Saturday, November 16, 2019

VGS News & Events: 17 November through 23 November, 2019

Coming Events:
Monday: November 18, 2019
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting
1:00 PM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Tuesday: November 19, 2019
Family Tree Maker Users SIG Meeting
1:00 PM in the Patriot Room at the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
Topic: "I'm afraid to Upgrade!" + Your Questions Answered"

Wednesday: November 20, 2019
Brick Wall SIG Meeting
8:30 AM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Wednesday: November 20, 2019
General Monthly Meeting
10:00 AM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Topic: "Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?"
Wednesday: November 20, 2019
Afternoon Workshop
1:30 PM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Topic: "Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors' Identities Indirectly"
Limited to 100 Members...
Register to attend this workshop in-person
Thursday: April 18, 2019
New England Genealogy SIG Meeting
Noon in the New Smyrna Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center

Our Live Monday Meeting on November 11 was a success.  The handout and video can be found online under "Members Only" > "Webinars & Meetings"

FSGS Fall Virtual Conference:

A one-of-a-kind opportunity! Learn from 5 top experts!
Join the Florida State Genealogical Society's Fall Virtual DNA Conference and advance your genealogy research skills without having to leave home.
All you need is an Internet connection and curiosity.
Ask the experts and put genetic genealogy to work for you!
December 7, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Learn more...

Gen News and Announcements:

Register for Our Annual Seminar:

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry.  He will be our guest speaker for our Annual Seminar on February 19, 2020.
Download more details here...

Your Privacy is our Top Priority:

"Your privacy is important to us. That’s why we want to share our position on a recent event where a Florida judge issued a search warrant to allow law enforcement to search all of GEDmatch, an open data personal genomics database."
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Powered By Cutting-Edge Machine Learning Technology, Ancestry® Debuts the World’s Largest, Searchable Online Obituary Collection, Providing Members with Even More Details about the Ancestors Who Shaped Their Past:

"We are proud to announce the launch of our new Obituary Collection, as well as an upgrade to our U.S. Obituary Collection, adding to what is now the world’s largest, searchable digital archive of over 262 million worldwide obituaries and death announcements, containing almost 1 billion searchable family members."
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Navigating Newspaper Research:

Legacy News
"You know newspaper research is important to your family history. It can uncover everything from vital record information to the casual mention of your ancestor's daily life. So go research newspapers! But, is it really that easy?"
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Correct Mistakes on the FamilySearch Family Tree:

"Our goal at FamilySearch is not only to connect individual families, but to connect the human family. In order to accomplish that goal, we need everyone’s help. For this reason, FamilySearch Family Tree is a shared tree, which means that it is open for users to contribute what information they have."
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Don't Toss Old Photos:

We Have Kids
"All too often, the descendants just toss out those pictures that are unlabeled. That's really sad to see family history dumped in the trash. Don't let that happen in your family. Label your own photos.
Now, if these are inherited photos and not labeled, you have a bit of work ahead. Whatever you do, don't toss those photos."
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Is Your Old Router Still Getting Security Updates? 

How-To Geek
"Security researchers from Fortinet recently discovered security holes in some D-Link routers. Many of these routers are still sold online, but D-Link no longer manufactures them and won’t patch them. So how do you tell if your router is still supported?"
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Resource Guide to Canadian Genealogy:

"Do you have Canadian ancestors you wish to research? Are you wondering where to start? On today’s episode, I’ll give you five of my favorite websites for doing Canadian genealogy online."
Listen Now... 8.25 minutes 


A la Karte: Borders, Maps and Gazetteers for German Genealogists

Legacy Family Tree
"The borders of German-speaking lands in Europe followed a non-linear pattern that is at first difficult to unpack. Learn about the gamut of on- and off-line tools to overcome this difficulty."
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: James M. Beidler
Learn more or Register for this webinar...

No Will? No Problem!

Legacy Family Tree
"Anything handled by a court of law is lengthy, and that is good for genealogical research. Documents containing information about a death date, relationships, personal and/or real property, and place of residence are common in intestate files. Learn about the court process from first petition to final discharge, and picture what home was like for an ancestor."
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Sharon Monson
Learn more or Register for this webinar...

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