Friday, January 11, 2019

Genealogy News Bytes - 11 January 2019

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

1)  News Articles:

FindMyPast trials new OCR method for newspapers

*  Bill Filed in Texas to Place 125 Year Embargo Period on Birth Records

Giant 1940 Model of San Francisco Digitally Assembled
2)  New or Updated Record Collections:

New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 11 January 2019

*  TheGenealogist adds Worcestershire baptisms and Wiltshire headstones

*  New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of January 7, 2019

*  Friday Finds 11 Jan 2019

3)  Genealogy Education - Webinars:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar

*  Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for January 2019

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 15 January, 5 p.m. PST:  Visualizing Information for Genealogists, by Margaret R. Fortier

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 16 January, 11 a.m. PST:  What Would You Do If You Had Five Days in Washington, DC?, by Pamela Boyer Sayre

*  Upcoming SCGS Webinar - Wednesday, 16 January, 6 p.m. PST:  Pandemics & Epidemics: Issues of Politics, Economy, and Religion,  by Jean Wilcox Hibben

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Maintaining an Organized Computer, by Cyndi Ingle

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  A Nose for News: 20+ Tips for Getting the Most Out of Newspapers, by Mary Kircher Roddy

4)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts:

*  Genealogy Gems Podcast: Episode 225

*  African Roots Podcast: Episode #434 January 8, 2019

*  Fisher’s Top Tips Podcast: #35… Swedes Often Leave A Helpful Clue In Their Church Records

*  Generations Cafe Podcast:  Episode 16: How to Start a Genealogy Blog

5)  Genealogy Education - Video:

*  WikiTree Scan-a-Thon YouTube Videos:  Channel (4 by 3 p.m. PST)

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube:  Mondays with Myrt - 7 Jan 2019

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube:  WACKY Wednesday GGRG: Great Google Resources for Genealogists

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube:  Mondays with Myrt - 17 Dec 2018

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube:  AmericaGen: Chapters 16 & 17 Wills_Probate

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube:  WACKY Wednesday - Organization Ideas

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  The Basics of Using for Genealogy Research - Tutorial

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube: How to Organize Digital Files for Genealogy Research

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  Let's Talk about Setting Research Goals!

*  Findmypast YouTube:  DNA & Family History | Expert Genealogy Q&A | Findmypast DNA

*  Who Is Nicka Smith? YouTube:  BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 74: Reverse Genealogy, DNA, and Tracing the Living

*  Ancestry YouTube:  Genealogy Goals for 2019 | The Barefoot Genealogist | Ancestry

*  The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society YouTube:  Accessible and Essential New York Genealogy Records from Kinship

*  The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society YouTube:  New York Genealogy: The New York Land Records Indexing Project

*  Ancestral Findings YouTube:  AF-213: What Makes Genealogy So Important?

*  BYU Family History Library YouTube:  4 - Editing Facts and Relationships in FamilySearch - Judy Sharp

*  The In-Depth Genealogist YouTube:  WDYTYA Regina King and Matthew Morrison

6)  Genealogy Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, January 11,  2019

*  Fold3 12th Anniversary Sale – Save 40%!

7)  DNA Success Stories

 50-Year-Old DJ Convicted of 1992 Killing After Police Found Connection Through DNA Database

Family found: DNA test sparks emotional roller coaster for Henderson woman

8)  Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 8 January 2019?


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