Saturday, July 13, 2019

VGS News & Events: 14 July through 20 July 2019

Coming Events:
Tuesday: July 16, 2019
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
1:00 PM in the Patriot Room at the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
Topic: "Dealing with Media"

Gen News and Announcements:

New Filtering System for DNA Matches:

"We’re excited to announce the release of a new feature — a brand new filtering system for DNA Matches — which will be very helpful for our users."
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All About Mitochondrial DNA:

"This is a 4 Part series about mitochondrial DNA. I suggest you read all 4 articles in order...

Half-Siblings Reunite Thanks to MyHeritage DNA

"Terry Keith, 54, from Pleasant Hill, Missouri, USA, received the surprise of a lifetime when a MyHeritage DNA test revealed not one, but two half-sisters he never knew about. Ever since he’s been fortunate enough to reconnect with his newly discovered biological family, he can’t imagine life any other way."

The 10 Best (Mostly Free) Scottish Genealogy Sites for Finding Your Ancestors

Family History Daily
"If you are lucky enough to be from Scotland, or are of Scottish descent, then you will love the plethora of records just waiting to be researched here (tha thu fortanach, gu dearbh)."
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Find Historical Photos at Flickr Creative Commons:

Lisa Louise Cooke
"One of the best free online resources for historical photos is the Creative Commons at Flickr. Flickr is a popular photo, image and video hosting and sharing service. It’s a great platform for sharing your favorite photos with family and friends. It’s also an excellent place to find images that fit into your family history."
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How to Keep Your Mac and Apps Up To Date:

How to Geek
"Beyond the usual security patches and app updates, Apple offers shiny new versions of macOS to Mac users every year—for free. We’ll explain how it all works. You can automate much of this process so that updates take care of themselves without bothering you, too."
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Using Freedmen’s Records in Genealogical Research:

Ancestral Findings
"The Freedmen’s Bureau records are an invaluable resource for the descendants of formerly enslaved people in the United States. They provide information that isn’t found anywhere else and can bring people long lost to history back into the light."
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Research Your Newfoundland Ancestors

Legacy Family Tree
"It was visited by the Vikings, became a British colony, and ended up as a Canadian province. Along the way it has been home to British, Irish, Spanish, Portuguese and French settlers, some of whom moved on to other parts of Canada and the United States. A bit of history, suggestions for researching online, and tips for making that research trip to "The Rock" if you have ancestors from Newfoundland."
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Tessa Keough
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