Genealogy News Episode 100

Welcome to the Genealogy News from Geneatopia

I’m Patty Roy, also known as Dinah Larkham in Second Life.

Today is Sunday April 9, 2017 and this is Episode 100.

AncestryDNA Genetic Communities

Genetic Communities or GCs were released by Ancestry on March 28th. A GC is a group of AncestryDNA test takers who all descend from a particular population of ancestors from 1700 – 1850. Anyone who has tested their DNA with Ancestry will have access to this new feature.

There are clusters of individuals that represent distinct populations. People placed in the clusters share a long IBD (identical-by-descent) segment. You won’t match everyone in the cluster but everyone in the cluster matches other people in it.

Ancestry has a paper about this in Nature Communications. Originally 2 million AncestryDNA test takers were used to create 300 Genetic Communities. These 2 million were people who allowed their DNA to be used for research. This research was started a couple of years ago and that’s how many people were in the database at the time who agreed to let their DNA be used for research. This paper and Genetic Communities were announced by Tim Sullivan at RootsTech this past February.

These GCs were created by analyzing the DNA results at AncestryDNA with their matches for all users to make a very large network. Then they looked for concentrated clusters in the large network. These clusters or subnetworks contain people who were related. These clusters are genetic communities.

The ethnicity results for each member of a cluster was examined to see which ethnicities were the most popular among everyone. For each cluster, pedigrees were examined for the people in the cluster to look for ethnic origins for the ancestors of those in the cluster.

Many trees on Ancestry are not sourced and even incorrect. Because there are so many people in the cluster, the bad trees become insignificant. The correct trees tend to match each other and outweigh the bad trees.

The names and dates are not being used for the analysis, the location is.

A reference panel is created for each GC. The clusters can’t be recreated every time a new person gets their DNA results so a reference panel is used.

The reference panel is a subset of the GC and it’s a good representation of the GC. You are assigned a confidence level for how well you fit a GC. When you login to see your results you will see this confidence level for each Genetic Community you are in. That way you can know how likely you belong in that community.

Since everyone has different DNA they will be assigned to different sets of communities. Siblings may have the same family but they inherited different DNA so their communities will be different.

Your family tree on Ancestry is not used to assign you to a GC. Those without trees on Ancestry are placed in GCs. Your DNA is used to place you in a community. The trees were only used to create the communities.

This is good for adoptees who may not have a tree since a GC can pinpoint a location for ancestors and then find matches for those communities.

GCs for you are found where you view your genetic ancestry from the page with your ethnicity. Genetic Communities will be below the ethnicity estimates. Most people will only have a couple of GCs. Some may not have any.

Each community will have time spans listed. Clicking on a time span will give you some history about the area and how many in your tree match this area for that time frame. It will also list your ancestors who belong in this cluster.

The history may explain how the population arrived in this place such as where most of them immigrated from.

There are different clusters for the same place. So those ancestors listed in the cluster may belong to another cluster for the same place.

The reason clusters overlap is because an area can have different populations within it such as a large Irish group and a large Italian group living in the same area.

When you first bring up a GC you are in the Story part with the history and time frames. Clicking Connection will bring up more information.

Your connection tells you about the confidence level that you belong in the GC, how many of your DNA matches are in this community, list of your GC matches that are in the GC, and associated last names for the community. These are not last names from your tree even though you may see some similarities.

On your list of matches is a Genetic Communities button where you can filter your matches by GC. This will make it easier to try to find a common ancestor with your matches. You will now know the location where the common ancestor came from making it easier to find out who it is.

Currently there are 300 Genetic Communities. More will be coming. For now, this means you may not match communities you think you should be in and your close relatives will show up in different communities. Remember that everyone has different DNA so they will match differently. You may think all your close relatives would be in the same GC but in reality, they have different DNA so will match differently.

Hopefully these new communities will encourage those who only test their DNA for ethnicity results will go on to explore their family history and create a tree on Ancestry. If you only tested to know your ethnicity which shows where your DNA came from hundreds to thousands of years ago, you will also get these Genetic Communities that will explain where your ancestors came from a few hundred years ago. You don’t need a paid subscription to see your Genetic Communities. This new feature may prompt people to look a little further to figure out who their ancestors are and maybe contact their DNA matches.

Genetic Communities™ beta: New Innovation from AncestryDNA

Family Tree DNA Updates Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroups

Family Tree DNA has updated the mitochondrial DNA haplogroup assignments for all customers to Build 17. This is the latest version of the mtDNA tree according to Phylotree.

Phylotree tracks the mutations that have formed from “Mitochondiral Eve”, the first woman ancestor of everyone.

This means that your mtDNA haplogroup from Family Tree DNA may be different and it will be the most up to date.

This new build is based on much more information to provide a finer resolution for a haplogroup assignment.

Mitochondrial DNA Build 17 Update at Family Tree DNA

Family Tree DNA Updates myOrigins

Family Tree DNA has also updated myOrigins. This is their ethnicity report. They’ve increased the reference populations from 18 to 24. This means that your ethnicity values will be different.

The page that shows the results lets you click on the percentages to show some information about the population. And it now shows trace results which are very small percentages.

The Family Tree DNA Learning Center will soon have information about the new myOrigins.

Family Tree DNA myOrigins Ethnicity Update – No April Foolin’

23andMe New Genetic Health Risk Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted 23andMe authorization to begin offering ten new genetic health risk reports. These reports show whether you have genetic variants that increases the chance of developing certain health conditions. If you do not have the variant, it doesn’t mean that you do not have a risk for the health conditions.

For several years 23andMe has been working with the FDA to meet their requirements about their testing. 23andMe will continue to submit additional genetic health risk reports for the FDA’s consideration. With this latest round of approvals for more reports, it should be easier for future FDA approval of other reports because 23andMe will only need to demonstrate that the new reports are similar to what has already been approved.

The newly approved reports are for Parkinson’s disease, late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, hemophilia type C, Celiac disease, hereditary thrombophilia, a condition for developing blood clots, hereditary hemochromatosis, a genetic condition where the body absorbs too much iron, Gaucher disease, a rare genetic condition that affects many organs, G6PD deficiency, a condition characterized by episodes of anemia, early-onset primary dystonia, a condition characterized by involuntary muscle contractions, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a condition that can lead to lung and liver disease.

These new reports will be released sometime in April. 23andMe customers in the U.S. will be notified when these reports become available.

Good News About Health Reports

Family Tree Maker FamilySync Problems Postpone Latest Release

The release of the latest version of Family Tree Maker was postponed at the last minute. It was supposed to be released at the end of March. This new version has the new way to sync your tree from your desktop version of Family Tree Maker with your tree at Ancestry. The new feature is called FamilySync.

There have been some problems with FamilySync and that is why the release of Family Tree Maker 2017 was postponed.

While Software Mackiev works on the new release of the software existing versions of Family Tree Maker will still work with Ancestry for hints, search, maps and the Web dashboard. No syncing since the old way of syncing has been turned off at Ancestry.

There have been over 1,000 beta testers helping get these last bugs straightened out.

Ancestry is also testing this new feature with Family Tree Maker. They performed a stress test to determine how fast the syncing is. They do this by simulating large numbers of user simultaneously syncing their trees. It was found to be very slow, not only syncing for users but the entire website became slow.

Now both sides will be testing to determine why the slowness occurs and correct it. Because of this problem, the release of Family Tree Maker may be staggered to prevent everyone from syncing their trees at the same time. No word when the software will be released.


A Note From Jack Minsky on Family Tree Maker 2017 Shipping Plans

What’s Coming in the Next Release of RootsMagic

The next version of RootsMagic will allow syncing your tree from the RootsMagic software to your tree at Ancestry. This feature has been taking longer to implement than was originally planned.

This new feature will be called TreeShare for Ancestry. Another new feature will be WebHints for records found at Ancestry. The current version of RootsMagic has WebHints that automatically search for matching records for your ancestors at FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage.

To connect RootsMagic and Ancestry you will need a tree at one end. So you could download your Ancestry tree into a new RootsMagic file or you can upload your RootsMagic file into a new online tree at Ancestry. If you want to you can have multiple family members connect their RootsMagic file to the same Ancestry tree. You will decide what data moves back and forth between the connected trees.

RootsMagic Essentials, the free version of RootsMagic, will include TreeShare and WebHints for Ancestry. The ability to compare and transfer individual records between RootsMagic and Ancestry will require the paid version.

TreeShare for Ancestry and WebHints will be in a free update to RootsMagic 7. This new version of RootsMagic is expected to be available by the end of April.

Questions about upcoming Ancestry features? We’ve got answers!

Heredis Looking for Beta Testers

Another genealogy software program, Heredis, is looking for beta testers. They’re working on a new version of the program for English-speaking users. They need beta testers for both the Mac and Windows versions.

Heredis would like the beta testers to make recommendations for improving the program. Any genealogist is welcome to join the beta-test, even if you’ve never used the Heredis program before.

Just fill out a simple form to apply to be a beta-tester. You can’t disclose any information about the new version before it’s released.

Heredis Beta Test Registration

Double Match Triangulator No Longer Free

Double Match Triangulator is a Windows program for analyzing DNA results. It generates Excel files based on double matching with DNA results. You need to get your matches results to do double matching.

It won 3rd place in Innovator Showdown at RootsTech this year.

The program has been free and now it will cost $40. This will give you a lifetime license and all upgrades will be free. You can try the program for free but you won’t get to see the names of the matches.

There’s a new website for the program at

Done and Onward

Twile Offers Printed Version of Infographic

Twile, the interactive timeline service, recently announced the ability for users to create an infographic from your FamilySearch Family tree or by uploading a GEDCOM file. The infographic presents statistics from the family tree such as average number of children per family, most common surnames, average ages for marriage and death, and other information.

It can be downloaded and then you could print it. Because of feedback from users you can now order a high resolution printed copy directly from Twile. This can be framed and given as a gift to family. The 10 x 8” printed infographic costs about $35. To encourage people to try it, the printed copy can be ordered at 40% off until the end of April.

Go to to upload your tree and create an infographic. It’s free.

Twile Now Offers a Printed Infographic

New Records at FamilySearch

More new records at FamilySearch

New indexed record collection
France, Côtes-d’Armor, Census, 1891

Next these collections have indexed records added to an existing collection
Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971
Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-1959
Argentina, Jujuy, Catholic Church Records, 1662-1975
Argentina, La Rioja, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1970
Argentina, Misiones, Catholic Church Records, 1874-1975
Argentina, Salta, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1972
Argentina, San Juan, Catholic Church Records, 1655-1975
Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975
Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961
Australia, Victoria, Outward Passenger Lists, 1852-1924
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011
Find A Grave Index
Germany, Baden, Church Book Duplicates, 1800-1870
Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940
Italy, Enna, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1944
Italy, Grosseto, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1851-1907
Italy, Mantova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1496-1906
Italy, Prato, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1923
Italy, Rieti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1840-1945
Italy, Viterbo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1870-1943
Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, 1917-1943
Minnesota, Clay and Steele County Obituaries, 1865-2006
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records
New Hampshire, Civil War Service and Pension Records, 1861-1866
New York State Census, 1865
New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824- 1946
Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869
Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931
Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998
Portugal Setúbal Catholic Church Records 1555-1911
South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965
Sweden, Kopparberg Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1628-1860
Sweden, Norrbotten Church Records, 1612-1923; index 1658-1860

The next collections has had indexed records and images added to an existing collection
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977
Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005

New Historic Records On FamilySearch: Week of March 20, 2017

New Historic Records On FamilySearch: Week of March 27, 2017

Share Photos from Instagram and Facebook with FamilySearch Family Tree

You can now share your Instagram and Facebook photos directly to FamilySearch Family Tree. This new integration makes it is easy to choose which photos from these social networks to link to people in Family Tree. This makes it easy for you to organize and preserve your family history photos for future generations.

This will work with most browsers. If you use Internet Explorer or the Edge browsers you will need to add to your trusted sites list.

What’s New: Importing Pictures from Facebook and Instagram to

New Records at Findmypast

Findmypast releases new records every Friday. They’ve add a collection called New Zealand University Graduates 1870 – 1963. There are two new collections for Northamptonshire, militia lists 1771 and freeholders 1795 – 1797.

Over 10,00 records have been added to the Scotland Registers & Records. These records have been taken from different publications related to Scottish parishes and families. Some more Scottish records have been added for Scotland Roman Catholic parish congregational records, Scotland Roman Catholic parish baptisms, marriages, and burials.

There’s a new collection called Britain, Wills of Famous Persons 1552 – 1849.

Some more new records have been added to the Dorset Memorial Inscriptions collection.

Lots of new articles have been added to the Irish Newspaper collection including 5 new titles – Irish Society (Dublin), Irish News and Belfast Morning News, Sligo Journal, Sligo Observer and Leinster Independent.

Findmypast Friday March 31st 2017

Findmypast Friday April 7th 2017

New Wiltshire Collections at Findmypast

Findmypast has launched a new project to publish parish records from six counties across England in the next six months. Wiltshire will be the first county to become available and its available at Findmypast now.

The Wiltshire collection contains transcriptions of nearly 5 million parish records of baptisms, banns, marriages and burials dating back to 1538.

The other parishes that will have records available over the next few months are Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset and Warwickshire.


Fold3 Free Access to Civil War Collection

Fold3 has free access to its Civil War Collection until April 15th. The Civil War began in April 1861. Some of the more popular titles in the collection include:

• Civil War “Widows’ Pensions” Files
• Civil War Pensions Index
• Soldier Service Records
• Southern Claims Commission

There are photographs, maps, and slave records in the collection.

You will need to sign up for a free account to view the records.

Free Access to the Civil War Collection

University of Michigan Student Newspaper

The student newspaper for the University of Michigan has been digitized. It’s called the Michigan Daily. The years from 1890 – 2014 can be found at the University of Michigan website. You can search by date and topic or browse the newspapers.

The Michigan Daily newspaper covered campus life, the city, state, and nation. It became a competitor to other Michigan newspapers since it covered everything.

Twelve Decades of Michigan History at Your Fingertip

Tennessee World War I Gold Star Families

It’s the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I. The Tennessee State Library and Archives has added some World War I records available online.

After the War ended, the state of Tennessee began collecting records from “gold star families.” These are families that lost a son in the war. They collected letters, photographs, telegrams, and government letters that were sent to the family to notify them their son had been killed.

The website Tennessee World War I Gold Star Families is searchable by soldier’s name, county, or branch of service. There are more than 1,100 Tennessee soldiers in the database.

On 100th Anniversary Of World War I, Tennessee Shares Digitized Mementos Of Its Fallen Soldiers

Free Guide about Maps from World War I

There’s a new free guide available called “Maps of the First World War: An Illustrated Essay and List of Select Maps in the Library of Congress.” Although these maps are not available online, the guide contains may images of maps and tells the history of World War I.

Resources in the Geography and Map Division about World War I

More Photographs from World War I at National Archives Website

The National Archives in the United State has a website dedicated to World War I. They have added to it many photographs from World War I. Through a generous donation from an anonymous donor, they have digitized over 110,000 photographs from nearly 300 reals of film related to World War I.

Most of these photographs came from two series – American Unofficial Collection of World War I Photographs and the Photographs of American Military Activities. Both these series document American activity on the home front and on the battlefield.

The first collection was created by the Committee on Public Information when they collected photographs from private photographers and federal agencies to sway public opinion in favor of the war.

The second collection comes from the Army Signal Corps. This collection contains images from many wars.

Two other series that have been digitized are German Military Activities and Personnel, 1917-1918, and British Photographs of WWI, 1914-1918.

All of these photographs are now freely accessible at the World War I Portal.

Accessing World War I Photos in the Digital Age

Database of Canadian Soldiers Who Died at Vimy Ridge

The Vimy Foundation preserves and promotes Canada’s First World War legacy as symbolized with the victory at Vimy Ridge in April 1917. This battle helped shape Canada as a major force during World War I. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought in France with the Canadians capturing the ridge from the Germans.

The Vimy Foundation has created a database of the soldiers who died in the Battle of Vimy Ridge. It was created using Ancestry’s resources and it’s free to search.

Search this database for soldiers who died at Vimy

Nova Scotia Archive Adds Records

The Nova Scotia Archives will be updating its online collection of births, marriages, and deaths with the recently released years that became available at the beginning of the year. By June there will be births for the year 1916, marriages from 1941 and deaths from 1966. These represent over 25,000 records.

Nova Scotia Archives works on next release of vital stats records

Ontario Maps

The Ontario Council of University Libraries has released more than 1,000 historical topographic maps of Ontario. The maps span the years from 1906 to 1977.

You can use the maps to see how Ontario has changed over time. The map view also you to have a base map and then use the transparency slider to see how the area has changed over time.

Genealogists can use these maps to learn about the place where their ancestors lived.

Ontario university libraries collaborate to digitize 1,000+ historical maps

New Records at TheGenealogist

TheGenealogist, a subscription site in the UK, has announced the addition of some new record collections. More than 2.5 million people have been added to the parish records for Hampshire and Durham. Parish records contain records for baptism, marriage, and burial. Many of the records go back to the 1500s.

There is a new collection called the British in India Collection. During the time that India was under British rule millions of British people went to India. The new collection consists of

• Parish Records of British in India
• Headstone Records of British Cemeteries in India
• British War Memorials in India
• East India Registers
• Indian Army and Civil Service Lists
• Image Archive – British in India

TheGenealogist Launches Millions of New Parish Records as well as their New British in India Collection

World War I and World War II Nurses Collection

May 12th is International Nurses Day. The Forces War Records, a subscription military genealogy website, will be releasing their new World War I and World War II Nurses collection. The records will provide information about registration number, married and maiden names, permanent address, date and place of registration, training hospital and dates of qualification.

The collection will be free to access from May 12th – 14th in honor of International Nurses Day.

Free Nurses records and more from Forces War Records in May

New Magazine Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors

Moorshead Magazine has a special issue available called Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors. It will be available on May 1st. The author for this issue is the expert on Scotland genealogy, Christine Woodcock. Some of the articles are:

• Breaking Through Brick Walls
• Understanding the Scottish Naming Pattern
• Researching Scottish Occupations
• The Scottish Clearances
• Planning a Trip to Your Ancestral Homeland
• Your Scottish Genealogy Toolbox
• Criminal Ancestors
• The Scots and the Hudson’s Bay Company

The pdf version of the magazine costs $8.50 and the hard copy costs $9.95 plus shipping.

NEW! Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors Magazine

ArkivDigital Adds Records for 1946

ArkivDigital is the subscription website where you can browse Swedish records, some household examinations records are indexed. They have added birth, marriage, and death records to the site for the year 1946.

There is a Swedish law that records must be kept private until after 70 years.

These new records are extracts from the SCB or Bureau of Central Statistics.

Eventually all SCB extracts will be index so you can easily locate the parish.

1946 SCB extracts (birth, death and marriage)

Great Canadian Genealogy Summit Registration

Registration is now open for the Great Canadian Genealogy Summit. It will be held October 13 – 15 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Full conference registration costs $189

Great Canadian Genealogy Summit registration opens

2017 British Institute Registration

General registration is open for the 2017 British Institute that will be held September 18 – 22 in Salt Lake City, Utah. There are four tracks to choose from.

• DNA as a Genealogical Tool with Maurice Gleeson
• English Genealogical Research Before 1837 with Amy Harris
• Finding Irish Ancestors Before the Great Famine with Fiona Fitzsimons
• Scottish Family History Research: Where and how to Find the Real Records with Bruce Durie

Classes are small so that students receive individual instruction. Classroom sessions are held in the morning and the afternoons are spent researching at the Family History Library.

General registration is $430 with hotel and meals on your own.

Announcing the 2017 British Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah on 18-22 September 2017

FamilySearch Western European Family History Conference

FamilySearch will be holding a free Western European Family History Conference from May 15 – 19. As with previous conferences most session will be broadcast as webinars. If you are in Salt Lake City, you can attend live.

Content will focus on research in Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium. Topics include census, church, immigration, and vital records.

Free 5 Day Family History Conference Focuses on Western Europe Research

Coming Up

Tuesday, April 11, noon Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
What’s New at

Tuesday, April 11, 2PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Starting Chinese Genealogy (in English)

Tuesday, April 11, 4PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Exploring Death Notices in Norway

Tuesday, April 11, 7:30PM Eastern
BYU Family History Library webinar
How You Can Help With Record Preservation
presented by James Tanner

Tuesday, April 11, 9PM Eastern
Illinois State Genealogical Society Webinar
Tracing Slave and Slaveowner Ancestors with DNA and Genealogy
presented by Nicka Smith

Wednesday, April 12, 11AM Eastern
UK The National Archives Webinar
Death, dirt and disease in the nineteenth century

Wednesday, April 12, noon Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
French Language Records Indexing

Wednesday, April 12, noon Eastern
Why Host Virtual Meetings? Free Tools – with DearMYRTLE

Wednesday, April 12, 2PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Tracing Ancestry in Scotland’s Heritable (Land) Records

Wednesday, April 12, 4PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
FamilySearch Family Tree
Note: Schedule lists a Swedish webinar but that will be the subject

Wednesday, April 12, 6PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Using the Online Pennsylvania Archives

Wednesday, April 12, 8PM Eastern
Legacy Webinar
Your Whiteboard in the Cloud: Trello for Genealogists
presented by Lisa Alzo

Thursday, April 13, 3PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Scottish Naming Customs

Thursday, April 13, 3PM Eastern
New England Historical Genealogical Society webinar
A Guide to Connecticut Resources
presented by Claire Ammon

Thursday, April 13, 7:30PM Eastern
BYU Family History Library webinar
Researching in a Library or Archive
presented by James Tanner

Friday, April 14, 2PM Eastern
Legacy Webinar
Complete Photo Restoration in 4 Easy Steps
presented by Eric Basir

Friday, April 14, 6PM Eastern
BYU Family History Library webinar
Digging Deeper into Google for Genealogists
presented by James Tanner

Twitter #genchat – Resources: Library Archives Canada
Friday, April 14, 10PM Eastern

Saturday, April 15, 3PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Conquistar la mitología: Usando fuentes
Conquer Mythology: Using Sources

Tuesday, April 18, noon Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Tips and Tricks for Using FamilySearch’s Historical Records

Tuesday, April 18, 5:30PM Eastern
BYU Family History Library webinar
Beginning Danish Research: Sorting out the places
presented by James Tanner

Tuesday, April 18, 8PM Eastern
BCG Legacy Webinar
The Genealogy in Government Documents
presented by Rick Sayre

Tuesday, April 18, 8PM eastern
Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Webinar
Postmasters, Carriers and Railway Clerks: Genealogy Records of the USPS
presented by Michael Strauss

Wednesday, April 19, noon Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Dutch Language Records Indexing

Wednesday, April 19, 2PM Eastern
Legacy Webinar
Neighborhood Reconstruction: Effective Use of Land Records
presented by Mary Hill

Wednesday, April 19, 3PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Beginning Finnish Research: A Case Study

Wednesday, April 19, 9PM Eastern
Southern California Genealogical Society Webinar
So Many Historic Books: How Can I Find My People?
presented by James M. Baker

Thursday, April 20, 1PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
Starting Family Tree: Research Help and Searching Records

Thursday, April 20, 3:30PM Eastern
BYU Family History Library webinar
Buying Technology: A Genealogist’s Primer
presented by James Tanner

Thursday, April 20, 8PM Eastern
Florida State Genealogical Society Poolside Chat
Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research
presented by Cyndi Ingle

Thursday, April 20, 9PM Eastern
Utah Genealogical Association
Discovering The Family History Guide
presented by James Tanner

Friday, April 21, 3PM Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
How to Trace Scotland’s Poor

You can find all the webinars mentioned and more at the calendar at

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This is episode 100.

Thanks for listening.

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