Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September Consultant Webinar! Member Triage: Adapting to Individual Needs

The following is from FamilySearch.

Family trees come in many shapes and sizes. Some members may have several generations of ancestors on their family tree. Some may have only a few. Some may have only themselves. In the next consultant webinar, Member Triage: Adapting to Individual Needs, you can learn how to:
  • Identify the most common tree situations.
  • Customize the help that you provide to each person.
  • Help members in a variety of circumstances bring their ancestors to the temple.
To register, click on the time below that best works for you:
The number of participants is limited.
After you register, an email will be sent to you explaining how to find and attend the webinar.

Our presenter will be Beth Taylor, CGSM. Beth is a two time family history consultant, a credentialed genealogist, and holds a bachelor’s degree in history. She has been working for FamilySearch since 2005 and loves learning and teaching about how new websites and technology can help you find and share your family stories.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Worldwide Indexing Event Follow-up

The following is from FamilySearch.

You Helped Make History!

Thank you for participating in the recent Worldwide Indexing Event. The response from our valued volunteers like you was incredible! We hope your experience was a good one. 
Now what?
  1. Elder Neil L. Andersen has challenged the youth of the Church to take their own family names to the temple this year. We want to extend that challenge to all indexers, both youth and adults. Will you find the name of an ancestor that you can submit to the temple this year?
  2. While you’re at it, invite your family members to join you—in both indexing and submitting at least one family name for temple work—so all can enjoy these blessings. Remember, every batch you index can help someone else find his or her missing ancestor, so please continue.
Thank you again for all you are doing to help hasten the work of salvation through family history!

The FamilySearch Indexing Team

Elements of Genealogical Analysis by Robert Charles Anderson

The following is from the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

The Bookstore at NEHGS is happy to announce the release of Elements of Genealogical Analysis, the latest book by renowned author Robert Charles Anderson. 
Analyze records and make sound genealogical conclusions using the same method applied by Robert Charles Anderson for the Great Migration Study Project!

This handbook presents a step-by-step process for solving genealogical problems--a methodology thirty years in the making. Developed by Anderson and perfected through his work on the Great Migration Study Project, this systematic approach considers each source, each record, and each possible linkage before making a genealogical conclusion. Clearly defined tools, checklists, and logically ordered steps throughout the book help make this method both accessible and effective.

To get your 20% off, enter the coupon code RCA14 into the coupon field in our online store or mention it when calling in an order at 1-888-296-3447. Prices are good through 9/24/14, while supplies last. Discount cannot be combined with other discounts, including the NEHGS member discount. Prices do not include shipping. 

About the Author
Robert Charles Anderson is the director of the Great Migration Study Project.He was educated as a biochemist and served in the United States Army in electronics intelligence. In 1972 he discovered his early New England ancestry and there­after devoted his time and energies to genealogical research. In 1983 he received a master's degree in colonial American history from UMass Amherst and was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in 1978He became a Contributing Edi­tor of The American Genealogist in 1979, Associate Editor in 1985, and Coeditor in 1993.He has been an editorial consultant to the Register since 1989.

Reminder: Y-DNA and mtDNA are being retired on September 30

The following is from
Reminder: Your Y-DNA and mtDNA results will no longer be available as ofSeptember 30, 2014
A few months ago, we sent a notification that we are retiring the Y-DNA and mtDNA tests and that your results will no longer be available online. The original deadline of September 5 has been extended to September 30 in order to give you extra time to access your results. After September 30, 2014, you will no longer be able to view Y-DNA and mtDNA results on website.

Important: This does not affect the AncestryDNA autosomal DNA test. We continue to offer the AncestryDNA service and are fully committed to supporting and expanding its’ capabilities. AncestryDNA has a vibrant and growing user community, now over ½ million strong, and a team of 11 Ph.D. scientists dedicated to providing new breakthroughs with DNA for family history.

Preserving your Y-DNA and mtDNA results
To save the results of Y-DNA and mtDNA tests, there are two popular options.

Download your raw DNA data. For instructions on downloading your raw data, please read this guide to downloading your Y-DNA or mtDNA data.

Print your results. For instructions on printing your results, please read this guide to printing your Y-DNA or mtDNA results.

For more information about retiring the Y-DNA and mtDNA testing, please read this article, which includes additional details.

Have questions? Check out answers to these Frequently Asked Questions.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to check out AncestryDNA. Here are some of the things we’ve heard from Y-DNA and mtDNA customers comparing AncestryDNA to Y-DNA and mtDNA tests.

Easier to understand Instead of getting a haplogroup result, like “E1b1b”, the AncestryDNA test provides an easy to read, detailed percentage mix of where your ancestors came from, such as Ireland, Great Britain, Native America, etc…

Better DNA matching With a rapidly growing database of over ½ million people and the use of more of your DNA, over 700,000 DNA markers, you can make more and closer family connections across your entire family tree with the autosomal AncestryDNA test.

Less limitations Both men and women can take the AncestryDNA test and get the same powerful results. Similarly, because autosomal DNA is inherited from both of your parents, the AncestryDNA test gives you results that include ancestors from both paternal and maternal lines of your family and everywhere in between.