|Kiara Neilsen from My Heritage along with the My Heritage Drawing winners.|
"FamilySearch Family Tree is growing by leaps and bounds every year. Join Family Tree Product Manager Ron Tanner for a tour of what's new this year."
Collections Update: Week of September 26:
"The Find A Grave Index continues to grow with a new addition of over 6 million indexed records. Also, find more indexed records from Austrailia and the United States Revolutionary War."
Family DNA Tests Compared:
"Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the four best-selling ancestry DNA test kits. Each feature is explained in detail, below the chart."
The Global Cemetery Meetups are happening October 7-9:
Find A Grave
"Attend this special event or plan one of your own. Visit a cemetery in need to take photographs and videos of headstones, explore the grounds, and share stories and discoveries with others who want to make a difference. With your thoughtful contributions, history will never be forgotten."
100th Family Tree Magazine Podcast Episode:
Features Our Favorite Genealogy Tips!
Host: Lisa Louise Cooke
"We're celebrating the 100th episode of the free Family Tree Magazine Podcast ! That's hundreds of helpful interviews with host Lisa Louise Cooke picking the brains of top genealogy experts."
Our 100th episode is now available in iTunes and on FamilyTreeMagazine.com! This hour-long special features our favorite research tips from:
• Curt Witcher, director of the second-largest genealogy library in the country
• James Sweany, reference librarian at the Library of Congress
• CeCe Moore, consultant to the TV show "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates. Jr."
• Sunny Jane Morton, genealogy author and Family Tree Magazine contributor
• David A. Fryxell, Family Tree Magazine contributor and founding editor
How to Unlock Your iOS 10 Device With a Single Click (Like in iOS 9):
"In iOS 10, Apple made a small but fundamental change to the way you unlock your phone. If you’re tired of seeing “Press home to open” or “Press home to unlock” every time to you grab your phone, here’s how to switch it back to the way it was in iOS 9."
This Day In History: 30 September
1846: The first anesthetized tooth extraction is performed by Dr. William Morton in Charleston, Massachusetts.
1927: Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of the season off Tom Zachary in Yankee Stadium, New York City.
1965: President Lyndon Johnson signs legislation that establishes the National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities.
1955 Death: Actor and teen idol James Dean is killed in a car crash while driving his Porsche on his way to enter it into a race in Salinas, California.
Even though it is hard to tell what made people move or disappear, these are just a few possibilities.
1829: Chesapeake & Delaware Canal opened
1832: Newcastle & Frenchtown Railroad opened
1838: Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad opened