Saturday, February 16, 2019

VGS News & Events: 17 February through 23 February 2019

Lecture on our Genealogy Cruise
Coming Events:
Tuesday: February 19, 2019
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
1:00 PM in the Old Glory Room at the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
Topic: "Sourcing Is Easier Than You Think" + Q&A

Tuesday: February 19, 2019
(Note Date Change for this Meeting)
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting
1:00 PM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Wednesday: February 20, 2019
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting
9:30 AM in the Defender Room at the Lake Miona Recreation Center
Thursday: February 21, 2019
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting
Noon in the New Smyrna Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Friday: February 22, 2019
The 19th Annual All-Day Seminar
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Savannah Regional Rec. Center
You must be registered to attend this event.  There are no seats remaining.

Gen News and Announcements:

News - Why So Few Entries?

Only 76 members submitted entries to our Cool Cash Contest and a chance to win $25.00 for the month of February. Why so few? We have over 1450 members. The March question is now online on our website under "Members Only."  Follow the instructions and maybe you will be the next winner.
Winners are drawn at the General Meeting and you do not have to attend to be the winner.

News - No Laughing Matter 

Finding Your Roots
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman that their family trees are filled with people whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success. Gates also reveals to each one news of an unexpected DNA cousin. Premieres Tuesday, February 19, 8/7c

Scandinavian Genealogy Records Updated Online:

Lisa Louise Cooke
"Genealogy giant subscription website Ancestry.com has updated 4 collections of Swedish vital records dating back to 1840. If you have Scandinavian heritage, you’ll want to explore these updates to see if your brick wall ancestor might be waiting to be discovered! These records are in Swedish, so for best results, you should search using Swedish words and location spellings."
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Free Marriage Records for Valentine’s Day!

MyHeritage
"Do you know the love stories of your ancestors? How did your great-grandparents meet and get to know each other? In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re providing free access to love-related records in our massive historical records collection during February 10-17, 2019."

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New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of February 11, 2019:

FamilySearch
"FamilySearch added new, free, historical records this week from Argentina, Mexico, Spain, and the United States (Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, Texas, Revolutionary War, and Utah Early Church records)."
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15 Ways to Solve Your Family History Mystery Once and for All:

Family History Daily
"This article is an excerpt from our online genealogy research course, The Genealogy Journey. The lesson here is part of an in-depth section on breaking down genealogical brick walls – which includes an additional 8 step, highly detailed strategy for solving even the toughest family mysteries."
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Who Counts as Family in a Family Tree? Who to Add and Who to Leave Out:

Family History Daily
"The term family tree is defined as “a diagram showing the relationships between people in several generations of a family.” Add your parents, grandparents and great grandparents and you’re well on your way to building your own tree.
But, as we all know, family is an incredibly complex concept with biological, legal, social and emotional elements. And, for this reason, the question of who counts as family in a family tree is far from simple."
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Kincrawler.com – A New Genealogy-Specific Search Engine:

GenealogyBlog
"Anthony Marshall is producing a genealogy-specific search engine called Kincrawler. As of this morning, his database contains links to 771,744 free genealogy pages. And he’s going for a billion…"
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Technology:

Windows 7 Only Has One Year of Security Patches Left:

How-to-Geek
"Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 with security updates on January 14, 2020. It’s like Windows XP all over again—but much worse. Many more people are sticking with Windows 7 than stuck with XP."
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Education:

Tips for Doing Middle Name Research:

Ancestral Findings
"Middle names are important genealogical research tools. They can tell you about the political beliefs, personal values, friendships, business connections, and even earlier generations of the family that bestowed them. Today, I’ll give you a guide for using middle names to further your own genealogical research in the best way."
Listen now... 14.11 minutes

Webinars:

Applying Evidence to Genealogical Research Questions:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"The best approach to solving genealogical problems is to start with a strong, attainable research question. Learn about the different types of research questions, the components of a good research question, and how the research question drives the elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard."
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Melissa Johnson, CG
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Online Resources for French Genealogy part I: Compiled Records, Church Records and Civil Registration

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"French genealogy research benefits from some of the most complete, detailed, and well-preserved records in the world. Due to the digitization efforts of many French archives and societies, records commonly used for French genealogy are also among the most accessible. In this three-part series, explore the record sets most commonly found online and the associated methodologies for applying them to your family history research. Join us as we uncover the archival wealth of France and her former colonies."
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Paul Woodbury
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Using Timelines and Tables to Analyze Your Research:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"In-depth and difficult research tasks create large amounts of data to compare and analyze. Discover analysis methods using tables and timelines to solve problems."
Friday, February 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Cari Taplin, CG
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Saturday, February 9, 2019

VGS News & Events: 10 February through 16 February 2019

Family Tree Maker Conference Morning Session Attendees
Coming Events:
Monday: February 11, 2019
Exploring the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)  (Live Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Please register for the webinar at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6458881339379707138

Our February 22nd, Annual Seminar is almost here and only a few seats remain. Registration deadline is February 18th... Have you registered?
Download a Registration Packet Now... 

Reminders:
Tuesday: February 12, 2019
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Topic: "Heirlooms 2: The VGS Road Show"
Wednesday: February 13, 2019
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Osceola Room at the Chula Vista Recreation Center
Wednesday: February 13, 2019
(Note Date Change for this Meeting)
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Center
Presentation: "DNA Show and Tell"
Wednesday: February 13, 2019
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Thursday: February 14, 2019
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
9:30 AM in the Reliance Room at the Late Miona Recreation Center
Topic: "Gretel's Typical German Family - Their Turmoil through Two World Wars" by Meredith Price (Outside Speaker)
Friday: February 15, 2019
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Clearwater Room Sea Breeze Recreation Center

Gen News and Announcements:

News - Roots in Politics 

Finding Your Roots
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the diverse family histories of politicians Paul Ryan, Tulsi Gabbard and Marco Rubio. They each see a shared vision of the great American melting pot reflected in their ancestors’ stories. Premieres Tuesday, February 12, 8/7c

News - Law Enforcement Does Not Have Open Access To The FTDNA Database.

Family Tree DNA
"They cannot search or “dig through” FTDNA profiles any more than an ordinary user can.   As with all other genetic genealogy services, law enforcement must provide valid legal process, such as a subpoena or search warrant to receive any information beyond that which any other user can access."
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News - Woman Reunited with Mother After 50-Year Search:

My Heritage
"MyHeritage user Faith Loftesness of Colorado was adopted as a baby at a hospital in 1957 in Albany, New York. She was nine when she learned she was adopted. Then she began looking for her biological parents, wanting to know more about where she came from. Her 50-year search finally ended when she recently reunited with her biological mother, thanks to MyHeritage DNA."
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News - Manatee Genealogical Society Seminar Announcement

"Join us at our Winter Seminar on March 16, 2019, 8 am - 4 pm at the Manatee Technical College, 6305 State Road 70 E., Bradenton, FL.
Dr. Thomas W. Jones, a nationally recognized genealogist, editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and award-winning author of the books Mastering Genealogical Proof and Mastering Genealogical Documentation.  Dr. Jones will present four sessions during the all-day event.  The seminar includes complementary continental breakfast and refreshments, door prizes, and Q&A with Dr. Jones on genealogical issues.
The registration fee is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. 
Full details of the seminar, schedule, and registration information are on the web site: https://mgsfl.org/.
email: info@mgsfl.org

New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of January 28, 2019

FamilySearch
"FamilySearch added new free historical records this week from Austria, Brazil, Cape Verde, England, France, Italy (Mantova, Terni, and Vicenza), Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States (Maine and Missouri)."
Search now...

The Truth About Millennials and Genealogy:

Amy Johnson Crow...
"Is it true that millennials don't care about genealogy? Are they indifferent to their family history? I decided to find out..."
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This Straightforward Technique Will Help You Uncover Missed Facts About Your Ancestors:

Family History Daily
"Of the many techniques we have at our disposal for researching our ancestors, timelines can be among the most eye-opening and, yet, they are often forgotten - buried in an endless genealogy to-do list or put off for some future rainy day when we have more time."
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The Big Y Test Increases Again to Big Y-700:

DNAeXplained
"We’ve been getting our wishes granted at breakneck speed in this past year, with the addition of the Big Y-500 (that’s 500 free STR markers) in April 2018. Now, our wishes have been granted again as Family Tree DNA expands the Big Y to 700 included STR markers."
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Technology:

Can Anyone Really Track My Phone’s Precise Location?

How-to-Geek
"It’s the year 2019, and everyone willingly carries a tracking device in their pockets. People can have their precise locations tracked in real time by the government, advertising companies, and even rogue bounty hunters. It sounds like dystopian fiction—but it’s a reality" Yes!
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Education:

A Review of Family Tree Magazine:

Ancestral Findings
"Are you interested in reading or subscribing to a new genealogy magazine that has something for everyone? Family Tree Magazine is the one for you. Today I’ll give you a review of this amazing stalwart of the genealogical magazine industry."
Listen now...  7.40 minutes

Webinars:

Reconstructing Your Genetic Family Tree:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"A genetic family tree is the list of genealogical ancestors from whom you inherited DNA. One of the goals of genetic genealogy is to recreate this genetic family tree through a process called “chromosome mapping.” Chromosome mapping uses cousin matches to identify which segments of DNA came from which ancestors, thus recreating your genetic family tree. We’ll look at the fundamentals of chromosome mapping and some tools you can use to begin to map your DNA."
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Learn more or Register for this webinar...


Saturday, February 2, 2019

VGS News & Events: 3 February through 9 February 2019

Coming Events:

The VGS Genealogy Cruise Set Sail Yesterday... Bon Voyage!

Picture from our 2015 Cruise
Our Annual Seminar Is Less Than a Month Away: February 22nd... Have you registered?
Download a Registration Packet 

Reminders:
Monday: February 4, 2019
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting:
10:00 AM in the MacArthur Room at the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Monday: February 4, 2019
Roots Magic SIG Meeting:
2:30 PM in the New Smyrna Room at the Recreation Center
Lin Meeker will share her experience using “Custom Reports.”
Tuesday: February 5, 2019
Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG Meeting
9:00 AM at the Lake Miona Recreation Center
Wednesday: February 6, 2019
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting:
9:00 AM in the Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Recreation Center
Thursday: February 7, 2019
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting:
1:00 PM in the Daytona Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center

Gen News and Announcements:

News - Freedom Tales

Finding Your Roots
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves deep into the roots of two African-American guests, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan. Both discover unexpected stories that challenge assumptions about black history. Premieres Tuesday, February 5, 8/7c

Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for February 2019:

FamilySearch
"The FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its free classes and webinars for February 2019. Classes focus on beginning skills using the free FamilySearch Family Tree, such as attaching sources, adding memories, and learning how to merge duplicate information correctly. Some classes are offered in Spanish. Participants can attend in person or online. See the calendar for the complete list of classes. No registration is required.
FamilySearch.org and Family Tree Classes will be offered every Tuesday at Noon EST throughout the month of February.
If you are unable to attend a class in person or online, most sessions are recorded and can be viewed later online at your convenience at Family History Library classes and webinars.
Calendar List...

Ready to Contact Your DNA Matches? Here’s What to Say (and NOT to Say)

Family History Daily
"What should you include? How will you greet your new relative? The rules you follow in business and personal communications also apply to DNA match messages."
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Pulling Back the Curtain on DNA Ancestry Tests:

Tuft's Now
"A Tufts expert discusses whether direct-to-consumer genetics testing kits really work, their privacy risks, and potential surprises."
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How Much Was Your Ancestor Worth?

Amy Johnson Crow
"When we see a reference to how much something cost "back in the old days," it's easy to marvel at how cheap it was. But that doesn't take into account how much things cost compared to wages. So how can we tell just how much our ancestor was worth (financially)? There are some ways we can gauge the wealth of people back in the day."
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How Does The US Literacy Rate Impact Genealogy?

Genealogy's Star
"Genealogy is a text-intensive activity. If a person has difficulty reading, it's likely that they will have difficulty doing genealogical research."
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Geeky Negative Proof:

John Grenham - Irish Roots
"Negative outcomes can be just as important as positive ones. But I still cling to the hope that something will disprove my disproof."
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Technology:

How to Use All of Windows 10’s Backup and Recovery Tools:

How-to-Geek
"Windows 10 includes several different types of backup and recovery tools. And we’re going to take a look at all of them.
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Education:

Organizing and Storage Tips for Your Genealogy Research:

Ancestral Findings
"Do you need advice on how to organize and store your genealogy research so you can easily keep track of everything? Here's exactly what you need to do."
Listen now...  6.40 minutes

Webinars:

Six Feet Under Down Under - Cemetery records in Australia

Legacy Family Tree Webinars    |
"At the establishment of the Colony for a long time no piece of ground was set apart for a Burial place. Persons buried their dead in one place and some in another... Prisoners who had no friends were buried without coffins” Rev. Samuel Marsden, letter to Archdeacon Scott, November 1827. After a discussion of the history of burial practices of indigenous and early European arrivals in the colony of New South Wales we will explore the development of cemeteries, crematoriums and memorial parks down under. We will discuss current legislation regulating burials and cremation and look at some current trends, practices and statistics for burials in Australia. The major focus of the webinar will be on resources available for locating details of people who were buried or cremated in Australia since European settlement in 1788. We will examine a range of free and subscription print and online resources that provide such details."
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Jill Ball
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DNA and the GPS Solves A Mystery: Hamiltons In Colonial New England

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"Who was Capt Thomas Hamilton? Y-DNA solves a 300 year old mystery of his origins. Using the Genealogical Proof Standard as well as DNA evidence, Shellee describes solving a 300 year old mystery:"
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG
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Saturday, January 26, 2019

VGS News & Events: 27 January 2019 through 2 February 2019

Coming Events:
Monday: January 28, 2019
Technology SIG Meeting:
10:00 AM in the Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Thursday: January 31, 2019
Family Tree Maker Expo
Waterfront Inn at Lake Sumter Landing
3 - Repeated Sessions: 9-Noon; 1-4 and 5-8 P.M.
We are waiting for the registration link from the vendor.


Our Annual Seminar Is Less Than a Month Away: February 22nd... Have you registered?
Download a Registration Packet 

Gen News and Announcements:

News- Reporting on the Reporters

Finding Your Roots
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores with Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg and Kal Penn the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears. From Italy, Russia and India to America, their histories show success could take generations to achieve. Premieres Tuesday, January 29, 10/9c

News- Genealogy Society Hosts Seminar

The Citrus County Genealogical Society will host a seminar on February 9 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy, Hernando from 10 AM to 2:00 PM. The speaker, Ann Mohr Osisek, professional genealogist, will give 3 presentations. The topics will cover basic genealogy, census records, immigration, naturalization, migration patterns and organizational methods. The fee is $18 for members and $21 for nonmembers who pay in advance. Paying at the door will be $3 more. Get the registration form at www.citrusgenealogy.com or call Mary Ann Machonkin at 352-382-5515

FamilySearch Launches Powerful New Simplified Search 

FamilySearch
"An exciting new search tool on the FamilySearch.org home page called “Learn about your family” combines the power of searching records—the most used feature on the website and app—with searching the FamilySearch Family Tree—a worldwide community tree with over one billion profiles. With this new feature, you can learn about your family surname and more."
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New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of January 21, 2109 

FamilySearch
"FamilySearch added over 23.7 million free indexed historical records this week from Australia, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Italy, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa,  the United Kingdom, and the United States (Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Texas, Virginia, Obituary Records, Native American Reservation Rolls, Cemetery Abstracts, and the Veterans Administration Master Index)"

Letter from Our CEO: Celebrating 2018 and a Fresh Look at What’s Ahead:

Ancestry
"My goal for the future of Ancestry is to build on our 30 years of family history leadership,  bringing together an obsession for great customer experiences and using technology to unlock more possibilities for our members to create family trees, find and share stories, and make meaningful connections."
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5 Genealogy Questions That Took Me 30 Years to Answer:

Family History Daily
"Hindsight is always 20/20, don’t you think? It’s pretty easy to take a long look back and see the error of our ways. If we had that extraordinary vision, we might save ourselves countless hours of aimless research. Having worked on my own family tree or maybe “tangle of roots,” for over thirty years now, I have come to realize that my missteps may indeed be beneficial to others."
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Technology:

How to Install and Update Flash on Your Mac:

How-to-Geek
"Adobe Flash is used for certain content on websites—usually video or web apps. While it’s slowly being phased out in favor of HTML5, occasionally a website still requires you to have the Flash player installed. It’s not installed by default on macOS anymore, but you can still download it."
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Education:

What to Do if Your Research Isn't Getting Any Results:

Ancestral Findings
"Is one of your genealogy lines giving you a hassle? Not every genealogical line is easy to research, but most of them can become productive. Join me on today’s Ancestral Findings Podcast to learn more, shall you?"
Listen now...  5.41 minutes

Webinars:

You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars    |
"Are you sitting on a pile of old family photographs and wondering what is the best way to preserve them? What about boxes of family vacation slides, photo negatives or home movies? As more and more Baby Boomers take on the task of organizing family history materials, we’re uncertain about the best way to preserve these memories. And an over-abundance of technology doesn’t help! Participants will learn the best ways to organize and preserve family photos including outsourcing as well as the DIY approach. Starting with quick and easy inventory and organizing tips, we’ll move on to creating a strategic plan to finally get this photo project done!"
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Thomas MacEntee
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Saturday, January 19, 2019

VGS News & Events: 20 January 2019 through 26 January 2019

Coming Events:
Wednesday: January 23, 2019
Brick Wall SIG Meeting
8:30 AM in the Savannah Rec. Center
Wednesday: January 23, 2019
General Monthly Meeting
10:00 AM in the Savannah Rec. Center
A Live Webinar Event with Diahan Southard
Topic: “Three Next Steps for Your DNA Test Results”
Description: Long lists of matches and multiple buttons and graphs at your DNA testing company can often lead to information overload. But not all of the thousands of matches on your DNA match list are important, and not all the buttons are useful. Learn how to leverage your admixture results, the reports from your testing company, and the Shared Matches tool to slim down your match list and begin making genealogical discoveries with your DNA test results.
Unable to attend in person? To attend this event online, register at:
 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5319360681965758466



Our Annual Seminar Is Only A Month Away: February 22nd... Have you registered?

Gen News and Announcements:

News - Family Tree Maker Day Update

There is nothing new to report about the proposed Family Tree Maker Day on January 31st at the Waterford Inn.  As soon as we know for sure, a blast email will be sent to all members on how to register to attend this event.

News - Reporting on the Reporters:

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling that the stories within their own family trees are every bit as compelling as the news stories they have been covering for the world. Premieres Tuesday, January 22, at 8 P.M.

The 1890 Census Was Lost Forever, but These Records Can Help You Fill the Gap:

Family History Daily
"If your ancestors lived in the United States before 1890, you are sure to run into a frustrating gap in United States census records. Sadly, there is practically no 1890 U.S. Census left. But, luckily, there are substitute records that can help you overcome this hurdle."
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New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of January 7, 2019

FamilySearch
"FamilySearch added over 600,000 free indexed historical records this week from Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, and Ohio in the United States. ​Almost 200,00 digital images were also added from BillionGraves."
Search now...

FamilySearch's Top Record Collections of 2018:

FamilySearch
"In 2018, FamilySearch added hundreds of millions of searchable free images and indexes of historical records from all around the world. The records came from locations such as Germany, Sweden, France, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Mexico, and the United States. We thought we'd summarize those countries with the largest volume of new records and images for you and provide convenient links to help you quickly discover a few new ancestors."
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How to Start a Genealogy Blog:

Amy Johnson Crow
"Having a genealogy blog can beneficial in many ways, but it can also feel daunting to start one. Here are some tips to show you how to start your own genealogy blog."
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What's Coming from FamilySearch in 2019

FamilySearch
"The popular, free genealogy website FamilySearch.org announced its 2019 plans to enhance its record search and Family Tree search capabilities and introduce new interactive discovery experiences."
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Technology:

How to Use Instant Hotspot on Your iPhone, iPad, or Mac:

How-to-Geek
"If you have an iPhone or an iPad with cellular connectivity, you can share its Internet connection with any of your other Apple devices without having to jump through hoops. It’s a little-known feature, and we’re about to blow your mind."
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Education:

GEDmatch Tutorial: Basic Introduction to 'One-to-Many' Matches - Part 1

Your DNA Family Tree
"This tutorial is part one of a how-to guide by the team at Your DNA Family Tree. It is a quick introduction to the 'One-to-Many' Matches tool on GEDmatch.com."
Watch now...  3.44 minutes

Webinars:

Using OneNote With Your Genealogy:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"OneNote has been one of Microsoft's best kept secrets. Whether you use other software/applications in the Microsoft productivity family OR you want to use OneNote separately, it is a robust program to use in conjunction with your genealogy management software. Come learn how to get the most out of this great note-taking program."
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Tessa Keough
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Patriot or Not?: Using the Genealogical Proof Standard on a Closed DAR Line

Legacy Family Tree Webinars  |
"The audience is introduced to the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) and then presented with four research questions concerning a man who is currently a patriot on a closed DAR line. The closed line needs more proof before descendants may claim his service. After going through the evidence, the audience will be asked to participate in the decision on whether the conclusion has been proven for each of four research questions. The Colglazier family was said to be of Pennsylvania, but were they? Following each step of the migration backward from where they settled in Indiana to the Military District of Ohio to their origins through land, probate, military, census, and tax lists, the questions are laid out and analyzed through several analysis techniques. This lecture discusses what constitutes an exhaustive search, proof, and conflicting evidence, as well as techniques (time lines, spreadsheets, and other analysis tools) that help us see the answers in the data."
Friday, January 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
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