Thursday, February 4, 2016

6 Feb 2016 Workshop More Scanning by Gary Brock

We will be moving to the next step in scanning Saturday.

Please bring your Laptop and document or picture and a thumb drive to this event.

You will learn hands on and learn how to Scan.

Please be ready by 1 pm to start so come a bit before for setting up.

Gary Brock with assistance from Shirley Becker and others will be there to
guide you.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

More News, More Exciting Information

My most exciting one is the matching of Roots Magic to Ancestry.  We have to wait for it but Hurray for Bruce Buzbee.  The 11 months will go quick and maybe it will happen before then.

Also FTM has been taken over? by MacKiev.  This clip from Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC
Hurray Leland M for the news.

Now – the good part!
MacKiev will continue to produce Family Tree Maker for Mac – and take on Family Tree Maker for Windows as well,

Leland's group also has a new guide for cellphone and tablet users.
Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research – Now Shipping & 10% Off thru RootsTech!

See I told you to get started, set a goal and join the fray of fun as we dig, research and find clues.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Gearing UP for Research

Gearing Up for Research.

Well, a major storm just pounded us a bit. Neighbor lost half a tree in two separate time frames between afternoon and midnight.

Changes are coming are you preparing?  Been supplying you with different urls to practice your
research skills.

Don't you just love when you get a name and two different dates and two different places and you have no knowledge of either of them.

Then you get a document that actually mentions both but it is so confusing to determine who is who to whom.  I have diagramed and out lined the family twice tonight and then I was looking at Mass. Records to see if there was more data to resolve issues.

Did you try those urls and see if different information was given from another site?

BTW, Black History Month is happening now. Today was also Selfie day for Genealogists if it mattered to you.   Sounds like they are attempting another day to remember.

A Channel 10 news team was injured by a falling tree today. I heard they both had broken legs. But that is only hear say.  I am not there.

Do you research a topic to verify if true when family mentions it?  Do not let it go 50 years and discover it was an assumption and not a fact. A partial fact but not all a fact.

Did you join one new group to assist in research this year?  If not afford fees, go to Rootweb and use the lists or join the area and post there often. These are free places to research.

Start a blog with your stuck names and work only a couple at a time to not get overwhelmed.

Now off to read Stuart Wood book to return to the library.

Much success this new year one month is already gone only 11 left to go.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

New Places to Go that Won't Break the Bank.

Places to Go

I received my CA-SCGS today in the mail.  It is a great post for Researchers wanting to expand their
knowledge with out going out of state. It also gives you a chance to be exposed to different speakers we seldom, if ever get in our neck of the woods.

[CA-SCGS] Upcoming SoCal Genealogy Events - February/March 2016

See the places we could go and the speakers we can be exposed to.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Head's Up, New Sources to See

Dear Myrtle wrote about this site.  She liked it and used it.

Bill West did his FindMyPast sites today and  the topics are awesome for
us to find ancestors.  Early Marriages, Births, Deaths etc.

 a teaser

Explore over 166,000 new records spanning four centuries of Manx history to reveal when, where and to whom your relatives were married.

UpFront with NGS

Vanderburgh County (Indiana) Documentary Treasures Found!

Also in looking on Ancestry I found a book: The Gibson Pioneers of Liberty Township,
Guernsey, Ohio.     Very interesting read.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Wednesday 27 Jan 2016 Gena Philibert-Ortega Presenting

Bonita-Sunnyside Library  at 4375 Bonita Rd, near Sheriff's Office, is hosting in the Community Room, Gena Philbert-Ortega.

She will be talking about (Remember the Lades; Finding Your Female Ancestors).

She will present her 5 step process for researching and finding female ancestors.

The time is 12:30 to 2:30 pm in the Community Room.

Refreshments will be available.

The business meeting, I was told will be at the end of presentation?  Not being at the last board meeting and changes afoot.

The speaker is a well known Genealogist whom worked on the Genealogy Road Show in 2013.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A Free Weekend-- FindMyPast news from Thomas MacEntee

Thomas MacEntee  at  announced. 

Findmypast has announced that this weekend, they will be opening up their archives and giving unlimited free access to billions of records and newspaper pages from all over the world. From 7am on Friday, January 22nd to 7am on Monday, January 25st (EST), absolutely everyone will have access to Findmypast’s comprehensive collections of historical records and innovative research tools.

Much information to be found here. But for some reason could  not find the live link to post for you all to go read this yourselves.

There are four links to access the areas that will be open and free.

Thomas Thanks, I will add the links here:

Find out more at Findmypast’s dedicated Free Weekend page.
Terms & conditions: Free access lasts from 07:00am (EST) on Friday 22nd January 2016 until 06:59am (EST) on Monday 25th January 2016. To access the records you will need to be signed in at Findmypast: you can register for free using your name, email address and country of residence. The free access excludes the 1939 Register, UK Electoral Registers (2002-2013) and the UK Companies House Directors (2002-2013) record sets. Free access is subject to our fair usage policy: each account may view up to a maximum of 1,000 records per day.