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Introducing FamilySync™ for Family Tree Maker

Republished from Dick Eastman's blog, "The Daily Online Genealogy Newsletter" from March 20, 2017 If you use Family Tree Maker software, you need to be aware of the following announcement written by Ancestry.com and Software MacKiev: Last year, we announced the purchase of Family Tree Maker desktop software by Software MacKiev and because we wanted to make the transition to a new owner as smooth as possible, we committed at least a year of customer and product support. The goal has always been to maintain the capability to share your family tree data between files on your computer with your personal Ancestry online trees. We’ve been hard at work co-developing a new Ancestry gateway with Software MacKiev to use in their Family Tree...
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A deeper dive into genealogy? Try the In-Depth Genealogist!

From their website, you will find access to the great offerings from The In-Depth Genealogist. "The In-Depth Genealogist provides an active blog, monthly digital magazine, books and research guides, community chats and a world wide event calendar." ...They "share our knowledge and experience in a friendly, approachable, and entertaining way." - The In-Depth Genealogist, About Make sure to follow their blog, http://theindepthgenealogist.com/blog/ Subscribe to their digital magazine for only $35 USD a year! You will have access to content written by 24 genealogy professionals, including: Jennifer Alford Shannon Combs-Bennett John Boeren Sophie Boudarel Jenny Cowen Cindy Freed Jacky Gamble Michelle Goodrum Julie Goucher S...
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all! I have been about focusing on my healthy lifestyle transformation over the past three months  - balancing work, life, health and planning my future! I look forward to meeting my #futureself I will be diving back into the addictive world of genealogy shortly, with some new presentations - so that I can share some of the research I've done over the past few months!
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Evidentia Offers FREE Video Tutorials!

Evidentia, a growing software choice in genealogy which, "gives a voice to your sources", offers FREE Video Tutorials on how to get started, and use the program. I presented a topic on Evidentia during my presentation for the Halton-Peel Branch OGS at Oakville Public Library on September 25th. For those who attended, I did a basic walk-through of the process of using Evidentia in your analysis of conflicting evidence.
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Rockstar Genealogists 2016: Top 10 in Canada Announced

John Reid's - Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections blog has announced the Top 10 Rockstar Genealogist Awards for Canada! I am extremely honoured to be considered 6th in the Top 10 of Rockstar Genealogists in Canada, while I show the utmost admiration for everyone on this list - as it really is a collective ambition! 1. Gail Dever - Gold 2. Lorine McGinnis Schulze- Silver 3. Christine Woodcock- Bronze 4. Dave Obee 5. Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE 6. Mike Quackenbush 7. Lynn Palermo 8. Jane MacNamara 9. David Pike & Glenn Wright My personal goal in why I do what I do in genealogy, is to help people take time and pause in this busy world, to think about why we're here - and to hopefully have some fun finding out cool family stories....
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Rockstar Genealogist Awards: Gold “Superstar” Award Winners Announced

John Reid's - Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections blog has just announced Canada's Rockstar Genealogist Awards for the Gold, Superstar Award. As mentioned earlier, Canada's Silver Rockstar Genealogist Award winner is Lorine McGinnis Schulze and Bronze winner is Christine Woodcock. Gold Gail Dever www.genealogyalacarte.ca
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Rockstar Genealogist Awards: Silver & Bronze Award Winners Announced

John Reid's - Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections blog has announced the Rockstar Genealogist Awards for Silver and Bronze today. Congratulations to to all award winners, but especially the following two people who continually set high standards in being Canadian genealogists! Silver Lorine McGinnis Schulze www.olivetreegenealogy.com   Bronze Christine Woodcock www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca
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Rockstar Genealogist Awards 2016 – VOTING OPEN!

This year's Rockstar Genealogist voting is now open! For those who aren't aware of these awards; for the past four years John D. Reid curates and moderates a unique competition via his blog, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections. This friendly competition between genealogists globally is now a much anticipated event! Via John's blog, he describes that, "...Rockstar genealogists are those who give "must attend" presentations at family history conferences or as webinars, who when you see a new family history article or publication by that person, makes it a must buy. If you hang on their every word on a blog, podcast or newsgroup, or follow avidly on Facebook or Twitter they are likely Rockstar candidates." Anyone, anywhere can vote for ...
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NGS Announces a New Course in its American Genealogical Studies Series: Branching Out

This message was received from the National Genealogical Society via e-mail on August 16, 2016. NGS Announces a New Course in its American Genealogical Studies Series: Branching Out ARLINGTON, VA, 16 August 2016—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the release of Branching Out, the newest online, cloud-based learning course in the American Genealogical Studies (AGS) series. Branching Out is comprised of five modules on topics designed to enhance genealogical research skills of both family historians and those interested in pursuing careers as professional genealogists. “Cemeteries, Tombstones, and Funeral Homes” introduces the family historian to the various types of cemeteries (i.e., public and church owned), provides resou...
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