March 1, 2015

A J Jacobs Global Family Reunion Set For 06 June 2015 In NY

In case this event hasn’t been on your radar, please add the date to your calendar for A J Jacobs’ (yes, we are cousins!) Global Family Reunion to take place in New York on 06 June 2015. He’s hoping to break the Guinness World Record in a completely familial way, by showing that we all are related.

Guest Webinar – A J Jacobs Click on the link to view it. Runs 43 minutes.
Personally, I think this is brilliant because it makes logical sense. No, I’m not a Vulcan, but logic pretty much guides my life and my research in turn. How?

Logic and Genealogy

  • Here’s one example, when you add birth and death dates for someone, and then add a child born to the mother it’s logical (but not impossible) that the female can’t have children too close in age to her own.
  • Using logic you look at the location of where your ancestor lived and when they don’t show up in a census for that location, maybe they didn’t move but the county or state boundaries did so.
  • Using logic you know that everyone on this planet is of human origin, and anthropologists have proven we originated in one location (Africa) and then we migrated all over the planet. It’s not too much of a stretch to think we all might be cousins.

AJ Jacobs - Carol Yates Wilkerson

From Six Mothers – Many Tribes

Genealogy Tips and Advice

Wilkerson and Yates – December Family Birthdays

22 Dec 1893: Roy DeSpain [share tree]
Image of George Poindexter taken from the US C...

Image of George Poindexter taken from the US Congress Biographical Directory http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000402 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

25 Dec 1858: Jason Barlow [share tree]
25 Dec 1785: Adam Jordan [share tree]
25 Dec 1781: Mary Kelsay [share tree]
26 Dec 1920: George L Rehr [share tree]
27 Dec 1800: Terry Bailey [share tree]
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How To Share Your Family Trees Listed On Ancestry

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Last weekend we were at my brother’s place for a pot luck, and as invariably happens a conversation turned to genealogy research. It warmed my heart to hear a young woman from another generation telling us about what she had been researching and who she was looking for. Now and then, when I can, I try to help  people with their family research, at least a little to get them started or fill in some blanks for them.

From our conversation I found out that this family member had a tree on Ancestry and so I asked her to send me an invitation to view her tree. Unfortunately, she wasn’t sure how to do that! So, I am writing this article and including Ancestry’s fine advice to help out everyone who might be wondering how to share your trees too. Here is what Ancestry advises….

First of all, a subscription to Ancestry is not required for Family Tree sharing.

A new and easier way to share your tree

With our release last week, we’ve made it easier to invite people to your tree. You can now import your contact list from Yahoo!, Hotmail, Gmail, and AOL accounts to quickly select people you want to send an invitation to. You can still type in individual email addresses if you’d like, but by importing your contact list you can save a little time and effort trying to remember your cousin’s email address.

How to invite friends and family to see your tree

From your tree, click on the “Share your tree” link in the “Tree pages” menu next to your tree name.

To find out more and see the visual guides please read the full article here.

Use Your Imagination And Put Your Memories On Canvas

Forget the tired old tie and give a memory!

Father’s Day is just 19 days away (June 17th) and this is also the traditional month for weddings, which are sometimes preceded by showers, so June is a perfect gift giving month don’t you think?

Easy Canvas Prints always has great offers and this one is pretty awesome if you ask me. How about a gift where you Get 25% Off Your Custom Canvas Prints + Free Shipping for each dad, or one for Dad and one for the wedding couple? (Hint) Free shipping is ALWAYS great perk!

If you don’t have someone in those categories, you might want to punch up someones decor with prints on canvas of those neat buildings your camera nabbed while you were on vacation. What about your own decor? The main idea here is, if you have a great photo you’ve taken, why not share it with the world?

Here are some more ideas for subjects:

Pets, heirlooms, cars, gardens, military service photos, birds, awards, trophy fish, family trees.