Friday, May 26, 2017

Genealogy News Bytes - 26 May 2017

Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last two days include:

*  The SCGS Genealogy Jamboree Mobile App for iOS and Android is available for download to your device (Search for SCGS2017).  Users can stay organized, receive information, personalize your schedule, take notes, obtain handouts, connect with colleagues, and more.  See

*  Legacy Family Tree has updated their new Version 9 family tree software (to - see

*  Diane Richard on the Upfront With NGS blog tells us that Library of Congress has put Sanborn Insurance Maps Online (FREE for anyone to access!).

*  World War II Records on are FREE through 29 May 2017 in honor of Memorial Day.  See

*  All Military Records on are FREE through 29 May 2017 in honor of Memorial Day.  See

*  Findmypast added records from Surrey, Derbyshire, Essex, Sussex, Ireland, Australia and Vermont this week - see list and links here.

*  TheGenealogist added 4.5 million records to their Passenger Lists Collection - see

*  Four webinars from the Surname Society 2017 Annual Conference have been added to the Family Tree Webinars archives - see for speakers and topics.

*  A new addition to the Family Tree Webinars archive this week is "WikiTree Free for All Without a Free-for-All" by Eowyn Langhoff (free until 31 May) - see

*  The DeartMYRTLE YouTube Channel has the May 22nd "Mondays With Myrt" Hangout on Air discussed blogging, personal history, Tony Proctor's interactive trees, and more.  See

*  The BYU Family History Library YouTube Channel has a new video by James Tanner titled "Critical Analysis of Researching in Depth" - see

*  The Dallas Genealogical Society is having a two-day Summer Seminar - “Sources, Storytelling & DNA” with featured speakers Lisa Louise Cooke, Sunny Morton, and Diahan Southard. To be held August 4 and 5, topics of the eight sessions cover Google tools (including Google Earth), genetic genealogy, writing your story, newspapers and religious records research methodologies, and incorporating videos into your family history.  See


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