By now most people have heard the news that Ancestry is going to retire the old search feature on their site. A “new and improved” feature is in the works to merge the functionality of both the Old Search and New Search into one consolidated search engine which has set a lot of people in ‘panic’ mode.
Unfortunately, change is unavoidable (and necessary) in today’s wonderful world of technology. This of course doesn’t help those who repel change and technology (myself included).
What can you do? Well Ancestry has set up a survey to solicit feedback from it’s viewers about what they like/don’t like. They will use the feedback to help with the design of the new feature which may not be all bad.
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Both have dismissed all claims with prejudice..
Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree 2013 kicked off 6 June. Several geneabloggers are attending this year. To see a list of those attending please visit GeneaBloggers
Live streaming will also be made through “JamboSTREAM” and with Ancestry.com support. In order to view though you must register for each individual webinar you are interested in. To learn more visit
Also Mike Savoca, winner of the 2013 Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Grant will be receiving his award during a special breakfast meeting. We look forward to hearing more about the Jamboree through Mike and all Geneabloggers in attendance this year!
This years Southern California Genealogy Jamboree will be held
Friday through Sunday, June 7 through 9, 2013 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, California.
This year’s theme is “Follow the Path to the Past,” with a special emphasis placed on military records and African-American research. There will be nearly 100 classes and the guest speaker list is impressive and includes John Phillip Colletta, Ph.D., FUGA, “Finding Italian Roots” & “They Came in Ships”, Connie Walton Moretti, and Daniel Horowitz from MyHeritage.
For more information or to register to attend the event visit their homepage at Jamboree Southern California Genealogical Society.
We are pleased to announce a genealogy data sharing partnership has been formed been Calabria Exchange and Il Circolo Calabrese .
As part of that relationship, ICC will be hosting genealogical data that has been extracted from various towns around Calabria while using ICCs database engine to make everything searchable online. What this means to you is that you will soon have access to more genealogy data on both websites using faster and easier methods of searching.
Currently C|E hosts over 160, 000 extractions and images to various records for towns in the province of Reggio Calabria while ICC is largest Calabrese membership organization in the world devoted to the study and preservation of the genealogy, history, culture and language of the Calabria region of Italy.
We would like to congratulate Mike Savoca, the recipient of the 2013 Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Grant.
Mike has been a part of our small Italian genealogy community for several years and we are proud to have him represent us at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree June 7-9 where he will receive his award during a scholarship breakfast.
Look for more on Mike in the coming months as he will be covering the jamboree and sharing his thoughts with us.
As an added bonus to Mike, the Gente Community would like to add an additional $100.00 to the grant on behalf of the late Carole Bienati, Gente’s co-founder and one of Mike’s biggest supporters.
For more about this award check out The Family Curator blog and website.