Saturday, October 5, 2019

VGS News & E vents: 6 October through 12 October, 2019

Coming Events:
Monday: October 7 2019
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting:
10:00 AM in the MacArthur Room at the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Program is Sephardic Research: "The Other Side of Jewish Genealogy"  and Sephardi Voices: "Iberian Exile, Sephardic Roots, Florida Heritage"
Monday: October 7, 2019
Roots Magic SIG Meeting:
2:30 PM in the New Smyrna Room at the Recreation Center
Monday: October 7, 20197:00 PM Online WebinarProgram is “Help! I Don’t Speak the Language: Tips and Tricks for Deciphering Foreign Language Records” 
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Tuesday: October 16, 2019
Mid-Atlantic States SIG Meeting
9:30 AM in the Intrepid Room at the Lake Miona Recreation Center
Topic: "Using the National Archives for Military Records"
Bring research questions on your relative and include any service numbers or pension numbers for your relative.
Tuesday: October 8, 2019
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Topic: "Building a Virtual Heritage Book"

Wednesday: October 9, 2019
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Osceola Room at the Chula Vista Recreation Center
Wednesday: October 9, 2019
African American SIG Meeting
Noon in the Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Wednesday: October 9, 2019
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Thursday: October 10, 2019
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
9:30 AM in the Reliance Room at the Late Miona Recreation Center
Friday: October 11, 2019
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Center
Topic: "DNA Show & Tell"

Gen News and Announcements:

Free Online Divorce Record Collections for the New England States

The Ancestor Hunt
"Divorce records from all over the U.S are sometimes difficult to find online. They are another hidden gem of information that can assist you in advancing your family history and genealogy research."
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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 30 September 2019

Family Search
" added over 4 million new, free, historical records this week from German Bavarian Catholic Church Records, Ireland Marriage Bonds and Wills, and Gironde, France Civil Registrations.  Additional records of this week were from England and Illinois (USA)."
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Season Six | FINDING YOUR ROOTS | Premieres Tuesday, October 8

WOUB Public Media
"Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories buried within their own families in the sixth season of the critically acclaimed PBS series FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. The new season will premiere on Tuesdays beginning October 8, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. on WOUB."
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“A New Leaf”, A new Television Series by Ancestry® to debut on NBC this Fall:

"We heard your feedback: You love “Who Do You Think You Are?” – but also want to see everyday people embark on journeys of personal discovery too. So, we bring you – “A New Leaf”!"
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Downsizing and Family History:

Amy Johnson Crow
"How do you downsize or declutter and yet keep those things that are important to your family history? It’s an issue that many of us are facing. Professional organizer and genealogist Janine Adams shares how to approach it."
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Note:  36 Minute Podcast


How to Protect Your Identity Online:

How-To Geek
"When Sandra Bullock starred in The Net in 1995, identity theft seemed new and unbelievable. But the world has changed. Starting in 2017, nearly 17 million Americans are victims of identity fraud every year."
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How to Use Muster Rolls in Your Genealogy Research:

Ancestral Findings
"Have you ever used muster rolls in your genealogical research? If you are like most people, you have at least one ancestor who served in the military or war. If they served prior to WWI, muster rolls can be an excellent source of genealogical information. "
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50 Records that Document Female Ancestors:

Legacy Family Tree
"“Women can’t be found in genealogical documents.” “They are difficult to research.” While these statements can be true, there are records out there that document their lives. We will explore 50 records to consider as you research female ancestors from the colonial period to the 20th century in the United States."
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Gena Philibert-Ortega
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