Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina

Special Interest Groups (SIG)

What is a SIG, you ask? Well, it’s NOT a class nor a series of lectures nor instructor-led training.  Instead, it is a collaborative format focused on a specific theme where members can share tips and tricks to help each other improve their skills in performing research or using genealogical tools.  Sessions may start with a short pertinent topic lead by a group member with some knowledge on the issue.  Then other group members will contribute to the discussion with questions or their own tips.  All levels of experience are welcome. New SIGs are developed based on the interests and coordination of the society's members.
 
SIG participation and their handouts are a member benefit!
Meetings are on-line for easy access to all members.
Join now to take part in these great groups!
 
Family Tree Maker
This SIG is for users of Family Tree Maker 2019. FTM sessions address aspects of using FTM such as resolving places, adding media, creating citations, linking to Ancestry and FamilySearch, creating charts and reports, etc. The SIG meets monthly on the first Saturday from 10:30 to noon. 
 
If you are interested in participating, please send an email to the WCGS webmaster to get on the SIG group list.  A week before the meeting, an email is sent out with the Zoom link to those in the group.  Notes or handouts from the meetings are posted in the Members area of the website (under "Member Only Files") and are available to all WCGS members.
 
German Genes
This SIG is for people who have German speaking ancestors.  Sessions will discuss resources for doing German research, historical German speaking locales, research learning opportunites, and historical context. The SIG meets monthly on the third Saturday from 10:30 to noon.
 
If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Sue Olmsted to get on the SIG group list.  A week before the meeting, an email is sent out with the Zoom link to those in the group.  Notes or handouts from the meetings are posted in the Members area of the website (under "Member Only Files") and are available to all WCGS members.