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Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last three days include:
1) News Articles:
* RootsTech 2018 App Now Available for Download!
* Have you seen the new merge system? [WikiTree]
* Opening up our prisoner of war collection [UK TNA]
* Jennifer Holik Releases 4 New World War II Quick Guides
* Over 79,600 PDF 'certificates' ordered as GRO extends pilot
2) Record Databases:
* New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 19 January 2018
* War of 1812 Pension Files on Fold3
* New Records Include German and Holocaust Records Online
3) Genealogy Education:
* GeneaWebinars Calendar
* Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for January 2018
* Archives Skill Building Boot Camp – Saturday, January 20, 2018
* Upcoming Family Tree Wevniar - Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 11 a.m. PST: Finding Jamestown Ancestors, by KC Reid
* Archived Family Tree Webinar: Finding Thomas' Father: an 18th Century Prince William County Virginia Case Study, by Pam Stone Eagleson
* Archived Family Tree Webinar: Introducing the Geni World Family Tree, by E. Randol Schoenberg
* New Member Friday Family Tree Webinar: Kansas Settlers - Pioneers Settling Prior to 1900, by Beth Foulk
* The Genealogy Guys Podcast: #337 - 2018 January 15
* Ask Maureen Podcast: Episode 12 – RootsTech 2018
* American Ancestors YouTube Channel: Hosting an Online Family Reunion
* Ancestry.com YouTube Channel: Genealogy Methodology: Who Are These People on This Census
* BYU Family History Library YouTube Channel: Introduction to Slovenian Research - Milan Pohontsch
* DearMYRTLE YouTube Channel: Genealogy Game Night - 13 Jan 2018
* DearMYRTLE YouTube Channel: Mondays with Myrt - 15 Jan 2018
* DearMYRTLE YouTube Channel: GenDoc Study Group - Chapter 16
* DearMYRTLE YouTube Channel: Albion's Seed Study Group - East Anglia to Massachusetts
* Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel: 7 Common Genealogy Mistakes - And How to Avoid Them
* Genealogy Bargains for Friday, January 19, 2018
5) Neat Stuff:
* Listen to this tattoo: Woman’s viral video shows waveform ink featuring voicemail from her grandma
* What can your ancestry tell you about neurological diseases?
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Thanks to the centralized calendar at GeneaWebinars.com, genealogists interested in learning more about our craft may register for these online classes and seminars coming up this week. Be sure to verify the time in your neck of the woods. If you need a time zone converter see: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
This centralized calendar provides information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share and/or website or software demo for attendees to view.
Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts on Air, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Second Life, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.
There are currently over 40 hosts with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year.
If your society would like to add virtual meeting announcements to this calendar, contact Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com with your society's Gmail account.
Conference Keeper - the most complete calendar and collection of "in person" genealogy events.
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I received this information from Findmypast today:=============================================New Records Available To Search This Findmypast FridayDoes your family have roots in the Bailiwick of Jersey? Explore thousands of Church of England baptism registers from the island of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the English Channel, to uncover dates, locations and the names of both parents.Search transcripts of Church of England marriages and add new branches to your growing family tree. Marriage registers can reveal the date and location of your ancestor’s marriage as well the names of their parents and in-laws.Discover the final resting place of your Jersey ancestors with a collection of transcripts covering 17 burial sites across the Island. Records will reveal their birth year, burial date and burial place.Explore records from Connecticut’s Stonington Cemetery, a 22-acre non-sectarian burial ground founded in 1849. Transcripts will reveal your ancestor’s birth date, death date and burial plot.Browse through images to discover your ancestor’s name, parents’ names and birth year. This collection has been obtained from the New Jersey State Archives and images are courtesy of Reclaim the Records.Explore baptism and christening records from the Diocese of Manchester parishes, pertaining mainly to those from the historic county of Lancashire. Both transcripts and images of the original registers are provided. You can discover event dates and places for your ancestor, as well as your ancestor’s parents’ names.===========================================Disclosure: I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador. This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.The URL for this post is:Copyright (c) 2018, Randall J. SeaverPlease comment on this post on the website by clicking the URL above and then the "Comments" link at the bottom of each post. Share it on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Pinterest using the icons below. Or contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast: Jersey Baptisms 1540-1915 Does your family have roots in the Bailiwick of Jersey? Explore thousands of Church of England baptism registers from the island of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the English Channel, to uncover dates, locations and the names of both parents. Jersey […]