Yearly Archives: 2020

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Help With Photos

Patti Mordaswicz, Editor, eWeekly Update During the pandemic many of our readers have talked about organizing their photos, cleaning them up, and sharing them.  Our partner Vivid-Pix has a product that helps with all of these things, along with video tutorials to help us use this set of tools. This week I sat down for a virtual chat with Vivid-Pix co-founder Rick Voight to learn more about the software and how it can help me to get my boxes full […]

eWeekly Survey December 12th

On December 5th we asked about “Your Heritage in the Holidays”.  We received 151 responses – thank you! Most respondents practice traditions from their ancestral heritage as part of their holiday celebrations. The cultures represented were an interesting mix, predominantly British Isles and Ireland, followed by Germany and France, Europe and indigenous peoples.  Left out of our choices were the United States, Caribbean, The Middle East and Asia, and for that we apologize. For many of you the most important […]

Stay Safe and Connected this Holiday Season!

Patti Mordaswicz from Ontario Ancestors sat down for a virtual conversation with Rick Voight from Vivid-Pix and well-known genealogist Kenyatta Berry to talk about using technology to brighten our holiday celebrations! Watch the video here! Then visit Vivid-pix to learn more about how to use Zoom and ideas for maintaining connections this holiday season!

eWeekly Survey December 5th

On November 28th we asked “How will you celebrate the holidays this year?”  We received 158 responses – thank you! Most respondents will celebrate with only their immediate household, while 26% of you will use technology such as FaceTime or Zoom to connect with others.  When asked what will be different this year, you noted reduced gathering sizes, not visiting friends and neighbours, and reduced numbers of gatherings.  As one respondent said, “We have two daughters, one son-in-law, two adult […]

eWeekly Survey November 28th

On November 21st we asked for your ideas to help us build an exciting Conference 2021.  We received 112 responses – thank you! Of those who attended last year’s virtual conference (22% of respondents) most attended three or more days.  Most of you felt that one hour was the preferred length of time for a session, but that varied dependent on in-person or online events. The top three topics you would like to learn about were DNA, land records, and […]

eWeekly Survey November 7th

On October 31st we asked you about preserving your family history through the next generation.  We received 210 responses!  Thank you! 85% of respondents plan to pass on their materials to the next generation, but only 16% have organized the details in their estate planning! In responding “other” to the first question, one respondent’s reply stood out as thoughtful planning!  “I have and am actively contributing items, once photographed and archived, to relevant organizations. My mother’s CGIT uniform (Christian Girls […]