Saturday, December 29, 2018

VGS News & Events: 30 December 2018 through 5 January 2019

Coming Events:
Wednesday: January 2, 2019
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting:
9:00 AM in the Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Recreation Center
Anne Wright is the facilitator for this meeting and will be showing a film on one of the battles fought during the Seven Years’ War--the Siege of Louisville, Nova Scotia.  In the United States it was known as the French and Indian War. 
Thursday: January 3, 2019
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting:
1:00 PM in the Daytona Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Friday: January 4, 2019
British SIG Meeting:
9:30 AM in the Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Recreation Center

Gen News and Announcements:

18 Amazing Additions to Findmypast in 2017:

"Hundreds of brand new record collections, millions of additions to existing resources and some really useful site and search enhancements made 2017 a fantastic year to be a Findmypast member. We've shortlisted our favorite record releases and site improvements below in case you missed them during the year."
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New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of December 17, 2018

"FamilySearch added 1.3 million indexed records this week. Over 700,000 of these records come from Peru; records also came from Colombia, French Polynesia, Germany, South Africa, and North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia in the United States."
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Famous Relatives of George H. W. Bush:

"As Tributes Pour in Celebrating the Life of the 41st President, Genealogists at New England Historic Genealogical Society Provide a Look at Famous Relatives of George H. W. Bush"
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1939 Register: The Perfect Place to Start Your British Family History:

"Here, we explain exactly what the 1939 Register is and why it is so significant for family research. You'll get all the hints, tips and tricks you need to be able to explore the Register and realise why it really is the perfect place to start your British family research."

Six of the Basic Rules of Genealogy:

"Most of the pain and suffering in the genealogical world comes about as a result of ignoring these, often disregarded rules. When the entire genealogical world seems to be against you finding your ancestors, just remember these rules and you will soon be on your way to finding that elusive ancestor."
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New Rules Added to the Old: The Rules of Genealogy Revisited:

"I finally think it is time to reveal the next four rules, rounding out the number to an easily remembered ten."
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How to Make a FaceTime Call on iPhone, iPad, or Mac:

"Did you get a new Apple device for Christmas?  Apple changed the video calling game with FaceTime, and while there may be plenty of competition around, if you’re in the Apple ecosystem FaceTime is where it’s at. It’s pre-installed on all devices, so if someone has a Mac or iOS device, they have FaceTime, too."
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Search Tricks for Locating Your Ancestors in an Online Census:

Ancestral Findings...
"If your ancestors are not easily found in the census, it doesn't mean they aren't there. The beauty of searchable online indexes is that you can search in a variety of ways to find your ancestors. Today, I’ll give you some techniques you can use to increase your knowledge of your family history."
Listen now... 5.06 minutes


Researching in Australian Archives:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"There are many Australian archives for research. From local council, town, State, Commonwealth, religious, business, organisational and more. Jurisdictional responsibilities changed over time, so it is important to know when and where your ancestor was to determine which archive might contain the records you need."
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Helen Smith
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DNA Rights and Wrongs: The Ethical Side of Testing:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"Whose permission is needed to test a child or an adult unable to consent? Who owns our DNA? What can we disclose about a cousin who has tested? The rules of the road for the ethical challenges facing genealogists interested in using DNA evidence as part of their family history research. Learn the ethical rules that can guide us through many if not most of the situations in which we as genetic genealogists find ourselves."
Tuesday, January 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
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January 7, 2019
Finding Your American Ancestors in Canadian Records:
A VGS Monday Evening Event

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