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Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books, 1890 - 1921
Explore lineage books consisting of information submitted by tens of thousands of individuals with connections to Revolutionary War patriots. This database, containing over 57,000 references to Revolutionary War ancestors and their descendants, will reveal birth years, relatives names, family lineages and descriptions of American revolutionaries. Some records may even include a photo or sketch of a veteran or member.
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Scotland, Wigtownshire & Minnigaff Parish Lists 1684
Search for your Scottish ancestors in parish lists containing over 53,000 names. First published in 1916 by the Scottish Record Society, the lists consist of “nominal Rolls of all persons, male or female, over the age of 12 years, resident within their respective parishes - grouped according to their residences, farms and house-holds, and specially indicating such as were "irregular," that is non-conforming".
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Philadelphia Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms
Over 53,000 new records have been added to our exclusive collection of Philadelphia Catholic Baptisms. Each record includes both a transcript and an image of the original register entry that will reveal a combination of your ancestor’s birth date, baptism date, baptism place, residence and parents' names.
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Philadelphia Roman Catholic Parish Marriages
Over 30,000 new additions are now available to search. Spanning the years 1800 to 1917, each new record includes a transcript and an image of the original sacramental register that will reveal a combination of the couple’s names, birth years, marital status and parents’ names as well as the date and location of their wedding.
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Lincolnshire Parish Records
Over 266,000 additional records have recently been added to our collections of Lincolnshire parish baptisms, banns, marriages and burials. Including images of original registers held at the Lincolnshire Archives dating back to the early 1500s, these records are an excellent resource for uncovering previous generations and tracing your roots beyond the start of Civil Registration in 1837.
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The Genealogy Squad Facebook Group Announced


The Genealogy Squad Facebook Group Announced

A new Facebook group for genealogy, The Genealogy Squad, is being launched at https://www.facebook.com/groups/genealogysquad on Monday, 6 May 2019. The mission of the Genealogy Squad Facebook group is to provide a positive space for the sharing of appropriate and reliable methods and resources to assist genealogists at all levels in their research activities. The principals and administrators are:

·       Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D. J.D., is an internationally recognized genetic genealogy expert, lecturer, and author of two landmark books about DNA. His DNA Central subscription site provides educational information about genetic genealogical research tests, tools, and methodologies.
·       Cyndi Ingle is the creator of the award-winning Cyndi’s List, the categorized, searchable directory of more than 336,000 online genealogical resource links. Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 39 years, has an expertise in using technology for genealogy and research in the United States. Cyndi's favorite topics bring together traditional methodology with organization, computers, software, and the Internet. She is the author of 3 books and numerous articles, and she is a popular genealogical speaker for seminars and conferences worldwide.
·        George G. Morgan is the president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., an internationally recognized genealogy expert, lecturer, author of 14 genealogy books, writer for four magazines, and author of hundreds of online columns and blog postings. He is co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast, the longest-running genealogy podcast since 2005, and his company produces the Genealogy Connections podcast. He is author of The Genealogy Guys Blog.
·       Drew Smith is the genealogy librarian for the University of South Florida Library in Tampa, an internationally recognized genealogy expert, lecturer, and author of three books. He is the 2016 winner of the Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship, presented by the National Genealogical Society. He is co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast and host of the Genealogy Connections podcast.

 
The Genealogy Squad will focus on answering questions and solving problems, while demonstrating best practices in all aspects of genealogical research. The extensive combined knowledge and experience of the four principals in all aspects of genealogical research allows them to respond and share the highest quality information and suggested research paths.

“We believe that our many decades of combined experience and research strengths will make us the best “go-to” genealogy group about genealogy research and resources,” said George G. Morgan. “Each of us is familiar with all aspects of quality genealogical research and, between us, we can offer excellent guidance or referrals to reliable resources and tools to help group members solve problems.”

People interested in this new group must personally request to join, beginning on May 6. 2019, and the administrators will respond as promptly as possible. We are very excited and expect this new FB group to be an instant success.



Contact:
George G. Morgan
Aha! Seminars, Inc.
(813) 220-6274






About the Principals


Blaine T. Bettinger
, Ph. D, JD, began researching his family history in 1989 with a middle school assignment. Although he currently specializes in DNA evidence, he has been actively researching his family history for more than 30 years. He became a genealogy educator in 2007 with the launch of The Genetic Genealogist (www.TheGeneticGenealogist.com). Blaine lectures internationally and teaches week-long courses at genealogy institutes across the United States. Blaine is also the founder of Genetic Genealogy Tips & Techniques group on Facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/geneticgenealogytipsandtechniques), one of the world’s largest genealogy forums.
 In 2018 he launched DNA Central (www.DNA-Central.com), the first membership site specifically dedicated to DNA education. DNA Central offers online courses, webinars, resources, and a twice-monthly newsletter providing information about the latest developments in the world of DNA. Members of The Genealogy Squad can join DNA Central using the coupon code THESQUAD for $20 discount off a new one-year membership (normally $99).

Cyndi Ingle is the creator and innovator behind the award-winning and globally recognized CyndisList.com, a free categorized list of more than 336,000 links for genealogical research. Cyndi’s List was founded 23 years ago and is the “go-to” website for quality, reliable, and up-to-date resources worldwide. 

Cyndi has been a genealogist for more than 39 years and has expertise in using technology for genealogy. Additionally, her many active years in genealogy have also resulted in a specialty for research in the United States with particular focus on homesteaders, the Civil War, the Plains States, the Midwest, the Old Northwest, and beyond. Cyndi's favorite topics bring together traditional methodology with organization, computers, software, and the Internet.
 Cyndi is the recipient of several awards and honors, she has served in several capacities for genealogical organizations, she is an internationally-known guest lecturer, and she has authored numerous articles and three books. 


George G. Morgan began his family research odyssey in 1962 when a grandmother got him interested in his Revolutionary War and other ancestors. He is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert, a popular genealogy lecturer, and a prolific author. George has fourteen books to his credit including the fourth edition How to Do Everything: Genealogy (McGraw-Hill). He authored a chapter in the new Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards, and has written chapters for four other books. He is a regular writer for the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, and four commercial genealogy magazines. He was won writing awards from the Association of Professional Genealogists and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.
 George is the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast, author of The Genealogy Guys Blog, and his company produces the Genealogy Connection podcast. He has served on the boards of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Florida State Genealogical Society, the Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa), and others.


Drew Smith is the genealogy librarian with the University of South Florida Tampa Library and is the 2016 winner of the Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship, presented by the National Genealogical Society. He has served on the boards of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Association of Professional Genealogists. He is past president of the Florida genealogical Society (Tampa).

Drew is the host of the Genealogy Connection podcast, and the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast.

Drew is the author of the book Social Networking for Genealogists, is the co-author of the book Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques and has written extensively for a number of genealogical print and online magazines. His latest book, Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher, was published in 2016 by Family Tree Books.


SLIG Scholarship Opportunities








-- For Immediate Release --
SLIG Scholarship Opportunities
SLIG is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the following scholarships:
UGA Jimmy B. Parker Scholarship:  Named in honor of Jimmy B. Parker, this scholarship recognizes those who have “demonstrated commitment to genealogical excellence and community involvement.” Parker’s legacy of more than 50 years of service to the genealogical community serves as the guideline for applicants to review past service and consider how SLIG will enhance their ability to better serve in the future. The scholarship provides full tuition to a SLIG or Academy course in January 2020.
Laura G. Prescott SLIG Scholarship: This new scholarship was created by the friends and colleague to honor Laura’s legacy. Her professional accomplishments, passion for genealogical education, and significant contributions to the community were earmarked by an infectious smile and positive attitude. The successful applicant will receive full tuition in the course of their choice in any SLIG program – SLIG, Academy, or Virtual – and six nights lodging when applicable.
SLIG Scholarship for First-Time Institute Attendees:  Opened in 2016 to help first-time institute attendees take advantage of this unique type of educational experience; open to researchers of all levels. Provides tuition to the SLIG 2020 course of choice.
SLIG Intermediate Foundation Scholarship: New this year, this scholarship reaches out to those who haven’t yet attended an institute that need to strengthen their research knowledge and skills at an intermediate level in order to prepare to attend future institutes. Provides tuition waiver for the SLIG Virtual Intermediate Foundations course in Fall 2019.
Deadlines:  Applications for all four scholarships are due no later than June 1, 2019. Winners will be announced after July 1, 2019.
Complete details for each of these opportunities and links to information about scholarships available through other organizations may be found at SLIG.ugagenealogy.org.
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Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
Nicole Dyer, Publicity; marketing@slig.ugagenealogy.org
Peg Ivanyo, Director; director@slig.ugagenealogy.org; 801-259-4172 option 3

Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix Announce Genealogy’s Unsung Heroes Awards – Nominations for 2Q 2019


Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix Announce Genealogy’s Unsung Heroes Awards – Nominations for 2Q2019
The Genealogy Guys, George G. Morgan and Drew Smith, co-hosts and producers of the oldest continually produced genealogy podcast, and Rick and Randy, creators of Vivid-Pix, makers of RESTORE photo and document restoration software, today announce that the continuation of their partnership to acknowledge and celebrate those members of the genealogy community who digitize or index photos and other documents of value to genealogical researchers. The Unsung Heroes Awards is a quarterly awards program designed to recognize its recipients in five categories: individuals, genealogical/historical societies, libraries/archives, young people, and a new posthumous certificate award.

Completed nomination forms are being accepted for the 2019 Second Quarter awards. Nomination forms (see below for link to the forms) should be emailed to genealogyguys@gmail.com and winners will be selected each quarter. Winners will receive: a custom-made commemorative mug with their choice of two of their images; an announcement on an episode of The Genealogy Guys Podcast; a profile of the winner published on The Genealogy Guys Blog and the Unsung Heroes Blog at the Vivid-Pix website (www.vivid-pix.com). A certificate will be awarded in the name of the posthumous winner.

Nominations eligible for the second quarter of 2019’s awards must be received no later than May 15, 2019, and the winners will be announced on June 1, 2019. Due dates for later quarters will be announced on The Genealogy Guys Podcast; The Genealogy Guys Blog; the Unsung Heroes Blog at the Vivid-Pix website, but all nominations will remain in the running for future quarters.

Details and links to the nomination form can be found at the website for Aha! Seminars, Inc., producer of The Genealogy Guys Podcast, at https://ahaseminars.com/cpage.php?pt=24.



Contacts:

George G. Morgan Aha! Seminars, Inc. http://ahaseminars.com aha
(813) 220-6274

Rick Voight Vivid-Pix
https://vivid-pix.com/ 
(404) 664-9897


  

About the Partners

 

The Genealogy Guys Podcast is a production of Aha! Seminars, Inc., a Tampa Bay-based company that has been providing training to genealogists and library personnel since 1996. Its principals are George G. Morgan and Drew Smith,
noted speakers, authors, and world’s longest genealogy podcasters. The company also produces the Genealogy Connection podcast and The Genealogy Guys Blog.










Vivid-Pix designs, creates and delivers Fast, Easy and Affordable Imaging Software. Since launching in 2012, Vivid-Pix has advanced its products to earn the support and respect of business leaders and photographers in
over 100 countries. Co-Founder Randy Fredlund has more than 150 digital-imaging patents and has extensive experience in Research, Development and Commercialization, enabling him to translate theory into practice. Co-Founder Rick Voight has created billion- dollar businesses through Product Development, Sales and Marketing for Eastman Kodak and Hewlett-Packard. The Vivid-Pix Team is a far-flung group of excellent, enthusiastic people who deliver software that “Give your pics (and documents) the Vivid-Pix Fix!




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Irish Newspaper Transcript Archive, ffolliott Collection 1756-1850
Search a comprehensive catalog of more than 54,000 biographical notices from Irish newspapers compiled by the celebrated Irish genealogist Rosemary ffolliott. Each record includes a transcript and original image that enable you to discover if your Irish ancestors had details of their birth, marriage or death announcement printed in a newspaper.
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Kerry Histories & Reference Guides
Explore three fascinating publications to learn more about the county and its inhabitants, including:A History of the Kingdom of Kerry - published in 1871, A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to KillarneyThe Kerry Coast, Glengariff, Cork and The South West of Ireland - first published in 1880 and The Ancient and Present State of the County of Kerry - published in 1756.
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Limerick Histories & Reference Guides
This collection also contains three historic publications that can be used to learn more about the place and time in which your ancestors lived. The titles currently available to explore include Limerick and its Sieges - Published in 1890, Round About The County Of Limerick - Published in 1896 and The History, Topography and Antiquities of the County and City of Limerick, 2 Vols - Published in 1826 and 1827.
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United States Passport Applications
Over 62,000 additional records have been added to our collection of United States Passport Applications. The new additions span the years 1795 to 1925 and many later applications include photographs of the applicants. As well as revealing when, where, and why your ancestors traveled, applications may also include their occupation, residence, naturalisation details, and date and place of birth.
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England, Domesday Book 1086 Browse
Explore Britain’s earliest public record as part of your subscription to Findmypast. There are currently three editions of the Domesday Book available to browse covering the English counties south of the rivers Ribble and Tees, the border with Scotland at that time. Written in Latin, the book provides extensive records of landholders, their tenants, the amount of land they owned, and the number of occupants.
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West Middlesex Gazette covering the years 1898-1910, 1912-1923, 1926-1941
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Ealing Gazette and West Middlesex Observercovering the years 1898-1910, 1912-1923
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Tottenham and Edmonton Weekly Herald covering the year 1877
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Kensington Post covering the years 1918-1972, 1987-1988, 1990
PLUS, we’ve added even more coverage to these papers:
NewspaperYears added
Hyde & Glossop Weekly News, and North Cheshire Herald1875
Staffordshire Sentinel1940-1941, 1943-1950
Dublin Intelligence1723-1724
West Sussex County Times1912
Sunday World (Dublin)1895

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Records of the world
Our international collections continue to grow! This week we have added four new indexes from the Central American country of Costa Rica. The new indexes contain over 800,000 records covering baptisms, marriages, deaths and civil registrations between 1700 and 1975. These records have been sourced from the International Genealogical Index.
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Commissioned in December 1085 by King William the Conqueror, the Domesday Book provides an invaluable insight into 11th century Norman England. Needing to raise taxes to pay for his army, the survey was used to assess the wealth and assets of his subjects throughout the land. It was not until 1873 that a survey approaching the scope and extent of the Domesday Book was attempted again in Britain.
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Tracing your Medieval and Early Modern Ancestors
Join Professor Nick Barratt as he explores the sources you need to investigate your ancestors in the early modern and medieval periods, flagging up some of the pitfalls, skills and techniques required to access and interpret a wide range of sources.
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Looking to unearth the skeletons in your family’s closet? Next week’s update is set to include a new tranche of crime records from 19th and early 20th century Scotland to help you uncover the black sheep hiding in your family tree.

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