Ancestry to Retire Family Tree Maker Software
Published on Saturday, 12 December 2015 21:53
On December 8, 2015 Ancestry.com announced they will cease selling Family Tree Maker as of December 31, 2015 but will continue supporting their longtime # 1 genealogy software, Family Tree Maker at least through January 1, 2017. During this time, all features of the software, including TreeSync™, will continue to work. This was a shock to me, as I have always used this user-friendly product.
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Japanese Official Works to Identify WWll Jewish Refugees
Published on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 21:59
Jewish Genealogist Mark Halpern has been working with Akira Kitade to help identify the persons in photographs of seven people whom Mr. Kitade's former associate, Tatsuo Osako, helped escape from Europe in the early days of World War ll.
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2016 Worldwide JewishGen Memorial Plaques Project
Published on Saturday, 12 December 2015 21:32
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto will be participating in the Worldwide JewishGen Memorial Plaques (MEMPLAQ) Project again in 2016. The goal of this project is "to preserve Jewish ancestral records and to create a valuable source of local data for researchers and family members worldwide."
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