Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 6 March 2018

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

1)  News Articles:

23andMe Announces Major Update to Ancestry Composition

*  Major Upgrade to the MyHeritage Chromosome Browser for Better Exploration of DNA Matches

*  New FamilySearch Tree Sync (beta) allows FamilySearch users to synchronize their family trees with MyHeritage

*  Findmypast Helps North American Researchers Discover British & Irish Ancestors

Introducing DNA Quest: New pro bono initiative to reunite adoptees with their biological families

Living DNA Previews Unique New “Family Networks” Offering at RootsTech 2018

*  Founders, Fishermen, and Family History Cruise Features Genealogy and History Sail from Boston to Nova Scotia in August 2019

Findmypast Acquires Twile

MyHeritage Science Team’s Research Featured in the Prestigious Journal Science

2)  Record Databases:

FindMyPast Brings New York Catholic Records Online

*  MyHeritage Releases New Collections with 325 Million Historical Records

*  Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 25 February to 3 March 2018

*   Added or Updated Ancestry.com Collections - Week of 25 February to 3 March 2018

3)  Genealogy Education:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar

FamilySearch Classes Presented at RootsTech 2018 Now Online

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 11 a.m. PST:  "Overcoming Brick Walls Caused by Record Loss," by Mary Hill

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Friday, 9 March 2018, 11 a.m. PST: "Secrets in the Attic: Break Down Brick Walls With Home Sources," by Denise May Levenick

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  "Find Your Roots in German Farm Histories," by Gail Blankenau

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  "Perspectives on Combining Genealogy and Genetics," by Gilad Japhet

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  "Ohio and the Early Gathering of the LDS Church," by Peggy Lauritzen

*  Genealogy Gold Podcast:  #168: Tips on Researching Your African-American Family History Before 1870

*  Family Tree Magazine Podcast:  Episode 117 - What’s New in Genetic Genealogy

*  Extreme Genes Podcast:  Episode 227 – Woman Shares Joy Over Find Of Ancestral Civil War Letters

RootsTech 2018 YouTube Video Compendium - Updated 6 March 2018

*  The NextGen Genealogy Network YouTube Channel:  Faces of NextGen Live - Emily Schroeder

*  BYU Family History Library YouTube Channel:  FamilySearch Family Tree Q&A #3 - Kathryn Grant

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel:  MyHeritage DNA Improves Itself!

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel:  What is the Rh Factor in DNA?

*  Legacy Tree YouTube Channel:  Legacy Tree LIVE Working at LTG

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday, March 6,  2018

5)  Neat Stuff:

*  Human Population Through Time

 I’ve been geeking out ever since’ — how an unlikely Jewish genealogist caught the family history bug

*  Sonoma teen Tyler Sievers discovers 20 half-siblings

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 27 February 2018?


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