Saturday, August 10, 2019

VGS News & Events: 11 August 2019 through 17 August 2019

Coming Events:

No Meetings This Coming Week!

Gen News and Announcements:

10 Everyday Inventions You Owe to World War 2:

"World War Two saw the creation of dozens of clever inventions we still use today, from radar to superglue to freeze dried coffee. Here's a brief look at our top ten."
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23andme Now Connects to the FamilySearch World Tree:

Kitty Cooper
"You can connect your family tree at FamilySearch to your 23andme profile as part of a Beta test of this exciting new feature. Then your DNA relatives can see the names of your grandparents (if deceased), great grandparents, and so on, via a nice compact list where every generation is clickable to see the full names, dates, and locations. Plus they can even click on a specific ancestor to go to that profile at FamilySearch! Only a preview is shown until they log in there."
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Ireland's Oldest Jewish Cemetery To Re-Open To The Public:

Irish Genealogy News
"Ballybrough Cemetery, in Dublin 3 – is to be refurbished and reopened to the public more than 40 years since its closure."
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Guide on How to Write Your Family History Yourself!

The Genealogy Guide
"Nowadays, people are interested in preserving their heritage for future generations. And like many others you will want to know how to write your family history."
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10 Tips for Doing On-Site Research in the Netherlands:

Dutch Genealogy
"Are you coming to MyHeritage Live in Amsterdam in September 2019? Or are you planning another trip to the Netherlands and want to do some on-site research while you’re here? Here are ten tips to make the most of the time you have available."
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Pedigree Triangulation: What is it and How Can it Solve Brick Walls?

Family Locket
"Triangulation is such a powerful tool that the major DNA testing companies as well as third party companies are working hard to provide easier ways for using this concept. In this article, I’ll explore pedigree triangulation and show you examples to help you understand what it is and how it can confirm your research and make progress on genealogical challenges."
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Capital One – Amazon Data Breach

The Villages Computer Club
"At the end of July, we learned that a former Amazon employee is responsible for hacking 106 million, that’s 106,000,000., customer applications for Capitol One credit cards. An arrest was made on July 29, 2019. The data that was obtained as a consequence of this hack included about 140,000 social security numbers and roughly 80,000 bank account numbers. The data stolen was consumer and small business applications submitted from 2005 thru early 2019. This data was stored in the cloud at an Amazon Web Services (AWS) location. Capital One has indicated that those individuals involved in this breach will be contacted by Capital One directly via letter or email. Warning, this means if you get a phone call from anyone representing themselves as a Capital One or Government employee who wants to assist you because your info was stolen, IT IS A SCAM – do not fall for it. Just hang up.
The best defense is still freezing your credit with each of the major credit reporting bureaus (it’s now free to do so) and using the services offered by the majors to check your credit report periodically. You are entitled to one free report from each bureau every 12 months. Stagger your requests to each
bureau so that you get one free report every 4 months. If you know you been hacked in the past it may be wise to pay for more frequent reports but that is for you to decide."

Italian Surnames and Their History and Meaning:

Ancestral Findings
"The Italian language is a rich and descriptive one, and it has—as one might expect—equally rich and descriptive (and sometimes just plain intriguing) surnames. Knowing the history and meaning of your own Italian surname, or that of an ancestor can tell you a lot about that particular branch of your family tree, even going back to ancient times.
Here are the most important things you need to know about Italian surnames and their meanings."
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Basics of Land Platting - Part 1

Legacy Family Tree
"Don't understand Metes and Bounds? This working session will help you learn how to plat a deed using the metes and bounds system. Discover new clues by understanding more about your ancestor's land."
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
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