Saturday, October 12, 2019

VGS News & E vents: 13 October through 19 October, 2019

Coming Events:
Monday: October 14, 2019
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting
1:00 PM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Tuesday: October 15, 2019
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
1:00 PM in the Patriot Room at the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
Topic: "What's New in FTM 2019?"

Thursday: October 17, 2019
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting
Noon in the New Smyrna Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Friday: October 18, 2019
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Clearwater Room Sea Breeze Recreation Center

Gen News and Announcements:

The Daughters of the American Revolution: A Treasure for Genealogical Research

D. Joshua Taylor
"The DAR holds the most authoritative and exhaustive database of Revolutionary War soldiers and their descendants. They have safeguarded the lineage of America’s founders, identifying more than 144,000 Patriot ancestors in the past 125 years."
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5 Secrets for Searching Old Digitized Newspapers:

The Ancestor Hunt
"I have often heard researchers say "I can't find a single article about my ancestor, even though I have searched for hours!" Here are 5 secrets to success:
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France Rejects Bill To Legalize Consumer DNA Tests:

Genealogy à la carte
"Genealogists who hoped to one day soon see a big increase in the number of DNA matches in France had their hopes dashed Friday when members of France’s National Assembly rejected all amendments in a bill to legalize consumer DNA tests."
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New Records Added in the Second Half of September:

My Heritage
"40.1 million new records have been added in the second half of September. These new records include an update to the existing collection Netherlands, Population Registers, and two new collections: United States and Canada, Index of Obituaries, and the Denmark, Copenhagen Police Registrations."
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27 Ways to Find Ancestor Birth Information:

The Ancestor Hunt
"When researching our ancestors, one of the most important events is obviously their birth (otherwise they wouldn't be ancestors - but I digress). Determining the date and location of birth is important as we document the major events in their lives."
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Do You Need an Antivirus on a Mac?

How-To Geek
"No software is immune to attack, including macOS. The rising popularity of Apple computers has made them a prime target for malware. And security companies are increasingly offering antivirus for Macs, but do you really need it?"
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Meet the 18-year-old genealogy wiz uniting long-lost relatives all over the U.S.

CBS This Morning
"It’s estimated more than 26 million people around the world have dug into their family histories with the help of at-home DNA kits. But finding your ancestors often requires much more than just submitting your DNA. In this growing field of ancestry amateurs, we discovered an unlikely pro and he’s only 18. Michelle Miller reports."
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Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records

Legacy Family Tree
"(Live webinar only, will not be recorded.) Civil law notarial records are among the most valuable genealogical resources available. In civil law societies like France, Spain, Italy, (French) Canada, and many other countries, notaries function much like contract lawyers, creating legally binding "authentic acts" (also called contracts or protocols) that regulate private relationships among individuals."
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Claire Bettag, CG
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Italian Civil Registration (Stato Civile): Going Beyond the Basics

Legacy Family Tree
"This lecture discusses some of the more advanced records within Italian civil registration: Allegati [birth, death, and marriage supplements/attachments], Cittadinanza [citizenship records] and Atti Diversi [Diverse Acts]. Students will learn how these records can help to fill in the details of an Italian families’ history as well as track them across Italy. and around the world."
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Melanie D. Holtz, CG
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