Published by DNA-eXplained: Lady Godiva (c1040-1066/1086), Gift of God, 52 Ancestors #93

You just never know who you’re going to find hanging around in your family tree. In the upper left hand corner of the wonderful royal lineage chart created by Ky White for me, you can see Lady Godiva on her trusty steed. Lady Godiva, of all people, is my 32 times great-grandmother.  Yes, that means that […]

http://dna-explained.com/2015/10/11/lady-godiva-c1040-10661086-gift-of-god-52-ancestors-93/

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Published by LegacyFamilyTree: Handwriting Helps: The Eszett, Windows Character Map, and Legacy’s Character Ribbon

Can you interpret this name? Neither could I. Until I remembered something that Jim Beidler taught in Wednesday’s webinar, German Names and Naming Patterns. And while this was from a Swedish record, the principle of the handwriting applies. In the Question/Answer session (timestamp 1:20:21) a viewer asked Jim to explain the “double-S”. He taught that…

http://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2015/08/the-eszett-windows-character-map-and-legacys-character-ribbon.html

Published by LegacyFamilyTree: New Legacy QuickTip Video – Using the Character Ribbon

We have another great Legacy QuickTip Video for you today! Learn: How to use Legacy’s Character ribbon to add special characters like ä, å, ö and more to your names, places, and notes. This QuickTip was presented live during the after-webinar party of this week’s German Names and Naming Patterns webinar by Jim Beidler. Click here…

http://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2015/08/new-legacy-quicktip-video-using-the-character-ribbon.html

Published by Dick Eastman: Twile Converts Family Trees into Visual Timelines

The following announcement was written by the folks who produce the Twile cloud-based service: The online genealogy tool now supports GEDCOM import to automatically create a timeline of a family’s history Sheffield, UK, August 10, 2015 – Twile (www.twile.com) has added a GEDCOM import feature to its online genealogy product, which lets family historians create…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/08/12/twile-converts-family-trees-into-visual-timelines/

Published by Sourceline: Preparing for a Genealogy Road Trip

If you are planning to head to the state or provincial archives to do research on your ancestors, it is important to plan ahead so that you will have the best chance of success while onsite. Create a research plan: Before you go, take a look at the documents that you already have. This will […]

https://rsourceline.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/preparing-for-a-genealogy-road-trip/

Published by Ancestry: Shaking the Trees: Finding Family with a Little Help from Friends

By Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Paul Rawlins, Editorial Manager at AncestryMy grandfather David Beatty Stewart, my mother’s father, died in a 1924 car crash along with Mom’s mother and little brother; Mom (age 13) was the only survivor. So far, I have been unable to trace Mom’s father’s father, probably also named David Stewart…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/07/31/shaking-the-trees-finding-family-with-a-little-help-from-friends/