Special Interest Groups

These groups are organized to assist patrons with research needs in a specific area. All group meetings are held at the Washington, D.C. Family History Center and are open to all who are interested. During this COVID period while the FHC is closed, groups meet via Zoom. For additional information, send an email to wdcfhc@gmail.com.

African-American: Focus on all aspects of African-American research.
Group meets every Monday at 9:30 a.m. – Frank Jenkins, leader.

Beginning Genealogy: For those getting started with genealogy research.
Group meets every Tuesday from 10:30-12:00 – Lorraine Minor, leader.

DNA, Beginning:  Focus on how to use DNA for genealogy research.
Group meets the 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. – Andy Hochreiter, leader. 

DNA, Advance:  Focus on advanced methodologies and tools.
Group meets on 2nd Wednesday evening, 7:00 p.m. – Jim Bartlett, leader.

Eastern European. Focus on research and resources in Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Lecture and computer research assistance.
Group meets monthly on the 3rd Saturday at 1:00 p.m. – Mary Ann Evan, leader.

Metro DC RootsMagic Users: RootsMagic is a popular genealogical software which makes researching, organizing and sharing family history easy. This group explores its many features to maximize usage.
Group meets the 1st & 2nd Saturdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. –  Gary Petranek, leader.

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