Saturday, December 19, 2020

VGS News & Events: December 20 through December 26 2020

Season's Greeting

The Officers and Directors of The Villages Genealogical Society would like to wish you, your families and friends a very Happy  Hanukkah, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy & Healthy New Year. 


Learn more about the seminar here...

Coming Events:

Tuesday, December 22
Midwest SIG Meeting Canceled

Gen News and Announcements:

DNA Tidbit #4: Filter Matches by Country at MyHeritage

"How many of you have ancestors who lived in other countries, either now or at one time? I see all those hands popping up! Me too. At MyHeritage, you can filter your DNA matches by country."

DNA Tidbit #5: What’s Your Goal?

"You probably see this all the time on social media:
“I just got my DNA results. Now what?”
No further information is given. The answer is, “What is your goal?”"

1950 United States Census—Release Date and Research Help

"The date 1 April 2022 can’t come fast enough! Why? Because that is the date of the release of the 1950 United States census. 
When and How Will the 1950 Census Be Released?"

8 Things an Expert Would Definitely Do to Your Family Tree:

Family History Daily
"Experts have experience with a wide array of family trees and their critical eye can catch issues you may never see. They know what the best evidence is and the quickest methods to locate it. And, best of all, they can help you break through barriers you have struggled with for months or years."

New Discoveries Shed Light on Out of Africa Theory, and Beyond:

"For many years, the accepted out-of-Africa Y DNA tree branches and calibration, meaning when that exit occurred, have focused on the exit of a single African lineage, CT-M168 which then, after leaving Africa, was believed to have split into three distinct branches: "


7 Ways To Free Up Hard Disk Space On Windows

How-to Geek
"Hard drives are getting larger and larger, but somehow they always seem to fill up. This is even more true if you’re using a solid-state drive (SSD), which offers much less hard drive space than traditional mechanical hard drives."


Do You Have Irish Genealogy? Use This Handy Surname Guide to Trace Your Heritage

Ancestral Findings
"There are tens of millions of Americans with Irish heritage, and many of them still bear those original Irish surnames with pride. But, where did these surnames originate? More importantly, why does it matter? "
Listen now...  8.01 minutes


The New Ethnicity Estimates:

Legacy Family Tree
"The new Ethnicity Estimate introduce a whole new level of detail to MyHeritage's DNA tests. Learn more about this new presentation and what they can teach you about where you come from."
Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 2:00pm Eastern
Presenter: MyHeritage Webinars

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