April 2018


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tab above: Fundamentals of Genealogy program - Wednesday, May 2nd

at 6:00 pm - Castine Center in Mandeville

STGS Board Members for 2018 - 2019

President: Marguerite Scully
Vice President: Barbara Munson
Treasurer: Dick Boever 
Recording Secretary:  Sharon Webb
Corresponding Secretary: Pam Herty 
Archivist/Historian: Debbie Murphy
Board Member-at-Large: Beth Stahr

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Covington Branch

St. Tammany Library 310 W. 21st Avenue

Covington, LA




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The St. Tammany Genealogical Society presents

Why Use GEDmatch and DNA Painter?

with Elaine Boston, PhD

Saturday, May 5, 2018

You have your DNA results.  Now what…. 

Dr. Elaine Boston will describe how using two free tools, GEDmatch and DNA Painter, will help you fill in the branches of your family tree. 

GEDmatch is a collection of tools to help compare DNA test results of one kit to other kits and to view DNA ancestral composition.  DNA Painter is a tool used to help visualize DNA test results by painting match segments onto chromosomes.  Using her research on her own immediate and extended family, Dr. Boston will show how using these tools can result in identification of many more DNA matches and higher quality matches.  She will also demonstrate how these tools can be used to isolate and identify the different branches of a family tree.      

The program, sponsored by the St. Tammany Genealogical Society, will take place at the St. Tammany Parish Public Library at 310 W. 21st Street in Covington, Louisiana on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  The Society’s Meet-and-Greet will precede the presentation and will begin at 9:30 a.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  The presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12 noon.  It is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited to adults and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr. Elaine Boston is a member of the St. Tammany Genealogical Society, Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society, and the Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiana.  She is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Societies of Colonial Dames XVII Century, Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge and various other lineage and historical societies. 

 Dr. Boston received her master’s degree and doctorate from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans.  She has served as Associate Dean and head of the United States Peace Corps Program at Tulane University.  Dr. Boston has been a regular presenter of DNA research topics for the St. Tammany Parish Library’s adult program series.