Legacy 24 hour Genealogy Marathon

Art Kelly shared this link with me. Linda  

https://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2021/03/announcing-the-2nd-annual-24-hour-genealogy-webinar-marathon-april-8-9-2021-registration-now-open-an.html

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Four Factors Influencing Your DNA Ethnicity ResultsDiahan SouthardFri Apr 9, 7amThu Apr 8, 9pmThu Apr 8, 5pm
Putting Down Roots For Future GenerationsTammy Priolo 8am 10pm 6pm
Learning More about American Female Ancestors Prior to 1850Gena Philibert-Ortega 9am 11pm 7pm
Create Your Own YouTube Channel to Store and Share Family VideosLianne Kruger 10am Fri Apr 9, 12am 8pm
Genealogy Gifts and GamesJanice Nickerson 11pm 1am 9pm
Osiyo to Cherokee AncestryNicka Smith 12pm 2am 10pm
Record As You Go, Cite As You Go, & File As You GoCyndi Ingle 1pm 3am 11pm
Write As You Go! An Methodology for Efficient Report WritingJill Morelli, CG 2pm 4am Fri Apr 9, 12am
Surname Slip-Ups: Baffling BeginningsCarol Baxter 3pm 5am 1am
Begotten by Fornication: Illegitimacy records in England and WalesHelen V. Smith 4pm 6am 2am
Finding Jewish Records in the MyHeritage Search EngineDaniel Horowitz 5pm 7am 3am
Using MyHeritage Tools to Improve Your Family Tree DataMyHeritage 6pm 8am 4am
Leaving a paper trail – Other German sources besides church books and civil recordsAndrea Bentschneider 7pm 9am 5am
Tears of Joy: Families Reunited Through Genetic Genealogy and MyHeritage DNADaniel Horowitz 8pm 10am 6am
Townlands, Parishes and Baronies – understanding land administrative divisions in IrelandNatalie Bodle 9pm 11am 7am
Researching Your Ancestors in the City of PhiladelphiaMichael L. Strauss, AG 10pm 12pm 8am
African American Migration North to CanadaAngela Walton-Raji11pm 1pm 9am
How to Find Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations in CanadaKathryn Lake HoganSat Apr 10, 12am 2pm 10am
Street Names and Numbers: Grid Changes, Renaming, and MoreThomas MacEntee 1am 3pm 11am
Expanding The Details From Published Local HistoriesJ. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA 2am 4pm 12pm
Mother Nature’s Impact on Family Migration & RelocationWayne Shepheard 3am 5pm 1pm
Matrimonio a la española: Spanish marital customs & marriage recordsDaniel Smith-Ramos 4am 6pm 2pm
Collaboration and Correspondence for DNAPaul Woodbury 5am 7pm 3pm
Tracing Your Pre-WWI British SoldierPaul Milner 6am 8pm 4pm
Organization: The Key to Successful ResearchTeri E. Flack7am9pm5pm
Superb Seven: Fabulous Avenues for Finding Family in Manuscript CollectionsPaula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS8am10pm6pm



Improvement of Genetic Groups on MyHeritage

Viewing Genetic Groups of DNA Matches

As part of our continued improvement of Genetic Groups on MyHeritage, you can now compare your Genetic Groups to those of your DNA Matches! Previously, you were able to view the Ethnicity Estimate of your DNA Matches and see which ethnicities you share. Now, you can drill down even further and see which Genetic Groups they belong to, and which ones you have in common. This addition has important genealogical value, and may enable you to narrow down which side of your family a DNA Match comes from. Read more about this exciting new addition in the blog post.  

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Significant Update to Swedish Historical Records on MyHeritage

We recently added 19.35 million records to our collection of Sweden Household Examination Books. The new records cover the years 1820–1839, and bring the total number of records in this collection to 144.5 million. The records in this collection are the #1 source of information about families and individuals who lived in Sweden in the 19th and 20th centuries. This is great news for all genealogists with Swedish roots, who may now be able to date their family tree back even further and make new discoveries.

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You can search the collection now, and read more about it on our blog

24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon

You may recall that last year, MyHeritage teamed up with Legacy Family Tree Webinars for a historic event: we hosted the first-ever 24-hour genealogy webinar marathon. It was so successful that we’re doing it again from April 8–9, 2021!

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Just like last year, the entire event is free and open to all. The event will include live Q&As and door prizes, and will feature 26 lectures from the world’s top experts on a wide variety of topics relating to family history research and DNA. Visit our blog to learn more, peruse the full lineup of lectures, and register.

Feel free to use the above visuals when sharing these updates with your readers, and let me know if you have any questions!

Enjoy,

Daniel Horowitz Genealogy Expert

MyHeritage Ltd., P.O.Box 50, 3 Ariel Sharon Blvd., Or Yehuda, Israel 6037606, Israel, +972-3-6280000

New group: Washington State Genealogy and Family History

New group: Washington State Genealogy and Family History at https://groups.io/g/Washington-State-Genealogy. Please join if you want help or can offer help, and spread the word to your cousins and colleagues. 
Join on the website or send a blank email to Washington-State-Genealogy+subscribe@groups.io
Queries and requests for help are welcome, along with: notices of upcoming Washington State genealogy society meetings, historical society and museum events, resources and meetings, local library news, and anything else related to Washington state genealogical research and family history. 

Genealogical Publishing Company Discount Books for NGS Members

A Discount Offer from NGS Business Partner [] Dear NGS Members,     Genealogical Publishing Company (Genealogical.com) is delighted to offer members of the National Genealogical Society a 20% discount on six publications that command frequent use. Just use code NGS2021 (no spaces) in the coupon box of the checkout process.    
The publications included in this special offer are: Evidence Explained. Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Third Edition Revised, by Elizabeth Shown Mills, is the definitive guide to the citation and analysis of historical sources–a guide so thorough that it leaves nothing to chance. View in Store
The Sleuth Book for Genealogists. Strategies for More Successful Family History Research, by Emily Anne Croom, “will not only keep you entertained while you’re learning how to break through those stubborn brick walls, but it will also give you practical advice that really works”–Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, CG, author of You Can Write Your Family History. View in Store
Reading Early American Handwriting, by Kip Sperry, is the classic guide to its subject. “The further back in time our research takes us, the more ‘plain English’ looks like a foreign language. That’s why Sperry’s ‘plain English’ guide to not-so-plain English writing is an absolute basic book for every genealogical shelf.”–Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS. View in Store
History for Genealogists, Using Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors. Revised Edition, by Judy Jacobson, is the one history book all family genealogists should own when they are searching for fresh clues or hoping to understand what made their ancestors tick. Revised and expanded in 2016 to include new chapters on “life on the homefront” during America’s 20th-century wars; and “fashion and leisure” in America from its beginnings through the middle of the 20th century. View in Store
Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920, by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, is the award-winning handbook designed to ensure that you conduct your census research in the correct American county. View in Store
Indian Wars of the American South, 1610-1858. A Guide for Genealogists & Historians, by Michael A. Ports, is a comprehensive introduction to the conflicts that ensued between Native Americans and their European encroachers from the colonial period to the Civil War—and the records that survived them. View in Store  
To save 20% on one or more of the above books, simply order online and apply the special discount code NGS2021 (no spaces) in the coupon box of the checkout process. For more information about these specially discounted books, please visit genealogical.com today.

This special offer will expire on March 15, 2021.     Sincerely,     Joe Garonzik Marketing Director Genealogical.com    
P.S. As an added bonus, you can save all USPS shipping charges on your order, if you purchase more than $50 worth of books in any single order. The mission of the National Genealogical Society is to inspire, connect, and lead the family history community. We foster collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. For generations. Past. Present. Future.

MyHeritage and Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most prominent figures in the history of the United States, and one of the most influential presidents of all time. Ahead of his birthday on February 12, and President’s Day on February 15, MyHeritage has released a new ad that lets you see Lincoln like never before, as he explores his family history on MyHeritage 🙂

Please watch the video and embed it on your blogs, and share it on your channels.

I hope that you and your audience enjoy the video! 

You can also read more about the making of this incredible project on our blog.

Enjoy,

Daniel Horowitz Genealogy Expert

MyHeritage Ltd., P.O.Box 50, 3 Ariel Sharon Blvd., Or Yehuda, Israel 6037606, Israel, +972-3-6280000

AG Ferguson: Federal judge blocks sale of Seattle Archives

— NEWS RELEASE —
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 12, 2021
 
AG Ferguson: Federal judge blocks sale and closure of Seattle’s National Archives facility
 
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after a federal judge in Seattle blocked the federal government’s plan to expedite the sale of Seattle’s National Archives facility and ship the un-digitized records out of the region. Judge John C. Coughenour, Senior  Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, said he will issue a preliminary injunction next week in which he will rule that Ferguson’s coalition was likely to prevail in its lawsuit asserting that the federal government acted unlawfully when it moved to sell the National Archives facility and scatter the archival records thousands of miles away.

Ferguson, working with a coalition of regional tribes, community organizations, the City of Seattle and Oregon’s Attorney General, asked the court in January to enjoin, or block, the sale while the litigation continues. The coalition filed nearly 600 pages of declarations from 79 individuals.

“Today’s legal victory blocks the federal government’s unlawful plan to sell the Archives and scatter the DNA of our region thousands of miles away,” Ferguson said. “This victory preserves our ability to physically connect to our history by visiting the Archives and accessing the un-digitized records that are deeply personal to so many. The federal government callously ignored deep concerns raised by the decision to ship these records to California and Missouri, including issues related to racial equity, tribal relations, conservation, good government, and the rule of law. The judge just did what these federal agencies should have done – consider the facility’s importance to our region and apply the law.”

Assistant Attorneys General Lauryn Fraas and Kristin Beneski are handling this case for Washington.
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The Office of the Attorney General is the chief legal office for the state of Washington with attorneys and staff in 27 divisions across the state providing legal services to roughly 200 state agencies, boards and commissions. Visit www.atg.wa.gov to learn more.
 
Media Contact:
Brionna Aho, Communications Director, (360) 753-2727; Brionna.aho@atg.wa.gov
General contacts: Click here

 

MyHeritage Free Marriage Records

I’m happy to announce that MyHeritage is offering free access to all marriage records for Valentine’s Day, from February 10–16! 

MyHeritage offers 158 collections marriage collections with 462,808,849. During this limited-time offer, you’ll be able to access these records for free even if you don’t have a MyHeritage plan. Please note that free registration to MyHeritage will be required for non-MyHeritage users.

Search the marriage records on MyHeritage and read more about these collections on our blog.

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In addition, we invite your readers to enter our Valentine’s Day competition by sharing their colorized, enhanced, or color-restored wedding photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #LoveInFullColor and tagging @MyHeritage for a chance to win! Three lucky winners will be awarded their choice of a Complete plan or a MyHeritage DNA kit! Alternatively, they can share their photos and stories by sending them to stories@myheritage.com with #LoveInFullColor in the subject line. 

Please share this news with your audience and encourage them to search the marriage records and submit their entries. The competition closes on February 14, 2021, so hurry up and share those photos!

Enjoy,

Daniel Horowitz Genealogy Expert

MyHeritage Ltd., P.O.Box 50, 3 Ariel Sharon Blvd., Or Yehuda, Israel 6037606, Israel, +972-3-6280000

NGS Delegate Council Virtual Kickoff Workshop

Dear Friends of Washington State Genealogical Society,

The NGS Delegate Council Virtual Kickoff Workshop is the first opportunity for NGS member organization delegates to work and learn together. The workshop is an opportunity to collaborate with peers from other genealogy organizations and learn more about the role of a delegate.

Scheduled for 17 May 2021, it is one of several new components of our week long virtual NGS 2021 Family History Conference focused on genealogy organizations.

Each NGS member organization is invited to “send” its delegate to the workshop which will be held entirely online. There is no fee to register. Delegates will receive their invitations soon.
 
The Virtual Kickoff Workshop is a time to learn about the Delegate Council–the new advisory body for genealogical organizations that are members of NGS. The Delegate Council provides a unique perspective and guidance to the NGS Board of Directors on genealogy and family history matters, and how NGS can best serve genealogy and family history organizations.

It’s also time to get to work! Delegates will share ideas and thoughts on genealogy organization management while charting a course for how the Council will work together.
 
The workshop will: Provide information about the structure and function of the Delegate Council Facilitate understanding of Delegate Council member roles Prepare members for effective collaboration on the Delegate Council. If you are unsure of your organization’s NGS membership status or its assigned delegate, please contact membership@ngsgenealogy.org.

NGS will record some portions of the workshop and make them available to member organizations on its website.
 
Learn more about the week-long events planned for NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference, 17-21 May. And be sure to take advantage of the discounted Early Bird registration fee, plus member discounts, when you sign up by 15 March 2021.

Did you know NGS has a Facebook group for genealogy organization leaders?
Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/ngsmemberforum to join.

Your Genealogical Society and the Pandemic Survey

Received this E-Mail from Jill Morelli and she is doing a program on how has the Covid 19 pandemic affected your genealogy society. Any genealogical society member can take the survey. You might not know exact numbers for members or finances but give what you do know, are less members going to Zoom meetings than came to your last in person meeting? More coming to Zoom meetings?

Jill was asked by a genealogical conference program committee to present a program on “Lessons Learned from the Pandemic.” she needs your help. How has the pandemic affected your society? How do you see your society in 2022 and beyond? 
To properly respond to the title and the direction of the proposal, I have created a 19 question survey for leaders and members of societies to respond to. I was wondering if you would be willing to respond to the questionnaire or distribute it to someone in your organization who might be interested. Multiple individuals from the same society giving their perspective is encouraged.
The societies that respond will get a copy of the completed report and an offer to virtually present the findings to a group of your choice.
Here is the link. I appreciate you taking the time to read this email and submit the questionnaire.
https://forms.gle/3KhKn11MVV7eFjV16

Thanks in advance.
Jill Morelli, CGPast president of Seattle Genealogical Society