Saturday, March 21, 2020

VGS News & Events: March 22 through March 28, 2020

Coming Events:
The Following Meetings Canceled this Week
Technology SIG Meeting Canceled
Midwest SIG Meeting Canceled
Family History Expo Canceled
Wednesday: March 25, 2020
Online Virtual Expo Replaces Canceled Family History Expo
9:30 am to 3:45 pm
Right from the convenience of your home...
  • You can register for as many of the presentations as you wish, but you need to register individually for each one that you want to attend.
  • You will receive an email with and “join” button for each presentation you’re registered for.
  • There will be door prizes after some of the presentations.
  • You must be registered for that presentation to win.
  • Many presenters will be offering discount codes for their products during their presentations. You will need to attend the presentations to receive the discount codes.
  • Cost: FREE!
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - "Your DNA Guide: Plans for Finding Answers in Your DNA" with Diahan Southard

10:15 to 10:45 a.m. - "5 Steps to Tackling Your Photos- Indentification and Organization" with Maureen Taylor

11:00 to 11:30 a.m. -  "Finding the Right German Place!" with Jim Beidler 
11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - "2020 Trends for Displaying Your Family History" with Janet Hovorka
12:15 to 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 to 1:30 p.m. -  "You CAN Read the Old German Handwriting: Exclusive Peek at the Fun-Filled Online Course" with Katherine Schober

01:45 to 2:15 p.m. - "Create Your Story" with Rick Voight

02:30 to 3:00 p.m. - "What's New in Family Tree Maker" with Mark Olsen 

03:15 to 3:45 p.m. - "Visiting Georgia--Find Your Ancestors!" with Karen Molohon

Gen News and Announcements:

NOTICE: Temporary Family History Library Closure:

"Out of concern for the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City will temporarily close starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice. This closure is to support preventive efforts to control the spread of COVID-19."
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Opportunity Knocking:

The Legal Genealogist
"All of the events where The Legal Genealogist was to speak have been cancelled into early May, and it’s almost certain that there will be more cancellations ahead.
Which means…
All of a sudden there’s time on my hands." And your hands too!
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A Reading List to Stay at Home With:

Kitty Cooper
"Since you are all carefully practicing social distancing in order to do your part to slow this pandemic, I put together some DNA focused reading recommendations. I am very grateful to my kindle app which makes it easy to get books."
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620 Free Online School Record Collections from the Mid West States:

The Ancestor Hunt
"Those can be found on the Yearbooks Page. I'm talking about actual school records, such as enrollment, attendance, and grade reports for example. These are interesting source documents because they might record the students age, birth date and location, and possibly their parents names."
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5 Things You Need to Know About Researching UK Ancestors:

Family History Daily
"When we ponder exploring jolly old Great Britain and Northern Ireland with its pastures of green, sprinkled with ancient castles and quaint village cottages, it may seem like a research slam-dunk for any seasoned genealogist. Why not? Their history goes back for hundreds upon hundreds of years. Plus, their native language is English, right?"


What’s New in Windows 10’s 20H1 Update, Arriving Spring 2020:

How-To Geek
"Microsoft is already working on Windows 10’s 20H1 update. Expected sometime around May 2020, this is Windows 10 version 2004. It’s much bigger than Windows 10’s November 2019 update but still feels like a collection of useful improvements."
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Alternate Sources for Death Records:

Ancestry 5 Minute Find
"What do you do when you can't find your ancestor's death record? There are other records that can help. Amy Johnson Crow shows several examples of alternate sources for civil death registrations."
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Using to Your Advantage

Legacy Family Tree
"With every subscription service, there are nuances. What is free? What will you have to pay for? How can I best use this tool, efficiently, but effectively? Where are their mistakes? How can I find what I need, even when I cannot seem to find it? Come learn my tricks about"
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA
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