Ian McCallum's Rediscovering My Lost Self Through DNA Matched Relatives

Ian McCallum's presentation at Temple Sinai on Oct. 30th 2016 is now available in the Members Only area and can be seen in full.

Note:  The drop down menu is only accessible through a computer.  We are working on making our site mobile friendly.  We regret any inconvenience.

We thank Ian very much for providing us with the link for his presentation.  Word of warning:  it will only be fully understood by those most experienced in DNA research”.

Top 100 Genealogy Websites

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Genealogy in Time has published its 2016 Top Genealogy Websites.  The websites are international, both commercial and non-profit.  It is not surprising that included in the top 10 genealogy websites are the largest "subscription and free" websites (in alphabetical order): Ancestry.com, Family Search, Findmypast, Geni.com, and My Heritage.

Congratulations to JewishGen for being number 38 and Steve Morse's search engine website for being number 50.

To see the list with their url addresses go to Top 100 websites.

There is also a list of "Genealogy Websites Worth Knowing," they are sites that just missed the top 100.  This list includes blogs.  They may be accessed at: Websites Worth Knowing.

Thanks to Jan Meisels Allen of IAJGS for the above information

Updating Your Family Tree Maker Software

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Important Information for Users of Family Tree Maker software:


Last December Ancestry announced that they were retiring its #1 genealogy desktop software program Family Tree Maker (FTM).  At the time Ancestry advised users that they were continuing to support FTM through December 31, 2016 and then several months later it was learned that MacKiev had purchased Family Tree Maker.  At the time MacKiev announced that they would be providing new, free updates in the Spring of 2016 for those who had FTM 2014 and Mac3 and had registered the software with Ancestry.  Jan Meisels Allen of IAJGS reached out to MacKiev so that JGS members could get a status report.  Here is the following update: 

Read more: Updating Your Family Tree Maker Software