RootsTech Wrap Up

Today was the last day of RootsTech SLC 2019. It was a great week of classes, speakers, and vendors. Me and my husband taking a quick break at RootsTech. Don't miss out on the fun! Here's a #RootsTech to do list: Check out the free RootsTech Handouts while they're still available.Catch the free broadcast of some speakers and sessions.Watch a slideshow of the view in the Expo Hall to see a sampling of RootsTech vendors this year.

I'll be adding names of vendors to the OnGenealogy Directory in the new few weeks. So check back for the latest resources for researchers and historians.

Can't wait? See some of the vendors in this slideshow and then search for their company name on the internet. A couple of them are Kickstarter projects and don't have official websites yet.

Best in your research!

 

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Ancestry MyTreeTags and ThruLines announced at RootsTech!

Ancestry has announced new features including MyTreeTags and ThruLines--all valuable tools for Ancestry tree and Ancestry DNA users. 

MyTreeTags™ allows you to tag people in your family tree with notes or research conclusions. Possible tags include:

DNA tags

Common DNA AncestorDNA MatchDNA Connection

Reference tags

ImmigrantMilitary ServiceRoyalty/Nobility

Research tags

Actively ResearchingBrick WallCompleteHypothesisUnverifiedVerified

Relationship tags

Adopted Into This FamilyAdopted Out of This FamilyDied YoungDirect AncestorMultiple SpousesNever MarriedNo ChildrenOrphan

or you can create a Custom Tag.

You select a person on your tree, I'll select William Lonsdale Tayler.

 

Then you choose how you'd like to tag this individual. I haven't been able to find this ancestor's parents. I'm going to tag him "Brick Wall"

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MyHeritage AutoClusters released at RootsTech 2019

The excitement on Day 1 of RootsTech 2019 was MyHeritage announced that with the help of the team at GeneticAffairs.com, they were releasing a new DNA tool, AutoClusters, to help identify common ancestral lines for DNA matches. This tool should appear under your DNA tools in the next day or so.

 

Ran Snir, Senior Developer at MyHeritage, explained that Autoclusters are a visual tool to help you group DNA matches who show a degree of relatedness. As summarized at MyHeritage, "Each of the colored cells in a cluster represents an intersection between two of your matches, meaning that both individuals match each other (in addition to matching you). These cells are grouped together physically and by color to create a powerful visual chart of your shared match clusters."

MyHeritage blog about AutoClusters

 

How AutoClusters Work

The way it will work at MyHeritage DNA is the x-axis and y-axis for this grid will display the identical…

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