Monday, November 26, 2018

New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of November 19, 2018

Are you looking for Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials in Germany during the years 1500-1971? FamilySearch added over 79 million this past week! Someone has been busy.

Of course, if you need records from Toole County, Montana, there are 54 new digitized records. That is one of the things I love about FamilySearch, no record set is too small.

Click the links below or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images. 

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
3,236
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
75,801
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
79,319,959
0
New indexed records collection
896,582
0
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7,871
0
New indexed records collection
75
0
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73
0
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286
0
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54
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Legacy Family Tree Update


Update 9.0.0.264 was released today. 

If you are using Legacy Family Tree Deluxe, just open your Legacy Home tab and select the update button. If you are using Legacy Family Tree Basic, go to 

https://legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp for the update.

A number of issues were resolved include the gender colors that disappeared with the last update. You will find the list  here:


https://legacyfamilytree.com/RevisionHistory9.asp

Win a Free Pass to RootsTech 2019

Discover Your Story. Discover Yourself. Discover RootsTech. 


Join us in Salt Lake City, February 27 - March 2, 2019 and explore over 300 breakout sessions, learn from an inspiring lineup of keynote speakers, and experience the gigantic expo hall at the world’s largest family history event. Get ready to make connections, and discover new tools as you connect past and present!

This pass is good for one FREE full registration access pass to RootsTech 2019 ($299 value). 

Unfortunately, this registration does not include travel, hotel, meals or any other compensation. 

However, it does include:


To enter, all you have to do is send an email, with the Subject line "RootsTech"  to RootsTech@fhtek.com, by midnight (MST) on November 28th. Please include your name and email address in the body of the message.

Random.org will be used to select the winner. The winner will be announced on this blog and by email. The email will contain the details on how to register. If you have already registered, you will be able to get a refund. 

By entering you are giving your permission for your name to be reported on this blog and other Social Media outlets. 

Disclaimer: As an Ambassador I have received complimentary registration to RootsTech.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Rootstech Film Fest '19



Don’t you just love a great contest? 

This year, RootsTech 2019 is having a Film Fest and you can win a trip to your ancestral homeland. In addition, each of the Ten Finalists will receive two FREE 4-day RootsTech Passes to attend the conference. 

Contest Rules and Requirements
  • Each entry must be based on the theme Connect. Belong.
  • Each Video should be 3 Min or less in length.
  • Videos should be unique and creative! We want to see your best ideas come to life!
  • Video cannot contain copyrighted footage or music—especially famous musicians. “License-Free” footage and music may be used. See more about usage rights in the Official Video Contest Rules
  • Video cannot contain inappropriate content including but not limited to: vulgar language, nudity, or any other discriminatory content.
Entry deadline is January 30, 2019, and all the details can be found at https://www.rootstechfilmfest.org/



Saturday, October 13, 2018

Legacy Family Tree Update

A new update was released yesterday, Version 9.0.0.258. 

If you are using Legacy Family Tree Deluxe, just open your Legacy Home tab and select the update button. If you are using Legacy Family Tree Basic, go to 

https://legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp for the update.

There are 96 bug fixes, you can see the list here:

https://legacyfamilytree.com/RevisionHistory9.asp


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of October 8, 2018

Looking for Native American records? Almost 2 million new indexed records added this week. In total,  just over 9 million records were added from France, Belgium, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United States (Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New York, and the Mexican War Pension Index). These include almost 3 million records for the BillionGraves Index and the Find a Grave Index.

Click the links below or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images. 

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
11,018
54,878
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
1,692,790
0
New indexed records collection
987,286
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
241,425
0
New indexed records collection
4,705
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
310,347
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
102,472
0
New indexed records collection
108,056
0
New indexed records collection
441,684
0
New indexed records collection
228,954
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
62,781
0
New indexed records collection
1,891
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
131,053
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
27
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,974,407
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
319,320
319,320
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
2,471,668
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection


Monday, October 1, 2018

MyHeritage supports 23andMe v5 and Living DNA uploads

If you missed the MyHeritage blog of Sep 12, 2018, "New: MyHeritage supports 23andMe v5 and Living DNA uploads", you need to check it out. 

Not only are they supporting uploads of tests from Ancestry, 23andMe and Family Tree DNA, they are  now accepting uploads of 23andMe v5 and Living DNA data files. 

MyHeritage offers users full access to DNA Matching, Ethnicity Estimates, and a chromosome browser. DNA matches can be found from around the world and MyHeritage is especially strong in Europe. You may be surprised at the number of matches you will find there. 

Of special note, is the major change coming December 1, 2018. To quote the blog:
As of December 1, 2018, our policy regarding DNA uploads will change: DNA Matching will remain free for uploaded DNA data, but unlocking additional DNA features (for example, ethnicity estimate, chromosome browser, and some others) will require an extra payment for DNA files uploaded after this date. We will announce the full details of the new policy once it is finalized, closer to December 1st. All DNA data that was uploaded to MyHeritage in the past, and all DNA data that is uploaded now and prior to December 1, 2018, will continue to enjoy full access to all DNA features for free. These uploads will be grandfathered in and will remain free.
If you have done these other tests, and have not already done so, now is the time to upload your data. For more information, check out their blog here