We just received the following from Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage.com. Their conference in Oslo, Norway, is only a week away, and Daniel has announced that the genealogy and DNA track presentations will be live streamed. Please read the announcement below, and take advantage of this great learning opportunity!
Hi George G.,
We are just 8 days away from an exciting weekend in Oslo and I have good news to share with you. We are making the final arrangements to live stream the genealogy and DNA tracks online on the MyHeritage LIVE conference website, so please tune in from 9:00 a.m. Oslo time on 3 November. If you need help calculating the time difference to your local time zone, you can use https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/. Make sure to visit the conference website to see the full schedule and tune in at the time of the lecture to watch the live stream.
Speaking of social media, I plan to be very active posting quotes, photos, audio, and videos from the exhibition hall and social areas during the conference, so be sure to follow me:
If you've listened to The Genealogy Guys Podcast Episode #349, you heard that George is joining theIn-Depth Genealogistgroup of great regular writers in their Going In-Depth Magazine. His regular column is titled "Genealogy, By George!"
George's first article has appeared in the current issue (October) and is titled "Maximizing Your Library & Archive Research Visit." To celebrate this new writing relationship, the In-Depth Genealogist is offering a $10 discount on our podcast listeners for new subscriptions to the magazine. Listen to Episode #351 and refer to the show notes at the website for the coupon code to take advantage of this offer.
In addition, be sure subscribe to and read the In-Depth Genealogist Blog at http://theindepthgenealogist.com/blog/. The writers, including George, contribute fun and informative blog posts throughout the month that are certain to help you advance your genealogy research skills. The blog is free, and we hope that you'll take advantage of this special $10 discount and become an In-Depth Genealogist too!
While both George and I enjoy our own collection of family photos, some of which are framed and displayed on the walls of our living room, we have many other photos that need a little more loving care to be better appreciated. But neither of us is an expert with photographic restoration or preservation.
So I'm very happy to share a link to an article written by Randy Fredlund, one of the fine folks at Vivid-Pix. They are the experts when it comes to restoring the quality of old, faded photos, and I know you'll appreciate reading and learning from their expertise:
During the first half of
the 19th Century in the United States, African Americans and Native Americans in some
places began bonding together because of their shared enemy, the white man.
Slaves in the southernmost states fled south to Florida rather than attempt a
longer escape to the north, knowing that the Florida wilderness provided a
better opportunity to avoid capture and return to their owners.
An engraved illustration of a Native American Indian dance, from a Victorian book dated 1883 that is no longer in copyright
Some African-Americans came to live with Native Americans in
their villages and helped make a living there. Some Native Americans even owned slaves, although the slaves were treated more as farming partners or sharecroppers. The two cultures blended as they worked together to farm the land, hunt game, raise livestock, weave fabrics and baskets, create pottery, share cooking responsibilities, raised children, and shared experiences with one another.
A U.S. commemorative stamp from 1948 shows the Map of Indian Territory & Seals of Five Civilized Tribes
In the course of these relationships, some African-Americans may have been returned to their former masters for bounty payments. However, a sizeable number of them were forced to relocate with members of the Five Civilized Tribes during the Trail of Tears to what now is Oklahoma and other lands set aside for resettlement. By the start of the Civil War, more than
4,000 former slaves lived in Oklahoma. Some of them even joined and fought with the Union Army. Don't overlook checking records
relating to Native Americans to locate your African American ancestors.
Most genealogists would mistakenly assume that the
prestigious genealogy collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC,
contains only U.S. materials. In fact, the Library of Congress (LOC) has an
impressive collection of Hispanic materials in its Hispanic Reading Room. The
Room also has its own Web site, available in both English and Español. The site
boasts histories, maps, and excellent online collections of Hispanic,
Portuguese and Caribbean materials. The Hispanic Room is open to the public,
but a visit to the website at http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic
will prepare you for maximizing your research visit.
If you are researching your Jewish ancestry, you will want
to become associated with Jewish genealogical societies in the U.S. and in the
country in which your ancestors originated.Joining such societies may provide the assistance in understanding and
locating the available records in that area.
The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Inc.,
(IAJGS) is a non-profit umbrella organization helping to coordinate the
activities of national and local Jewish genealogical societies around
the world.Their website at http://www.jewishgen.org/ajgsprovides
information and links to these societies, as well as information about ISJGS.