Saturday, March 13, 2021

VGS News & Events: March 14 through March 20, 2021


Thursday, March 18
Effective Use of GENUKI: England’s Largest Free Genealogy Website 
Live Online Webinar
A Poolside Chat event from The Florida State Genealogical Society
Guest Speaker: Paul Milner, FUGA, M.Div
Registration is required. Visit the FSGS website for the link.


Thursday, March 18
New England Genealogy SIG 
Zoom Meeting:  12:00pm-1:30pm
Coordinator: Christine Courtwright

Friday, March 19
Scandinavian Genealogy SIG 
Coordinator: Per Andersson

MyHeritage Adds Lithuanian-Jewish Historical Records in Coordination with LitvakSIG
MyHeritage, the leading global service for discovering your past and empowering your future, and LitvakSIG, a U.S. non-profit organization providing the primary online resource for Lithuanian-Jewish genealogy research worldwide, jointly announced today the publication of an important compilation of Lithuanian-Jewish historical records by MyHeritage. The records in this collection were originally translated and indexed by LitvakSIG, and represent almost the entire corpus of LitvakSIG's work over more than twenty years. These records have now been added to MyHeritage's historical record database. Read more . . .

How to Hide Gridlines in Google Sheets
If you’re working in Google Sheets, you should already be familiar with its grid-like interface, where cells are separated by borderlines called gridlines. If you want to hide these gridlines from view, however, here’s what you’ll need to do. Read more . . . 

Windows 10: You Have to Try These 2 New Features
The latest major Windows update brought some new tricks for your browser, Start menu and more. Here’s how to use them.

Ancestry® Teams Up with The Home Edit to Share Spring Cleaning Tips
Just in time for spring cleaning, Ancestry® has teamed up with the co-founders of The Home Edit, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, to share advice on how to use Ancestry to help organize your family treasures—so you can not only add beauty to your home but honor and share your loved ones’ memories with more family near and far. Here are Clea and Joanna’s top 5 tips for preserving and sharing family photos, documents, and other heirlooms. Read more . . .

History of Ireland and Your Heritage
Though Ireland only has a population of about 4.9 million, Irish heritage is widespread in the world. It is estimated that nearly 32 million U.S. residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2018; in Britain, it is estimated nearly 6 million residents can claim an Irish heritage two generations back. Are you and your family part of this ancient and amazing culture? You can explore your Irish heritage and history in the . . . continue reading

Reporting on Research: Standards Encourage Better Communication
Tuesday, March 16 @ 8:00pm (EST)    Presenter: Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL
Documenting and sharing are fundamental to a genealogist’s work. Learn guidelines for preparing more informative, accurate, and useful research reports for yourself and others. The webinar shows how observing genealogical standards can improve written communication of research notes and findings. Topics include ten essential characteristics of quality reports, optional report elements, and standards applied to research case examples. - 10 Links You Have to Try
Wednesday, March 17 @ 2:00PM (EST)    Presenter: Devin Ashby is a big website with many different places to go. Have you ever wondered if you could browse recently captured images by locality? What about the best place to go to find hints to add people to the tree? What if you want to share an experience with a friend who doesn’t have an account? Come learn about 10 links you may not know about that you have to try!

Tracing Your War of 1812 British Soldier
Friday, March 19 @ 2:00pm (EST)   Presenter: Paul Milner
Different records are created for officers and enlisted men in the British Army. This lecture uses case studies to trace involvement of officers and enlisted using examples from the War of 1812, though the records are applicable for most pre WWI soldiers, thus much wider appeal.

These are free webinars but do require registration. For more details and to register, click HERE.

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