Find A Grave has been sold to Ancestry.com --FindAGrave.com is a free website with over 100 million grave memorials and 75 million photos [example: Memorial #68463733] contributed by volunteers around the world. Following the Sept. 30 press release announcing Ancestry.com Acquires Find A Grave there were many expressions of concern from memorial contributors and users regarding ownership of the information on the Find A Grave website. Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist, has an excellent blog post which addresses these concerns.
October is Family History Month -- A Google search for "family history month" gives links to many blogs and web pages with suggestions for celebrating our families. Kimberly Powell has 10 Projects to Explore and Preserve Your Family Heritage with links to helpful resources to those projects.
Wilson-Cobb History and Genealogy Research Library, Roswell, NM -- Fall 2013 workshop with Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGA, IGSF on October 12, 2013 at Roswell Civic and Convention Center. Mr. Witcher is the Director of Genealogy at the Allen County Public Library, the second largest genealogical repository in the United States.
Family Tree DNA -- New design for Family Finder test results! "Added a great new look to Family Finder matching and Known Relationships. Also added Population Finder information to a match's profile. The "In Common With" option has been moved out of the drop down filter and given a more prominent position in the Advanced View. It has also been renamed "Triangulation" Triangulation helps us identify common ancestors among our Family Finder matches. The Legal Genealogist has a blog post explaining the benefits of triangulation. Rebekah Canada at Haplogroup.org has 3 blog posts which will walk you through the new design, step-by-step.
FTDNA Family Finder Matches Get a New Look (Part 1)
FTDNA Family Finder Matches Get a New Look (Part 2)
FTDNA Family Finder Matches Get a New Look (Part 3)
MyHeritage -- World's largest family network is about to announce new features! Check the blog for announcements in the next few days.
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