MyHeritage continues to add new features to the online service. The latest addition is the introduction of the DNA Match Review page. Other online services can provide DNA results that may imply several possible relationships between you and a DNA Match, such as 3rd – 4th cousin, but now you’d like to understand how you are related to the match. Where do you go from here?

If you’ve taken a MyHeritage DNA test or uploaded your DNA data to MyHeritage, then you will have received a list of your DNA Matches. The list shows people whose DNA matches yours, the percentage of DNA you share, and your possible relationship. DNA results can imply several possible relationships between you and a DNA Match, such as 3rd – 4th cousin, but now you’d like to understand how you are related to the match.

In the August 10, 2017, edition of this newsletter, I described Zoho Workplace, a FREE for personal use cloud-based suite of programs that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation programs. I use Zoho Workplace frequently to write articles for this newsletter, especially when I am traveling and using a laptop or even a borrowed computer, such as in a public library or a hotel’s business center.

The following announcement was written by the folks at TheGenealogist:

TheGenealogist has enlarged its Court & Criminal Records collection so that even more black sheep ancestors can now be searched for and found on its site. With a new release of records you can unearth all sorts of ancestors who came up against the law – whether they were a victim, acquitted, convicted of a minor offence or found guilty of a major crime such as murder.

National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.Sean Murphy’s Introduction to Family History course will be running again at the National Library of Ireland (NLI) this Autumn.

The eight-week course will be held 2pm to 4:30pm on Wednesdays starting on 11 October, with the last session on 28 November.

You can download the full course syllabus here.

Participants need to be familiar with using computers, but the course content is suitable for genealogy beginners.

The British Newspaper Archive has added The Leitrim Advertiser to its online database.

This title, published in Mohill, Co Leitrim, was also known as The Leitrim and Longford Advertiser in the late 1860s. The BNA plans to add editions under both titles from 1845-1916.

So far, 1409 editions from 1886, 1890-1899, and 1901-1916 are available for searching on both the British Newspaper Archive and its sister site FindMyPast (Irish Newspaper Collection).

This is a guest post by Shauna Hicks. She is a professional genealogist, former archivist, and librarian who has been researching her own family history since 1977. Shauna worked in government for over 35 years in libraries and archives in Brisbane, Canberra, and Melbourne.

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