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MCGS General Meeting

  • January 25, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 9:59 PM
  • Marin Family History Center, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael

Presentation: Anthony Hoskins

“You May Not Be Who You Think You Are: Or How Y-DNA Testing Broke Up That Old Family of Mine”

Tony Hoskins, Genealogical Librarian at the Sonoma County Library, is a GOOD genealogist….he isn’t sloppy and he documents his research carefully. How could he run into a problem with DNA? After 30 years of tracing many branches of the descendants of Thomas Hodgkinson/Hoskinson, English settler in America in 1700, Tony Hoskins decided it was time to join several distant Hoskins(on) cousins who had already tested their Y-DNA. To say his own results were unexpected and genealogically transformative is to put it mildly. Come hear him discuss how SCIENCE trumped rock-solid genealogical documentation, as well as how to get back on your feet when science drags your genealogical rug out from under you.

About our Meetings:

The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.

We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.

Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.

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