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Upcoming LWR Events

March 2, 2015

Kathleen J Callanan - Autosomal DNA

As Traditional Genealogists, we are looking for relationships between individuals by searching through documents, records, and books, carefully sifting through the family lore and local histories. As time has passed, so have many of the records. We find that the most reliable records are those created during or shortly after the lifetime of our ancestors, simply because that information was likely given by the subject themselves. And we all pray that we won’t run into too many creative story tellers!  Click here for more information.

Ms. Callanan is currently an author and lecturer on Genetic Genealogy, focusing on the latest DNA testing techniques for discovering cousins.  She is a genealogy enthusiast with over 35 years’ experience in the craft and now focuses on DNA and genetic genealogy for finding cousins and solving brick wall and black hole problems.  

April 6, 2015

Diana and Gary Smith - Mining Collateral Lines for Fun & Genealogical Profit.

 What is a “collateral line” and why do I care?  Sometimes our ancestors don’t cooperate by leaving a good paper trail.  There is often a way around those brick walls by researching someone else.  In addition, learning about these others often helps to flesh out the life of the direct ancestors.  Join us to learn about some tips (his and hers) to making use of those collateral lines.

Gary and Diana Crisman Smith are professional genealogists originally from Ohio and currently living in Cape Coral.

Club contact is Nancy Johnson (752-9819; - please write "LWR Genealogy" in the subject line).

Professional assistance: Donna M. Moughty, Website:

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