Saturday, November 2, 2019

VGS News & Events: 3 November through 9 November, 2019

Coming Events:
Monday: November 4, 2019
Jewish Genealogy SIG Meeting:
10:00 AM in the MacArthur Room at the Eisenhower Recreation Center
Monday: November 4, 2019
Roots Magic SIG Meeting:
2:30 PM in the New Smyrna Room at the Recreation Center
Tuesday: November 5, 2019
Adoption & Mystery KIN SIG Meeting
9:00 AM in the Tea Room at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center
Note: Meeting Location Change for November Meeting Only

Wednesday: November 6, 2019
French Canadian Genealogy SIG Meeting:
9:00 AM in the Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Recreation Center
Thursday: November 7, 2019
Eastern European Genealogy SIG Meeting:
1:00 PM in the Daytona Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Friday: November 8, 2019
Genetic Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Rhett Butler Room at the Savannah Center
Presentation: "DNA Show & Tell"

Gen News and Announcements:

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 14 October 2019

"This week, added over 1 million new, free, historical records from France Marriages (1546-1924), and another million records from Uruguay Passenger Lists (1888-1980.) Other countries include England, Sweden, Uruguay and the United States, including Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York and Ohio."
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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 21 October 2019

" added over 4.4 million new, free, historical records this week from the 1860 United States Census (Slave Schedule).  Additional countries include American Samoa, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, England, France, Guatemala, Peru, South Africa, Ukraine, Wales and the United States, including AL, AK, CA, DE, FL, GA, HI, LA, MD, MS, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, VA, and WI."
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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

"Today, 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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Stop Hiding Your Old Family Photos! 14 Ways to Put Them on Display...

Family History Daily
"If you’ve been itching to dig out those dusty old shoeboxes and piles of inherited photo albums but you’re just not sure where to start - read on. It’s time to think outside the frame and discover some new and exciting ways to display old family photos around your home."
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6 Unique Family Tree Craft Projects To Keep You Busy This Winter:

Family History Daily
"If you’re a family historian who happens to also be a fan of crafts and DIY projects, you probably know this: the family history projects that are truly worth the time to make (and some do take some serious time!) are those that can be artfully displayed in your home, given as gifts and, of course, handed down to future generations."
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What’s the Best Antivirus for Windows 10? (Is Windows Defender Good Enough?)

How-To Geek
"Windows 10 won’t hassle you to install an antivirus like Windows 7 did. Since Windows 8, Windows now includes a built-in free antivirus called Windows Defender. But is it really the best for protecting your PC–or even just good enough?"
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Is Tracing Your Health History Important in Your Genealogy Research?

Ancestral Findings
"Is getting your family health history done an important part of your genealogy research? It can be. In this episode I’ll give you need to know about getting tested."
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Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure

Legacy Family Tree
"Australia (and the rest of the world), is very fortunate to have free access to Trove - a website of the National Library of Australia. Trove contains many digitised newspapers, some from all the Australian States and Territories up to 1954. While not every paper ever printed has been digitized there is a wide selection. But the Trove site is not just newspapers but also has Picture Australia, theses, maps, and now the New South Wales and Commonwealth Government Gazettes. There are a number of ways to make your search more directed and ways to organize your research using the site."
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Helen V. Smith
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Understanding Ethnicity Estimates:

Legacy Family Tree
"Learn how and when ethnicity estimates can be useful. Several case studies where ethnicity estimates helped solve the genealogy mystery will be covered. This talk covers: 1. How ethnicity estimates are generated and the ancestral time frame they reflect 2. Differences between the DNA testing companies 3. Additional tools to further explore ethnicity estimates 4. How to identify situations in which they can be very helpful 5. Several examples where ethnicity estimates helped solve a genealogy mystery will be covered."
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Mary Eberle, JD
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