Genealogy Jamboree Blog: Jamboree 2016: Last Call for Advance Registration

This is a great conference, particularly for those getting started and moving forward with DNA testing in their research.  This is you last chance for good choices.

 

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[CA-SCGS] Jamboree 2016 – FREE Live Streaming Announced

Here’s a great free resource for homebound genealogists.  Don’t miss this chance to learn from experts.

Ancestry is underwriting the cost of providing free live-streamed sessions from the upcoming Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree.  Here’s a list of the presenters and their topics:

Friday, June 3
FR008  German Immigrant Waves: Contrasts and Sources – James M.Beidler
FR018  Problems and Pitfalls of a “Reasonably Shallow” Search  – Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®, CGL®
FR027  Tracking Migrations and More: The Records of Old Settlers Organizations – Paula Stuart- Warren, CG®, FMGS, FUGA
FR035  Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis – George Goodloe Morgan
Saturday, June 4
SA009  Getting Started with Eastern European Research – Lisa A. Alzo, MFA
SA018  Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research – Cyndi Ingle
SA022  German Names: Their Origins, Meanings, and Distribution – C. Fritz Juengling, PhD, AG®
SA032  Using Military Pension Files to Fill Gaps in Family History – J. H. Fonkert, CG®
SA037  Maximizing Your Use of Evidence – Thomas Wright Jones, PhD, CG®, CGL®, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
SA052  German Genealogy on the Internet: Beyond the Basics – Michael D. Lacopo, DVM
Sunday, June 5 
 
SU009  The Firelands, the Connecticut Western Reserve and the Ohio Territory – Peggy Clements Lauritzen, AG®
SU010  Avoiding Shiny Penny Syndrome with Your Genealogy – Tessa Ann Keough
SU027  All Aboard: Staying on Track with Your Research – Barbara M. Randall
SU031  U. S. Passport Applications – Debbie Mieszala, CG®

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The Ancestry Insider: Monday Mailbox: Genealogy Search Engines

Monday Mailbox: Genealogy Search Engines

The Ancestry Insider's Monday MailboxDear Ancestry Insider,

Hi,

You some time ago (yeah, real helpful) published an article about a search engine where you only had to enter information once and then it would save it while you searched multiple sites, one at a time. I have lost the link. (Getting old and, at 70, starting to suffer from crs:) Thanks.

Regards,
Richard E. A’Hern AFGC, SBH

Dear Richard,

You don’t have to be 70 to have bad memory. I’ve started losing memory with a vengeance. I might remember many years ago reviewing a website that did this, but I can’t remember what it was called.

I’ve dug around more recent articles and found two of interest.

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New Content Added on Newspapers.com

Newspapers.com is available to you at Jackson County Genealogy Library on all patron computers.   Stop by and try out this comprehensive newspaper site.

 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Save $15 on an Annual Subscription Limited time. If you have ancestors from Missouri or surrounding areas, come check out the St. Louis Post-Dispatch! Newspapers.com has issues starting from the newspaper’s inception in 1878. Also included under the St. Louis Post-Dispatch title on Newspapers.com are some issues of the paper’s predecessors, the Dispatch and the Evening Post, dating back to 1874. With a Newspapers.com Basic subscription, you can see issues from 1874 through 1922; or, with a Publisher Extra subscription, access the years previously listed and additional issues from 1923 to April 2016.

Search Now>>

The Post-Dispatch began publishing in December 1878. It was created by Joseph Pulitzer out of two preexisting papers: the Dispatch and the Evening Post

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My new favorite tech tool for genealogists

This post is from Lisa Louise Cooke who describes a tech tool that enables you to easily create videos from your own family history records, photos, documents.  The tool is called Animoto.

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Did Your Ancestor Work in the Clyde Shipyards? – The In-Depth Genealogist

As early as the 15th and 16th centuries, shipbuilding was a major source of commerce in Scotland, particularly in Glasgow along the banks of the River Clyde. The Clyde is the second longest river in Scotland and is ideally situated for trade beyond the shores of Scotland. The tobacco and cotton merchants had a distinct… Read more »

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The Ancestry Insider: Ancestry.com Provides Some Free Educational Opportunities

This post from Ancestry Insider, provides links to short videos featuring well-known genealogy experts.  These videos were made at RootsTech 2016.   Featured in the videos are Pamela Boyer Sayre (land records), Loretta Evans (US Military Pension files) Check these out!

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Findmypast – Genealogy, Ancestry, History blog from Findmypast – Fridays

New records on Findmypast released this Friday.  You can access these records from all patron computers at Jackson County Genealogy Library.  Findmypast has British and British Commonwealth records as well as a growing collection of US records.   Sign in as a “guest” to access these records for free at JCGL. 

This week’s Findmypast Friday marks the release of over 1.4 million British parish records in the third phase of our Westminster Collection.

Also hot off the press this week are new additions to our collection of Kent wills, a massive tranche of updates to our British newspapers and a new browse function for our Irish electoral registers

 

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Florida State Genealogical Society May 2016 Webinar – Blaine Bettinger “Using Free Third-Party Tools to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA”

May FSGS Poolside Chat: 

Although DNA testing companies provide their own analysis of test results, there are free third-party tools that allow test-takers to learn even more about their genomic heritage, including admixture calculators and the identification of genetic cousins. Together we’ll explore some of these tools and learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Join us for this informative presentation.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET

 

You must pre-register to attend:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8511147259318077442
There is no fee to attend. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Source: Florida State Genealogical Society Apr2016 Webinar – Blaine Bettinger “Using Free Third-Party Tools to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA”

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Search guide: Find the birthplace of your British and Irish ancestors – Findmypast – Genealogy, Ancestry, History blog from Findmypast

Do you know the hometown of your ancestors? Our guide will help you find out

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