NGS Wrap-up

NGS Wrap-up

Back from NGS and I couldn’t end my posting on the conference without including my take on the vendors.
Vendors add so much to our conferences and really provide a great service to us attendees. So here are some of my favorites that you might want to check out for yourself.

FamilyTreeDNA.com

Family Tree DNA was there and I purchased the Family Finder option, which is the autosomal DNA test. I was able to swab my check right there and now I wait for the results – which I will be very interested in learning about!

My brother took the Y-DNA 12 marker test through them and discovered we have 55 countries with matches.

Yes, you can say I’m VERY curious to see what this test will reveal to say the least.

Jill Crandell has developed a very intriguing new program that really has been sorely needed in genealogy – a better way to use research logs.

Think of it like the Evernote of research logs. You can access it anywhere, from any device. You can organize it and apply the same document for several will people with a simple click, no more repetitious typing.
Research Ties is offering a 14 day free trial. I will be signing up and after witnessing the program – I really think you should check it out too!

JustaJoy.com

Just a Joy are antique dealers who connect with other dealers and search the country to reunite families with their forgotten heirlooms.

Their lists has items that are associated with almost 50,000 families. I’m giving away a one year membership to JustaJoy.com to one of my readers. Leave a comment and/or “like” my Facebook page for FamilyCherished and I will draw the winner next Monday. Do both an increase your chances!

Treelines.com

Treelines was introduced at Rootstech where it won the 2013 Programmer Challenge. Treelines  is still in beta version, but you can sign up to be invited to join now.

Can I just say that I just adore the developer Tammy Hepps. Not only is she darling, but she is smart! She is a programmer AND a genealogist and she gets the importance of story! Seriously, check out Treelines.com – you will fall in love too!

I’m also grateful for these vendors who not only are good vendors – but good people too!

Family Roots Publishing
FamilySearch.org

GenealogyGems.com and FamilyChartMasters.com

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