Friday's Live Streams
Great ideas for questions and people to interview. She also mentioned a book called My Life Story Question book. Use a digital recorder and also take notes. Saving your work. Thumbdrive, Google Drive Dropbox etc. FamilySearch Memories App lets you record memories. Don't put off
A source is anything that has information in it. Census records, marriage records, newspapers can add a great deal of color and context to your ancestors stories.
2019: Year of the Copyright—Judy Russell
What is copyright is and why should we care? Judy told us why the years 1909, 1976; and 1998 were so important. Currently everything before 1925 is now in the public domain. Copyright protection is automatic no mark is necessary. Common misconceptions were addressed. You might want to download the handout for this session to refer to when you have questions on copyright.
General Session featuring David Kennerly—Sponsored by Canon
MyHeritage's Aaron Godfrey told us about some of the latest happenings at MyHeritage(today's sponsor) They have added 1.3 billion records from 25,000 directories covering the years 1860-1960.
If you haven't used the MyHeritage In Color™ tool to colorize your black and white photos you are missing out. I used it to take the horrible cheeto color out of some of my color photos that were taken in the 1970s. MyHeritage also announced that they will be launching Genetic Groups for those that have DNA tested. It groups DNA testers together by area with a visual display on a map.
David Kennerly gave a great talk and shared with us many of his great photographs.The history that he has covered with his photography is incredible!
City Directories and Other New Collections on MyHeritage—Mike Mansfield
An overview of the City Directories at MyHeritage and what information might be available in them. Some of the larger cities in Europe published directories early on and I did not realize that. Also they have added more newspapers.
Preserving the Fabric of our Families—Jennifer Hadley
This session was very informative and got me thinking about what I need to do to preserve items I've cross-stitched or embroidered. Temperature, Humidity and Light all can cause damage. While light causes fading, it also causes structural damage as well.
Friday's Hottest NewsFor me the Hottest News of the day was Ancestry's announcement of the Civil War Stories project.
You can find out more by visiting the Project Regiment page at Fold3 where they will post updates about what's out there and what's coming. Also so those who are experts who wish to contribute information for the project you can do so by visiting Civil War Stories and taking the survey. During the time of the Civil War all of my living direct ancestors were living in Tennessee which was pretty much a statewide battlefield and that is why this project is of such importance to me. I want to know their stories.