Success Story: Converting a 79-year-old 8-mm Movie to Digital

Last Saturday (17 Mar 2018), I attended an indoctrination session for the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Memory Lab at the South Euclid/Lyndhurst branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. The objective: learn how to convert old home movies to digital files. The Memory Lab has a Wolverine Film2Digital MovieMaker unit that library subscribers can

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Making Sense of My DNA Test Results

I have tested with AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, and FamilyTreeDNA, so I have a lot of results to study and work with. Today, I discovered two YouTube videos by Crista Cowen at In them she explains two key aspects of my DNA test results: 1.You Received Your Results. Now What? (Part One) | AncestryDNA 2.You Received

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Did you know that has literally hundreds of learning videos on YouTube? Here’s what says about the The Ancestry YouTube Channel  At Ancestry, we work hard to provide you with the best educational tools available through our Learning Center and our Social Media networks. One of our most popular destinations is our YouTube

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Genealogy Roadshow Season Two Coming in January on PBS

Tuesdays this winter will bring Season Two of Genealogy Roadshow <> with a diverse new cast of participants who take emotional journeys to explore genealogical mysteries. Episodes for the upcoming season were recorded in St. Louis in August, New Orleans in September, and Philadelphia in October. Each video recording session involved pre-selected locals who have

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For Genealogy Presentations, Turn on Closed Captioning for YouTube Videos

Last evening, I presented a talk, “Digging for Data on Your WWI and WWII Ancestors,” at the October meeting of the Cuyahoga West Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, at the Westlake Porter Library. As part of my presentation, I decided to present a YouTube video on “Veterans Personnel Records at the National Archives, St. Louis.” When

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