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Vancouver Genealogy Meetup Message Board › Books, websites, etc. from the Feb. 11th, 2014 meeting discussions

Books, websites, etc. from the Feb. 11th, 2014 meeting discussions

M. Diane R.
Group Organizer
Burnaby, BC
Post #: 112
Here are links to information on a few (!) of the topics we discussed at yesterday's meeting. Don't hesitate to be in touch if I forgot something, or if you want more info. If you are considering DNA testing, do contact me as I can give you more specific recommendations.


The book I passed around is:
Genealogy Standards, 50th Anniversary Edition, published 2014 by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
For a quick look at the Genealogical Proof Standard which I mentioned, see this link: http://www.bcgcertifi...­


The ONE organizing book I like the best is: Organizing Your Family History Search: Efficient & Effective Ways to Gather and Protect Your Genealogical Research by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack (Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 1999).

This Carmack book above also covers basic preservation techniques which we discussed. For some archival supplies, I like Carr McLean (a Canadian company): http://www.carrmclean...­ Ask at art supply and scrapbooking stores too.


The 2 main DNA genealogy testing companies I recommend are:

FamilyTreeDNA, all types of genealogy testing, surname and place projects: http://www.familytree...­

23andMe (autosomal DNA): https://www.23andme.c...­

Also for African genetic genealogy, have a look at Africann Ancestry: http://www.africananc...­
Most of the info is geared to the USA but it may be helpful all the same. Check out Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. He's been on TV various times, had his own genealogy TV show - he's a 'star' in genealogy:­

And have a look at the Genographic 2.0 project (National Geographic) for info on deep ancestry, ancient migration, etc.: https://genographic.n...­

GENEALOGY COMPUTER PROGRAMMES (free versions) - in no particular order

Legacy Family Tree, PC: http://legacyfamilytr...­
Gramps, PC & MAC: https://gramps-projec...­
Rootsmagic, PC: https://www.rootsmagi...­
Reunion, MAC: http://www.leisterpro...­
Heredis, PC & MAC (trial versions):­
also $
FamilyTreeMaker (, PC & MAC: http://www.familytree...­
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