Author Archives: Mike Carroll

September: Nordic Family History Webinars

FamilySearch is holding a Nordic Family History Conference in Salt Lake City the week of September 11th. There will be 20 sessions on Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. These are also being offered live on the web. They’re free but … Continue reading

Posted in SCVGS | Leave a comment

Volunteer(s) for graphic design?

Our club uses SignUp Genius to host our room calendar. They’ve introduced a new feature called “Custom Themes.” Themes are the graphical elements of a calendar page. The new ones allow you to add a varying number of photos, from … Continue reading

Posted in SCVGS | 1 Comment

Types of Ancestry accounts

As Ancestry.com grows in size, it becomes more difficult to navigate. Here’s a quick note on three types of Ancestry accounts: Paid, Free, and DNA. Paid accounts: These accounts give access to Ancestry databases. Pricing starts at $189 annually. This is … Continue reading

Posted in SCVGS | Leave a comment

New Books: DNA, Scotland, Wales

Three books have been added to our club library: The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger (2016, 240 pages). This is a gentle introduction to DNA testing for the family historian. It provides general background … Continue reading

Posted in Library | Tagged | Leave a comment

Default web browser on club PCs

Internet Explorer is currently the default browser on the Windows PCs in our club rooms. I’m considering switching to Google Chrome. The whys and wherefores are too long & geeky to put in a post. If you have an opinion … Continue reading

Posted in SCVGS | 3 Comments