Oct 12, 2020
News You Can Use and Share!
- The National Genealogical Society and the Federation of
Genealogical Societies officially merged on 1 October 2020.
- Vivid-Pix launches a new version of their RESTORE software for
Windows and macOS with new features.
- MyHeritage has just refreshed the data for its Theory of Family
Relativity for the third time since its release, expanding the
connections you can make with DNA matches with other users.
- Findmypast has released: Swiss Emigrants to the American
Colonies, 1733-1734; Emigrant [Church of England] Ministers to the
Americas; Winthrop Fleet Passenger List, 1630; London, Black Poor,
1786; Sierra Leone Resettlement Scheme, 1787; Caribbean Marriage
Index, 1591-1905; and new Devon Burials.
- FamilySearch, American Ancestors.org, and the General Society
of Mayflower Descendants announce that more than 10K Mayflower
Society member applications and family trees have been placed
- FamilySearch will present RootsTech Connect, a free virtual
conference on 25-27 February 2021. Registration is open at https://www.rootstech.org.
- Drew recaps the huge new and expanded collections at
DNA Segment with Diahan Southard
Drew asks Diahan about why different family members have
different DNA matches.
Cyndi Ingle reminds us that life is short.
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- Lisa asks about the status of RootsMagic 8 and whether it will
run on her MacBook Pro. We plan to interview Bruce Buzbee, the
RootsMagician, when the new version of the software is
- Margaret is transcribing plantation journals from the 1840s to
1860s for two plantations in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, owned
by William Taylor and wife Lucy Lewis Thom Taylor. She asks for
advice about where to place originals and place them online.
- Laura shares information about a transcription resource used by
archives, universities, libraries, and others called From the Page
- Marianna, Victor, and Nancy all wrote about downloading
Ancestry messages and describing their methods of doing so.
- Robert is a genealogist and a licensed private investigator. He
would like to help others and asked for suggestions about the best
ways to let yourself be known.
- Kim wrote about Jim’s experiences with his half-brother and her
own similar experiences.
- Neal is writing an extensive family genealogy book and asked
for recommendations about using Ahnentafel formats for the
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