Author Archives: Mike Carroll

Books new to our library

As Andrea mentioned at Tuesday’s meeting, Bonnie Frasca and the Mitchells donated some books to our club library. They’ve been cataloged and are available for borrowing. They are: George K. Schweitzer’s two books on Midwest research: “Illinois Genealogical Research” and … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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