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Apr 23, 2018

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage announced the expansion of DNA Quest, its pro bono initiative to help adoptees and their birth families through genetic testing. DNA Quest is extended worldwide, with the deadline for applications being received through the end of April. Learn more at http://dnaquest.org.
  • Ancestry has announced that Margo Georgiadis, formerly of Mattel, will become its new CEO on 10 May 2018.
  • Findmypast has added a new collection, the England & Wales Electoral Registers 1920. They have also begun beta testing of their new world FindMyPast family tree. See https://www.findmypast.co.uk/worldtree for more details.
  • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch.

The Guys share some interviews with attendees at the 2018 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference, held in Columbus, Ohio, on 11-14 April 2018.

Actionable Information You Can Use: Your new challenge is to spend one hour going through the Library of Congress Digital Collections at https://www.loc.gov/collections/ to locate items that can help you put your ancestral family into historical context. Send your interesting finds to The Guys at genealogyguys@gmail.com.

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