Saturday, October 26, 2019

VGS News & Events: 27 October through 2 November, 2019

Coming Events:
Monday: October 28, 2019
Technology SIG Meeting:
10:00 AM in the Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Friday: November 1, 2019
British Genealogy SIG Meeting
9:30 AM in the Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Recreation Center

Gen News and Announcements:

DNA Painter – Why I Bought A Subscription

Hound on the Hunt
"The page I’ve used the most at DNA Painter (up until now) was on the Tool page and that tool was the interactive Shared cM Project."
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DNAPainter Instructions and Resources:

"DNAPainter is one of my favorite tools because DNAPainter, just as its name implies, facilitates users painting their matches’ segments on their various chromosomes. It’s genetic art and your ancestors provide the paint!"
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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 7 October 2019
" added over 1 million new, free, historical records this week from England Parish Registers (1538-1997.) An additional million records were contributed from Missouri County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records. Further records added this week come from Peru, Sweden, Ukraine, and the USA. States include CT, IN, KS, KY, ME, MS, NJ, OR, TN, TX and UT."
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Your Genes Do Not Need To Be Your Destiny:

Ancestry Blog
"As DNA science has continued to rapidly advance, we know that we have barely scratched the surface of what is possible to empower customers to learn from their family heritage and their DNA. Over the years, we’ve heard from many of you that you are interested in solutions to understand the connections between your DNA and your health."
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The Doctors Test with MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry:

MyHeritage Blog
"MyHeritage DNA was just featured on the Emmy-Award-winning daytime talk show The Doctors, as the hosts were presented with their MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry test results, which include detailed information regarding their genetic risks. "
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What’s New in Windows 10’s November 2019 Update, Arriving Soon?

How-To Geek
"Microsoft is now getting Windows 10’s November 2019 Update, code named 19H2, ready for release. Also known as Windows 10 version 1909, this will be the smallest, quickest Windows 10 Update yet. It’s practically just a service pack."
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Your Female Ancestors:

Ancestral Findings
"Are your female ancestors a mystery? It’s not uncommon. While you may know the first name of a female ancestor, finding their maiden name and birth family can sometimes be a challenge. Here are some tips to get you past this incredibly common genealogical issue."
Listen now... 4.28 minutes


Seven Steps to Manage Digital Files:

Legacy Family Tree
"Learn how Digital Asset Management (DAM) can help you organize and manage digital photos and images across computers, cloud services, and mobile devices with practical strategies for backup, adding metadata, filenaming, captioning, and sharing."
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Denise May Levenick
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