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(+) Big Disk Drives – Cheap!

On the Road Again, This Time to the FGS Conference in Washington, DC

Genealogy Sleuthing: How to Date Old Family Photos – Part II

Hungary Has the World’s Second Largest Percentage of Population with Jewish Ancestry

Hotel Reservations Now Open for the National Genealogical Society’s 2020 Family History Conference

Washington State Archives and Library Awarded for Saving Artifacts from Aberdeen Armory Fire

Ancestry CEO Margo Georgiadis Reveals the Company’s Health Ambitions

On the Road Again, This Time to the FGS Conference in Washington, DC

This is a quick notice to let you know there may not be as many articles as normal posted in this newsletter in the next few days. If you have been reading this newsletter for some time, you already know that I often travel to genealogy conferences.

I will be in Washington, DC this week on Wednesday through Saturday. I will be attending the annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. For details about this conference, see https://www.fgsconference.org.

I hope to write about the conference events that I see and attend. I suspect I will also post a number of photographs of the conference in this newsletter while I am there. Who knows? I may even get to attend a few presentations!

I should be back home next week for a few days before heading out on my next trip.

Stay tuned!

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(+) A GPS Device That is Accurate to Within One Centimeter

Millions of Books Are Secretly in the Public Domain

Leaking Dome at National Records of Scotland Causes Massive Damage to Precious Historical Documents

Genealogy Sleuthing: How to Date Old Family Photos

How the Great Fertility Decline Affected the Lives of Women

Florida Holocaust Museum working to Digitize Entire Museum Collection of over 20,000 Items

Help Wanted at the U.S. Census

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(+) What is a Genogram and Why Should I Create One?

Update: the Genealogy Cruise to Bermuda 2020

MyHeritage Returns to the Dr. Phil Show

MacFamilyTree 9 and MobileFamilyTree 9 are Now Available

The American Ancestry of Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Is Revealed by American Scholar

Digitized Historic Mississippi Newspapers are Available Online

95 Years of Brooklyn Jewish History Now Accessible Online and In Person in the Archives of the East Midwood Jewish Center of Brooklyn

Ontario’s Vernon Directories are now Beginning to Appear Online

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Illinois Governor Signs Initiative to Protect Personal DNA Data

Archaeologists Develop Interactive Map for Daughters of Zion Cemetery in Charlottesville, Virginia

Death of the Blue Bloods ‘Red Book’ As Debrett’s Moves Online Only

New UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is Related to Queen Elizabeth

Next Season of the UK Version of “Who Do You Think You Are ” Announcement

IRS Allows Tax Breaks for Buyers of 23andMe Genetic Tests

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(+) The 1890 U.S. Census: Not Everything Was Destroyed

MyHeritage Expands to Health; Launches New DNA Test Offering Powerful and Personalized Health Insights for Consumers

Pssst! Want to Buy Your Family’s Coat of Arms?

GRAMPS and Other Genealogy Programs in the Cloud

Another Method of Sending Large Files to Others

Are You Unknowingly Forfeiting Your Genetic Privacy Rights?

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(+) Are You Ready for the Future of Computing?

America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers

ScanBee: A Scanner and Copier in Your iPhone

Another Update to Randy Majors’ Genealogy Mapping Web Site

Tennessee State Library & Archives Launches New Digital Project on Revolutionary War

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(+) Ahnentafel and Kekule Numbering Systems

Medical Practices Your Ancestors May Have Experienced

MyHeritage Live 2019’s Schedule

MyHeritage DNA Kits Now on Sale in Costco in the UK and in Iceland

Newly Recovered Ground Zero Photos Show Why You Should Back Up your CD-Recordable Disks Now: Photo CDs Don’t Last Forever

Decades of History Could Be ‘Erased from Australia’s Memory’ as Tape Machines Disappear

Australian Joint Copying Project

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(+) Facing Up to the Long-term Future of Your Genealogy Society

Win Tickets to MyHeritage LIVE, Including a Free Stay at the Iconic Hilton Amsterdam

Libraries without Librarians

Update: Libraries without Librarians

Randy Majors Adds Still More Functionality to his Genealogy Mapping Web Site that Works with Google Maps: Township, Range, and Section

The Popularity of Your Last Name

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(+) What is a Wiki and Why Should I Care?

Brooklyn Library Digitizes Thousands of Historic Newspaper Articles

How 23andMe Will Mine its Giant DNA Database for Health and Wealth

3 Arrested in France for Looting the Archives of Libraries Throughout Europe

New Irish Historical Birth, Marriage and Death Registers Available Online for Public to Access

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(+) Can You Trust Online Genealogy Data?

National Geographic Society’s Genographic DNA Project to Shut Down

How Your Privacy Will Be Protected in the 2020 Census

Free World War I Genealogy PDF Guide Offered

The ‘Clotilda,’ the Last Known Slave Ship to Arrive in the U.S., Is Found

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(+) Publishing Your Genealogy Book on Demand

Using a Chromebox as My Primary Day-to-day Computer

GEDmatch Implements Required Opt-In for Law Enforcement Matching

The Reasons Why GEDmatch Recently Changed Its Terms of Service

MyHeritage Offers Free Access to Military Records for Memorial Day

Geoff Rasmussen of FamilyTreeWebinars.com Announces a Rare 50% off Special on Webinar Memberships

23andMe is Updating Ancestry Results Without Telling Users

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(+) Downsizing: the Paperless Office for Genealogists

Book Review: Abstracts of the Debt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland

Announcing the MyHeritage DNA Health and Ancestry Test

A Village in France Will Pay You $2,240 to Decipher a Rock

Preserving Pennsylvania’s Oldest Historical Documents

Update: a Genealogy Cruise to Bermuda and to Newport, Rhode Island in 2020 with Cruise Everything

Cool Location Explorer on Google Maps – a Tool for GeoGeeks

Findmypast offers New Opportunities to Discover and Find Connections in Europe

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of May 13, 2019

TheGenealogist is Expanding its Occupational Records with over 300,000 Records of Masters and Apprentices included in a Nautical Set of Apprenticeship Records

W.S. Clark Store of Tarboro, North Carolina Accounting Ledgers are Now Online at DigitalNC

A Success in Fighting Diabetes

Update: A Success in Fighting Diabetes

Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

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On the Road Again, This Time to the NGS Conference in St. Charles, Missouri

This is a quick notice to let you know there may not be as many articles as normal posted in this newsletter in the next few days. I will be in St. Charles, Missouri from now through the end of the week. I am attending the annual conference of the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society. See https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org for details about the conference.

I hope to write about the conference events that I see and attend. I suspect I will also post a number of photographs of the conference in this newsletter while I am there. Who knows? I may even get to attend a few presentations!

I should be back home next week.

Stay tuned!

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(+) Finding Unmarked Graves with Ground Penetrating Radar

Book Review: Grow Your Own Family Tree

Book Review: In Their Words, A Genealogist’s Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin, and Russian Documents

Facebook Launches New Tool to Help Users Memorialize Loved Ones

Researchers Want to Link Your Genes to Your Income but Should They?

On the Road Again, this time to NERGC

I will warn you there may not be as many articles as normal posted in this newsletter in the next week. If you have been reading this newsletter for some time, you already know that I often travel to genealogy conferences.

By the time you read this, I will should be en route to Manchester, New Hampshire. I will be attending the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium’s conference in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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(+) Leave Your Existing Genealogy Program Behind and Look to the Future

How to Find Some of the More Obscure Collections of Genealogy Records

Is That Book Still Under Copyright?

TheGenealogist Announces Map Explorer

Dinner Menu for the EOGN Dinner on Saturday Evening, March 2

This is a follow-up to my previous article, You are Invited to the EOGN Dinner after the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City!, available at: https://wp.me/p5Z3-77H.

During the “meet and greet” that starts at 6:30pm, we will enjoy an Italian Antipasti:

Cured Italian meats: salami, prosciutto di Parma, spicy capicola, with marinated
mozzarella and gorgonzola

Vegetable antipasto to include: caponata, roasted peppers with pesto, sun dried
tomatoes in olive oil, artichoke hearts, grilled asparagus, olives, and balsamic pearl
onions

Bakery basket with Artisan breads

The cash bar also will be available during this time.

Dinner will be served buffet-style at 7:30pm:

You are Invited to the EOGN Dinner after the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City!

Are you planning on attending the RootsTech conference this year? If so, would you like to join a large group of genealogists for dinner on Saturday evening? If so, you are invited!

RootsTech2019 promises to be the biggest genealogy conference in the world! It will be held on February 27 through March 2 in Salt Lake City. I have written several times about RootsTech2019 (see https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Aeogn.com+rootstech2019&t=h_&ia=web for my previous articles).  Of course, a lot more information is also available at http://www.rootstech.org.

More than 20,000 people are expected to attend this year’s RootsTech conference and I expect that will include many readers of this newsletter. If you are planning to attend, would you like to join me and a bunch of newsletter readers for dinner on Saturday evening after the conference ends? That will be on March 2 at the Radisson Hotel, 215 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. The location literally is just a few steps from the Salt Palace conference center. And yes, if you have attended one of my previous dinners after RootsTech, this year’s dinner is in the same room in the same hotel as the last few years.

You are invited!

You can make a reservation now at http://eogn.com/rootstech2019. You are invited to join us if:

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(+) Why Isn’t It Available Online?

Your DNA Ethnicity Report Probably Will Change Over Time

The Cemetery Symbol of Eternal Love

Will a Chromebook Computer Run Genealogy Programs?

Betty Clay, R.I.P.