Saturday, May 20, 2017

Latest News on Family Tree Maker 2017 Update

I received an email this afternoon with information posted last night on the Family Tree Maker Users Facebook group page:

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FTM 2017 UPDATE 
MAY 19 - 11 PM UTAH TIME (UTC 06:00 )

TEST DRIVE ROLLOUT CONTINUES
We reached out to all who had pre-purchased FTM 2017 with an invitation to take a test drive - 48 hours to try out the new edition under controlled conditions. Nearly all test drivers elect to continue using it rather than rolling back at the end of the two day test period. We've now processed all the new applications received this week and have accepted more than 80% to test drive immediately.

MOST ALTERNATES ACCEPTED
We are continuing to work through those whose applications placed them as "alternates", mostly due to having large or unusual trees. We've now placed more than three quarters of alternates either in test drives or in beta testing. If you're still an alternate, please be patient as we continue to make hundreds of additional places for large trees available daily as we ramp up.

YOU STILL HAVE A CHOICE
Note that you don't have to take the FTM 2017 Test Drive. If you're happily working away on your research in an earlier edition, you're welcome to keep on doing that for now. Ancestry will continue to keep everything but sync working until after the rollout is complete. And we’ll be announcing additional temporary functionality in the next couple of days to support your research until the official launch. Stay tuned.

NEXT STEPS FOR DEVELOPMENT
We're continuing to beta test builds with the streamlined process for syncing changes made on the Ancestry side, and that looks to be coming along nicely. When completed it will allow us to remove all limits from adding FTM 2017 users to the system. We expect to provide a new build to our test drivers in a week or so, and assuming success there, roll it out to the rest of the world shortly after.

STAYING UP TO DATE
Last weekend we sent out our third email in six weeks to update all those who have pre-purchased FTM 2017, and to offer them a test drive. And to date we've posted more than a dozen interim updates here and on our support site as well at https://support.mackiev.com/498640-RELEASE-OF-FTM-2017. We'll continue to post weekly updates here, or more frequently if there is news.

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The email said that I could see comments from beta testers at   http://www.mackiev.com/familytreemaker/betatest/feedback.html.

I am not doing beta testing on FTM 2017 - I was not selected to be a test driver, but I was notified that I would be an alternate.  That's OK, I didn't have time to do it, but my feelings are not hurt.



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2017 National Genealogical Society (NGS) Conference Compendium - UPDATED

This compendium is intended to document genealogy oriented blog posts that come to my attention from attendees at the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Caroline from 10 to 14 May 2017.


1)  Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog:

*  Diversity and Inclusion at NGS 2017 (9 May 2017)

2)  The Ancestry Insider blog:

*  Free Exhibit Hall at #NGS2017GEN (!0 May 2017)
*  NGS Announces Tom Jones Documentation Book at #NGS2017GEN (10 May 2017)
*  FamilySearch: A Global Experience at #NGS2017GEN (16 May 2017)
*  The Science Behind AncestryDNA -- #NGS2017GEN (18 May 2017)

3)  Dick Eastman on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:

*  National Genealogical Society Presents Awards Honoring Excellence in Newsletter Editorship and Service to NGS (10 May 2017)

4)  Colleen G. Brown Pasquale on the Leaves and Branches blog:

*  NGS Conference Day #1: Behind Every Door is a Story (10 May 2017)
*  NGS Conference Day #2: A Day of Experts & Education (11 May 2017)
*  NGS Conference Day #3: Technology & Treasures (12 May 2017)
*  NGS Conference Day #4: Lectures & Lunch (14 May 2017)
*  Book: North Carolina Research; A NGS Conference Purchase (21 May 2017)
*  A.B. Pruitt Books; NGS Conference Purchase (24 May 2017)

5)  Lisa Lisson on the Are You My Cousin? blog:

*  Genealogy Gleanings From NGS 2017 Family History Conference – Part 1 (11 May 2017)
*  Genealogy Gleanings From NGS 2017 Family History Conference – Part 2 (12 May 2017)
*  Genealogy Gleanings From NGS 2017 Family History Conference – Part 3 (18 May 2017)

6)  Sheri Fenley on The Educated Genealogist blog:

*  NGS Conference -- Happy, Happy, Happy! (11 May 2017)

7)  Shelley Murphy on the FamilyTreeGirldotcom blog:

*  It’s time for the 2017 National Genealogical Society Conference, Raleigh, NC. (7 May 2017)

8)  Diane L. Richard on the Upfront With NGS blog:

*  NGS Releases Two New Research Guides: American Indians of Oklahoma and Mississippi (9 May 2017)
*  National Genealogical Society Announces The 2017 Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship (9 May 2017)
*  National Genealogical Society Presents Awards Honoring Excellence in Newsletter Editorship and Service to NGS  (10 May 2017)
*  NGS Releases Two Newly Revised Guide Books for Tennessee and North Carolina (10 May 2017)
*  Excellence in Genealogy Scholarship and Service Honored by National Genealogical Society Awards (12 May 2017)
*  Attending A Genealogy Conference – Something Inexplicable Happens When a Large Group of Genealogists Get Together … (18 May 2017)
*  NGS Conference ... Attendance, Video and Audio Recorded Options ... (19 May 2017)

9)  Harold Henderson on the Midwestern Microhistory blog:

*  Good Times at the NGS 2017 Conference (14 May 2017)

10)  Cheri Hudson Passey on the Carolina Girl Genealogy blog:

*  Skill Building at #NGS2017GEN (18 May 2017)
*  Connecting Youth~A Tennessee High School Ancestor Project at #NGS2017GEN (19 May 2017)
*  Celebration Sunday ~ Genealogy Happy Dance! (21 May 2017)

11)  Tierra Cotton-Kellow on the Pressing My Way blog:

*  #NGS2017GEN My Day One "Traveling" (17 May 2017)
*  #NGS2017GEN Official Day One! (23 May 2017)

12)  Lori Samuelson on the Genealogy at Heart blog:

*  Neat Ideas From the National Genealogical Society Conference (21 May 2017)

13)  Amy on The Genealogy Search blog:

*  #NGS2017GEN Raleigh NGS Excitement (8 May 2017)

If you know of a genealogy oriented blog post about the 2017 NGS Conference that is not on this list, please let me know in Comments to this post or in email at randy.seaver@gmail.com.

I am not attending this years NGS Conference due to family matters at home.

First Published:  Wednesday, 10 May 2017.

Last Updated:  Wednesday, 24May, 9 a.m. PDT.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- The Homes I've Lived In

It's Saturday Night, 
time for more Genealogy Fun!!


For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I challenge you to:


1)  Read Linda Stufflebean's blog post, "Homes In Which I've Lived" on her Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.  


2)  This week, please list the homes in which that you have resided (not just visited) from your birth until the present.

3)  Share your list in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or on Facebook or Google+.  Please provide a link to your list as a comment to this post.

Here's mine:

*  577 Twin Oaks Avenue, Chula Vista, Calif.  This was the first home of my parents, and I spent the first year of my life in this house, a rental.

*  2130 Fern Street, San Diego, Calif.  When my father went into the U.S. Navy in 1944, my mother and I moved into her parents' (Lyle and Emily (Auble) Carringer) home.

*  2114 Fern Street, San Diego, Calif.  When my father returned in early 1946, we moved to the apartment next door, also owned by my mother's parents.  My brother, Stanley, came home to this apartment.  We rented.  

*  2119 30th Street, San Diego, Calif.   In 1947, we moved to the other side of the block into the upstairs apartment at 2119.  My grandparents now lived in the apartment below at 2115 30th.  We rented.  I lived here all through my elementary, junior high, high school and college years.

*  4640 Idaho Street, San Diego, Calif.  In mid-1966, I had graduated from college and had a job and rented an apartment in North Park.  This lasted less than a year.

*  2119 30th Street, San Diego, Calif.  In mid-1967, I got laid off at work and moved back with my parents.

*  1099 Turquoise Street, San Diego, Calif.   In early 1968, I was employed again and moved out to Pacific Beach with my buddy, John, into an apartment.

*  4410 Oregon Street, San Diego, Calif.  The apartment with John didn't work out well, so in the winter of 1968 I moved into a small apartment at the rear of 4408 Oregon Street.  

*  540 C Street, Chula Vista, Calif.  I married Linda in March 1970, and our first home together was a first floor apartment in Chula Vista with a pool.  

*  755 Coleman Court, San Diego, Calif.  We bought our first home in April 1972 in the Otay Mesa neighborhood in south San Diego.  This was the first home for our first daughter, Lori.

*  1154 Via Trieste, Chula Vista, Calif.  We sold the Coleman Court house and moved into a four bedroom home in Chula Vista at the end of a cul-de-sac in April 1975.  This was daughter Lori's second home and daughter Tami's first home.  We are still here!

So I've resided in 11 residences in my life to date.


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Surname Saturday - LNU (England to New England, married Richard Cutter)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  

I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm  up to Ancestor #1889, who is Elizabeth LNU (1620-1662) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through one generation of this LNU family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver (1943-????)

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)


6.  Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
7.  Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977)

14.  Charles Auble (1849-1916)
15.  Georgianna Kemp (1862-1952)

28.  David Auble (1817-1894)
29.  Sarah G. Knapp (1818-1904)

58.  William Knapp (1775-1856)
59.  Sarah Cutter (1785-1878)

118.  Stephen Cutter (1745-1823)
119.  Tabitha Randolph (1752-1841)

236.  William Cutter (1722-1780)
237.  Mary Kent (1726-????)

472.  Richard Cutter (1682-1756)
473.  Mercy Kelsey (1698-1760)

944.  William Cutter (1649-1723)
945.  Rebecca Rolfe (1662-1751)

1888.  Richard Cutter, born 1620 in Newcastle, Northumberland, England; died 16 June 1693 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 3776. Samuel Cutter and 3777. Elizabeth Leatherhead.  He married about 1644 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
1889.  Elizabeth LNU, born about 1620 in England; died 05 March 1662 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Richard Cutter and Elizabeth are:
*  Elizabeth Cutter (1645-1692), married 1664 William Robinson (1640-1693).
*  Samuel Cutter (1647-1693).
*  Thomas Cutter (1648-1690), married 1669 Abigail LNU (1650-????).
*  William Cutter (1649-1723), married 1679 Rebecca Rolfe (1662-1751)
*  Ephraim Cutter (1651-1731), married 1679 Bethia Wood (1659-1731).
*  Gershom Cutter (1653-1738), married 1678 Lydia Hall (1657-1679).
*  Mary Cutter (1657-1711), married 1679 Nathaniel Sanger (1652-1734).

Information about the Cutter families was obtained from:

*  Dr. Benjamin Cutter, The History of the Cutter Family of New England (Boston, Mass. : 1871)

The maiden name of Elizabeth LNU was discussed in:

*  Marsha Hoffman Rising, CG, CGL, FASG, "ENIGMAS #12: Was Elizabeth, Wife of Richard Cutter of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a Daughter of Robert Williams of Roxbury?" The American Genealogist, Volume 74, Number 4 (October 1999), Page 292-298.  

Rising concluded that Elizabeth was not the daughter of Robert Williams of Roxbury.


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