Of Genealogy Interest

Robert Lee Heilman at the Library 3/16
Attend a presentation by Myrtle Creek author Robert Lee Heilman on Sat., March 16th, at 1 pm, as he discusses and reads from his book Children of Death. Growing up in a family in which his German-speaking grandparents had migrated to the United States from Russia during the first decade of the Twentieth Century, he found himself wondering: Where had the Heilmans lived before they migrated to Russia? Why did they leave their home to settle there? And, most poignantly, what happened to the relatives who stayed behind in Russia? This program may be of interest for those with German ancestors who lived in Russia. 

Changes to Ancestry.com
SGS Secretary and Library Researcher Debby Wright shares helpful videos on Ancestry’s recent changes from Roots Tech 2019.

  • Address from Ancestry.com’s CEO Margo Georgiadis – a brief overview on new products and enhancements (11 minutes).
  •  What’s New at Ancestry – Crista Cowan’s informal class prior to her main RootsTech presentation (25 minutes)
  • Crista Cowan’s main stage presentation (entire presentation, 56 minutes) – a preview of new tools with tips for how best to search to make new family history discoveries.

Debby informs us MyHeritage has also introduced a similar tool to Ancestry’s ThruLines called “Theory of Family Relativity”.  She has been using both features and “while not perfect”, suggests as long as you verify the hints, they can help identify how you are related to your matches.


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