Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Welcome to Genealogy News and Education Bytes, posted on Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon, where we try to highlight the most important genealogy and family history news and education items that came across our desktop since the last issue.    


1)  News Articles:




2)  New or Updated Record Collections:





3)  Genealogy Education -- Conferences and Institutes






4)  Genealogy Education - Seminars, Webinars and Online Classes (times are US Pacific):






*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 26 January, 11 a.m.: 

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 27 January, 11 a.m.:  Genealogy Escape Room, by Thomas MacEntee

 *  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Introducing Genetic Groups, by Ran Snir

5)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts:

*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems:  Episode 249: 10 Questions You Need to Ask

*  Research Like a Pro:  RLP 133: Daugherty Case Study Part 1



*  Fisher's Top Tips: #244r - Old Home Movies



6)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube):











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The New MyHeritage Photo Color Restoration Feature Works Really Well

 Like many genealogists and family historians, I have a raft of photographs taken in the 1950s and 1960s that have faded or turned yellowish over time while they hid in albums or boxes of photographs.

The MyHeritage Photo Color Restoration feature was announced to day - see Introducing Color Restoration on MyHeritage   I think it works really well.

Some of the oldest faded family photographs I have from the 1950s to 1970s are these - presented "before" and "after" going through the color restoration process:

1)  My mother, father and paternal grandmother in San Diego in summer 1958.


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2)  Randy, cousin Diana, brother Scott, and brother Stan in Summer 1958 at the San Diego Zoo:


3)  The Seaver-Carringer-Chamberlain-Wood group photo in Summer 1958:



These photographs are really special to me because this was the only time in my life that I met my grandmother Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver in person.  She drove with her daughter Evelyn (Seaver) Wood, son-in-law Walter Wood, and great-granddaughter Diana Soule from Leominster, Massachusetts all the way across the country in the summer of 1958.  My guess is that Walter and Evelyn shared the driving.  They also visited Santa Barbara to see Evelyn's first cousin Bud Richmond.  I am sure they stopped at many places to sightsee on the long road trip which probably took three or four weeks.  I will have to ask Diana where they visited on the way to San Diego and back home.

In San Diego, they stayed with Bess's sister, Emily (Richmond) Taylor, and her daughter Dorothy (Taylor) Chamberlain and her husband Marshall Chamberlain.  My Carringer grandparents are in the last photo also.  

I have tried to restore theses photos before using a photograph editing program, but the MyHeritage Photo Restoration feature works much faster and easier.  I will not bore you with more photos because I have many more to restore!

Thank you, MyHeritage!!

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Disclosure: I receive a complimentary subscription to MyHeritage, and gave received other material consideration in past years. I uploaded my autosomal DNA raw data to their DNA product. This does not affect my objective analysis of MyHeritage products.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

MyHeritage Releases Color Restoration Feature to Bring New Life to Faded Color Photos

 I received this information from MyHeritage today:

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MyHeritage Releases Color Restoration Feature to Bring New Life to Faded Color Photos

MyHeritage In Color™ expanded, now beautifully restores faded color photos using AI technology licensed from DeOldify

Tel Aviv, Israel & Lehi, Utah, January 25, 2021 — MyHeritage, the leading global service for discovering your past and empowering your future, announced today the release of color restoration for faded color photos. A major enhancement to MyHeritage’s advanced suite of photo tools, color restoration revives the authentic colors in faded photos, with exceptional results.

Color restoration is ideal for old color photos from the 1950’s through the 1990’s, where the chemistry of printed photos stored in albums did not withstand the test of time and caused the colors to fade or turn yellow. The technology for color restoration was licensed exclusively from DeOldify, created by deep learning experts Jason Antic and Dana Kelley, and was integrated into MyHeritage. It accurately restores a photo’s original colors and sharpens the image in the process. Color restoration is a powerful new addition to MyHeritage In Color™, the company’s flagship photo feature for colorizing black and white photos, which was also developed by DeOldify and licensed exclusively by MyHeritage.

MyHeritage In Color™ and another AI-based feature, the MyHeritage Photo Enhancer, were released last year and have been used by consumers over 20 million times. Both have gone viral, received high acclaim, and have inspired a renewed appreciation for historical photos among consumers.

“In 2020, MyHeritage became the top online destination for colorizing, enhancing, and sharing historical photos,” said Gilad Japhet, Founder and CEO of MyHeritage. “The addition of color restoration to our robust suite of photo features offers the incredible opportunity to bring cherished childhood memories back to life, and to share the beautifully revived photos with our family and friends. Nostalgia doesn't get any sweeter than this!”

"We're thrilled that our cutting-edge color restoration model will be enjoyed by the community as part of MyHeritage In Color™", said Jason Antic and Dana Kelley, founders of DeOldify. "So much effort has gone into creating this software, and we can think of no better partner for bringing it to the market than MyHeritage, a company that is defined by innovation and whose mission is to make family history more accessible to people all over the world.”

Integration into the MyHeritage platform

Millions of people around the world use the MyHeritage platform to discover their family history and digitally preserve their family photos. With world-class technologies for colorizing and enhancing photos, and now with the addition of color restoration, MyHeritage offers cutting-edge tools that provide new perspectives on family history.

Color restoration is available on the MyHeritage platform on the web and on MyHeritage’s free mobile app for iOS and Android. The mobile app includes a built-in scanner so users can digitize family photos stored in physical albums. When a photo is uploaded to MyHeritage, the system automatically determines if the photo is black and white (or sepia), or was originally taken in color. Photos that were originally black and white can be colorized, and those that were taken in color can have their original colors restored. Color-restored photos can easily be shared with family and friends on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and other social media. Restoring colors does not modify the photo, but creates a separate copy on MyHeritage alongside the original.

MyHeritage In Color™ is a freemium feature on MyHeritage. Users can restore the colors in 10 photos for free, after which continued use requires a subscription.

Please see some incredible examples in our blog post here and read more information in the press release below.



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Disclosure: I receive a complimentary subscription to MyHeritage, and gave received other material consideration in past years. I uploaded my autosomal DNA raw data to their DNA product. This does not affect my objective analysis of MyHeritage products.

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Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 25 January 2021

 Here are the highlights of my family history and genealogy related activities over the past week:

1)  Moderated the Chula Vista Genealogical Society DNA interest Group meeting on Wednesday on Zoom with 18 attendees.  I reported on the MyHeritageDNA Genetic Groups, AncestryDNA shutting down their Health feature, and the FamilyTreeDNA merger with myDNA.  I described Chromosome Mapping on DNA Painter and demonstrated adding segments to my map.  The attendees described their recent DNA activities.

2)  Watched one new Family Tree Webinar - Another 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega. 

3)  Wrote and posted a biographical sketch of my 7th great-grandmother #577 Ann (Moore) Hildreth (1666-1760) of Chelmsford, Mass. for my 52 Ancestors biographical sketch on Friday. 

5)  Reviewed, printed and collected the records for the last four generations for my Mayflower Society application.  I need to write away for BMD certificates to a number of New England town repositories.

6)  Added chromosome segments from DNA matches with known ancestors to my DNA Painter chromosome map from MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA, 23andMe and GEDmatch.  Tried to find AncestryDNA matches in the other match lists with few successes.  Now it's on to tracing the ancestry of my highest matches.

7)  Added Notes to 14 more AncestryDNA matches with cM values, relationships and known common ancestors, including six with known common ancestors/  Ancestry added 99 new DNA matches this past week, with one new ThruLines.   MyHeritage added 29 new DNA matches.   Reviewed the new DNA matches on  AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

8)  There were several sessions working in the RootsMagic software program to match with and update FamilySearch Family Tree profiles for Seaver families and my ancestral families, with occasional additions to the RootsMagic profiles. I have matched 40,110 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 121).

9)  Used Web Hints and Record Matches from Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch to add content and sources to my RootsMagic profiles.  I now have 61,233 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 138), and 132.355 source citations (up 377).   I TreeShared with my Ancestry Member Tree twice this week updating 253 profiles, and I resolved 1,996 Ancestry Hints.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 146,345 to be resolved, but I work on them almost daily. 

10)  Wrote 15 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which one was a press release.  The most popular post last week was Amanuensis Monday -- 1716 Will of Thomas Brigham (1641-1716) of Marlborough, Massachusetts  with over 328 views.  

11)  We are still fine here at the Genea-cave, hunkered down and not going out much in Week 45 of COVID-19 isolation.  I went to the grocery store on Monday and Friday, and it wasn't too busy.  I got the sniffles on Saturday somehow and have been isolating myself more.  Other than that, it was stay-at-home on the computer doing genealogy, eating, sleeping, cleaning, and a little yard work.  I watched the NFL playoff  football games on Sunday, and I started reading Nathan Dylan Goodwin's latest ebook on my laptop.

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Amanuensis Monday -- 1733 Will of Joseph Morse (1667-1733) of Marlborough, Massachusetts

 This week's document for transcription is the 1733 Will of Joseph Morse (1667-1733) of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, which is in Estate File 15528 in the Middlesex County Probate Court records. 

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The transcription of this will is:

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In the Name of God Amen

I Joseph Morse of Marlburrough sen'r in y'e County of Middl's in New England yeoman
being Aged and full of Pain but of sound mind and Disposing memory blessed be God therefor in and
by these Presents make this my Last will and Testament in manner and form as followeth -
Imp'rs I Will and bequeath my soul to God that Gave it and my Body to y'e earth to be Decently Buried at
the Discretion of my Executor Hereafter Named Hoping through the Death sufferings and Merrits of
my Great Redeemer to Receive it a spiritual Body in all Respects better filled and prepared for
my Lord and Master's service.
And as to y'e Worldly Goods God in his Rich and undeserved Bounty hath made me Possessor of
I Do Dispose of them in manner following.
1'st  I will and Bequeath unto my son Joseph in Adition to what I have Heretofore Given him by
deed and as his full part in mine inheritance Twelve Acres of Meadow Lying and being in that
comonly called Sedge Meadow and y'e upland thereunto Adjoining at y'e easterly end thereof, and
also five acres of Meadow on y'e easterly part of my Possession in that comonly called Broad Meadow
and also Three Acres in that comonly called spruce swamp adjoining therunto.
2'ly I Will and Bequeath unto my Grand children by my daughter Grace ^deceased^ one Hundred Pounds to be
paid unto them in equall parts as they shall become of full age.  And if it shall Happen that
any of my s'd Grandchildren should Decease before the Become of age as is afores'd, my Will is that
that his or her or their part be equally Devided amongst the survivors of them.
3'ly I Will and Bequeath unto my son in Law Jacob Hinds five Pounds in full of his part of my
Estate whatsoever.
4'ly I Will and Bequeath unto my Daughters Mary Elisabeth and Patience Three Hundred Pounds to
be Paid unto them fifty Pounds Each at y'e end of one year and an half Next after my Decease and
the other Part which is fifty pounds each to be paid unto them att three years End next
after y'e Decease of my Wife Grace, to be Paid unto them Respectively in Good and Lawfull
Bills of Creditt on the Province afores'd or in other species current with y'e Merchant at
Money price at y'e Respective Days and times of Payment.
5'ly I Will and Bequeath unto my Tender and Wellbeloved Wife Grace During the Time that
she shall Remain my Widow, the Continual Improvement of all and every Part of my
Buildings orchards fences Plowlands Meadows and the Continual Incomes from thence 
arising, which are not Heretofore by Deed, or by this my present will Disposed of.
6'ly I Will and bequeath unto my Wife afores'd all my Moveable Estate within my now
Dwelling house (Bonds excepted) and also one Horse Two Cowes and Four sheep
to be at her Dispose to any or all of my three Daughters above Named as she my said
Wife shall Judge most expedient.
7'ly  I Will and Bequeath unto my son Jonas all my Lands not Heretofore Disposed of Together
will all and singular the Buildings Fences orchards improvements and incomes from thence
from time to time and at all times ariseing to be with him and his assignes forever after
the time of my s'd Wife Grace shall Decease or cease to be my Widow.  Further my Will is
that from and after my Decease my cattle of what Kind soever and my money or Bonds for
money Together with my Tooles for Husbandry shall be and Remain unto my s'd son Jonas
forever.
Finally  I name and constitute my son Jonas afores'd to be sole Executor of this my Last
will and Testament Here'by Renouncing all former Wills and Do Declare this to be my Last
Will and Testament Declared signed and sealed this Ninth Day of Aprill Anno Domini
one thousand seven Hundred Thirty and Three and in the fifth year of y'e Reign of our
Soverein Lord George y'e second of Great Britain &c King.
Declared signed and sealed (the word Deceased was Hereunto anexed before sealing and Declaring
Hereof) in Presence of us Wittnesses
Samuel Biglo
Samuel Morss
Daniel Harington                                                       Joseph morse  {seal}

On 3 September 1733, Jonas Morse (the executor) and the three witnesses presented the will to the Middlesex County Probate Court and Jonas Morse was charged to faithfully execute the will of his father and to provide an account when required by Judge Jonathan Remington. 

The source citation for this probate case file is:

Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case files, Volume: Middlesex 14000-15599, Estate File #15528 (4 images), Joseph Morse estate, 1733; "Middlesex County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, 1648-1871," digital images, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014, American Ancestors  (https://www.americanancestors.org: accessed 17 January 2021); Digitized mages provided by FamilySearch.org from original records at Probate Registry, Cambridge, Mass. 

Joseph Morse (1667-1733) married Grace Warren (1671-1753) on 20 January 1690 in Marlborough, Massachusetts.  They resided in Marlborough, and had six children:

*  Joseph Morse (1692-1756), married 1716 Abigail Barnes (1695-1741).
*  Grace Morse (1694-1731), married 1716 Jacob Hinds (1695-1764).
*  Mary Morse (1697-????), married 1719 James Maynard (1694-????).
*  Elizabeth Morse (1699-1774), married 1717 Benjamin Woods (1691-1740).
*  Jonas Morse (1703-1779), married 1735 Lucy Eager (1707-1802).
*  Patience Morse (1705-1776), married 1726 Jonathan Keyes (1702-1778).

There are only four papers in this Estate file - the cover, the will, the order to the executor to appear, and the approval of the will.  There is no inventory or account in this estate file.  

Joseph and Grace (Warren) Morse are my 7th great-grandparents, through their daughter Mary Morse (1697-????) who married James Maynard (1694-????) in about 1719. 

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NOTE: Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday." John offers this definition for "amanuensis:"

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Chula Vista Genealogical Society Meeting on Wednesday, 27 January Features Diane Gould Hall

 Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 12 noon PST

CVGS General Meeting (in a Zoom Video Conference)

Diane Gould Hall on

"My Visit to Scotland: What I Did Right and What I Did Wrong.”

This presentation will cover why Diane wanted to go to Scotland, her preparations and itinerary, the wonderful genealogy research finds, the problems encountered, and the sightseeing. The preparation and information she will discuss are applicable to any genealogy trip in the U.S. or abroad.

Diane Gould Hall is a member of the Mayflower Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, the San Diego Genealogical Society, the North San Diego County Genealogical Society, and the Aberdeen & North-East Scotland History Society. She has been researching her family for over 18 years, and writes about it in her excellent blog, Michigan Family Trails (http://www.michiganfamilytrails.com/).  

She has had incredible successes researching her family history. One of the biggest was due to a post she made on Rootsweb many years ago. A long lost brother was able to find her. In doing so he was able to meet their Mom, who had given him up for adoption as a baby. It was a wonderful, happy reunion for both mother and son that lasted ten years prior to her death. That brother and Diane are now very close friends.

Diane's hobbies, besides genealogy, include traveling, caring for her horses and reading. She is happily married and retired. She thinks genealogy is the most interesting and rewarding hobby there is.

This program will be held online using the Zoom video conferencing platform for meetings and webinars. A Zoom meeting invitation will be sent via email to CVGS members on 25 January.  Please note that the meeting starts at 12 noon Pacific time.  The Zoom room will be open by 11:45 a.m. for visiting and helping attendees connect.

The invitation will be available to non-members by registering at    https://chulavistagenealogysociety.wildapricot.org/event-4121083.  You will receive an email the day before the meeting with the link to JOIN.  Attendance is limited to 100 attendees.  Contact randy.seaver@gmail.com if you have problems.

NOTE:  The Chula Vista Genealogical Society offers an email membership of $10 per year for distant members (outside of San Diego County, California).  Besides the monthly General Meeting with a program on last Wednesdays, there are monthly meetings of the Research Group on second Wednesdays and a DNA Interest Group meeting on the third Wednesdays, plus a monthly 10-page email newsletter chock full of program announcements, research tips and program reviews.

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Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 17 to 23 January 2021

Scores of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands of posts every week about their research, their families, and their interests. I appreciate each one of them and their efforts.

My criteria for "Best of ..." are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy and family history, address current genealogy issues, provide personal family history, are funny or are poignant. I don't list posts destined for daily blog prompts or meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.

Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:

They Had Names: Researching the Southern Claims Commission, Part 1 by Diana Elder on Family Locket.

GEDCOM Should NOT Allow Extensions by Louis Kessler on the Behold Genealogy Blog. 

Search the Treetops To Focus Your Genealogy Research by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

Research Strategies for 2021 by Scott C. Steward on Vita Brevis.

*  The Archive Lady: What to Do with Documents and Photos After They are Scanned? by Melissa Barker on Genealogy Bargains. 

*  Find Living Relatives | Google Your DNA Matches by Sunny Morton on Your DNA Guide.

Memorializing Ancestors For Today and Tomorrow by Marian B. Wood on Climbing My Famly Tree.

Don't Get Obsessed With One Ancestor! by James Tanner on Genealogy's Star.

Six Levels of Ancestral Profiles -- Level-Up Challenge! by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy.

*  Naming Sources by Marcia Philbrick on Heartland Genealogy.

*  Resources and Strategies For Sorting Men of the Same Name: Lawrence Thompson, Part 1; and Part 2 by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

*  How To Discover the Secrets of Your Illegitimate Ancestors by Natalie on Genealogy Stories.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday's Family History Finds  by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree

*  Friday Fossicking 22nd Jan 2021 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.

This Week's Creme de la Creme - January 23, 2021  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and  read their articles, and add the blogs to your Favorites, Feedly, another RSS feed, or email if you like what you read. Please make a comment to them also - all bloggers appreciate feedback on what they write.

Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I currently am reading posts from over 900 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.


Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.


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Introducing the MyHeritage Photo Storyteller™

 I received this today from Daniel Horowitz at MyHeritage:

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As genealogists we strive to preserve our family history and share it with our family and the next generations. I’m happy to announce the release of the MyHeritage Photo Storyteller™ — an important new feature that empowers you to take charge of a critical aspect of preserving your family history — to record the stories behind your favorite family photos and attach the audio narrative to the photos.

The Photo Storyteller™ is available on the free MyHeritage mobile app and enables you to easily record yourself or interview your family members, describing the real story behind any of your family photos. You'll enjoy gaining deeper insight into your photos and sharing the recordings with your family members (turning any photo into a voice-enriched video) so you can reminisce about times gone by. By recording your loved ones, those photo stories will turn into memories that your family will hold precious in the future.

To record a story behind a photo, open the MyHeritage mobile app. Tap the Photos icon on the main screen, tap on any photo, and then tap the microphone icon to record the photo’s story.

Please share this news with your audience and encourage them to try out the Photo Storyteller™. You can read more about the Photo Storyteller™ in our blog post, which includes the interesting background behind its release.

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Disclosure: I receive a complimentary subscription to MyHeritage, and gave received other material consideration in past years. I uploaded my autosomal DNA raw data to their DNA product. This does not affect my objective analysis of MyHeritage products.

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- "You Might Be a Genealogist If ..."

              Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!


Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1)  
Make up your own "You Might be a Genealogist if..." sayings.  One or more.  Lots.  The more the merrier.  

2)  Put it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook post.  Please leave a link in a comment to this post.

Here are mine:

*  You might be a genealogist if ... you love the thrill of the ancestry hunt.

*  You might be a genealogist if ... you stop at every cemetery and take pictures of interesting stones.

*  You might be a genealogist if ... you binge watch Finding Your Roots and WDYTYA

*  You might be a genealogist if ... you know how to read a GEDCOM file.

*  You might be a genealogist if ... you love writing quality source citations.

*  You might be a genealogist if ... all the people in your social circle are genealogists.

*  You might be a genealogist if ... you can figure out "once removed" cousin relationships.

*  You might be a genealogist if ... you know the real name of DearMYRTLE.

*  You might be a genealogist if ... you spend hours putting autosomal DNA segment data  into DNA Painter.

Your turn!!

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