Saturday, March 7, 2020

VGS News & Events: March 8 through March 14, 2020

Coming Events:
Monday: March 9, 2020
Italian Genealogy SIG Meeting
1:00 PM in the Atlanta Room in the Savannah Center
Monday: March 9, 2020
7:00 PM Live Webinar
Topic: “Blacksheep Ancestors and Their Records”
There is still time to register:
Handout is available on our website under "Members Only"
Tuesday: March 10, 2020
Preserving Family History SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Destin Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Topic: "Video Capture of Family History" - Tom Sodeman
Wednesday: March 11, 2020
Irish Genealogy SIG Meeting
10:00 AM in the Osceola Room at the Chula Vista Recreation Center
Wednesday: March 11, 2020
New to Genealogy SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Neptune Beach Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center
Topic: "Where to Begin & Genealogy Software"
Thursday: March 12, 2020
German Genealogy SIG Meeting
9:30 AM in the Reliance Room at the Late Miona Recreation Center
Saturday: March 14, 2020
African American SIG Meeting
2:30 PM in the Jasmine Room at the Hibiscus Recreation Center

Gen News and Announcements:

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 2 March 2020

"Explore over a million new, free, historical records this week from France, Ireland, and Africa.  Search additional in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru, England, Colombia, Chile, Jamaica, and the United States (CA, HI, IA, MS, NC, PA, TN, VA, WI), plus the Native American Census and Public Records."
Search now...

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 24 Feb. 2020

"Browse nearly 1M new free, historical records on FamilySearch this week from Spain, France, England, Finland, and Sierra Leone. Additional new records are searchable from Austria, American Samoa, Colombia, Peru, Jamaica, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Canada, and the United States (AK, CA, HI, IN, IA, LA, MI, MN, MT, NC, PA, SC, UT, VA)."
Search now...

Sneak Preview: FamilyTreeDNA’s myOrigins Version 3.0

"Thursday afternoon at RootsTech, Dr. Paul Maier, Population Geneticist for Family Tree DNA presented a sneak peek at their ethnicity product, myOrigins 3.0.
I’m glad to be out from under non-disclosure now so I can talk about version 3, as this update promises to be amazing in more ways than one."
Continue reading... Continues to Grow & Make Records Available:

"Ancestry is the industry leader with the largest family history record collection in the world, and it keeps growing. We have a long-term commitment to records, increasing our investment each of the last four years, totaling more than $300 million over 20 years. This continued global investment demonstrates the value Ancestry places on historical records in enabling members to make new discoveries."
Continue reading...

Georgia Adds 206 Historical Newspaper Titles in Winter 2020 Update:

The Ancestor Hunt
"The Digital Library of Georgia just announced that 206 titles have been added during the fall of 2019 to the Georgia Historic Newspapers website."
Continue reading...

770 Free Online School Record Collections from the Southern States:

The Ancestor Hunt
"Do you research school records? I'm not talking about yearbooks. Those can be found on the Yearbooks Page. I'm talking about actual school records, such as enrollment, attendance, and grade reports for example."
Continue reading...
Combining Genetics With Genealogy To Identify The Dead In Unmarked Graves:
Genealogy à la carte

"The method developed by Montreal researchers to identify the remains of a man, who died in 1833, may lead to identifying many of the thousands of remains in unmarked graves in Quebec’s old cemeteries."
Continue reading...


The Top 10 Email Scams:

"Internet scams are nearly as old as the internet, and many have roots in cons that existed before the internet. Malware protection software doesn't help much with many of these types of scams. These scams rely on tricking the user, they don't deliver malicious software."
Continue reading...


Favorite Genealogy Myths Debunked:

Ancestry 5 Minute Find
"Spend five minutes with Anne Gillespie Mitchell and you'll learn how hints power users get the most of their hints."
Watch now... 


Mining the Newspaper Databases on MyHeritage for Your Family History:

Legacy Family Tree
"Newspapers can provide information about births, deaths, marriages, moves, business, naturalization's, court cases, and more. MyHeritage provides access to several newspaper databases. This class provides an overview of what is available and techniques to help improve your chances of finding information about your relatives."
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Janice M. Sellers
Learn more or Register for this webinar...

LucidChart and Other Tools for Genetic Genealogy:

Legacy Family Tree
"In addition to company tools and traditional third-party tools, genetic genealogists find themselves adapting tools to help achieve their research goals. For example, LucidChart is a charting tool that allows genealogists to create dynamic family tree diagrams. We will examine this and other tools genetic genealogists can use in their daily research."
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Learn more or Register for this webinar...

The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon: March 12-13, 2020

Legacy Family Tree
"Join us in making history as we embark on The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon, where you will learn how to trace your ancestors from the world's top genealogists and educators. From advanced Googling to DNA, from The Great Lakes to Australia and Germany, there's something for everyone... in every time zone. And thanks to and MyHeritage, the entire event is free! Pop in for a session or two, or stick around for the full 24 hours — it's completely up to you. There will even be time for Q&A and door prizes. If you can't join us in real time, we've got you covered: all recordings will be available absolutely free for a week."
Starts Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Various
Learn more or Register for this marathon...

No comments: