Monday, September 17, 2018

Something Learned Yet Forgotten

Something  Learned Yet Forgotten  


  Amazing how much our brain can retain and yet forget.  Then bring back at the weirdest of times, for us to remember or to use.

  Yes, we all learn and then it is filed away for a rainy day and yet many times the rainy day does not come.  Yet someone will say something and suddenly you remember something you wish you had kept in closer filing system.

 This last week having being reminded of that, thought I would share that thought.

  You have been told to check records, all records, yes all records, what you have been told may not be the answer to the quiz.

  Records can be DAR or SAR Applications and Acceptances. Deeds to various people in the neighborhood, Wills, Probate Records,  Applications to other genealogical groups that require lineage.

 Recently learned that their are more organizations than we are aware of.  At least I wasn't aware of some of them.  Yes,  I knew of the Mayflower group, I did not know of the Rhode Island group and other early states groups for preserving their past.

 When at NGS in Michigan I talked to the people in charge of the groups: DAR, SAR, and a couple more. Learning that local units do not always have the same data as headquarters.  The example was my/our Alexander Duvall 11.  Friend here tried to help and could not find data.  When I presented this data at the hall in Grand Rapids the lady looked up smiling and said,"See he is right here and yes he is DAR available if you have documents".  She was so nice and smiling and the others looked over and said, O YES, You are a DAR TO BE. They even gave me some more papers to read etc.  Finally after 20 years of asking on the west coast, the east coast accepts my ancestor.

When in doubt do not blame the local members they are not always given all data. Write to the headquarters if you think you should be long to any organization.  

 Well I was busy when I arrived home and only recently did a follow up on another surname that had no ancestors.  Well the SAR Applications found my missing ancestor.  Now to try on other missing ancestors.

 This could be fun learning more names because of the applications names attached also.

 Best of  Luck in your hunt.



Sunday, September 9, 2018

Heads Up - New Event, NEHGS Event Oakland, CA

 Saturday, September 22, 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
In partnership with the California Genealogical Society
with Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, Director of the Great Migration Study Project and Christopher C. Child, Senior Genealogist of Newbury Street Press and Editor of Mayflower Descendant

Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel, One Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621
Cost: $125, includes five lectures and lunch

More data can be gleaned here and you can sign up.
https://my.americanancestors.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=641


I found the fees to be reasonable and  wanted all to be aware of this event.


Questions? Email education@nehgs.org or call 617-226-1226.

Friday, September 7, 2018

From My Heritage by Dan Horowitz- AWESOME NEWS

Hi Susi,
I'm delighted to let you now about a new partnership between MyHeritage, and British Retailer WHSmith. For the first time, MyHeritage DNA tests are now available to purchase in retail stores in Europe.
Under the new partnership WHSmith distributes a unique product named MyHeritage Family History Discovery Kit, which bundles MyHeritage’s popular at-home DNA test with 3 months of access to MyHeritage’s Complete plan, which includes all family tree features and historical records on MyHeritage, seamlessly integrated with the DNA test results.
This allows consumers to receive detailed ethnicity reports and connect with their relatives around the world through the power of DNA testing, and utilize MyHeritage’s 9-billion-strong collection of historical records and family tree tools to embark on a journey to uncover their family history.
The distribution of the kits via local retail stores caters to the surging demand for at-home DNA testing throughout Europe.
Please find more information in the official press release below.
Regards,
Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy Expert

MyHeritage Partners with British Retailer WHSmith to Distribute DNA Kitel Aviv, IsLondon, United Kingdom, September 7, 2018 — MyHeritage, Europe’s leading service for DNA testing and family history, announced today the launch of a retail partnership with WHSmith. This marks the first partnership of its kind for MyHeritage in the UK, and the first time that MyHeritage DNA tests will be available for purchase in retail stores in Europe.
Under the new partnership WHSmith distributes a unique product named MyHeritage Family History Discovery Kit, which bundles MyHeritage’s popular at-home DNA test with 3 months of access to MyHeritage’s suite of premium online genealogy services. This allows consumers to receive detailed ethnicity reports and connect with their relatives around the world through the power of DNA testing, and to utilize MyHeritage’s 9-billion-strong collection of historical records and family tree tools to embark on a journey to uncover their family history.

The distribution of the kits via local retail stores caters to the surging demand for at-home DNA testing throughout Europe, and in the UK in particular. The affordable price of the MyHeritage Family History Discovery Kit available through WHSmith, £89, makes it an ideal gift for the Christmas season ahead.

The MyHeritage DNA test is notable for its ease of use. It involves a simple 2-minute cheek swab. In addition to the DNA test, the Family History Discovery Kit comes with 3 months of access to MyHeritage’s Complete plan, which includes all family tree features and historical records on MyHeritage, seamlessly integrated with the DNA test results.
“Interest in DNA testing and family history research in the UK market has skyrocketed lately,” said Akiva Glasenberg, MyHeritage’s Business Development Manager. “We have created a unique bundled product to satisfy this need and are pleased to offer it to UK consumers through selected WHSmith High Street stores. Customers can look forward to discovering their ethnic origins and family history and making use of MyHeritage’s vast DNA database and historical record collections to make new connections with their relatives in the UK and overseas.” 
The MyHeritage Family History Discovery Kits are on sale in 200 WHSmith High Street stores, as well as online via www.whsmith.co.uk.MyHeritage is Europe’s leading service for family history and DNA testing. As technology thought leaders, MyHeritage has transformed family history into an activity that is accessible and instantly rewarding. Its global user community enjoys access to a massive library of historical records, the most internationally diverse collection of family trees and groundbreaking search and matching technologies. Launched in November 2016, MyHeritage DNA is a technologically advanced, affordable DNA test that reveals ethnic origins and previously unknown relatives. Trusted by millions of families, MyHeritage provides an easy way to find new family members, discover ethnic origins, and to treasure family stories, past and present, for generations to come. MyHeritage is available in 42 languages and is the most popular family history and DNA service throughout Europe. www.myheritage.com
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Monday, September 3, 2018

Ray Dee Jones Sr and Dorothy Inez Hoffman Jones

  Happy Anniversary to you both.  I hope your day of Happiness is perfect.
 
  We Miss You Here on EARTH

   
Genealogists, Historians, do not forget to fill in the blanks on your time line with activities that happened in their lifetime.


 Seeing Pres. Ford's Museum brought back many memories that had disappeared until we wandered through the various rooms and looked and read the various displays.

Yes touring a Presidential Museum may help you fill in some of your blanks or to recall something that can help you move forward.

Blessed Labor Day 2018.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Bonita- Sunnyside Library 1 to 4 Pm 1 Sept.

We will be covering more topics from Grand Rapids.

How some family members unknown can help. is part of one theme.

How distant relatives some times hold the answer, don't ignore them.  also will be discussed.

1 to 4 PM    

10 more topics to cover.  Save the Nov 3 date for special presentation being given by : Randy Seaver, John Finch and I.  


Sunday, August 26, 2018

How Social Media Can Help Your Research.



Last evening we  reviewed some more of the classes I attended in Grand Rapids, Mi for NGS.

It was fun to see them look at each other and say,"That makes sense".  The side bar is, it makes sense but do we think of it when doing research.  That is the difference.

Maureen Taylor gave 5 reasons for using Social Media:

1. Share  Photos and Family History

2. Mobile Friendly, + can use on the go, it's free.
     It’s really easy to use. Download the apps and sign up for a free account. You can view
     or upload images and information. All your favorite genealogy companies have social
     media pages.

3. Social Media: It can be Cousin Bait.
    She suggested using Hashtags.{We all knew what they did but not how to do them. We will have a
    class on how to use them} (to me it will be a short cut to locate research material or names)
 
4. Networking with Other Genealogists,
    Collaborate with relatives, meet professional genealogists,Talk about your research or
    ask for help when you need it.
 
5. Keeping up with the Latest News
    From news feeds, to posts by other genealogists to user groups/focus groups, social

    media is the leading way to stay up to date with new record sources and tools.
 
    Including Social Sites: Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, etc. 

    She recommends using your key surname and making a private site, for all researching that name       on Facebook program.

She had so many other wise words to share and she is as great today as she was the first time I met her many years ago at Jamboree.

This got lost.. Here it is.

Daughter and Father Reunited My Heritage.com's help

Hi Susi,


We’re pleased to share this emotional reunion between a father and daughter who recently met for the first time, live on The Today Show, thanks to MyHeritage DNA.
New Hampshire social worker Kim Fairbank, 51, always knew that she was adopted. After a rough and complicated childhood, she yearned to connect with her biological family. Kim searched for more than 20 years until she took a MyHeritage DNA test.
She got the match of a lifetime: her biological father.
Read more about Kim’s search and her much-anticipated reunion with her father on the MyHeritage blog.  
Share this powerful reunion story and let others know how MyHeritage DNA is changing the lives of people around the world.

Best regards,
The MyHeritage team
Best regards,

Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy Expert



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Daniel.  Thanks for this information.