randomness; or some combination of these factors? The action takes place in 1970s Long Island, and current-day Manhattan, Westchester, and Ireland. 
 
Meeting ID: 869 3949 8146
Passcode: 290180
 
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        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)



Saturday, July 9
Used Book Sale  (Special Events)
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
OGS Library Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401

The Oregon Genealogical Society is holding a used book sale on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 & 10. 
Book donations are now being accepted for the used book sale. You may deliver them to the library during our regular business hours. OGS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so books donated for the sale are tax-deductible so tell your friends, neighbors, and family. This is one of several fundraisers OGS holds to support the library and society. Email us if you have questions.
 
Books cover a wide range of topics and including fiction, sci-fi, mysteries, genealogy, history, biographies, cookbooks, poetry, dieting, natural remedies, self-help, travel, reference, and more.
Saturday Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday hours: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
 
The sale will be in the OGS Library Annex located at 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, under the north end of the Overpark parking garage in the alley behind the Downtown Athletic Club. Free parking is available in the Overpark on the weekends. 


Sunday, July 10
Used Book Sale  (Special Events)
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
OGS Library Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401

Book donations are now being accepted for the used book sale. You may deliver them to the library during our regular business hours. OGS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so books donated for the sale are tax-deductible so tell your friends, neighbors, and family. This is one of several fundraisers OGS holds to support the library and society. Email us if you have questions.
 
Books cover a wide range of topics and including fiction, sci-fi, mysteries, genealogy, history, biographies, cookbooks, poetry, dieting, natural remedies, self-help, travel, reference, and more.
Saturday Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday hours: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
 
The sale will be in the OGS Library Annex located at 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, under the north end of the Overpark parking garage in the alley behind the Downtown Athletic Club. Free parking is available in the Overpark on the weekends. 


Saturday, July 16
Using GEDMatch to Solve Genealogical Mysteries  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
On Zoom - Preregistration required
No matter where you have tested your DNA, GEDMatch can help you with your research goals.  GEDmatch is an online service that provides a suite of applications for comparing your DNA results with other people—no matter where they have tested. Many of these applications are not available anywhere else. GEDMatch provides both free and premium tools. We will take a look at both in this class and discuss how you can use them to break down your brick walls.
 
Instructor: Linda Forrest
Class fee: $10 Members and $15 for nonmembers
 
Register in advance for this class, then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401.


Saturday, July 30
DNA Testing Strategies  (Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
On Zoom - Preregistration required
Do you to take a DNA test to learn more about yourself but do not know where to begin? Have you already taken a DNA test, but are not seeing the matches you were expecting? This class will cover some of the ways where for a minimal investment you can maximize your chances of finding that elusive match.
 
Instructor: Bob McDonald
Class fee: $10 Members and $15 for nonmembers
 
Register in advance for this class, then mail your check to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401.



Saturday, September 24
OGS 60th Anniversary Celebration  (Special Events)
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
SAVE THE DATE!
Details will be announced this summer.
 
If you would like to help plan our 60th anniversary, contact the Party Committee.