FGS 2012 Blogger Beads . . . Sponsored by DearMYRTLE!

fgs2012 beads

GeneaBloggers is pleased to announce that the blogger beads for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2012 Conference in Birmingham, Alabama will be sponsored by DearMYRTLE, your friend in genealogy, and founder of GeneaWebinars.com, a centralized calendar and blog. Myrt picked out some wonderful red, white and blue beads for this year’s event!

The current list of GeneaBloggers members attending FGS 2012 can be found here. Bloggers should be sure to see Myrt in the Exhibit Hall after the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, August 30, 2012.

Thanks Myrt! We appreciate your support!

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Who’ll Be At FGS 2012 in Birmingham?

FGS 2012 Conference

There will be members of GeneaBloggers present at the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2012 Conference in Birmingham, Alabama from August 29 – September 1, 2012. If you are a member of GeneaBloggers and you will be attending, please let us know by sending an email to geneabloggers@gmail.com and you’ll be added to the list below.

Lisa Alzo
The Accidental Genealogist
http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com

Ruth Blair
The Passionate Genealogist
http://blog.familyhistorysearches.com

Diane Boumenot
One Rhode Island Family
http://onerhodeislandfamily.com

Bruce Buzbee
RootsMagic Blog
http://blog.rootsmagic.com

Kathy Chastain
James County Tennessee Historical Society
http://www.jcths.blogspot.com

Amy Coffin
We Tree
http://wetree.blogspot.com

Amy Johnson Crow, CGsm
Amy’s Genealogy Blog
http://familytrees.wordpress.com

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog
http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com
MyHeritage Genealogy Blog
http://genblog.myheritage.com
International Jewish Graveyard Rabbit
http://jewishgraveyardrabbit.blogspot.com

Dick Eastman
Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter
http://www.eogn.com

Linda Woodward Geiger, CG, CGLsm
Anamnesis
http://www.musingsbylinda.com/anamnesis/
My Family Research
http://www.musingsbylinda.com/MyFamily/
North Georgia Families
http://www.musingsbylinda.com/NorthGeorgia/
Woodward Families
http://www.woodwardswesearch.com/WWSblog/

Kay Haden
Leaves of the Tree
http://moreleaves.blogspot.com

Daniel Horowitz
My Heritage (English)

http://blog.myheritage.com
My Heritage (Spanish)
http://blog.myheritage.es

Tonia Kendrick
Tonia’s Roots
http://www.toniasroots.net 

Jenny Lanctot
Are My Roots Showing?
http://aremyrootsshowing.blogspot.com

Thomas MacEntee
GeneaBloggers
http://www.geneabloggers.com

Jamie Mayhew
Branches of My Family Tree
http://Branchesofmyfamilytree.blogspot.com
Reflections on Genealogy Research
http://jmayhew.blogspot.com

Linda McCauley
Documenting the Details
http://www.lfmccauley.blogspot.com

Leland Meitzler
GenealogyBlog
http://www.genealogyblog.com

Anne Gillespie Mitchell
Finding Forgotten Stories
http://finding-forgotten-stories.com

George Morgan
The Genealogy Guys
http://genealogyguys.com

Mark Olsen
OnlineGenGuy
http://www.onlinegenguy.com

Diane Richard
Upfront with NGS
http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org

Drew Smith
The Genealogy Guys
http://genealogyguys.com

Paula Stuart-Warren, CGsm
Paula’s Genealogical Eclectica
http://paulastuartwarren.blogspot.com

Debbie Parker Wayne, CGsm
Deb’s Delvings
http://debsdelvings.blogspot.com

Sue Tolbert
Nana’s Diggins
http://rootdigginnana.blogspot.com

Note: CG, Certified Genealogist is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists of Washington, DC, and used under license.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

New Ancestry DNA Features at 23andMe

23andMe

23andMe is proud to announce four new ancestry DNA features to be released in beta by the end of June, 2012. Below is information about the new features from 23andMe.

According to 23andMe, these features are in the early development phases and the images for each are approximations intended to illustrate the anticipated aspects of each feature; the final product may differ from what is depicted. In addition, all of these features should be available for beta testing in late June 2012 except for the Ancestry Painting Update.

23andMe Ancestry Painting

Ancestry Painting Update

Currently our site provides an Ancestry Painting that displays 3 major world regions (European, African and Asian). We are refining this feature to provide Ancestry Paintings based on approximately 20 world regions. The attached example features the real data of Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. host of “Finding Your Roots on PBS.” For Dr. Gates, the updated Ancestry Painting shows more detail between his Northern and Southern European ancestry and is able to distinguish his Native American heritage from Asian.

23andMe - My Ancestry Page

My Ancestry Page

One of our most exciting new features. This page will pull the highlights from each individual’s ancestry and surfaces them on one easy page – no need to go digging around for special labs or tools. From Countries of Origin to how much Neanderthal DNA you have – it will all be conveniently displayed on one page.

23andMe - Relative Finder Map

Relative Finder – Map View

Forget “Where’s Waldo,” now you can see where in the world all your 23andMe Relative Finder matches are. Individuals can also add details to their profile so you can see not just where they are living now but known locations of family in the past so you can better zero in on family searches by location.

23andMe - Family Tree

Family Tree

Watch your family tree grow with 23andMe. Build and share your family tree. Add in details for individuals that include places, life events, traits, skills and fun facts.

Visit the 23andMe Booth at Jamboree!

Stop by the 23andMe booths (#706 and 707) at this weekend’s Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, June 8 through 10, 2012, in Burbank and sign up to be a beta tester for these new features!

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee