Saturday, September 7, 2019

VGS News & E vents:8 September through 14 September

Coming Events:
Tuesday: September 10, 2019
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Tuesday: September 10, 2019
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting
1:00 PM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Wednesday: September 11, 2019
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Thursday: September 12, 2019
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
9:30 AM in the Reliance Room at the Late Miona Recreation Center
Friday: September 13, 2019
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Center

Gen News and Announcements:

2020 Annual Seminar Registrations Set To Begin:

Our 20th Annual All-Day Seminar will be help on February 19th, 2020 at the Savannah Center.
Registrations begin September 16th. for VGS Members and on December 16th, 2019 for residents of The Villages.
More Information here...

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 26 August 2019:

"FamilySearch added nearly 5 million New York death records from 1880-1956. Additional records include areas from Austria, Brazil, Norway, South Africa, and the United States, including Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, South Carolina and the Native American Birth and Death Records."
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FamilySearch Research Wiki Publishes 90,000th Article:

"This summer, the FamilySearch Research Wiki published its 90,000th wiki article—a major milestone since its humble beginnings nearly 12 years ago.
The wiki teaches researchers how to use genealogical records and where those records are kept."
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Using the FamilySearch Family Tree to Find your Family:

"The FamilySearch family tree is a remarkable tool. For some, using the FamilySearch Family Tree to find your family may seem to be daunting task, but there are guides to make your search easier. Using the FamilySearch Family Tree will result in satisfaction and joy not only for you, but for generations to come."
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Are Ancestry’s Hints Helping or Hurting Your Research? The Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know:

Family History Daily
"The Hints feature has long been a cornerstone of Ancestry's website and subscription service. If you've used their family tree for any length of time you are probably quite familiar with them. But, as powerful as this feature can be, it can also mislead the unwary researcher - causing confusion, incorrect assumptions and inaccurate trees."
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What’s the Worst Thing Someone Can Do With Your Unlocked iPhone?

How-To Geek
"We use our phones for event tickets, reservations, insurance cards, and even driver’s licenses. But what happens when someone takes your unlocked iPhone out of view for a moment—what’s the risk? What’s the worst thing someone can do?"
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Do You Have Irish Genealogy? Use This Handy Surname Guide to Trace Your Heritage:

Ancestral Findings
"There are tens of millions of Americans with Irish heritage, and many of them still bear those original Irish surnames with pride. But, where did these surnames originate? More importantly, why does it matter? It matters because knowing how your Irish surname evolved can not only tell you important details about your ancient Irish ancestors, it can actually help you trace your family tree in Ireland."
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TRIBAL QUEST: The Latest Expedition

Legacy Family Tree
"A team of MyHeritage employees ventured to Ecuador and Panama to document and preserve the family histories of tribal people as part of our pro bono project, Tribal Quest. Learn about the month they spent living among indigenous tribes and hear firsthand about the incredible family stories they recorded for future generations."
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Golan Levi
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Advanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA Segments

Legacy Family Tree
"Phasing is a tool used to separate your DNA into the DNA you received from Mom and the DNA you received from Dad. It requires a tested child and at least one tested parent. The benefit of phasing is that it allows us to test smaller segments which are sometimes too risky to use. Learn how phasing and "Your Evil Twin" tools at GEDmatch can help you examine and test shared DNA segments!"
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
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