Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Genealogy News Bytes - 30 May 2017

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

*  An interesting newspaper article in the Deseret News in March - "How technology revolutionized family history work in recent decades" by Trent Toone.  Highlights are a history of FamilySearch and comments by David Rencher and Richard Turley.

*  This week's Wednesday's Webinar on Family Tree Webinars features Michael L. Strauss, AG, on "The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors."  Register on the link for the live webinar.  You can watch it for about a week after the live webinar.

*  MyHeritage will host a FREE webinar on Thursday, 1 June 2017, at 9 a.m. EDT (6 a.m. PDT) with Daniel Horowitz presenting "New Features and Best Practices" in MyHeritage.  The webinar can be viewed live and will be archived for later viewing.  See  https://blog.myheritage.com/2017/05/webinar-new-features-and-best-practices/ for details.

*  Episode 193 of the Extreme Genes radio show and podcast with Scott Fisher is available to listen to (or read the transcript) at Episode 193 – Toddler Returned To Family As 1964 Kidnap Victim Learns He Is Not Parents’ Son. CeCe Moore Helps “Paul Fronczak” Find His True Identity.

*  Episode 022 of Drew Smith's Genealogy Connection podcast is available to listen to at  Genealogy Connection #022 - Maureen Taylor, Speaker, Writer, and Photography Expert.

*  Bruce Durie has written an interesting article titled "What Is Genealogy? Philosophy, Education, Motivations and Future Prospects" that is included in the first issue of the new periodical Genealogy.  You can read it and download it at http://www.mdpi.com/2313-5778/1/1/4.

*  MyHeritage announced the release of their autosomal DNA new comprehensive Ethnicity Analysis - see the press release at http://www.geneamusings.com/2017/05/myheritage-launches-new-comprehensive.html

*  Crista Cowan's The Barefoot Genealogist YouTube video series this week is for "Genealogy Methodology: Estimating Dates and Places."  See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXhNj9BWmVQ.

*  This week's Chit Chat Live video on YouTube is on Genealogy Conferences - Past and Present" with Valerie Lair, Cheri Passey, Christine Woodcock and Mary Roddy.  See  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1dEgfnVp5g.

*  American Ancestors recently provided a webinar video by Ann Lawthers on "Resources for Pennsylvania Genealogy," available on YouTube.  See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbjDPwC70_0.


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