Saturday, November 23, 2019

VGS News & Events: 24 November through 30 November, 2019

Dr. Thomas Jones, CG, CGL was our guest speaker in November
Coming Events:
Monday: November 25, 2019
Technology SIG Meeting:
10:00 AM in the Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Topic: "Auditing Genealogy software and Work flow ideas and a overview of Vivid-Pic software."

Tuesday: November 26, 2019
Midwest SIG Meeting:
2:00 PM in the Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center

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. 
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Gen News and Announcements:

For the first time, New York adoptees will be able to access a certified copy of their birth certificate when they turn 18-years-old.

"For the first time, New York adoptees will be able to access a certified copy of their birth certificate when they turn 18-years-old.
This measure ensures that all adult adoptees will have the same unimpeded right to information about their birth and biological parents, removing the right of government agencies to restrict the type of data made available to them and any previous barriers to information about biological parents particularly in respect to medical history information."
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VGS Election Results

Elections for the office and Secretary and Treasurer were conducted at the monthly meeting held on November 20th at the Savannah Center.  Current Treasurer Ruth Wible will take over as Secretary and Donna Yambasky, our current Librarian, will assume the duties of Treasurer.  Their new duties will commence on January 1, 2020 and will run for two years.  The Board of Directors position of Librarian and Historian will be combined and Jan Reinhart has been named to fill that position by President Pat Adams.

Are Ancestry’s Hints Helping or Hurting Your Research? The Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know:

Family History Daily
"As powerful as this feature can be, it can also mislead the unwary researcher – causing confusion, incorrect assumptions and inaccurate trees. It is vital to learn how to use the Hints feature correctly, and with caution, to get the most from this powerful Ancestry tool."
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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 11 November 2019

" added Chilean (1821-2015) and South African (1886-2010) cemetery records. More historical records added from American Samoa, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, England, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Peru, Portugal and the United States of America (including over 600,000 Charleston, South Carolina records (1732 - 1872) and Native American Census Rolls (1885-1940))."
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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 18 November 2019

" added new, free, historical records this week from Benin, Brazil, England, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, South Africa and the United States including 2 million North Carolina birth, marriage, and death records (1800 to 2000)."

Finding Your Ancestor’s Hometown Using Immigration Records:

"Some people call this discovery “crossing the pond”—backtracking with an ancestor to the other side of an ocean—a genealogical feat that, quite frankly, isn’t easy to do.
So, is it possible? Absolutely!"


AirDrop Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It

How-To Geek
"AirDrop lets you send files, photos, and other data between iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Like all wireless tech, though, AirDrop can be temperamental. And getting devices to “see” each other can sometimes be a challenge. Here’s how to troubleshoot common AirDrop problems."
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Was the First Thanksgiving Actually Held in Florida? An Interesting Historical Analysis:

Ancestral Findings
"Did the Pilgrims really have the first American Thanksgiving, or does the honor belong to someone else? It all depends on how you look at it.  Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast to learn more."
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