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



Thursday, September 13, 2018

New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of September 10, 2018

Ever wonder if these records mean anything to you? The new Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935, provided a missing birth certificate for one of my cousins

FamilySearch added over 1 million indexed records from England and Wales from the National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957. Plus over 4 million additional records for Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Liberia, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, and the United States, including information from the following states: Arkansas, Illinois Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Border Crossings from Canada to the United States and World War I Americana Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919. 

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
341,478
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
126
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
169,018
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
7,830
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
33,613
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,024,884
0
New indexed records collection
163,031
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
456,784
0
New indexed records collection
49,409
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
170,443
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
82,837
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
799,673
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
8,160
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,460
0
New indexed records collection
626,444
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
10
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
39,406
0
New indexed records collection
746,011
0
New indexed records collection
2,229
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
739
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
779
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,252
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
53,955
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
194,371
0
New indexed records collection
75,719
0
New indexed records collection
14,711
0
New indexed records collection
271,578
271,578
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection