Saturday, June 23, 2018

VGS News & Events: 24 June 2018 through 30 June 2018

L-R: Pat Harchar & Peg Williams working on the Florida Pioneer Project
Learn more about the project HERE...
Coming Events:
Tuesday: January 23, 2018
Midwest SIG Meeting:
2:00 PM in the Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Wednesday: September 27, 2018
Brick Wall SIG Meeting
8:30 AM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Wednesday: September 27, 2018
General Monthly Meeting
9:30 AM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center (Note Time Change)
Presentation: "Filling Our Family Tree without Breaking the Bank"
A live webinar with Katherine R. Willson"
If you are unable to the meeting, you can view the webinar online .
You need to register to attend online...
The webinar will also be placed on our website for 90 days following the live presentation. You do not need to register if attending in person.

Gen News and Announcements:

Pioneer Scanning Project Update:

Pat Rand: Project Coordinator
Thanks to all of you who have continued to volunteer over the summer. There are so many who want to help that we still haven't been able to get everyone scheduled. It appears that we are probably over the half-way mark, as we are finished with the H-Ls and are working on M.

It's now 2 months into the project and we have done:517 applications this month, for a total of 1,05022,099 pages scanned, for a total of 37,500 (and remember, it is really DOUBLE that as each application is scanned twice).

The following volunteers have helped this month: Pat Adams, Bob Boerst, Mary Frances Gerace, Nancy Goodpasture, Barb Gunther, Pat Harchar, Cindy Hineman, Peg Hoskins, Bar Kelly, Scrib Kelly, Donna Koeppel, Carol Mrak, Al Paul, Mary Todd, Marge Watkins, Ruth Wible, and Bruce and Peg Williams.

We really appreciate all the help, and besides, it's been a lot of fun getting to know some of our members.

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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Summer Genealogy Inspiration:

The Occasional Genealogist
"Does summer have you avoiding or missing out on genealogy? It might be the weather or maybe it's your summer schedule. No matter the reason, summer can either be a great time to accomplish some genealogy or a genealogical waste-land (that you often don't even understand)."
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Courthouse Research Tips For Genealogists:

Lisa Louise Cooke
"Got a research trip coming up soon? These courthouse research tips for genealogists from The Archive Lady, Melissa Barker, will help you get organized before you hit the road. That way, you’ll be prepared to use your time well at your ancestor’s courthouse–to explore all those original records that may reveal your family history."
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Weigh In On DNA Standards:

The Legal Genealogist
"The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) has made it clear that it intends to more fully incorporate genetic evidence into Genealogy Standards. A committee tasked with reviewing the issue has proposed new and amended standards, and the Board is inviting public comment on the proposals."
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Finding Records From the War to End All Wars: Thinking “Outside-The-Box”

Genealogists.com
"This article highlights some “thinking-outside-the-box” records (a vital component of successful genealogical research!) at these sites."
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The FREE DNA Tool You Need to Know: Gedmatch

The Occasional Genealogist
"Are you interested in genetic genealogy? That’s genealogy using DNA testing. There is a great free tool you need to make sure you’re using."
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Family Legends: Fact or Fiction

The Sunburned Penguin
"We all have them. Family stories told by our grandparents about their grandparents. Tales of heroism, derring-do or just black sheep. As genealogists, we want to investigate these stories to determine how much of the story is actually true. Let’s look at four family legend case studies!"
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Technology:

Apple Claims iOS 12 Will Speed Up Old Devices:

How-to-Geek
"Updates often slow down your iPhone, but Apple says this update will speed your phone up. iOS 12 will speed up everything from your app launches to your keyboard and camera."
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Siri is Getting Custom Voice Actions in iOS 12:

How-to-Geek
"Siri is about to get a lot more powerful. Custom voice commands for any app will allow you to say “Hey Siri, I lost my keys” to instantly launch an app that will help you find them."
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Education:

Irish Immigration Wave: The Emerald Isle Comes to America:

Ancestral Findings
"Millions of Irish immigrants came to America in the mid-19th century to escape the horrors of the potato famine. Here, they faced new struggles. Learn more now."
Listen now...  5.16 minutes

Webinars:

Lightroom or Photoshop? What should I use for my photo editing?

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"Many people just don't understand what tools they have available to them when it comes to editing photos. Within Adobe's Creative Suite, there are two programs designed specifically with photographers in mind: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. At first glance, these two programs might appear redundant, as they're both made with the goal of editing photographs of all kinds. But the truth is,  each program is designed with a different purpose in mind, and each offers a distinct post-production photography workflow. My webinar will breakdown why you should choose one over the other and why both of them are important to know and use."
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Jared Hodges
Learn more or Register for this webinar...


Saturday, June 16, 2018

VGS News & Events: 17 June 2018 through 23 June 2018

Barb & Scrib Kelly working on the Florida Pioneer Project
Learn more about the project HERE...
Coming Events:
Wednesday: June 20, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting
9:00 AM at the Pinellas Library

The June 27th Monthly Meeting will feature a live webinar: 
If you are unable to attend in person, you can register to attend online. 
Presentation: "Filling Out Your Family Tree Without Breaking the Bank."Presenter:  Katherine R. Willson
When: June 27, 2018 9:30 AM EDT. 
Location: The Savannah Center
There are many paid subscription sites for online genealogy, but there are many more sites providing the same and/or similar information at no cost! Discover 75+ sources for tracing your family tree without “breaking the bank."

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  If you are attending in person, you do not need to register.

Gen News and Announcements:

Remembering World War I:

FamilySearch
"Discover the part your ancestor played in the war to end all wars, preserve their legacy, find out how it lives on in you."
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German Genealogy Guide: Free Records, Research Tips and Resources to Help You Find Your Ancestors

Family History Daily
"If you have German ancestors, chances are you’ve encountered some challenges trying to track them down. Changes in jurisdiction and borders, lack of central record keeping, foreign language websites and Old German script are just a few areas that trip up many family historians. This guide will help you overcome these hurdles and discover free resources."
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Cybersecurity Wake-up Call:

The Legal Genealogist
"Ninety two million genealogists got another wake-up call yesterday about computer security with a big dollop of bad news eased by a bit of not so bad news."
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MyHeritage Statement About a Cybersecurity Incident:

MyHeritage
"On June 4, 2018 at approximately 1:00 pm EST, MyHeritage’s Chief Information Security Officer received a message from a security researcher that he had found a file named myheritage containing email addresses and hashed passwords, on a private server outside of MyHeritage."
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New Historical Records Added in May 2018:

My Heritage
"We’ve reached a new huge milestone — we now have over 9 billion historical records in MyHeritage SuperSearch™! After achieving our huge milestone of over 8 billion historical records, we have added another one billion records in less than 10 months."
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MyHeritage is Adding Free DNA Matching:

My Heritage
"One of the most exciting frontiers in family history research is DNA and today’s announcement reflects a major step by MyHeritage in this important area."
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Introducing Our New HTML Tree on Geni:

Geni
"We’re proud to announce a long awaited improvement for Geni users – our new HTML tree is now available on all tablet and mobile devices!"
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15 Interesting Facts About DNA:

Geni
"In honor of the 15 year anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project, here are 15 interesting facts about DNA:"
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Technology:

How To Use Reading View In Microsoft Edge:

How-to-Geek
"The Reading View in Microsoft Edge removes ads and unnecessary images, simplifying pages for reading. It’s great for reading long articles, where you don’t want all that clutter distracting you."
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Education:

Drawing Those Hesitant Relatives into Your Family Tree Research:

Ancestral Findings
"Are your relatives reluctant to help with your quest for family history information? Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll give you some great tips to get them on board the search train today!"
Listen now...  5.27 minutes

Webinars:

You Need a Search Strategy: Maximizing Your Results with Online Genealogical Databases

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"In the past 20 years, online search systems, databases, and image collections have revolutionized family history and genealogical research making our work faster, easier, and more convenient. However, these databases are not without limitations and quirks. This webinar will discuss some limitations we face and present strategies for more effective searches across a spectrum of websites and online services."
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Mike Mansfield
Learn more or Register for this webinar...

Using Maps in Genealogical Research:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"Every ancestor, at every moment, occupied a specific, physical location. Maps decode and amplify the significance of those locations by providing context and background information. This heavily illustrated lecture shows examples of the map types best-suited to genealogy, and the syllabus provides links to quality online sources for those maps."
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Sara A. Scribner, CG
Learn more or Register for this webinar...

Freedmen’s Bureau Records – Invaluable to ALL Southern Research!
Florida State Genealogical Society

  • Webinar Abstract: We overlook records that we think pertain to only one group of people. The Freedmen’s Bureau records cover more than freed slaves – they include ex-soldiers, impoverished widows, small children, and destitute parents. They include ration, school, court, marriage, military, and more records, along with incredibly personal correspondence regarding loved ones.
  • Presenter: Diane L Richard is the Principal of Mosaic Research and Project Management (MosaicRPM), www.mosaicrpm.com. She has M.E. and M.B.A. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She has been doing genealogy research since 1987 and since 2004 professionally focused on the records of North Carolina, other Southern States and migration paths to the Mississippi River. She has researched NC roots for the popular TV show Who Do You Think You Are? and appeared on the Bryan Cranston episode. Since 2006 she has authored almost 300 articles on genealogy topics for such publications as Internet Genealogy, Your Genealogy Today (was Family Chronicle), NCGS Journal, and local WCGS publications (newsletters and journal). Since 2010 she has been the editor of Upfront with NGS, the blog of the National Genealogical Society and published over 1900 posts. She is currently editor of the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) journal and Wake Treasures, the journal of the Wake County Genealogical Society.
  • Websitewww.mosaicrpm.com
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Registrationhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2315885235210294785

Saturday, June 9, 2018

VGS News & Events: 10 June 2018 through 16 June 2018

A big crowd at our May general meeting...
Coming Events:
Monday: June 11, 2018
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting 
This Meeting Has Been Cancelled! Next meeting in July...
Tuesday: June 12, 2018
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting
This Meeting Has Been Cancelled as well as the July & August meetings.
Thursday: June 14, 2018
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
9:30 AM in the Reliance Room at the Late Miona Recreation Center
Saturday: June 16, 2018
Kinseekers Genealogical Society Workshops
Leesburg Public Library: Room A

Presenter: Kelli Bergheimer, MEd, MSM, PhD Candidate
10:15 a.m. "How to Clean the Mess On Your Desk"
1:15 p.m. "Understanding Your DNA Health Reports"
2:30 p.m. "Hands-On With GedMatch"
Seating is Limited - Pre-Registration is Recommended
Register at: contactus@kinseekers.org

Gen News and Announcements:

The Golden State Killer:

The Genealogy Gems Podcast (FREE) Episode #217
"In this special episode, spend a thought-provoking hour with Lisa as she explores the Golden State Killer case and the investigators' use of genetic genealogy websites. Get ready for a deep dive into the questions we face, the reality of the current DNA environment, and what it all means for you."
More info and/or listen now...  about 50 minutes

New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of June 4, 2018

FamilySearch
"FamilySearch added over 700,000 New York naturalization records and one million more hiearchstorical records and images from Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Ohio, and New Jersey. The BillionGraves Index has added over 600,000 indexed records and images to their database. Find your Italian ancestors from Naples with nearly 85,000 new records, and Jewish Records from Hungary. Other countries represented are Australia, Denmark, Honduras, India, Liberia, Peru, Portugal, and Sweden."
Research these new free record snow...

Passport Applications For Genealogy: A Birth Mom’s Life:

Lisa Louise Cook
"Using passport applications in genealogy can lead to family history discoveries! See how this intrepid researcher tracked down passport applications that weren’t online. And then see what he learned about the life of a birth mother after she gave up her child in the 1920s."
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Discover 21,772,716 Images, Texts, Videos, & Sounds From Across The United States:

DPLA
"DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format."
Discover now...

5 Things to Know About Where Your Ancestor Lived:

Amy Johnson Crow
"There's an aspect of our ancestors' lives that we need to pay attention to: Where they lived. Location plays a crucial role in everything from what crops they could plant to who they could legally marry."
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New Records On Ancestry.Com, Familysearch And Findmypast:

Lisa Louise Cooke
"Search millions of new records on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch & Findmypast, three of the Genealogy Giants. Find your family history in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Sweden, the U.S., Wales and in PERSI, the Periodical Source Index."
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Beginning German Genealogy: Defining “German”

Lisa Louise Cooke
"Beginning German genealogy research starts with a key question: “What does ‘German’ really mean?” A Legacy Tree Genealogists expert responds with a story about ancestors whose German identity in the U.S. census seemed to keep changing—and why that was so."
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Technology:

Facebook Is Tracking Your Phone’s Location, Here’s How to Review Your History:

How-to-Geek
"Facebook’s mobile apps track your location constantly, unless you disable that feature. You can see this tracking for yourself, too."
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Education:

What Stories Are Your Ancestors’ Headstones Telling You?

Ancestral Findings
"Headstones are so much more than just permanent places to record a person’s name, birth, and death date. They are little windows into the lives of those ancestors. Join me today on this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll show you how to read headstones that tell a story."
Listen now...  8.05 minutes

Webinars:

Easily Read Old Style American Handwriting:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"Genealogical researchers love old records, family bibles, baptismal certificates, and census pages. Transcribing a will or a deed can be a daunting task, especially when the writing instruments are pre-1800. Cursive handwriting from the 1600's up to the 1900's is often a challenge. Knowing a few tips to decipher names, a word that doesn't make sense, or a troublesome abbreviation makes reading  old documents a lot easier."
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Sharon Monson
Learn more or Register for this webinar...

Saturday, June 2, 2018

VGS News & Events: 3 June 2018 through 9 June 2018

Donna Moughty was our guest speaker at our May Monthly Meeting
L-R: President Pat Adams, Donna Moughty, VP Annette Burke Lyttle
Coming Events:
Monday: June 4, 2018
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting:
10:00 AM in the MacArthur Room at the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Topic: “Jewish Genealogy: How is this Research different from all other Research?”
Tuesday: June 5, 2018
Adoption & Mystery KIN SIG Meeting
9:00 AM at the Lake Miona Recreation Center
Thursday: June 7, 2018
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting:
1:00 PM in the Daytona Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Friday: June 8, 2018
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Center
Topic: “Genetic Genealogy News”

Wednesday, June 27
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Presentation: "Filling Our Family Tree without Breaking the Bank"
A live webinar with Katherine R. Willson"
If you are not attending the meeting at the Savannah Center, you can view the webinar, online, from where ever you are located with an internet connection. You will need to register to watch online...
Note the time change..

Pioneer Scanning Project Update by Pat Rand:
First of all, I can't thank you enough for volunteering to help with this VGS-FSGS project - it's great that you want to "pay back "or "pay it forward" to help others in the genealogical community.  We have finished up a total of 10 file drawers, about one-third of the total of 32.  Next week, volunteers will be driving to Cocoa Village to the Florida Historical Society where the paper files are located, and will be bringing back a van-full of more files.  Please let me know as you have free time in your schedule this summer and want to work. I can only handle 1 or 2 people at a time and it all depends on what stage we are at in the processing.
It's been about a month since we started in earnest, and here's what we've accomplished so far:
533 applications scanned
15,401 pages scanned

The following volunteers have helped this month (in alphabetical order):
Pat Adams, Mary Frances Gerace, Nancy Goodpasture, Cindy Hineman, Peg Hoskins, Donna Koeppel, Carl Mrak, Al Paul, Mary Todd, Marge Watkins, and Sandra Webb.  
And many thanks are also due to my long-suffering husband, whose home has been overtaken by plastic bins full of applications.

Thanks to you all.

Gen News and Announcements:

Deciphering Place Names Just Got Easier:

Genealogy Gems
"When you need help deciphering place names in hard-to-read genealogy documents, two free online tools may have great suggestions for you. Use them to take the guesswork out of identifying great-grandpa’s hometown!"
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How to Get Scotch Tape Off of a Work of Art:

The Atlantic
"Removing tape is challenging because no two cases are the same. Depending on the type of tape, the type of paper, and the type of ink on the paper, you have to use different techniques."
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Unusual Sources for Finding Female Ancestors:

Amy Johnson Crow
"Name changes and a society that emphasizes men in the records can make finding female ancestors tough. Note that I said "tough," not "impossible." Let's consider some valuable sources that we might be overlooking."
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5 Things You Can Learn from Your Ancestor's Photograph:

Ancestral Insights
"A picture is worth 1,000 words, right? When studying the photographs of your ancestors, you can actually learn a lot more about them than it might seem at first."
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This Clever Google Search Tactic Will Help You Find Your Ancestors on Any Genealogy Website:

Family History Daily
"How can you uncover what you’re looking for on these sites to avoid missed records? Here’s a simple solution you don’t want to miss."
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Why You Need to Quit Attaching Records to Your Family Tree, and What to Do Instead:

Family History Daily
"The solution to this problem is to stop attaching your records to your family tree and start linking to them from one accessible online location. Or, if you want to continue to attach records to your main tree for ease of access, to continue to do that AND also link to them."
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Technology:

What’s New in Windows 10’s Redstone 5 Update, Available Fall 2018?

How-to-Geek
"Windows 10’s Redstone 5 update is scheduled for release in fall 2018. This major upgrade includes tabs for almost all your applications, a clipboard history that syncs between your devices, and a long-awaited dark theme for File Explorer."
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Top Tips On Scanning Old Photos, Slides & Negatives:

Tech Advisor

"We explain how to get the best results when scanning old photos and negatives."
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Education:

What is a GEDCOM?

Ancestral Findings
"What is a GEDCOM? It is an important word you will come across a lot in online genealogy. Join me on today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast… now is the ideal time to learn."
Listen now...  5.37 minutes

Webinars:

Digital Gravestones:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"A wealth of valuable information for your family history research is written on gravestones and buried in cemeteries. Much of this information is available online. In this webinar, you will learn how to use this valuable resource in your family history research and about a special project to make gravestone information more accessible."
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Elisabeth Zetland
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What Your Ancestor's Neighbors Can Tell You:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"Our ancestors did not live in isolation, although we sometimes research them as if they did. They were part of a community of friends, neighbors, classmates and even co-workers. Whether they lived in big cities, small towns or rural farming communities, your ancestor's neighbors could help you with your research. Using records in archives could be the key to finding information about your ancestors  through their neighbors."
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Melissa Barker
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The Family DNA Project:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"Genetic genealogy truly bears fruit if multiple family members on multiple lines of the family have tested. Learn how to create and manage a project for your family while being mindful of privacy and sensitive issues that may arise."
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Nicka Smith
Learn more or Register for this webinar...

Saturday, May 26, 2018

VGS News & Events: 27 May 2018 through 2 June 2018

VGS member Donna Koeppel,
preparing to scan a new Florida Pioneer Project document.
Coming Events:

No scheduled meetings this week!


The Family Tree Maker SIG Meeting on June 11th has been cancelled.


Wednesday, June 27
VGS General Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meeting)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Presentation: "Filling Our Family Tree without Breaking the Bank"
A live webinar with Katherine R. Willson"
If you are not attending the meeting at the Savannah Center, you can view the webinar, online, from where ever you are located with an internet connection. You will need to register to attend...
Note the time change...

Gen News and Announcements:

Congratulations!

At the May General Meeting, a drawing was held from those who registered to receive a scholarship to attend the 2018 Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference. The Conference will be held in Fort Wayne, Indiana in August. Each winner will receive $400.00 towards their expenses. The winners are: Michael Dailey, David Schillingburg, Gary Horton, Wayne Bryan and Stephen Kelly. There were also 5 alternates selected in the event that any of the winners are unable to attend. They are; David Dunlop, Terri Earhart, Rita Thompson, John Garrabrant, and Barbara Kelly.
Congratulations to all the winners.

VGS Member Survey Announced:

The VGS
Most of the National Genealogy Conferences are quite a distance from The Villages, but what if one could be held in Orlando?
To answer this question, we need your input. Please complete a short, 3 question, survey in order to get your feedback.  We need everyone to complete this survey. It will only take a few seconds to complete, so please do it right now by clicking HERE...

Wedding Traditions Fit for Royalty:

Ancestry
"We can credit the royal family for establishing some of the most common wedding traditions known to brides throughout the world, like white wedding dresses. We asked the Ancestry research team to uncover other traditions."
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Starting WWII Research: Tips from Jennifer Holik

Amy Johnson Crow
"World War II research can be challenging, even for people who have been doing genealogy research for some time. Here are some tips you can use to get started researching a US serviceman (or woman) from WWII."
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New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of May 21, 2018

FamilySearch
"Find your German ancestors on FamilySearch with 2 million new Baden, Germany Catholic Church records. You can also check out the new genealogical records added this week from Argentina, Benin, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, England, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine, United States (Iowa, Louisiana, and Rhode Island) and Venezuela."
Search now...

How DNA Is 'Changing Everything' About Genealogy:

Desert News
"Although DNA testing for genealogy research first became available around 13 years ago, Julie Johnson, a genealogy specialist from the Brigham City area, said that it is just in the past few years that people have really become open to the idea of using DNA tests."
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Which DNA Testing Website Is Right For You?

Desert News
"The two DNA testing services with the largest databases are AncestryDNA and 23andMe. I did both. The process is super easy. Just buy the kit, register on the website, spit into a tube and mail it off. You'll then receive an email when your results are ready."
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Technology:

What is GDPR?

OUCH! Newsletter
"You may have heard of a new law called GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation. This law was developed by the European Union and takes effect 25 May 2018. It applies to any organization that handles the personal information of any resident in the European Union (EU), regardless of where in the world that organization is located. GDPR requires organizations to maintain the privacy and security of any EU resident’s personal information. To ensure compliance with GDPR, some key principles need to be understood and implemented."
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Top Tips to Securely Using Social Media:

OUCH! Newsletter
"Social media sites, such as Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, are amazing resources, allowing you to meet, interact, and share with people around the world. However, with all this power comes risks--not just for you, but your family, friends, and employer. In this newsletter, we cover the key steps to making the most of social media securely and safely."
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Education:

DNA: The Future of Unlocking Your True Family History

Ancestral Findings
"Are you interested in building a highly accurate family tree? Have you considered getting your DNA tested? If not, you really should. There are so many places to have it done, and each has its unique benefits. On today's episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I'll show you why DNA is your key to breaking down brick walls and confirming relationships."
Listen now... 9.05 minutes

Webinars:

The Palatine Immigrants: Tracing and Locating 18th Century German Immigrants Online

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"Discover how to track your Palatine ancestors who traveled from Germany to the colonies in the 1700s, using techniques that will assist you in determining their place of origin. Use migration patterns of their family and friends to help you in your research. Learn more about online sources of original records for this area that you can research from home."
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Luana Darby, MLIS, AG
Learn more or Register for this webinar...