Saturday, April 21, 2018

VGS News & Events: 22 April 2018 through 28 April 2018

192 New Members joined at the Expo and many more have mailed in
 their membership applications. We now have 1294 members.
Coming Events:
Monday: April 23, 2018
Technology SIG Meeting:
10:00 AM in the Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Tuesday: April 24, 2018
Midwest SIG Meeting:
2:00 PM in the Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Presentation: Anne Berg – "Using the Local Library for Genealogy Research": Small Group Discussion
Wednesday: April 25, 2018
Brick Wall SIG Meeting
8:30 AM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Wednesday: April 25, 2018
General Monthly Meeting
10:00 AM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Presentation: “Using Online Resources for Genealogy.” Four panelists will present 10-minute talks on an online resource, with five minutes for questions.
The panelists and topics are:
Carol LaSalle, New to Genealogy SIG Coordinator, “Using the Ancestry Card Catalog”
Pat Adams, President, “Finding Ancestors in Online Newspapers”
Annette Burke Lyttle, Vice President, “Free Digitized Books for Genealogists”
John De Angelo, Webmaster, “Resources on the VGS Website”

Gen News and Announcements:

National DNA Day 2018 Sales

Lowest Prices of the Year!
AncestryDNA $59 through April 29th
Click the link to go to the sale announcement

2020 Census Will Ask About Same-sex Marriages For The First Time:

Pew Research Center
"A new question about citizenship on the 2020 census form is in the headlines these days, but the U.S. Census Bureau also plans other changes for the next national count. Among them: For the first time, the agency will add specific check boxes for same-sex couples to identify themselves, and it will ask people who check the white or black race boxes to say more about their national origins."
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DNA Quest:

My Heritage
"MyHeritage has launched a new pro bono initiative to help adoptees and their birth families reunite through genetic testing. We are providing 15,000 MyHeritage DNA kits, worth more than one million dollars, for free, to eligible participants."
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A Gravesite Can Reveal Remarkable Details About Your Ancestor, IF You Can Find It: Here’s How

Family History Daily
"Have you taken the time to find the gravesite of each of your ancestors? If you haven’t, you could be missing a key part of your genealogy puzzle. Although we may spend years trying to find records that were created throughout our ancestors’ lives, it is sometimes the information about their deaths that can be the most revealing."
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"The Historians Versus the Genealogists.” Really?

Amy Johnson Crow
"Here we go again with another round of "Historians vs. Genealogists." I usually roll my eyes at this recurring topic, but this time, I need to say something."
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Ancestry Isn’t the Only Site With Record Hints:

Family History Daily
"Many people don’t realize is that Ancestry is not the only genealogy research site that offers hints and record suggestions. This feature is available on quite a few others – both paid subscriptions sites and free offerings. We have shared several of the best options with you."
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Seven fascinating facts about DNA: family history and DNA:

FamilyTree
"Find out how DNA could enhance your family history research, with Abby Drexler's seven fascinating DNA facts."
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#52Stories for Families:

FamilySearch
"If you’ve used #52Stories to write your personal history, try #52Stories for families to help you record your family’s story, one question at a time. These weekly questions will get the conversation going so you and your family can discuss and preserve your most precious memories. At the end of the year, you’ll have a collection of the stories that have shaped your family and strengthened your relationships."
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The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: A Fight for Survival:

Ancestry
"Underground markets. Escapes through sewers. Friends and neighbors defending their streets from tanks. On the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, we look back on a WWII story rarely told, but just as heroic as the Landing at Normandy or the Battle of Britain. On 19 April 1943, the Warsaw Ghetto, a starving Jewish community facing deportation to concentration camps, resisted Nazi authorities in Warsaw, Poland."
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Technology:

What's the Difference Between Hibernate and Sleep?

Ask Leo
"Sleep (also called “standby”) and hibernate modes are alternatives to shutting down your computer completely. The idea is that when they're used, your computer will either shut down faster, start up faster, or both."
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Education:

WWII Japanese American Internment and Relocation Records in the National Archives:

Ancestral Findings
"Do you have Japanese American ancestry? If so, join me today as I talk about Japanese internment during WWII, and records concerning the real people involved."
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Webinars:

Get the Most from the MyHeritage Search Engine for Historical Records:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"MyHeritage SuperSearch™ is a versatile tool for beginners and advanced genealogists alike. In this webinar, you will learn how to leverage this search engine and the more than 8.5 billion historical records it includes to expand your family history research."
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Daniel Horowitz
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Verifying Information You Find Online:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"When we have brick walls and other challenging genealogical puzzles we search anywhere for clues that can help us. That can include online trees and other information with unknown sources. This presentation will demonstrate how to verify the information as true or not."
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Marian Pierre-Louis
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Saturday, April 14, 2018

VGS News & Events: 15 April 2018 through 21 April 2018

The April 2018 Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
Coming Events:
Wednesday: April 18, 2018
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting
9:30 AM in the Defender Room at the Lake Miona Recreation Center
Thursday: April 19, 2018
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting
11:00 AM in the New Smyrna Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Note the time change for this month's meeting.
Friday: April 20, 2018
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Clearwater Room Sea Breeze Recreation Center

Gen News and Announcements:

Surnames: Different countries, different traditions

MyHeritage
"Surnames originate from the relatively “recent” medieval custom of bynames, or names given to differentiate people.
There were four different types of bynames typically given:"
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Rare British Surnames On The Cusp Of Extinction:

MyHeritage
"Do you have a rare surname? Could your family be amongst the final bearers of near extinct British surnames? If your surname is Miracle, Villan, Relish or Tumbler for example, then you’re a dying breed in Britain. If your surname is Bread or Spinster…then we will be surprised as you’re presumed extinct! Read more to find out!"
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5 Common Irish Genealogy Brick Walls and How to Overcome Them:

FindMyPast
"If you've made any progress in tracing your Irish ancestors, there are certain road bumps you've undoubtedly met on your journey. Let's take a look at the most common issues to and help you get past them."
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7 Tips to Help You Find Your American Ancestors in PERSI:

FindMyPast
"The Periodical Source Index, otherwise known as PERSI, is an amazing resource for genealogy research. If you're facing a brick wall, PERSI may be just the thing to overcome it."
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Timeless: Benjamin Franklin’s Connection to the Salem Witch Trials:

Ancestry
"When I think about Benjamin Franklin I think about bifocals, kites and lightening, his ambassadorship to France, and the fact that he was the oldest person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776.  I most certainly don’t think about the Salem Witch Trials.  After all the witchcraft frenzy that gripped Salem Village happened almost 85 years before the American Revolution."
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New Records on FamilySearch: Week of April 9, 2018

FamilySearch
"New archived records from around the world are published on FamilySearch every week to help you find your ancestors. This week, over 2.5 million new church and civil records are available from Brittany, France and more from Peru, Ecuador, Sweden, Germany, Chile, the Netherlands, and Ukraine."
Search now...

5 Hidden Clues in the US Census:

Amy Johnson Crow
"The US census forms the basis of much of our family history research. It is often among the first things we search for when trying to answer a genealogical question. However, there are clues that are often missed. Let's take a look at 5 hidden clues in the US census."
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Are You Using the Right Search to Find Your Ancestors?

Amy Johnson Crow
"A search box is a search box, right? Actually, not so much. Not all searches act the same way. Understanding the differences in them can help you find more ancestors as well as discover more resources to use in your genealogy research. Let's take a look."
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Is My Surname Jewish?

ThoughtCo
"Many of the names that people think "sound" Jewish are, in fact, simple German, Russian or Polish surnames. The point? You generally can't identify Jewish ancestry by a surname alone. Actually, there are really only three surnames (and their variations) that are generally specifically Jewish in nature: Cohen, Levy and Israel. Yet, even variations of these common Jewish-specific surnames may not be Jewish."
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Technology:

Stop Facebook’s ‘On This Day’ From Dredging Up Painful Memories:

How-to-Geek
"Facebook’s “On This Day” is mostly harmless nostalgia, but every once and a while it dredges up painful memories. You can stop this by manually excluding certain dates and people."
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Education:

Using Local Historical and Genealogical Societies to Further Your Genealogy Research:

Ancestral Findings
"What types of things will you find at local historical and genealogical societies? It varies, of course, but you may find valuable research resources.  Let's explore these resources together on today's episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast."
Listen now...  7.30 minutes

Webinars:

Better Together: Making Your Case with Documents and DNA

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"The genealogical proof standard requires reasonably exhaustive research in solving ancestral-identity problems. DNA evidence is now often part of that research. Even the best DNA evidence must be combined with some traditional research. This webinar will show different ways that genealogical problems have been solved by integrating DNA evidence with the paper trail."
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Patti Lee Hobbs, CG
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Lincoln's Laws and the Records of War:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"President Lincoln's General Order 100 - "Instructions for the Government of Armies ... in the Field" - revolutionized the laws of war and created new records for genealogists to research."
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

VGS News & Events: 8 April 2018 through 14 April 2018

United Daughters of the Confederacy Lineage Group at our recent Expo
More pictures on our website...
Coming Events:
Monday: April 9, 2018
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
1:00 PM in the Patriot Room at the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
Tuesday: April 10, 2018
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Wednesday: April 11, 2018
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Osceola Room at the Chula Vista Recreation Center
Wednesday: April 11, 2018
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Thursday: April 12, 2018
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
9:30 AM in the Reliance Room at the Late Miona Recreation Center
Reminder:
TLC’s “Long Lost Family” Season 3 Premieres on Sunday, April 8

Gen News and Announcements:

Was Your Ancestor Missed on the U.S. Federal Census?

GenealogyBank
"Next time you ponder why an ancestor cannot be located on a particular U.S. Federal Census, consider this: even though you may have the correct location and year, your ancestor could have been overlooked. That may have been due to simple oversight – or perhaps negligence or intentional fraud."
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Preparing for the 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI:

Ancestry
"As we move through 2018, we get closer to the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, a war in which some of our ancestors fought and died. Have you started your research? Are you attending any commemorations or unveiling of new war memorials? Are you adding your new information to your family tree? Have you located photographs for your soldier?"
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MyHeritage add more than 27 million new records in March 2018:

Genealogy Star
"MyHeritage.com recently announced the addition of 27,100,858 new records in March of 2018. The records are completely indexed and searchable using MyHeritage.com's SuperSearch capability. Much of this content is exclusive to MyHeritage and cannot be found on any other major genealogy service. Searching is free. A Data or Complete subscription is required to view the records."
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New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of April 2, 2018

FamilySearch
"Discover your ancestors in nearly 8 million new historical records from France this week on FamilySearch and more from Sweden, Austria, Montana, Pennsylvania, Luxembourg, and the Czech Republic."
Search now...

Free Access to Fold3’s Civil War Collection, April 1–15

Fold 3
"To commemorate the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, Fold3 is providing free access (with registration) to our Civil War Collection from April 1–15. This collection currently has 50 titles, with more than 91 million records, so if you’re looking for information on the Civil War veterans in your family tree—or doing other Civil War-era research—now is the perfect time to explore these records on Fold3."
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The Archive Lady: Should I Keep the Envelope?

Abundant Genealogy
“I have over 200 handwritten letters that belonged to my great-grandparents. They wrote to each other before they married. I have learned from you to unfold the letters and store them in archival sleeves, but should I keep the envelopes as well, and do I put them with the letter or put them in a separate sleeve?”
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1939 Register: The Perfect Place to Start Your British Family History:

FindMyPast
"In this exclusive and educational webinar, Alex Cox, our webinar host, Andrew Marr and Audrey Collins will provide you with the search skills you will need in order to find out what your relatives were up to in 1939."
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6 Tools to Take Your Family Tree Back to the Victorian Period:

FindMyPast
"In her first guest blog Laura Berry (Lead Genealogist for Who Do you Think You Are?) revealed four simple steps to starting your family tree. This time she shows you how to take your research back to 1837."
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Technology:

How to Make Sure a Chrome Extension is Safe Before Installing It:

How-to-Geek
"Much of Chrome’s power and flexibility comes from its huge ecosystem of extensions. The problem is that these extensions can also steal data, watch your every move, or worse. Here’s how to make sure an extension is safe before installing it."
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New mobile app features: Inbox and Scanner – Part 1

MyHeritage
"We’re happy to announce two new features in the MyHeritage mobile app to help you improve your family history research: Inbox & Scanner"
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Reminder:
When was the last time you backed up your files? How about doing it right now...

Education:

Who's Who in the American Revolution: John Hancock

Ancestral Findings
"You probably know the name John Hancock, but do you know anything about the man behind the famous name? On today's episode, I'll talk about this American patriot."
Listen now... 10:56 minutes

Webinars:

Genealogy for Advanced Users: Grow Your Family Tree Online

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"Learn how to expand your online family tree. This advanced webinar will delve deeper into the various tools available on MyHeritage to take your family history research to the next level."
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: MyHeritage Webinars
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Georgia: Gateway to Westward Expansion

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"Georgia holds a critical place in the history of the expansion of the United States west. Learn the common mistakes that can stall your Georgia research. Explore repositories, history and collections unique to the state to get your family history adventure off on the right foot."
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Rorey Cathcart
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Researching Your Oregon Ancestors:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"A dozen tips for researching your ancestors who made the 33rd State their home. A bit of history, the best websites, and the places to include if you plan a research trip to the Beaver State."
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Tessa Keough
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Saturday, March 31, 2018

VGS News & Events: 1 April 2018 through 7 April 2018

Scenes from the VGS 2018 Family History Expo

Coming Events:
Monday: April 2, 2018
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting:
10:00 AM in the MacArthur Room at the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Monday: April 2, 2018
Roots Magic SIG Meeting:
2:30 PM in the New Smyrna Room at the Recreation Center
Topic: Ken Macomber will lead us through RM videos regarding integrating with Family Search. He will help us understand matching records, importing and sharing data with FamilySearch.
Tuesday: April 3, 2018
Adoption & Mystery KIN SIG Meeting
9:00 AM at the Lake Miona Recreation Center
Note New Meeting Location and Date
Tuesday: April 3, 2018
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting
1:00 PM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Wednesday: April 4, 2018
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting:
9:00 AM in the Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Recreation Center
Thursday: April 5, 2018
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting:
1:00 PM in the Daytona Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Friday: April 6, 2018
British Genealogy SIG Meeting
9:30 AM in the Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Recreation Center
Friday: April 6, 2018
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Center
Note Date Change for this meeting...
Topic: "DNA Show & Tell"

Gen News and Announcements:

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of March 22, 2018

Family Search
"Hundreds of thousands of new historical records are available on FamilySearch from Bolivia, Chile, Find a Grave, Honduras, Hungary, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mexico, New York, New Zealand, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Poland, and Ukraine."
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New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of March 26, 2018

Family Search
"Hundreds of thousands of new historical records are available this week on FamilySearch from around the world, including California, Cape Verde, El Salvador, England, Nicaragua, Paraguay, South Africa, and Uruguay."
Search now...

Get FREE ACCESS to Millions of British and Commonwealth Records at Ancestry Now through April 2nd!

Ancestry UK
"From 30 March to 2 April, you’ll be able to search millions of UK, Ireland and Commonwealth records – all completely free."
Easter Free Records
Commonwealth Records

New Irish Genealogy Records And More:

Lisa Louise Cooke
"New Irish genealogy records top this week’s list of noteworthy new family history collections online from around the globe. Also, find records for Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Guatemala, Spain, Wales and the U.S. (FBI criminal files and collections for CO, ID, IL, KY, MA, TX, WV. All these collections come from the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com and MyHeritage.com."
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When Did Americans Stop Marrying Their Cousins? Ask the World’s Largest Family Tree:

New York Times
"Before the Industrial Revolution in the United States, Canada and Europe, you might have ended up married to a fourth cousin. People didn’t travel far to find a spouse, and the closer you were to home, the more likely it was you’d marry within your family."
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In the Bones of a Buried Child, Signs of a Massive Human Migration to the Americas:

New York Times
"Ancient Native Americans, in what is today called the Upward Sun River site in central Alaska, a 11,500-year-old skeleton of an infant girl found there offers genetic clues to how people arrived in the Americas.
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New Free App to Help Visitors in Dublin Trace Their Irish Ancestors:

Ancestor Network
"Ancestor Network, Ireland’s leading provider of professional genealogy and probate research, has just released at RootsTech 2017 a free, new and interactive Irish Genealogy Research App; Your Dublin Map Guide to Irish Genealogy and History Sources. This ‘Ancestor Network’ App displays a list of the leading Dublin-based libraries, archives, research centres, historic sites and museums."
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How to Easily Move Your Family Tree From (or To) Ancestry, MyHeritage or FindMyPast:

Family History Daily
"We recently published a guide to finding the best family tree program for you, as well as a follow-up article about a new free tree option we think you should check out. But if you’re going to copy your family tree from one place to another – or simply want a backup on your computer – you will need to be able to download it."
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Technology:

After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research:

Abundant Genealogy
"When it comes to your years of genealogy research and material, what plans have you made to ensure that it doesn’t die with you?"
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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:

How to Trace Your Ancestor's World War I History:

Ancestral Findings
"World War I was a century ago. Now, more people are starting to become interested in tracing the military histories of their WWI ancestors. Records are located in a variety of places. On today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll show you how to find them and piece them together."
Listen now... 8.48 minutes

Webinars:

Jewish Genealogy for the Non-Jew: History, Migration, DNA

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"Most people do not know who they are more than a few generations back. Some do know, others suspect, but for the majority of genealogists, it is a surprise when they discover Jewish ancestors. Many of these initial discoveries come from having done a DNA test. What resources are available to those who wish to pursue research in this "new" field? What are the essentials that will help researchers understand their ancestors? What historical events have led to migrations and distance from Jewish ancestry? We will discuss history, migration, essential clues (customs, food, terminology, languages), and much more."
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Schelly Talalay Dardashti
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Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 3): Adding a Census Record:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"In this series, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will guide you through the step-by-steps of properly adding genealogy documents, citations, and digital media to your Legacy Family Tree 9 software. Each class is based on a different chapter in his popular book, Legacy 9 Unlocked: Techniques, Tips and Step-By-Steps for Using Legacy Family Tree to Record Your Genealogy. Watch them in order if you want to  follow the mystery or jump around to capture the instructions.
In this class, “Adding a Census Record,” you will learn the six steps of adding a census record to Legacy plus some killer Legacy tips!"
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Geoff Rasmussen
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Saturday, March 24, 2018

VGS News & Events: 25 March 2018 through 31 March 2018

On February 16, a delegation of 15 German SIG members made the 2½ hour trip to Port Charlotte to hear the all day presentation of Baerbel Johnson, one of the eminent German specialists at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  She covered the subjects of German Marriage Laws, Digital Libraries, German Archives and Good Old-fashioned Research in the Internet Age in the four sessions very professionally put on by the Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society (SWFLGG), with really great handouts.  The above photo shows 10 of our group, due to a traffic jam, being “forced” into a post-conference dinner and refreshment stop on the return trip to The Villages.
Coming Events:
Monday: March 26, 2018
Technology SIG Meeting:
10:00 AM at the Savannah Center (Note Location Change)
Topic: "I Found It On The Internet, Now What?"
Guest Speaker: John DeAngelo, VGS Webmaster
Wednesday: March 28, 2018
Family History Expo
Savannah Center: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Expo Speaker Sessions: Rhett Butler Room
10:10 - 10:40 - Legacy Tree Genealogists – "Google Tips & Tricks"
10:50 - 11:20 - MyHeritage - "Introduction to DNA Testing in Genealogy and Family History"
11:30 - 12:00 - FamilyTreeMaker - "What’s New in FamilyTreeMaker 2017"
12:10 - 12:40 - Family Search
12:50 - 1:20   - Roots Magic: "What’s New in Personal Historian 3" 
1:30 - 2:00     - Ancestry – "Using Ancestry DNA to Enhance Your Research"
2:10 - 2:40     - Family Chart Masters - "How to Zap the Grandma Gap: The best ideas for engaging your youth with their family history"
2:50 - 3:20     - Jim Beidler – "Behind the Scenes Tips from The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide"
3:30 - 4:00     - Legacy Tree Genealogists – "Google II"

Note: Due to the Expo there is no general monthly meeting or Brick Wall SIG meeting normally scheduled for today.

Gen News and Announcements:

How Do I Find My Irish Cousins among My DNA Matches? (This Works for 331+ Other Regions, Too.)

Ancestry
"Has Saint Patrick’s Day left you wondering about your Irish ancestors? Who they were? Where they came from? How they got here? Whether you really have some?"
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ICYMI: New Record Collection Arrivals:

Ancestry
"Just in case you might have missed them during the harried hustle of the holidays or the long winter’s night, we asked three of our favorite family historians to dish on some of their favorite new records on Ancestry."
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Women’s History Month:

FamilySearch
"Who are the women that shaped your family? Do you know their stories? Do you know what their lives were like? If not, celebrate Women’s History Month this March by learning about the inspiring women in your family tree. Read the articles below to find tips that can help."
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Don’t Label Me—But Do Label Your Ancestors:

FamilySearch
"FamilySearch Family Tree is seriously huge. With over a billion unique names, it is the largest family tree in the world.
Navigating such a large tree to connect with your ancestors can be tricky. We recently added a new feature called “Labels” that will, as it continues to develop, provide a new way to place your ancestors in better context."
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New Free Family Tree Offers Record Hints, Powerful Tools and a Modern Design:

Family History Daily
"For avid family historians the search for the perfect tree program can be a challenging one. We need a very specific set of tools, intelligent ways to enter and view data, robust reporting options and ongoing stability – but we also hope for an intuitive and attractive design, access from any device and the ability to easily share our work with family members and collaborators. It’s a tall order to fill."
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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. Gas for 25 cents a gallon? Sign me up! 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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New Genealogy Records On The Genealogy Giants:

Lisa Louise Cooke
"Millions of new genealogy records for Australia, the British Isles, the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Central and South America have been added to Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com and MyHeritage.com, the “genealogy giants.”"
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New State Genealogy Records Online:

Lisa Louise Cooke
"Check out these new or updated collections from 15 different states: AR, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MA, NE, NJ, NM, NC, SC, TX and WY."
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Technology:

Guidelines for Use of Computer Technology in Genealogical Research:

NGS
Recommended by the National Genealogical Society
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Guidelines for Sharing Information with Others:

NGS
Recommended by the National Genealogical Society
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Education:

A Review of Stories from Ipswich:

AncestralFindings
"Do you have early New England ancestors? Tens of millions of people do. If so, you won’t want to miss today’s episode."
Listen Now... 8.10 minutes 

Webinars:

How DNA Testing Can Reveal Your Ethnic Roots:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"Discover your family's historic origins by uncovering the regions your ancestors came from. DNA tests allow you to uncover which ethnicities you inherited from the ancestors who came before you. The MyHeritage Ethnicity Estimate includes 42 ethnicities -- the most detailed percentage breakdown available. In this webinar, you will learn how MyHeritage determines your Ethnicity Estimate, how you can understand and share it, and how to use it to expand your family history research."
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: MyHeritage Webinars
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Formulating a DNA Testing Plan:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"DNA testing can be expensive, but DNA evidence is a component of exhaustive research when it is available. Identify some of the ways you can minimize costs while maximizing results by formulating a DNA testing plan early in your (or your client's) research."
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: MyHeritage Webinars
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