Thursday, June 1, 2023

The 1931 Canada Census is Released!

It is June 1, 2023. It is Release Day for the 1931 Canada Census!

Remember, there is no person index yet. You need to find the location where your people were living in 1931 and search manually to find them.

Good luck.

See you soon at our favorite library!

DNA Tests and Law Enforcement -- Another Reminder

You may have seen some reporting the past few days about genetic genealogy being used to identify criminals. And you may have some concerns but please do not panic about your DNA tests.

First, remember reporters often use the phrase "ancestry DNA" which is what causes total confusion with regards to what is happening. When they say "ancestry DNA" they most often do not mean the company service AncestryDNA but it is too easy for listeners/viewers to make that mistake. Honestly, there needs to be a better term they could use. Even genetic genealogy has several meanings. It also does not help when the reporting uses the logos of various genealogy/DNA testing companies when some of them do not allow law enforcement to use their databases. Confusing -- right?

So with regards to the AncestryDNA, you simply need to look at its self-produced Transparency Report to see that it has not turned over any DNA information to law enforcement. The report comes out twice a year -- January - June and July to December. Now, that does not mean these genetic/forensic/law enforcement researchers have not looked at public trees on Ancestry with the clues they have received from those companies that do allow law enforcement into their databases.

23andMe another company mentioned in the reporting also does not allow law enforcement into its databases.

For a reminder of who allows law enforcement in and who does not, see our post from January 1, 2023, on DNA and Law Enforcement are in the News ... Again -- So Be Informed.

We also spotted this journal article, the should be of help in understanding the subject.

See you at our favorite library!

MCGG Meets Tomorrow, Friday, June 2 at 1 pm; 2nd Annual MCGG Member Medley

It is the last meeting before Summer break. The MCGG Friday group meets in-person TOMORROW, Friday, June 2, 2023, at 1 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Mount Clemens Public Library. Our topic is our ... 2nd Annual MCGG Member Medley.

Through short (five- to ten-minute) presentations/ stories we will learn about our fellow members' research efforts and resources used which might give us ideas to help our own research. 

In addition, if any members have a Show & Tell they are welcome to tell their story that way. Note: Keep your fragile family treasure safe, bring a photo of the item.

New attendees are always welcome.

See you soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library!

June's MCGG Let's Talk...Genealogy meeting on Wed., June 14 is In-Person

It is the last meeting before Summer break. The
MCGG Let's Talk...Genealogy discussion group meets in-person, Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.
in the Local History and Genealogy Room of the Mount Clemens Public Library. Our topic is ... How Did Your Parents Meet?

We will discuss what we know of how our parents met. How are you recording it and other family stories for future generations?

New attendees are always welcome.

See you soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library!

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Local History & Genealogy Room's May Hours at Mt. Clemens Public Library

We wanted to pass on the new month of May Hours for our favorite library's Local History and Genealogy Room.

Monday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: By appointment only.
Email: for appointments

If you are coming from a distance to do research in the room this Summer, it is suggested you contact the library at the local history email to verify when the room will be open and staff/volunteers can make sure requested materials are available.

See you soon at our favorite library!

MCGG's May Meeting is In-Person

MCGG's May meeting is an in-person combined meeting of both the MCGG Friday Group and MCGG Let' Talk...Genealogy discussion group. The MCGG Summer Potluck and Silent Auction of genealogical materials is Wednesday, May 10. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. 

Bring a dish to share and join the fun.

MCGG Members please respond to the meeting reminder email so we can get a head-count by Sunday, May 7.

See you soon at our favorite library!

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Spring Webinars Sale at Family Tree Webinars until May 13 -- Save 50%

Legacy Family Tree Webinars is having a Spring Webinars Sale.

It is offering a one-year membership to the webinar subscription service (regularly $49.95 per year) for first-time members aka new subscribers for $25 -- that is about 50 percent off!

Use coupon code spring23 to get the discount if it does not come up using the following link. This sale is thru May 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m., at the Family Tree Webinars Store.

Family Tree Webinars Membership gets you 24/7 access to over 1,000 full-length webinars/classes covering a very wide variety of genealogy-related subjects and the handouts/syllabus to those webinars/classes.

See you soon at our favorite library!