The news includes:
- The New England Historic Genealogical Society, together with
the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts and the American
Jewish Historical Society of New England have made available for
the first time online acess to a growing database that currently
includes 13 Massachusetts Jewish cemeteries, with more added each
- Genealogist Anthony Ray of Palmdale, California, has been named
the recipient of the 2011 Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student
announces that it has reached 1 million profiles.
- The California Genealogical Society will host a family history
day with Ancestry.com on 4-5 November 2011 at the Hyatt Embarcadero
in San Francisco.
George extends a special thank you to Miriam in Spokane,
Washington, for taking photos of a tombstone there and for locating
and sending a copy of the obituary.
Listener email includes:
- Russ enjoyed the episode in which Drew unpacked a box of family
materials that his brother sent to him.
- Lee has enjoyed the interviews that Drew conducted at
RootsTech, but suggests that RootsTech provide a quieter venue for
such interviews next year.
- Bill reports that NARA will hold its annual genealogy fair on
24 April 2011 in Washington, DC. One of the main themes is WPA
records. View the schedule at http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know-your-records/genealogy-fair/2008.html#schedule
- Judy is seeking advice on researching her mother's family in
- Mark in Plymouth, UK, asks about the availability of apps for
the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry phones.
- Sean reports on the status of RootsMagic's work to import
freeform source citations and place them into formatted source
- Gordon provides excellent advice for flattening curled or
rolled up paper by humidifying it. He also strongly warns that
photographs should not be treated this way. He suggests a more
detailed discussion in Photographs: Archival Care and
Management, by Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler and Diane Vogt-O’Connor
published by the Society of American Archivists.
- Cheryl provides the pricing at NARA for copies of military
- Michelle thanks The Guys for their help in making contact with
her Irish cousins. It's a real success story.
The Guys review and recommend a number of great genealogy
- Our Daily Bread, German Village Life, 1500-1850, by
Teva J. Schee, is published by Adventis Press. It sells in
softcover for $19.95. It is also available in eBook format for
Kindle for $9.95.
- The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War
Generation, by Maureen Taylor, is published by The Kent State
University Press. It retails for $45 but is currently listed at
Amazon.com for $29.70.
- The Ultimate Search Book, 2011 Edition, by Lori
Carangelo, is published by Genealogical Publishing Company for the
Clearfield Company. It sells for $39.95.
- Revolutionary War Pensions (Awarded by State Governments
1775-1874, the General and Federal Governments Prior to 1814, and
by Private Acts of Congress to 1905), by Lloyd de Witt
Bockstruck, is published by Genealogical Publishing Company. It
sells for $89.50.
- The Family Tree Sourcebook: Your Essential Directory of
American County and Town Records, from the editors of
Family Tree Magazine, is published by Family Tree Books.
It also provides a 30-day free membership to http://www.familytreemagazine.com. It sells for
- Online State Resources for Genealogy, by Michael Hait,
is published at Lulu.com as an eBook. It sells for $15.00 and is