Tuesday, October 28, 2014

HCGS Nov 8, 2014 meeting - DNA and Genealogy Research

   The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be Saturday Nov 8th, 2014 at the usual place, Manoa Gardens Community room, 2790-9 Kahaloa Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii, at 9:00 am.
   Plan on arriving at 8:30 am to find a parking place and help set up the meeting room.  Parking is ONLY in the lot of Manoa District Park, except for two handicapped places at the meeting room, or on the public streets.

    On Nov 8th the program was an excellent presentation called "DNA and Genealogy Research" by Dr. William Remus.  William Remus is an Emeritus Professor of Information Technology Management at the University of Hawaii.

The following is a link to his homepage http://remus.shidler.hawaii.edu/  and that has a link to download his power point presentation:  Using DNA in Genealogical Research  Other links show is family genealogy in Prussia and Eastern Europe.

        Emeritus was a term used by the Roman Army for retired Roman warriors; that is, men no longer needed to fight alongside the other legionnaires in Rome's many wars (Roman Legionnaires were lucky to get out alive). He continues to use his expertise as he works with doctoral students on their dissertations.  He has published over 100 scientific papers including over 60 refereed journal articles, 5 books, and 5 book chapters. The best of this work has appeared in Management ScienceManagement Information Systems QuarterlyOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and International Journal of Forecasting. A 1996 citation analysis of the research on Decision Support ranks him 6th in the 
world in his contribution to research in cognitive factors and 10th in the world in research on interface design (Eom in Decision Support Systems, 1996).
   In recent years, Dr Remus has become interested in the history of the Germans (and his family in particular) in Eastern Europe (modern Poland and Russia). He regularly gives presentations of this topic and is past President of the Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE). He has presented on "German Migrations into Poland and Volhynia" and "Using DNA for Genealogical Research."
   William Remus is also interested in and plays the music of Indonesia with the Gamelan Ensemble; they play Gamelan in the styles of Surakarta, Yogjarkarta, and Bali. He is past President of the Hawaii Gamelan Society.    http://www.eastwestcenter.org/events/arts-performance-cup-java

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