May 14, 2018
The news includes:
- MyHeritage announced release of a Pedigree View mode for
MyHeritage family trees.
- MyHeritage added 27 million new historical records in March.
They also have added Inbox and Scanner features to their mobile
- Parabon NanoLabs announced the general availability of its
Snapshot Genetic Genealogy Service, which provides investigators
with a new tool for solving crimes with evidence from an unknown
DNA source. (See https://snapshot.parabon-nanolabs.com)
for additional information. CeCe Moore is leading this new
- Findmypast has added Scots-Irish in North America Histories,
Surrey Baptisms, more Yorkshire Burials, and new images and
articles in PERSI.
- The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society has begun
work on a guide to New York State Archives. It is expected to be
released in 2019.
- FamilySearch has added its 2 billionth image of genealogy
A new book, Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice
& Standards, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills, with 26
chapters written by 22 experts, has just been published by
Genealogical Publishing Company.
George reviews the latest book by Nathan Dylan Goodwin, author
of the Forensic Genealogist crime mysteries. It consists of two
publications. The Wicked Trade is a book about smuggling
on the coast of southeastern England in the 1820s and an
investigation into a woman associated with smugglers. The
Suffagette’s Secret is a novella about the British women’s
suffrage movement in the early 1900s and about the women who made
it happen. Both works are based on well-researched, historically
accurate events, and include composite characters investigated by
Morton Farrier, the Forensic Genealogist. George gives an
enthusiastic thumbs-up to these installments in Goodwin’s
Listener email includes:
- Joseph writes about the reenactment of the wedding at Pennsbury
Manor, William Penn’s home.
- Tom wrote again to review his work with Tropy at https://tropy.org/, the document
- Tom asks for suggestions about equipment/hardware for capturing
digital oral interviews.
- Mahlon Erickson wrote with an update of his Pre-1920 Oklahoma
Death Index, which now contains over 650,000 entries.
- Larry wrote to discuss the AncestryDNA testing service and
issues about access to family trees for non-subscribers.