Author Archives: Mike Carroll

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

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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

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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

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January 2017 Treasurer’s Report

Dues continued to roll in, in January. We collected $900. (Haven’t paid yours yet? Pay on Tuesday at the meeting or leave a check to “SCVGS” in the Treasurer’s drawer in the club rooms, $20 for one or $30 for … Continue reading

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RootsTech streaming starts today

RootsTech is a conference on family history and technology, held annually in February in Salt Lake City. A couple dozen sessions are streamed live over the web. Today’s sessions are more about the business side of things (“Industry Trends and … Continue reading

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