Friday, May 7, 2021

VGS News & Events: May 9 through May 15, 2021


Monday, May 10
"Researching Graphically – Expanding Your Research with Timelines, Charts, Spreadsheets and Diagrams"
Live Zoom Webinar – 7:00 to 8:00 pm (EDT)
Guest Speaker: Ari Wilkins
Registration is required; visit the Coming Events page on our website for the registration link.


Monday, May 10

Italian SIG

Zoom Meeting – 1:00pm

Coordinator:  Mary Frances Gerace

Tuesday, May 11

Preserving Family History SIG

Zoom Meeting – 2:30pm - 4:20pm

Presenter:  Nancy Schultz

Coordinators:  Nancy Schultz & Sharol Lewis

Wednesday, May 12

Irish Genealogy SIG

Meeting Time:  10:00am – 11:50am

Meeting Location:  Osceola Room @ Chula Vista Rec Center

Coordinator:  Tom Voyles

Wednesday, May 12

New to Genealogy SIG

Meeting Time:  2:30pm – 4:20pm

Meeting Location:  Neptune Room @ Seabreeze Rec Center

Coordinator:  Carol LaSalle

Thursday, May 13

German Genealogy SIG

Zoom Meeting – 9:30am

Coordinators:  Dianne Fedderson & Steve Buhrow

Friday, May 14

Genetic Genealogy SIG

Zoom Meeting – 10:00am – 11:50am

Coordinators:  Sherry Bean & Diann LaRosa


National Archives Foundation

Live Webinar  – Monday, May 10 @ 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America’s First Frontier

It is the mid-18th century, and in the 13 colonies founded by Great Britain, anxious colonists desperate to conquer and settle North America’s “First Frontier” beyond the Appalachian Mountains commence a series of bloody battles. These violent conflicts are wages against the Native American tribes whose lands they covet, the French, and finally against the mother country itself in an American Revolution. In their book Blood and Treasure, best-selling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin tell the true saga of the legendary figure Daniel Boone and the bloody struggle for America’s frontier, as told through the eyes of those who witnessed it. This is a free event but you must register to attend – click HERE.


Latest Updates to MyHeritage Genetic Groups

Tuesday, May 11 @ 10:00pm (EDT)

Presenter:  Daniel Horowitz

Genetic Groups provide exceptional depth and resolution to MyHeritage DNA ethnicity results by pinpointing your origins across 2100+ regions. Join Daniel Horowitz as he presents the latest updates to this fascinating feature and shows you the genealogical insights you can gain from your results. This is a free webinar – advance registration is required – click HERE.

DNA Downer: Strategies for Dealing with DNA Fatigue

Wednesday, May 12 @ 8:00pm (EDT)

Presenter:  Blaine Bettinger, PhD

Many genealogists have been working with their DNA results for several years, and it is natural to feel some fatigue. This is especially true since new matches are coming in at a slower rate. In this presentation we will explore some strategies to fight the fatigue and attach DNA results. This is a free webinar – advance registration is required – click HERE.


Why You Should Check Your Theories of Family Relativity™ Regularly

The Theory of Family Relativity™ is a revolutionary MyHeritage feature that takes all the effort out of working out how you’re related to your DNA Matches. Simply visit your DNA Matches page, and any theories about how you might be related to a given match … continue reading

Ancestry® Launches “Questions and Ancestors™: Black Family History”

On April 21, 2021, launched “Questions and Ancestors™: Black Family History,” an ongoing video content series hosted by Nicka Sewell-Smith, an expert in Black genealogy. Throughout the series, Nicka will help everyday individuals and leaders within the Black community explore their own roots, uncovering the untold stories of their ancestors. Now available on the @Ancestry IGTV, the first … continue reading


Delve into 9.5 million new travel records

At Findmypast, May has begun how April ended - with more exciting new releases. Get all the details on our latest record and newspaper editions ... continue reading

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