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Instead of the regular Friday Genealogy News Corral, I’m sharing some things I learned
at the Federation of Genealogical
Societies conference today:
The National Genealogical Society 2013 conference
will be in Las Vegas (May 8-11).
AncestorSync, the folks in the booth next to
me, is a way to share genealogy data or sync desktop and online trees without downloading
a GEDCOM and uploading it somewhere else (or manually adding the same ancestors in
multiple places). So far, tit works with Ancestral Quest, Legacy, Mac Family Tree,
PAF, RootsMagic and The Master Genealogist desktop programs, and FamilySearch, Geni
and OurFamilyology online tree sites, with more to come.
The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP)
is having a Pennsylvania Family workshop with Ancestry.com Nov. 5. Twelve presentations
include experts from Ancestry.com plus additional speakers including Lisa Alzo and
GSP also is working on a new website, so keep an eye on GenPa.
1,000 Memories is a website where you and relatives
upload photos, audio and video, and written stories about ancestors—a way of sharing
the photos that you inherited, and seeing the ones handed down through your cousin
Sort Your Story is software that helps
you organize your data and digitized documents. You enter your data in the software’s
profiler and use the software to organize documents. The profiler also helps you see
what information you’re missing for each person in your tree.
JustaJoy.com is a service that links orphaned heirlooms
with the families that originally owned them. The site works with antiques dealers
who have items with family connections—currently, it lists items associated with 40,000
families. You can search the site to see what’s associated with your surname, but
you need to join to view information about the listings.