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When Your Family History Meets Technology

Throughout history, populations have been on the move. The Pilgrims moved to America to escape religious intolerance. And throughout time, humans have relocated to find refuge and/or opportunity. But did you know that those journeys can be reflected in your DNA? Ancestry scientists can now detect groups of people based on DNA connections (matches) that Read More

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“A bayonet wrested from one of the pursuers”

Yesterday I quoted a deposition by a sergeant of the 29th Regiment about his run-in with John Ruddock, justice of the peace and captain of militia in Boston’s North End, 250 years ago this month.

Justice Ruddock was used to getting his way in that neighborhood. He was a big man—probably 300 pounds or more. In September 1766 he told Sheriff Stephen Greenleaf that he was “Unable to Walk far [and] must be Carried in his Chaise.” At that time, Ruddock was rattling off excuses why he couldn’t come help the sheriff and Customs officers search the storehouse of Daniel Malcom for smuggled goods. Because Ruddock was no fan of royal officials.

When the Crown government stationed troops in Boston in 1768, Ruddock was among their most active opponents. He was one of the magistrates who prosecuted Capt. John Willson for allegedly encouraging enslaved Bostonians to revolt. He arrested soldiers for disturbing the peace in both January and February 1769.

Sgt. John Norfolk of the 14th Regiment complained about another such confrontation:

That on or about the 22d. February 1769, in the evening, he heard a great noise in the street; and found it was occasioned by some Soldiers and Inhabitants who were at high words amongst whom was one Ruddock, who said he was a Justice of the peace, and expressed the words, Go fetch my broad sword and Fusee and Damn the Scoundrels, let us drive the Bloody backs to their Quarters, Send for my Company of Men, for I think we are men enough for them.

He the deponent did what was in his power to prevent their Quarreling and in striving to part the Soldiers and Inhabitants Received great abuses from a son of the said Ruddocks who took him by the hair and pulled him into a passage leading into the yard of Said Ruddocks house, shutting the Door upon him, and by repeated blows laid him on the ground quite insensible after he came to himself thay opened the door and kick’d him out of the passage, at the same time they took the opportunity of taking him his side, his Bayonet which he wore (being then a Corporol), and which is now in the possession of said Ruddock who hath refused to return it tho’ properly demanded, both by himself and a Serjeant sent By his Captain for that purpose.

According to Norfolk, Justice Ruddock wasn’t slowed at all by his weight that night. And his son—either John, Jr., or Abiel—yanked him into the family home.

Of course, the justice had his own view of the situation. He thought he was keeping the peace in the face of rowdy military men. Here’s how the Whigs reported the same event for newspapers in other colonies:

As some sailors were passing near Mr. Justice Ruddock’s house, the other night, with a woman in company, they were met by a number of soldiers, one of whom, as usual with those people, claimed the woman for his wife; this soon bro’t on a battle in which the sailors were much bruised, and a young man of the town, who was only a spectator, received a considerable wound on his head; a great cry of murder, brought out the justice, and his son, into the street; when the former who is a gentleman of spirit, immediately laid his hands upon two of the assailants, and called out to one who pretended to be an officer, and all other persons present, requiring them in his Majesty’s name to assist him as a magistrate, in securing those rioters;

instead of this, he was presently surrounded with thirty or forty soldiers, who had their bayonets in their hands, notwithstanding the unseasonable time of night; some of whom endeavoured to loose his hold of the persons he had seized, but not being able to do it, they then made at him with their fists and bayonets; when he received such blows as obliged him to seek his safety by flight;

they struck down a young woman at his door holding out a candle, and followed him and son into the entry-way of his house with their bayonets, uttering the most profane & abusive language, and swearing they would be the death of them both;

upon the first assault given to the magistrate, one of the persons present posted away to the Town-House, and acquainted the commanding officer of the picquet guard, of what was taking place; but it seems the officer did not apprehend himself at liberty to order a party out to secure, or disperse those riotous drunken soldiers.

Due enquiry is making for the discovery of those daring offenders, in order to their being presented to the grand jury, a bayonet wrested from one of the pursuers in the entry, may lead to a knowledge of the owner, and be a means of procuring proof.

The bayonet that the Ruddocks came away with is the link between these two accounts.

On 27 March, the Whigs reported a grand jury had brought charges “against a number of soldiers, for assaulting with drawn cutlasses and bayonets; smiting and wounded [sic], John Ruddock, Esq; one of his Majesty’s justices of the peace, when suppressing a riot at the north part of the town, late at night, in which they were actors.”

As of 21 April the royal judges still hadn’t begun that trial, the Whigs reported, “nor has any thing been done upon it, as we can yet learn.” Norfolk said nothing about being tried, so probably the whole matter dropped, leaving everyone angry.

New Records on FamilySearch from May 2019

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in May of 2019 with almost 14 million new indexed family history records from all over the world. Over 387,000 new digital images were added as well. New historical records were added from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, England, France, Italy, Nicaragua, Peru, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the Ukraine,  and the United States, which includes Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah,and Washington. United States records also include Confederate Officers Card Indexes, Native American Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation Rolls, and Obituaries from the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. FamilySearch also added digital images from Alaska, BillionGraves,and Spain.

Find your ancestors using these free archives online, including birth, marriage, death, and church records. Millions of new genealogy records are added each month to make your search easier.

Country Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Argentina Argentina, Corrientes, Civil Registration, 1880-1930 37,753 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Argentina Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977 72 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Australia Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985 1,717 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Australia Australia, South Australia, Will and Probate Records 3,229 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Civil Registration, 1925-1995 207,754 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Civil Registration, 1925-1995 1,848,685 0 New indexed records collection
Canada Canadian Headstones 1,882,916 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Canada Canada, Nova Scotia, Records of Aliens pre-examined at Halifax, 1923-1933 16,175 0 New indexed records collection
Cape Verde Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957 9,631 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980 40 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Northamptonshire, Non-conformist Records, 1840-1894 3,020 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
France France, Vienne, Census, 1836 3,362 0 New indexed records collection
Italy Italy, Trento, Diocesi di Trento, Catholic Church Records, 1548-1937 33,197 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Nicaragua Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 59,266 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Other BillionGraves Index 338,467 338,467 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1935-1999 5,618 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 123,377 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Poland Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966 13,835 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Scotland Scotland Census, 1901 4,437,987 0 New indexed records collection
South Africa South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950 1,547 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Spain Spain, Soldier Personal Service Files, 1835-1940 0 48,650 Added images to an existing collection
Ukraine Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1930 438,196 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United Kingdom Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935 309,802 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Alabama, Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880 5,248 0 New indexed records collection
United States Alabama, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919 1,058 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Alaska, Pioneer Home discharge index, 1913-1958 3,973 0 New indexed records collection
United States Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-1959 0 92 Added images to an existing collection
United States Arizona, Mesa LDS Family History Center, Obituary Index, 1959-2014 852,446 0 New indexed records collection
United States California, Pioneer Migration Index, Compiled 1906-1935 241 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Delaware, World War I Servicemen Records, 1917-1919 5 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920 10 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Kansas, Gove County Enumeration Books and List of Residents, 1909-1950 1,703 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Mississippi, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919 528 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938 368 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Montana, Rosebud County Records, 1878-2011 108 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010 10 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States New Jersey, Jersey City, Holy Name Cemetery, Card Index of Interment, 1849-1984 42,736 0 New indexed records collection
United States New York State Census, 1905 30,556 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850 1,670,429 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Ohio, Columbus, Union Cemetery, Burial Records, ca. 1878-1980 54,081 0 New indexed records collection
United States Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977 145 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Ohio, World War I Statement of Service Cards, 1914-1919 1,420 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1914-1918 230,784 0 New indexed records collection
United States Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936 165,566 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Oregon, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963 82 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Board of Health Birth Return Records, 1908-1911 9,198 0 New indexed records collection
United States Texas, Cooke County, Deeds, 1895-1924 1,738 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Texas, El Paso Alien Arrivals, 1909-1924 6,722 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Texas, Gonzales County, Birth Records, 1878-1945 74,466 0 New indexed records collection
United States Texas, Gonzales County, School Records, 1910-1970 447,043 0 New indexed records collection
United States Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012 70 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865 104,563 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States, Florida, Index to Alien Arrivals by Airplane at Miami, 1930-1942 183 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation Rolls, 1848-1970 9 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012 374,380 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Utah, Salt Lake County, Enrolled Militia, 1895 8,901 0 New indexed records collection
United States Utah, World War I Army Servicemen Records Abstracts, 1914-1918 18,884 0 New indexed records collection
United States Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945 42,317 0 New indexed records collection
United States Washington, Pierce County Marriage Returns, 1891-1938 378 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Washington, World War I Veteran’s Compensation Fund Application Records, 1921-1925 258 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection

Sexual orientation from facial images

This is hardly surprising, as there is an obvious evolutionary advantage for people being able to “read faces” not only for sexuality but also for various cognitive, moral, and personality traits (see, e.g., heroes and villains, wizards and simpletons are often portrayed stereotypically in art).

Deep neural networks are more accurate than humans at detecting sexual orientation from facial images

Description: We show that faces contain much more information about sexual orientation than can be perceived and interpreted by the human brain. We used deep neural networks to extract features from 35,326 facial images. These features were entered into a logistic regression aimed at classifying sexual orientation. Given a single facial image, a classifier could correctly distinguish between gay and heterosexual men in 81% of cases, and in 74% of cases for women. Human judges achieved much lower accuracy: 61% for men and 54% for women. The accuracy of the algorithm increased to 91% and 83%, respectively, given five facial images per person. Facial features employed by the classifier included both fixed (e.g., nose shape) and transient facial features (e.g., grooming style). Consistent with the prenatal hormone theory of sexual orientation, gay men and women tended to have gender-atypical facial morphology, expression, and grooming styles. Prediction models aimed at gender alone allowed for detecting gay males with 57% accuracy and gay females with 58% accuracy. Those findings advance our understanding of the origins of sexual orientation and the limits of human perception. Additionally, given that companies and governments are increasingly using computer vision algorithms to detect people’s intimate traits, our findings expose a threat to the privacy and safety of gay men and women.

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Twitter, Amazon Alexa, GameBender, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, May 30, 2019

Hey y’all! The latest Inside Google & Alphabet newsletter is available at https://inside.com/campaigns/inside-google-alphabet-2019-05-30-14665 . Today’s topics include YouTube’s trending videos, Google Play, and a Throwback Thursday to Google Wave! Remember, the newsletter comes out every weekday excepting holidays and it’s free. Sign up here: https://inside.com/google

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

The Verge: Twitter is looking to hire a ‘master in the art of Twitter’ to become its Tweeter in Chief. “In the age of brands engaging in disturbing levels of personified intimacy with users on social media to package and sell mental illness or fashion consumption as a radical act of self-expression, Twitter itself is realizing that it needs some of the same marketing magic its platform has gifted fast food brands. streaming services, and cookie companies. That or Twitter wants its own Wendy’s chicken nugget or Instagram record-breaking egg moment.” When a pulled quote just makes you go uuuuugh.

CNET: Amazon’s new Alexa features puts added emphasis on privacy. “Privacy has become a much bigger concern for consumers and Amazon appears to be paying attention. The tech giant on Wednesday said it made it easier for users to delete their Alexa voice recordings.”

Santa Cruz Sentinel: GameBender teaches children how to code while gaming. “Instead of watching a TV show passively on the couch, children can now make changes as they watch and learn how to code, thanks to GameBender. The education startup, created by the makers of Makey Makey, will release its first gaming system Wednesday. Headquartered in Cocoa Beach, Florida, GameBender gives children the ability to make edits to characters and their actions on video games, science apps and DIY TV shows from the visual programming language nonprofit Scratch.”

USEFUL STUFF

KnowTechie: 7 of the smartest AI-apps I’ve used so far. Apparently a guest post, but a fun guest post. “Nowadays, there are plenty of apps that you can download at home onto your smartphone to see just how far AI has come. Not sure where to look? Here are 7 of the smartest AI-apps I’ve used so far.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Slate: Donald Trump’s Wikipedia Entry Is a War Zone. “On July 16, 2018, Democrats, Republicans, and the media were reeling from the U.S.-Russia summit in Helsinki. President Donald Trump had announced before the entire world that he didn’t ‘see any reason why’ Russia would have interfered in the 2016 election, despite mountains of evidence to the contrary gathered by the intelligence community…. Wikipedia editors, meanwhile, were split over whether the summit was momentous enough to include on Donald Trump’s page, one of the site’s most contentious areas.” The headline might have given you the idea that this is one of those incendiary articles. It’s not. It’s a deep dive with an interesting look at Wikipedia’s editing mechanisms and culture.

WRAL: Many items in Rhode Island’s archives are at risk of damage. “Many items in the Rhode Island archives, including the state’s copy of the Bill of Rights, are at risk of damage because they’re kept in a building that’s not meant for preserving rare, historic documents, according to an assessment released Tuesday.”

NBC News: Did the Iranians create fake U.S. social media accounts and pose as GOP politicians?. “Starting in April 2018, a group of anonymous people created fake American social media accounts to pose as journalists, plant letters to newspapers and impersonate Republican candidates for Congress — all in an apparent effort to promote Iranian interests. Was this the work of an Iranian intelligence service? A third country? A band of pranksters?”

SECURITY & LEGAL

United States Army: CID warns Army community about social media impersonation of Soldier accounts. “U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s (CID) Computer Crime Investigative Unit (CCIU) is once again warning Soldiers and the Army community to be on the lookout for ‘social media scams’ where cybercriminals impersonate service members by using actual and fictitious information, not just for ‘trust-based relationship scams,’ also known as romance scams, but for other impersonation crimes such as sales schemes and advance fee schemes.”

India Times: Andhra Pradesh agriculture ministry site exposed Aadhaar data of farmers. “Aadhaar numbers of thousands of farmers in Andhra Pradesh have been leaked, with the state’s agriculture ministry exposing the details through an open database on its website. A French security researcher who goes by the Twitter name Elliot Alderson and @fs0c131y Twitter handle, first discovered the data breach on Tuesday.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

Wired: To Fight Deepfakes, Researchers Built a Smarter Camera. “One of the most difficult things about detecting manipulated photos, or ‘deepfakes,’ is that digital photo files aren’t coded to be tamper-evident. But researchers from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering are starting to develop strategies that make it easier to tell if a photo has been altered, opening up a potential new front in the war on fakery.”

SecurityWeek: Research Shows Twitter Manipulation in Weeks Before EU Elections. “This is an age of large scale political social engineering through social media, both by advertising and the presentation of misleading data. International social engineering became frontpage news with the 2016 US presidential elections, but has not abated since. Researchers with the Sherpa project analyzed the use of social media as a recommendation system — specifically Twitter — ahead of the European elections in May 2019.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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Ancestry® Announces 94 New and Updated Communities For People of African American and Afro-Caribbean Descent, Delivering More Historical Context Than Ever Before

With family history research there is always more to discover, and at Ancestry® we are relentless in our commitment to bring new products, insights and updates to you, our members, to empower your journey. Aiding in the uniquely challenging journey of discovery for people of African heritage, today we released 94 new and updated AncestryDNA® Read More

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Serfin’ U.S.A. with Benjamin Franklin

Yesterday I examined the facts and logic of a recent USA Today opinion essay, “Killing the Electoral College Means Rural Americans Would Be Serfs” by Trent England. I found them unconvincing.

The portions of the essay that invoke history are more alarmist and equally slipshod. England writes:

…history shows that city dwellers have a nasty habit of taking advantage of their country cousins. Greeks enslaved whole masses of rural people, known as helots. Medieval Europe had feudalism. The Russians had their serfs.

That’s laughable, and not just because this conception of world history appears to be confined to the western half of Eurasia.

Before the Industrial Revolution, the overwhelming proportion of people in all large societies worked in agriculture. Cities were relatively small. Urban elites didn’t just head out to the countryside and enslave the people they found there. Rather, local strongmen forced the bulk of their neighbors to work the fields for them in exchange for protection. Only over time did elite families take urban dwellings as well, and only later did urban traders turn themselves into country aristocrats.

Notably, England doesn’t discuss the U.S. of A.’s own history of enslaving and oppressing people to make them work on agricultural production. In the ante-bellum period and then in the Jim Crow era, the Electoral College preserved the power of the local elites who maintained and benefited from that exploitation. Nobody looking at U.S. history should think that the Electoral College system has protected the rural Americans who actually did the work.

“The idea that every vote should count equally is attractive,” England writes. Yes, that’s why his state of Oklahoma and every other counts votes equally for local elections. I have yet to see proponents of the national Electoral College demand a similar system for their own states. The U.S. Supreme Court has even ruled that state and local elections must be based on the principle of “one person, one vote.”

England goes on:

But a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin famously reminds us that democracy can be “two wolves and a lamb voting on what’s for lunch.” (City dwellers who think that meat comes from the grocery store might not understand why this is such a big problem for the lamb.)

England snidely suggests that “city dwellers” don’t know where meat comes from, but really he destroys his claim to speak for rural America by treating “two wolves and a lamb” as the norm.

There are more than 5,000,000 sheep in America and fewer than 25,000 wolves. Lambs would be well off in a “one animal, one vote” democracy where sheep could easily outvote wolves. The only time wolves outnumber sheep is when they maneuver to create that situation for their own advantage. Likewise, politicians worried about losing fair votes manipulate electoral districts (gerrymandering) or cling to an old imbalanced system (the Electoral College).

Franklin never made that mistake about wolves and sheep because Franklin never said what England quotes him as saying. The line appears nowhere in the Franklin Papers at Founders Online. Wikiquote not only notes that lack of a credible source but also how the word “lunch” appeared well after Franklin’s lifetime. England’s phrase “a quote often attributed to” hints that he recognized how unreliable this attribution was but decided to use it anyway because it served his purposes.

Likewise, the present Electoral College system continues to serve the purposes of some Americans, so they’ll use any argument to make it appear to be fair, logical, or beneficial. But those arguments melt on scrutiny.

Human pigmentation mega-study

A great new study on the genetics of human (including African) pigmentation. I would love to see a future study that would reconstruct what ancestral modern humans looked like pigmentation-wise, as this trait is tightly correlated with sun exposure (and thus latitude), and may thus pinpoint a narrow latitudinal zone where ancestral modern humans may have lived.

From a related story:

The most dramatic discovery concerned a gene known as MFSD12. Two mutations that decrease expression of this gene were found in high frequencies in people with the darkest skin. These variants arose about a half-million years ago, suggesting that human ancestors before that time may have had moderately dark skin, rather than the deep black hue created today by these mutations.

Science 12 Oct 2017: eaan8433 DOI: 10.1126/science.aan8433

Loci associated with skin pigmentation identified in African populations

Nicholas G. Crawford et al.

Despite the wide range of skin pigmentation in humans, little is known about its genetic basis in global populations. Examining ethnically diverse African genomes, we identify variants in or near SLC24A5, MFSD12, DDB1, TMEM138, OCA2 and HERC2 that are significantly associated with skin pigmentation. Genetic evidence indicates that the light pigmentation variant at SLC24A5 was introduced into East Africa by gene flow from non-Africans. At all other loci, variants associated with dark pigmentation in Africans are identical by descent in southern Asian and Australo-Melanesian populations. Functional analyses indicate that MFSD12 encodes a lysosomal protein that affects melanogenesis in zebrafish and mice, and that mutations in melanocyte-specific regulatory regions near DDB1/TMEM138 correlate with expression of UV response genes under selection in Eurasians.

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Reader Query: Danish Emigration 1879 | Copenhagen to New York to Chicago

Genea-Musings reader Judi Burton asked me to post this query on Genea-Musings, in hopes that the readers can contribute more information than the editor (who had no clue):

Danish Emigration 1879 | Copenhagen to New York to Chicago

I am researching information on HOW a Danish immigrant would have traveled from Castle Garden, New York to Chicago, Illinois in 1879. 

My grandmother [age 22] arrived in New York with some family members in November 1879 on the Ship Thingvalla, according to the passenger list.  Her travel record does include destination: Chicago. 
I am not able to find a direct link from Castle Garden, New York to Chicago.  Here is the emigration information:
How did they get from New York City to Chicago?

Hopefully, someone may have information or a similar story.  

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Genealogy News Bytes – 21 May 2019


Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last four days include:

1)  News Articles:


 
Ancestry® Surpasses 15 Million Members in its DNA Network, Powering Unparalleled Connections and Insights










3)  Genealogy Education – Webinars:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar


*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar – Tuesday, 21 May, 5 p.m. PDT:  Valid and Unsound Assumptions: What Was She Thinking?, by Jeanne Bloom

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar – Wednesday, 22 May, 11 a.m. PDT:  Google Drive: an Office in the Cloud, by DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar – Friday, 24 May, 11 a.m. PDT:  Compiling a Military Service Record, by Craig R. Scott

4)  Genealogy Education – Podcasts:

*  Fisher’s Top Tips Podcast:  #72: What Will Happen to Your Stuff?


*  Research Like a Pro Podcast:  RLP 45 – Three Reasons to Revisit Your Research

5)  Genealogy Videos:


*  DearMYRTLE YouTube:  What is “Art Glitter Glue?”
*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  Your DNA Can Help Law Enforcement – A Segment of DNA
*  DNA Family Trees YouTube:  What’s New This Week on Ancestry?
*  Genealogy TV YouTube:  Find A Grave – Top 5 Tips




8)  Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes – 17 May 2019?

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