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Check your Google Security, Receive an Additional 2 Gigabytes of Storage Space on Google Drive for FREE

Google-logoIf you use Google Docs, Gmail, and/or Google Search (and who doesn’t?), Google wants you to check your security settings on the service. If you do, you will receive an additional 2 gigabytes of storage space on Google Drive free of charge.

You can check your Google security settings at

I just went through the process and it required less than 2 minutes to complete. Admittedly, I keep a close eye on my security settings all the time so I already knew the answers to the...

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Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto Seeks a new Home for its Books

Writing in the Canadian Jewish News, Bill Gladstone describes a set of books looking for a new home. The Toronto-based Jewish library collection is up in the air as the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto (JGST) seeks a new home for its specialized collection of roughly 500 books and 45 periodicals.

The non-circulating collection has been housed since 1989 in the sixth-floor Canadiana room of the North York Central Library on Yonge Street, a branch of the Toronto Public Library system, where...

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The Highlight of RootsTech: MyHeritage Party

One of the highlights for many RootsTech attendees was the MyHeritage Party held Friday night at the the Marriott City Creek Grand Ballroom. It featured music, karaoke, appetizers, refreshments, fun games, and raffle prizes. (And let’s not forget about the special gift each guest took home!)

This was the best party I have attended at a genealogy conference!


The attendees included the MyHeritage team, their friends, partners, and most of the geneabloggers. It also included five readers of this...

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Plus Edition Newsletter is Now Available

The latest EOGN Plus Edition newsletter is now available at Here are the articles in this week’s Plus Edition newsletter:

Day #1 of RootsTech2016

RootsTech2016 Days #2 and #3

A Report from the EOGN Dinner on Saturday Evening

TapGenes Wins First Place of 2016 Innovator Showdown

MyHeritage Mobile App adds Audio Recordings to your Family Tree

Introducing Family Tree Builder 8.0

Family Tree Maker to be Continued and With More...

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RootsTech2016 Days #2 and #3

Note: My pictures from RootsTech2016 are available at:

RootsTech2016 continued on Friday and Saturday about as expected: very busy. Day #3 also was “Family Discovery Day” in which several thousand teenagers and pre-teens joined the crowds of attendees. In all, more than 26,000 people attended one or more days at RootsTech2016. Attendees included people from all 50 states. I am not sure how many foreign countries were...

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