Saturday, January 5, 2019

VGS News & Events: 6 January 2019 through 12 January 2019

Coming Events:
Monday: January 7, 2019
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting:
10:00 AM in the MacArthur Room at the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Topic: "Mapping Your Family History", Mike Schwartz, JGS of Southern New Jersey
Monday: January 7, 2019
Roots Magic SIG Meeting:
2:30 PM in the New Smyrna Room at the Recreation Center
Monday: January 7, 2019
Online Webinar
7:00 PM
Topic: "Finding Your American Ancestors in Canadian Records"
Presented by: Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCCS
Register to attend HERE...
Tuesday: January 8, 2019
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Topic: "Legacy Packets for Grandchildren" by Paul Clark
Tuesday: January 8, 2019
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting
1:00 PM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Wednesday: January 9, 2019
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Osceola Room at the Chula Vista Recreation Center
Wednesday: January 9, 2019
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Thursday: January 10, 2019
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
9:30 AM in the Reliance Room at the Late Miona Recreation Center
Topic: "The Fuggers of Augsburg: 15th Century International Bankers and Venture Capitalists" by Margaret Sgritta
Friday: January 11, 2019
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Center
Topic: "Autosomal DNA Tools"

Gen News and Announcements:

Letter from Our CEO: Celebrating 2018 and a Fresh Look at What’s Ahead

"My goal for the future of Ancestry is to build on our 30 years of family history leadership, bringing together an obsession for great customer experiences and using technology to unlock more possibilities for our members to create family trees, find and share stories, and make meaningful connections."
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Where Am I Saving My Digitized Family Photos?

"For my family tree information (names, relationships, dates, places, notes, sources, etc.), photographs and stories, I think the best, most long-lasting, place is the FamilySearch Family Tree.
I have my family photographs on:"
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Why You Should Be Using WorldCat Now!

Legacy News
"Are you familiar with WorldCat? No? One of my favorite resources, WorldCat  is an important tool for genealogy researchers that can make the difference between finding information you need to document your ancestor and coming up short."
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The Italian Ancestors Project—Connecting Descendants Worldwide

FamilySearch - Diane Sagers
"In the 1890s, Giovanni Benvenga, a poor Italian immigrant from the southern province of Salerno, Italy, left his beloved town of Sassano, Italy, where his family had lived for hundreds of years. He eventually married Rosina Garone, another Italian immigrant, in Jersey City, New Jersey.
More than 100 years later, their descendants, now scattered across the United States, know very little to nothing about Giovanni and Rosina. As they experience their own life events, they find themselves wondering about their Italian origin. They struggle to tell adequately the fascinating stories of their Italian ancestors to their own posterity."
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The 15 Minute Plan for Achieving Your Genealogy Goals in 2019:

Family History Daily
"It’s every family historian’s dream to devote all of our waking hours to genealogy. Unfortunately, many of us don’t have the luxury of unlimited time - work, family, school, and other obligations often leave little room for hobbies. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't pursue our goals with gusto. Here's a plan to help"
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Online Genealogy Records Can Disappear: Simple Ways to Protect Your Research:

Family History Daily
"These days, millions of people have family trees online, with facts and sources gathered from the many online databases that are available via paid subscription sites and free genealogy archives. If you yourself have created a family tree with numerous records to prove your facts, you’re doing a great job. Adding sources to your tree is one of the most important things you can do for your research."
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How Microsoft Is About to Make Google Chrome Even Better:

"You’ve probably heard Microsoft will base its Edge browser on Chromium, the open-source project that forms the basis for Google Chrome. That won’t just make Edge better—Microsoft contributing to Chromium means Microsoft’s efforts will make Chrome better, too."
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Give Your Genealogy an Annual Checkup:

Ancestral Findings...
"Have you ever considered performing an annual checkup on your genealogy? It is something every serious genealogist should do. Put it on your calendar each year to make sure your work is as strong as it can be. Today I’ll talk about how to do a proper genealogy checkup."
Listen now... 7.49 minutes

Monday: January 7, 2019
Finding Your American Ancestors in Canadian Records:
A VGS Monday Evening Event

Maintaining an Organized Computer:

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
"Files here, programs there, lost bits and bytes everywhere. Are you tired of searching your computer fruitlessly? Frustrated when you can't find the notes you created in your word processor? Learn how to set up a foolproof filing system and an electronic workbook to correspond with your offline research."
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Cyndi Ingle (Cyndi's List)
Learn more or Register for this webinar...

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