Aug 24, 2021
News You Can Use and Share!
- Ancestry announces the release of a massive collection of
Freedman’s Bureau records with every-name indexing and images. The
records are free to use with your free Ancestry guest
- Ancestry announced a change in its Terms of Service concerning
their rights to use content that members upload.
- MyHeritage announced that it is acquiring Filae, the French
- MyHeritage has released 9.7 million new and updated records for
Pernambuco, Brazil, and 4.7 million birth, marriage, and death
records from New Zealand.
- MyHeritage has made major improvements to its Online Family
Tree, and these improve navigation and access to records
- The Society of Genealogists in London, England, has appointed
Dr. Wanda Wyporska as its new CEO, effective 1 October 2021.
- Findmypast has released new and updated collection records:
Scotland, Parish Births (1564-1929), Marriages and Banns
(1561-1893), and Deaths (1564-2017); British Army, Royal Engineers
(1900-1949); British Army tracer cards; Essex Parish Records; Royal
Engineers Casualty Cards; an expanded Greater London Burial Index,
- Findmypast is making over 1 million pages of 158 historical
British newspapers available for free.
- Drew recaps the vast new and expanded collections at
DNA Segment with Diahan Southard
Drew discusses the importance of descendancy research with
- Stuart reported on his recent success with Drew’s Key Lime
Pound Cake recipe. (Drew originally discussed this recipe in a
December 2019 episode, and emailed copies to anyone who requested
- Jane asks for suggestions about what to do with her mother’s
60+ years of genealogical research files.
The Guys will give away a quicksheet reference guide for “Basics
of Birth Certificates” in the U.S. Send an email to email@example.com by
midnight U.S. Eastern Time September 1, 2021. Put BIRTH in the
email subject line and your name and postal address in the body.
The winner will be announced on the next podcast.
Drew’s WikiTree Challenge
Drew’s genealogy was the focus on a one-week genealogy challenge
at WikiTree. Volunteer researchers delved into his genealogy to
break through brick walls and to expand his knowledge. Watch the
two YouTube videos – the Challenge and the Results – to share the
excitement. Here are the links:
The Challenge (the first 5 minutes and then again starting at
minute 31): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDAtp16w5pU&t=5s
The Results!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lmu1Lc-fVM&t=4s
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