Archive for August, 2017

Working with Your AncestryDNA Matches

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Response to our initial webinar on AncestryDNA that we are working on a new presentation for 8 September–“Working with Your DNA Matches.” This session will focus only on using your matches and working with them.

Registration is limited. There are more details on our announcement page.

 

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Washington State Marriage Index, 1969-2014

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

FamilySearch is indicating the following database has been updated:

Washington Marriage Index, 1969-2014

 

Swedish Records Updated On FamilySearch

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

The following databases are showing as having been recently updated on FamilySearch:

AncestryDNA Beginnings Webinar Released

Friday, August 25th, 2017

This hour-long presentation covers the basics of working with DNA matches at AncestryDNA, including:

  • ethnicity estimate–briefly
  • communities–briefly
  • circles–briefly
  • matches

An overview of working with your matches, interpreting them, understanding them, analyzing them and organizing them is presented. Challenges of working with treeless matches, matches with incomplete trees, people who don’t respond, etc. are also discussed. This is a practical how-to session that also includes an overview of DNA and inheritance sufficient to work with the AnestryDNA results without being overwhelming. Comments included:

it was a very helpful overview and I appreciated the tips

Download is immediate and includes handout and video/audio presentation. Presentation and handout are for personal use only. Orders can be processed securely here (a PayPal account is not necessary–just click through to use a major credit card). Presentation can be played multiple times and is not streamed.

This presentation was not supported or sponsored by Ancestry.com and Ancestry.com is not responsible for its content. I am not an employee of Ancestry.com and the presentation is not aimed to try and sell you a membership.

 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, City Directories

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Several city directories from St. Paul, Minnesota, have been digitized and made available free online thanks to the St. Paul Public Library.

Periodically Search the FamilySearch Catalog

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

FamilySearch is adding digital images of microfilm to their site on a regular basis. The easiest way to find these materials is to periodically search the card catalog.

Viewing the “film notes” will indicate if the material is available in digital format as those items have a camera icon on the far right hand side as shown in the illustration.

camera-online

Checking daily isn’t necessary, but a bi-monthly review for materials of interest may be advised as material is added regularly with no fanfare on the website.

August Offer From Our Sponsor

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Genealogy Search Tip of the Day is proudly sponsored by GenealogyBank. Feel free to check out their current offer for Tip of the Day fans.

Kansas State Census, 1895

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

FamilySearch is indicating the following database has been updated since our last posting:

Kansas State Census, 1895

Genealogy Search Tip of the Day is proudly sponsored by GenealogyBank. Try their “GenealogyBank Search” and see what discoveries you make.

Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

FamilySearch is indicating the following database has been updated since our last posting:

Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960

Genealogy Search Tip of the Day is proudly sponsored by GenealogyBank. Try their “GenealogyBank Search” and see what discoveries you make.

Denmark Census, 1925

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The following database is showing as new or updated on FamilySearch:

Denmark Census, 1925