Vice President Jacquie Beverage will inform us about lineage societies and how to join one (or more) at the next SGS meeting on April 17th. The categories of lineage societies include Military, Pioneer and First Families, and Occupational lineage societies. Jacquie will reveal some of the privileges of such lineage membership as well as the benefit of connecting with other family historians who have similar research interests. Join us to learn more!
DNA AS EVIDENCE . . . Wait a Second, Not so Fast – Is it Reliable?
While we’re hearing more instances of crimes being solved through the use of DNA genealogy, DNA has also been utilized to exonerate individuals convicted of crimes they didn’t commit. Read more from the Lake County News Chronicle HERE.
FACEBOOK’S NEW TOOL (To Memorialize Loved Ones)
President Mike Allen is spreading the word of a new feature of Facebook (“FB”). In response to user feedback, FB is using artificial intelligence to make changes to profiles of deceased users to eliminate those profiles from appearing “in places that might cause distress.” For example, these automated changes will prevent invitations or reminders from being sent to that user.
In addition, FB is also ‘creating a separate section on profiles of the deceased that will be dedicated to tributes. By clicking on different tabs, users will be able to switch between the deceased person’s preserved, original timeline and a second feed where others have left memories, photos or other posts in remembrance.’ According to FB, more than 30 million people have already viewed memorialized profiles. Read the article which appeared on the NBC News website HERE.