Saturday, July 27, 2019

VGS News & Events: 28 July through 3 August 2019

Coming Events:
Thursday: August 1, 2019
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting:
1:00 PM in the Daytona Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center

Gen News and Announcements:

The Cool Cash Drawing Winner for July was Karen Sinn, Congratulations

How to Build the Ultimate Genealogy Travel Kit for $25:

Family History Daily
"Everything you need to build the ultimate genealogy research travel kit for $25 or less. Whether you plan on traveling to an archive or a cemetery you'll want to bring along these items every time."
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This Free Web Clipper Makes Adding New Records to Your Family Tree an Easy Task:

Family History Daily
"Family History Daily recently reviewed the free family tree site RootsFinder, because its modern design and robust functionality makes it a great choice for anyone in the market for a new place to store their research."
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Missouri Actively Resists Public Disclosure Laws: All Genealogists Need to Read This

Genealogy's Star
"I am begging every genealogist who spends a few minutes to read this long email account of the refusal and blatant actions of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to share this post and the quoted letter as many times as possible. I am fed up with the government lying and refusing to follow the law at all levels. We all need to take a stand on this issue in our own jurisdictions. Here is the entire explanation, you decide for yourself."
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Cousin Chart—Cousin Relationships Explained:

"Ever found yourself asking “So what exactly is a second cousin?” or debating with your family and friends about what it means to be “once removed”? We’re here to settle the debate once and for all!"
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7 Ways To Free Up Hard Disk Space On Windows:

How to Geek
"Hard drives are getting larger and larger, but somehow they always seem to fill up. This is even more true if you’re using a solid-state drive (SSD), which offers much less hard drive space than traditional mechanical hard drives."
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What You Need to Know About French Surnames:

Ancestral Findings
"If you have French ancestry, you are in good company. Hundreds of millions of people around the world can claim descent from this ancient nation. Like most countries in Europe, the French people did not start using surnames until the Middle Ages."
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Google Photos: One Photo App To Rule Them All

Legacy Family Tree
"What if there was a photo app that could manage all your photos and give you unlimited backup space? There is one. It’s called Google Photos. Google’s facial recognition technology lets you create shared albums, collages, animations, movies, stories, and much more. It’s totally free and unlike any other photo app out there."
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Devin Ashby
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