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Friday, April 29, 2016

My Heritage Book Matching

Legacy Family Tree offers free webinars. Friday's was presented by Mike Mansfield from My Heritage and was title New Book Matching Technology at MyHeritage.  It was very informative and I just had to try it out.

I chose the name Alexander Maitland, figuring it would find stuff on my great-great grandfather, born in 1839 in Toronto and died in 1924 in Missouri. Sure enough, it did, it brought up the 1914 History of Northwest Missouri, but only two pages. Alex's bio extended over 4 pages. The nice thing about their book matching, it gives you the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) in a nice copy and paste available box, which you can than copy and paste into your genealogy program. You can print the page, you can download it, and it works just fine.

If you would like to watch this webinar, the link is here at Family Tree Webinars.

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