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Friday, February 8, 2013

Has Your Family Talked About This?

Your family may have talked about this situation concerning the re-location of a loved ones burial.  This may sound morbid or foolish, but many families move from "home" and want loved ones buried where they live today.  There are many reasons why a family may want to do this as this article suggests.

Joy Neighbors blog site is one of my favorites - A Grave Interest.  This article is called "Remains of the Day - Relocating a Body."    She points out all of the things that are involved, plus cost considerations for each.  She does make a great suggestion to consider as a possible alternate solution.  Great article and a great blog!

- Compiled by Indiana Bones

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Genealogy on Your Kindle Fire!

Using the Kindle Fire for Genealogy – GedFamilies

Just found a link to this article on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter (EOGN) points to an easy way to carry your genealogy with you without having a computer.  Use your Kindle or other electronic devices.  

Here is part of the short article that has several links for more information:  GenBlog by 

Julie Cahill Tarr, Genealogist

"A few months ago, the company that developed Families [designed to work with the software Legacy Family Tree] released GedFamilies (Android, iOS, $7.99).  From what I can tell (based on the product description, screenshots, and the “test drive” I took on Amazon) it is nearly identical to Families.  The big difference between the two apps is that Families only works with Legacy Family Tree databases, while GedFamilies works with a GEDCOM file.  That basically means that if you use ANY genealogy database software that can generate a GEDCOM 5.5.1 file, you can use the GedFamilies app and have your family tree on your Kindle Fire.  Just like the Families app, you will need to download and install a syncing program on your computer."

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Free Genealogy Workshop

Carolyn Howard
Author of "Blood of My Ancestor"
will conduct a FREE Genealogy Workshop
at Harrison College in Room 111
4601 Theater Drive, Evansville, Indiana
Thursday Night
February 7, 2013
6:00 - 7:30 PM

This is short notice, but I hope some TSGS members will get a chance to go to this workshop.  All researchers should get out and check this workshop out!
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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Meeting News Release

Tri-State Genealogical Society
(TSGS) Meeting Notice

When: Tuesday 12 February 2013 6:30 PM
Where: Willard Library – Bayard Room on the Second Floor
What: Monthly Meeting

A drawing for an attendance prize will be awarded at the close of the meeting... you must be present to win.

The Tri-State Genealogical Society will have a brief business meeting followed by our program: TSGS has announced that the program will feature Kenneth “Ken” E. Nowlan, Jr. presenting a very interesting program on “Making Sense of DNA: How Can It Assist Genealogical Research”.
How many of you have found people in your genealogical research and wondered if they were related, but could not find any proof?  In today’s world there is a way to find that answer using DNA. We see on the news and on crime shows how DNA helps find the bad guys. Now you can find out how to use that technology in your research.

Ken E. Nowlan, Jr. earned his Bachelors Degree from Indiana University and his Masters Degree from University of Pennsylvania. He became a Certified Genealogist (SM) from the Board for Certification of Genealogists, he is the Project Administrator for DNA Surname Project on FamilyTreeDNA and is a Member of Tri-State Genealogical Society.

You do not have to be a member to come and participate at the society’s monthly meetings (except, no meetings in July and August).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This time of the year, weather conditions may cause the society to cancel meetings... the decision to cancel usually is determined the day of the meeting, providing short notice.  Since a bad weather system may develop later in the day (or that night), check our blog (http://tsgsblog.blogspot.com/) for cancellation notice or call Willard Library (812-425-4309).

Don Counts, TSGS President