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Feb 21, 2011

The news includes:

  • Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, nationally known author, editor, instructor, lecturer, researcher and much loved friend in the genealogy community, died on 17 February 2011.
  • Ancestry.com marks Black History Month with the addition of 250,000 new African-American records.
  • Moorshead Magazines has published a new issue of Family Chronicle with a new article by George.
  • The Guild of One-Name Studies extends a special offer to attendees of the Who Do You Think You Are LIVE show in Olympia, London, England this coming weekend, and also to anyone else unable to attend. The latter offer is available at http://www.one-name.org/specialoffer.html for one week from the beginning of the show on 25 February 2011.
  • Real-Time Collaboration, Inc., acquires Ohana Software LLC to help extend compatibility of genealogy collaboration.
  • The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) announced that the dates of next year's institute will be January 23-27 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. The RootsTech 2012 conference will be held there the following week, February 2-4, 2012.
  • The Tri-City Genealogical Society has concluded a vast indexing project of photographs from South Central Washington State. You may search the indexes at their website.
  • GeneaPress is a new site that publishes press releases/announcements for the genealogy community. The Guys have alse embedded a link in their website. Check it out!

The Guys discuss Drew's experiences at the GenTech conference in Salt Lake City. Interviews from the conference will follow in forthcoming podcasts.

Listener email included:

  • Margie asks for guidance about where to locate materials about the WPA concerning the area around Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • Carole asks for guidance about migrating from one genealogy database program to another, and what to do with free-form source text and formal source templates.
  • Steve commented on episode #215, and he also has just ordered the Flip-Pal scanner.
  • Kenneth was fortunate that he has inherited 17 photo albums and his mother's journals. He has been scanning these items, and he shared a wonderful, restored timtype of his great-grandfather in Union Army uniform.
  • Karen asks about why we should save of our own records and artifacts for future generations.
  • Melanie has some rolled up documents that she would like to flatten but not frame.
  • Marcie asked us to always include the year in the dates of events we mention in the podcast.
  • Maureen is looking for software to handle records for the National Orphan Train Complex in Concordia, Kansas.
  • Gus is seeking guidance about how to enter names of royal personages into his database. Calling all listeners to provide feedback and suggestions!