Saturday, November 10, 2018

VGS News & Events: 11 November 2018 through 17 November 2018

100 Years Ago Today
November 11, 1918: 
Armistice Signed 
World War I Fighting Ends!

Coming Events:
Monday: November 12, 2018
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
1:00 PM in the Patriot Room at the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
Topic: “Your Questions Answered"
Tuesday: November 13, 2018
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Topic: “Preserving Heirloom Photos and Documents", presented by Barbara Filipiak
Wednesday: November 14, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting
9:00 AM Pinellas Library
Wednesday: November 14, 2018
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting
9:30 AM in the Defender Room at the Lake Miona Recreation Center
Note date change for this meeting.
Wednesday: November 14, 2018
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Osceola Room at the Chula Vista Recreation Center
Wednesday: November 14, 2018
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Thursday: November 15, 2018
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting
Noon in the New Smyrna Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Topic: "How, when or if you should hire a researcher to help you break down your brick wall. "
Friday: November 16, 2018
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Clearwater Room Sea Breeze Recreation Center

Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society
2019 Annual Seminar
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Doors open at 8:30 am; Seminar begins at 9:00 am
24 Twenty-One Event Center
2421 Tamiami Trail—Port Charlotte, FL
Topic: "Expanding Your Research Options: Four Sets of Underused Federal Records."
Presenter: Kenneth W. Heger, PhD
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Gen News and Announcements:

MyHeritage DNA to End Free Ethnicity Reports:

Family History Daily
"Good things can’t last forever, and MyHeritage has announced that they will end free ethnicity estimates on Dec 1st, 2018. Users will still be able to upload their DNA for free, but will only receive access to cousin matches at no cost."
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Ancestry vs MyHeritage vs Findmypast: What’s the Difference and Which One is Best?

Family History Daily

"Although we love free genealogy sites here at Family History Daily, and have spent a large amount of time curating collections of no-cost resources for you, we also love and use paid genealogy subscription sites every day. These sites often offer unique collections of records, powerful tools, and a lot of convenience."
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Tips to Find Your Scottish Ancestors:

Amy Johnson Crow
"If bagpipes are the soundtrack of your genealogy, you probably have some Scottish ancestors. Tina Beaird recently shared with me some resources and methods for tracing your Scottish genealogy."
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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of November 5, 2018

"FamilySearch expands its free historical records this week by adding almost 2.5 million records from Oklahoma School Records and almost 500,000 records from England. Other countries included are the Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Peru, and the United States (California, Georgia, Iowa, Montana, Native American records, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington). Billion Graves has also expanded its numbers."
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New Records on FamilySearch from October 2018:

"FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in October 2018 with over 12 million new indexed family history records and nearly 400,000 digital images from around the world. New historical records were added from Belgium, Chile, Colombia, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United States, which includes California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, and West Virginia. New digital images were added from BillionGraves and Belgium."
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In 1752, 11 Calendar Days Were Lost Forever: Here’s What Happened

Family History Daily
"The further we travel back in time, however, the more and more clear it becomes that dates are not to be taken for granted. Lunar vs solar calendars, shifting new years, double dating (it’s not what you think), missing days…it’s a lot to take in."
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How to Find All the Photos Stored on Your Windows 10 PC:

"Have you ever transferred some pictures to your PC and then forget where you stored them? Or, maybe you’ve got a few storage hard drives and don’t want to search them manually? Here’s a simple way to get Windows to search for all your photos on your computer."
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3 Genealogy Blunders to Avoid:

Ancestral Findings
"Do you know how to make sure your genealogy research is the best it can be? Today you’ll learn about the most common genealogy blunders and how to avoid them so your research can rise high."
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Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"Tracing your Louisiana ancestors can be challenging. Get off to a great start with a brief introduction to her varied legal history, important migration events and blended ethnic influences. Review repositories, unique record collections and vital records access requirement along with strategies for successful research."
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Rorey Cathcart
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Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 7): Adding Email Correspondence

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"In this class, “Adding Email Correspondence,” you will learn the six steps of adding information from an email to Legacy."
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Geoff Rasmussen
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