Saturday, October 19, 2019

VGS News & Events: 20 October through 26 October, 2019

Coming Events:
Tuesday: October 22, 2019
Midwest SIG Meeting:
2:00 PM in the Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Wednesday: October 23, 2019
Brick Wall SIG Meeting
8:30 AM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Wednesday: October 23, 2019
General Monthly Meeting
10:00 AM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Topic: “Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Research”
Wednesday: October 23, 2019
1:30 PM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Topic: “Major Midwestern Archives and Their Records”
You Must Register to Attend In Person... Click Here to Register...
Limited to 100 members... All Members Welcomed... Seats Available...

Gen News and Announcements:

Coming Soon: Seventh Annual Virtual Genealogy Fair - October 23, 2019

"Every year, the National Archives hosts a free, virtual Genealogy Fair via live webcast on YouTube. The sessions offer family history research tools on Federal records for all skill levels. Join thousands of family historians participating during the live event. No reservations are needed."
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Simple Steps To Get Started on Your Ancestry® Family History Journey:

"A recent Ancestry® study found that 1 out of 3 Americans are unable to name all four of their grandparents, and 1 out of 5 were unable to name just one of their great-grandparents."
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Long Lost Family Returns to TLC

"People seek to reunite with their biological families after a lifetime of separation. Join them on their journeys.
Friday October 25 at 10:00 p.m. on TLC.

Why Didn’t People Smile in Old Photos?

"Ever looked at an old, black-and-white photograph and wondered, “Why the long face?” You might have heard that it was because the camera’s exposure time was too long, or maybe you were told that poor dental work meant that fewer people wanted to show their teeth.
While these explanations may play a part, the main reason why people didn’t smile in old photos had more to do with culture than it did with poor technology."
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70 Million Historic U.S. Newspaper Pages Now Available from Advantage Archives:

The Ancestor Hunt
"Here is a list by state and county of the online collections available to search for free and those who allow searching only in the library's location."
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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 6 to 12 October 2019:

"1 New and 20 existing collections were updated this week.
New: Illinois, Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield Sacramental Records, 1853-1975."
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Why iPhone and iPad Apps Are Asking to Use Bluetooth:

How-To Geek
"If you’ve installed iOS 13 on your iPhone, you’ve probably noticed that many apps are suddenly asking for permission to use your Bluetooth hardware. The same change will arrive on iPads with the iPadOS update. Here’s what’s going on."
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Ashkenazi Jewish | Are You Related to Them? 

Ancestral Findings

"Do you have Ashkenazi Jewish DNA? This can be an exciting journey for you. Today, I’ll talk about who the Ashkenazi people are and what it means for your family history."
Listen now... 6.10 minutes


Privacy: How to Protect Your Information Online

Legacy Family Tree
"Protecting privacy online is a continuing concern. Family historians need to decide what personal and family history information we'd like to keep private while still sharing with cousins and other researchers. Learn more about what controls online privacy and what methods and tools are available to give us the best chance to protect our privacy choices."
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
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Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist: 2019 edition

Legacy Family Tree
"Leave this class armed with a new collection of tools to make your genealogy time on the computer more efficient."
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Geoff Rasmussen
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Decoding Secret Societies: Finding Your Female Fraternal Ancestors

Legacy Family Tree
"Do you have ancestry with membership in the Eastern Star? The Daughters of Rebekah? or another woman’s fraternal organization. This lecture focuses on those female fraternal auxiliaries and the rich genealogical material of family members who may have belonged to one or more of these secret societies."
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Michael L. Strauss, AG
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