This Month’s Articles of Interest

DNA Testing for Beginners

Canada History – 16 January 2020

Charlie Baker Wants to Restrict Access to Birth, Death and Marriage Records – 31 January 2020

New England Historical Genealogical Society Statement in Opposition to MA Governor’s Budget Proposals Limiting Access to Public Records

American Ancestors – 13 February 2020

Concerns Raised about Gov’s Proposed Limits on Access to Vital Documents

Worcester Telegram – 15 February 2020

Modern Humans May Have More Neanderthal DNA Than Previously Thought

Smithsonian Magazine – 4 February 2020

The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon – from FamilyTree

Family Tree Webinars announces “The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon”,

An event hosted by and MyHeritage. The marathon will begin on Thursday, March 12 at 5pm Eastern U.S. time (Friday, March 13 at 8am Sydney time) and end on Friday, March 13 at 5pm Eastern U.S. time (Saturday, March 14 Sydney time).

Visit to register (free!)

You will learn how to trace your ancestors from the world’s top genealogists and educators. From advanced Googling to DNA, from The Great Lakes to Australia and Germany, there’s something for everyone… in every time zone. And thanks to and MyHeritage, the entire event is free! Pop in for a session or two, or stick around for the full 24 hours — it’s completely up to you. There will even be time for Q&A and door prizes.

How to Listen In

Register at Live attendance is limited to the first 3,000 attendees. If you can’t join us in real time, we’ve got you covered: all recordings will be available absolutely free for a week. Beyond that, you can watch them anytime with a webinar membership to

The Lectures

Viewers will enjoy a wide variety of lectures of genealogy and DNA. Each class will be 45 minutes long including time for questions at the end. The full schedule is shown at

Free Webinar from American Ancestors

Mayflower Resources on”

Thursday, March 19, 3-4 p.m. EST offers the largest online collection of searchable Mayflower genealogy databases in the world, including scholarly journals, compiled genealogies, indexed GSMD applications, and study projects. Learn how to leverage these resources in your family history research at this FREE webinar.

Presented by Don LeClair, Associate Director, Database Search and Systems.

Click HERE to register.