Registration Opens for the 2017 Virtual PMC

Registration Opens for the 2017 Virtual PMC

For APG members who can't make the trip to Washington, D.C., in person, the Virtual Professional Management Conference brings the conference to you! APG offers three days of live-streamed presentations you can access from anywhere. Registration is now open in the Members Only section of the APG website, https://www.apgen.org.

The virtual track offers presenters on business, certification, methods, and little-known records. The best deal is to register for all three days, and then you'll have access to all twelve recordings for three months to watch at your leisure.

You can also register for just one day of live streaming, and you'll have access to the recordings for that day only for three months after the conference.

Here's the line-up of one-of-a-kind presentations for the Virtual PMC (all times are Eastern):

Friday, 29 September 2017

10:45-11:45 a.m. Writing & Compiling Complex Projects While Staying on Track
J. Mark Lowe, CG(SM), FUGA

1:15-2:15 p.m. Successful Websites: Turning Visitors into Clients
Carla Cegielski

2:30-3:30 p.m. A Marketing Plan Is More Than a Business Card and a Facebook Page
Laurie Hermance-Moore

3:45-4:45 p.m. Engaging a More Diverse Clientele
Janice Lovelace, Ph.D.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

10:45-11:45 a.m. Certification: You Don?t Have to be Perfect!
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG(SM), CGL(SM)

1:15-2:15 p.m. Visual Phasing-Applications and the Future
Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

2:30-3:30 p.m. A Federal Income Tax Primer for Professional Genealogists
LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG(SM)

3:45-4:45 p.m. Subcontracting: Communication & Contracts
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG(SM)

Sunday, 1 October 2017

10:45-11:45 a.m. Using Ethnicity Estimates to Interpret Clients' DNA Results
Mary Eberle, JD

1:15?2:15 p.m. Finding Help When You Need It: Types of Virtual Assistance
Maureen Taylor

2:30?3:30 p.m. ABCs of Accounting for Your Genealogy Business
Mary Kircher Roddy

3:45-4:45 p.m. Researching the Silent Generation: World War II Veterans' Military Records
William L. Beigel

Register by signing in to the Members Only section of the APG website, https://www.apgen.org. The Virtual PMC is available only to APG members.

Annette Burke Lyttle
Professional Management Conference Coordinator Association of Professional Genealogists

pmc@apgen.org
303-217-3452

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NEHGS Grants Freedom to Search


FREE Access through July 6th, 2017
Family historians and genealogists—declare your independence this holiday week from an incomplete family tree. Search and browse free among 1.4 BILLION names on AmericanAncestors.org, the award-winning website of NEHGS. 

From now until June 29th through 12:00 p.m. midnight (EDST) on Thursday, July 6th you’ll have complete freedom to roam through all of the online databases on AmericanAncestors.org. Your password is your passport to freedom—and to many new discoveries.  As a NEHGS Affiliate member—share this cry for independence with family and friends and invite them to join the celebration!

Hear, hear! Here’s your link to freedom.
An Affiliate Account on AmericanAncestors.org offers LDS Church members online access to hundreds of databases and millions of names, courtesy of NEHGS’s partnership with FamilySearch.org, as well as an introduction to a variety of additional genealogical services provided by American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society.  

RootsTech 2018 Call for Presentation Proposals - extended deadline through 3 July 2018

Deadline Extended for Presentation Proposals


The RootsTech planning committee is calling for dynamic presentations for the RootsTech 2018 conference that will be held February 28 – March 3, 2018, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

If you have a desire to define, shape, and influence the family history industry with an innovative and interesting presentation idea, click on the link below to learn more and to submit proposals. 
Submission deadline has been extended through July 3, 2017.

Contact Information
If you have questions regarding the submission process or speaking at Rootstech 2018, please contact us at info@rootstech.org

Genealogical Publishing - 4th of July offerings


Happy 4th of July
Save 30% on all print publications until 11:59 p.m. EDT July 5, 2017.
Our Independence Day Sale is now underway! From today through 11:59 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, you can order any publication (printed book or CD) available at www.genealogical.com at a discount of 30% off the current selling price. To take advantage of this special holiday discount, simply add the code IDS17 (all caps, with no spaces) in the Discount Code box on the " Shipping and Handling" page during the check-out process. You can use your special IDS17 discount code as many times as you like, so long as you place your final order by 11:59 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (Note: eBooks are not included in this sale.)

Order now and save on:


Riverton Utah FamilySearch Library - July 2017 Seminar

RIVERTON, UTAH, (June 30, 2017), The Riverton Utah FamilySearch Library is announcing its free seminar series on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The keynote speaker will be T. C. Christensen, film director and producer of Seventeen Miracles, Ephraim’s Rescue, The Cokeville Miracle, and his latest movie - Love, Kennedy.  

IMAGE: T. C. Christensen, film maker.
9:00–10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: T. C. Christensen, “Forever Families Implications that come from his experiences producing the movie, Love, Kennedy
10:10 – 11:10 a.m.
  • “Tools, Tips, Tactics for Exploring United States Records” by Jill Shoemaker
  • “Dodge Ball, Skate Keys, and Grandma’s Watermelon Pickles (Journal Writing)” by Tom & Betsy Neil
  • “Danish Research Resources, Part 1” by Orla & Karen Petersen
  • “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch / Family Tree” by Linda Baker

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
  • “Six Principles for Helping Others Have a Spirit-led, One-on-One Find, Take, Teach Experience” by Jill Shoemaker
  • “How to Use Google Books and Maps” by Don Barney
  • “Danish Research Resources, Pt. 2” by Orla & Karen Petersen
  • “Creating and Attaching Outside Sources in FamilySearch / Family Tree” by Linda Baker
Last-minute class changes are shown on the RFSL website at www.familsearch.org/fhc/riverton

NEW FAMILY REUNION ACTIVITIES
The Riverton FamilySearch Library is now offering a free Family Reunion opportunity for those who have family visiting from out of town and want to get together to research their ancestors, record stories in the Family Story Room, scan photos, or collaborate each other's findings. Events can be scheduled any time during the year in 2 to 6 hour blocks of time on most days of the week. Details may be found on the FamilySearch Wiki.

The Riverton FamilySearch Library is located in the LDS Riverton Office Building at 3740 West Market Center Drive (13175 South), Riverton, Utah; 801-240-9601.

About FamilySearch
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

APG Professional Achievement Award - Call for nominations


Call for Nominations - Due 15 July 2017

APG's Professional Achievement Award will be presented at the APG Professional Management Conference to be held 29 September ? 1 October near Washington, DC. 


The award honors an APG member with a record of exceptional professional achievement and contributions to the field of genealogy through individual excellence and ethical behavior in published research, public presentations, innovative organization leadership, writing or editing, or successful business achievement by creating valuable products or services. The winner will be a professional who has demonstrated a commitment to advance and promote the highest standards in the field.

The nominee must have been an APG member in good standing for at least one year prior to the nomination and twenty years of professional advancement in the field of genealogy. Nominees cannot be current members of the APG Board of Directors or APG contractors. Nominees not selected in a previous year remain eligible for nomination. Past recipients are:

2007 - Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
2008 - Sandra Luebking
2009 - Lou Szucs
2010 - Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG
2011 - Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG
2012 - Janet Robyn Worthington, JP, NZRN, Dip. FHS, FSAG
2013 - Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), CGL, FASG, FNGS
2014 - Claire Mire Bettag, CG
2015 - David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA
2016 - Eileen M. O'Duill, CG

The Awards Committee invites APG members and APG Chapters to submit nominations in PDF format to Kathleen W. Hinckley, Executive Director, at admin@apgen.org by 15 July. 

Nominations should include a written statement describing the nominee's contributions to genealogy and APG. The Awards Committee will recommend a winner to the Executive Committee.

Kathleen W. Hinckley, CG
Executive Director

RootsMagic Releases Ancestry Features



Friday, June 30, 2017 - Last year, we announced we were working with Ancestry® to integrate Ancestry Hints® and Ancestry’s records and online trees with our software. After months of development and the feedback of thousands of testers, we’re pleased to announce the release of RootsMagic 7.5, a free update to RootsMagic 7 that adds two amazing new features: TreeShare™ for Ancestry and the addition of Ancestry Hints to RootsMagic’s WebHints™ feature.

TreeShare for Ancestry


RootsMagic’s TreeShare for Ancestry will let you move data between your RootsMagic files on your computers and your personal Ancestry online trees. You can transfer people, events, notes, source citations, and even pictures between the two systems.

RootsMagic users also gain the ability to easily share and collaborate with others by giving family members access to their Ancestry online tree. Using the new TreeShare feature, family members can then synchronize the latest changes and additions to both the online tree and their desktop computers.

Ancestry Hints Integration



RootsMagic leverages the Ancestry Hints capability, and as possible matches are found, users may conveniently review them from within the software. RootsMagic then lets you add new information and media from matching records into your file.

Free RootsMagic Essentials Software

For those that are just starting their journey into the world of genealogy, RootsMagic offers “RootsMagic Essentials”- a free version of their software with a limited set of features tailored towards beginners.

If you have an account with Ancestry, RootsMagic Essentials includes the ability to upload your file to Ancestry or download your existing online trees from Ancestry.  If you are a subscriber to Ancestry, RootsMagic Essentials also allows you to search and view all of the content in your subscription.  Those wishing to compare and transfer individual records between RootsMagic and Ancestry will want to use the full-featured RootsMagic software.

Available Now

The update is free for users of RootsMagic 7 and RootsMagic Essentials 7 and is available via direct download or through the “Check for Updates” feature within RootsMagic. To learn more about these features or to take advantage of a special offer for Ancestry users, please go to http://www.rootsmagic.com/ancestry.

IGHR Course and Meal Registration ends Friday, 30 June 2017



Friday, 30 June 2017 is the last day to register for one of our eleven courses at the 2017 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR). Courses will take place in Athens, Georgia at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel 23-28 July 2017. Learn more about each course and register on the IGHR website http://ighr.gagensociety.org/ighr-2017/courses.

Meal tickets for attendees and their guests must also be purchased by Friday, 30 June 2017 http://ighr.gagensociety.org/ighr-2017/dining-options. The UGA Hotel within the Center for Continuing Education is full. Rooms are still available at The Graduate Hotel, but these rooms must be reserved by Friday, 7 July 2017 to take advantage of the IGHR group rate. Scroll down the Accommodations webpage for more information and the group code http://ighr.gagensociety.org/ighr-2017/accommodations.

If you are unable to attend a course at IGHR this year, you can still take advantage of the FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo and Evening Sessions. Both events take place at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Parking is available in the adjacent parking deck.

The FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo will take place Sunday, 23 July 2017 and is free and open to the public! No registration is required. Various genealogy and history related organizations and vendors will have displays to help interested people explore genealogy resources and educational opportunities. Drop in between noon and 5:00 pm. You can learn more about this free event on the IGHR website  http://ighr.gagensociety.org/familysearch-expo/ighr-familysearch-expo-info.

IGHR Evening Sessions will be held Monday through Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. 24-26 July 2017. Evening Sessions are open to the public for the nominal fee of $15 each. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the door but registration by 17 July 2017 guarantees a handout. You can learn more about each session and register on the IGHR website http://ighr.gagensociety.org/ighr-2017/ighr-2017-evening-classes.

We encourage you to explore the IGHR website to learn more about all of these educational opportunities http://ighr.gagensociety.org/IGHR is also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!
 

FamilySearch: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Chile, Dominican Republic among 3 million new record sets

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of June 28, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, (26 June 2017), This week 3 million New York City marriage licenses were published, plus nearly 3 million for Find a Grave records and millions of new browsable images and indexed records from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Chile, Dominican Republic, England, Italy, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Scotland, and the BillionGraves Index. Search these new free records and more at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below. Find and share this announcement easily online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world's historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
9,601
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
4,987
0
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4,719
0
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21,919
0
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519,990
519,990
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
311,909
0
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79,045
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179,013
0
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16,372
0
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2,969,879
0
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317,650
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
389,073
30,389
New indexed records and images collection
0
505,027
New browsable image collection.
0
93,143
New browsable image collection.
0
4,701
New browsable image collection.
0
11,248
New browsable image collection.
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94,071
New browsable image collection.
0
116,842
New browsable image collection.
61,391
114,886
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176,570
0
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0
2,009
Added images to an existing collection
3,124,588
0
New indexed records collection
21,329
0
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55,922
0
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27,916
0
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9,787
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41,997
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14,946
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12,545
Added images to an existing collection

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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