May 2018 Treasurer’s Report

Not a lot to report, treasury-wise, in May. Somebody has a check they haven’t cashed, complicating life for Debra our treasurer. Full report may be found by clicking here.

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Mówisz po polsku?

We have an inquiry from someone new to Sun City. She says “I have some letters from my grandfather that are written in Polish. I was wondering if you could direct me to someone that might be able to interpret them for me.” Is there anyone who can help her out, or suggest a Tucson-area resource? Thanks!

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FamilySearch: restricted access to some images

While using FamilySearch, Darwin found some genealogy records for which there were images, but those images were not available on his home computer. He got a message saying he had to use a computer at a Family History Center.

This appears to be a case of progress making things seem worse. FamilySearch is now indexing some records which it does not have full ownership of. Their agreement with the owner restricts the display of images. A fuller explanation in available in this July 2017 blog post at Genealogy Reporter.

Our club computers do not have any special privileges at FamilySearch so using them will not help. If you’re looking for a Family History Center, the directory is here.

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Found in Genealogy Lab

  1. one pair of eyeglasses
  2. Genealogy note cards for Sonneberg, Koenig, and Walboldt families

Please contact Karen Hasselbach, Joan Allen or Pat Brown for more information.

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DNA Painter


There’s a newish genetic genealogy website called DNA Painter.  Teri & Art’s DNA SIG is on summer hiatus, but this site seems to be a natural follow-on to the last talk Teri gave on “Visual Phasing.” It automates some of what she told us about: it lets you “enter the numerical information provided by the testing company for each match and visualise it on your chromosomes.” If anyone who’s staying here for the summer would like to meet and look at this together before the SIG reconvenes in the fall, please reply to this post or give me a call. Thanks!

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