Virtual Conference for Early New England, 14 July 2018

I love virtual conferences.  Lots of great content without the travel costs.  This Saturday, 14 July, 2018, the New England and Historical Genealogical Society is hosting their first virtual conference, titled "Researching 17th-Century New England: Genealogy, History, Legacy."  The cost is $125.  Lectures can be viewed live, noon to 6pm Eastern time, or after the… Continue reading Virtual Conference for Early New England, 14 July 2018

DNA in the News, Solving More Police Cases

DNA has been in the news a lot lately.  It started with the announcement that police had likely identified the Golden State Killer by using DNA matches to his DNA on Gedmatch.  Now additional cases are using similar methods. This weekend the New York Times published an article about five additional police cases.  The article… Continue reading DNA in the News, Solving More Police Cases

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Genealogy Jamboree Early Bird Pricing Extended to Saturday, April 21st

Good news from the Southern California Genealogy Society, host of the annual Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank.  The early bird pricing for the Jamboree  until this Saturday, April 21st.  This year the conference will be held June 1-2, with optional classes on May 31st. Have you attended the Genealogy Jamboree?  It is a fabulous opportunity to hear… Continue reading Genealogy Jamboree Early Bird Pricing Extended to Saturday, April 21st

General Society of Mayflower Descendants to Digitize Applications and Documentation

The latest issue of the American Ancestors magazine from the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is filled with information about the upcoming 400th anniversary of the Mayflower, in 2020.  There is lots of good info here, but one article is particularly exciting for this genealogist.  "Digitizing and Making Mayflower Society Applications Available Online!" describes… Continue reading General Society of Mayflower Descendants to Digitize Applications and Documentation

NGS Conference 2018 Streaming Lectures

The conference for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) will be held May 2-5 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this year.  If you are like me and won't be attending in person, NGS offers three packages to watch live streamed lectures from the conference.  I will be purchasing the ten-lecture package again this year.  These is a… Continue reading NGS Conference 2018 Streaming Lectures

MedBetterDNA – Improve the AncestryDNA Experience

Recently I attended seminars by genetic genealogist Blaine Bettinger.  During one of his lectures he recommended MedBetterDNA.  MedBetterDNA is a Chrome extension that brings all the person notes in AncestryDNA to the match list.  It makes notes visible at the top level, so you don't have to click down to a person to see them.… Continue reading MedBetterDNA – Improve the AncestryDNA Experience

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