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Jun 8, 2011

The news includes:

  • The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy opened registration on June 4th for its annual institute in Salt Lake City on January 23-27, 2012. More information is available at
  • Real-Time Collaboration announces AncestorSync, which allows you to seamlessly download, upload, or synchronize your family tree from your online pedigree to your personal computer and back again. Learn more at
  • FamilySearch has recently added millions of records about the U.S. Civil War, and plans much more. See more at
  • The Guild of One-Name Studies is offering a special extended membership offer to new members. The offer is available from June 24th through June 26th only at
  • Big Mountain Productions is currently filming "The Genealogy Roadshow" in Ireland, with host Derek Mooney, and it will begin broadcasting in mid- to late-August.
  • The United States Holocaust Museum and have partnered to launch the World Memory Project at to build the world's largest online resource on Jewish victims and non-Jews who were targeted for persecution by Nazi Germany and its collaborators.
  • The British Library has announced that it will digitize 40 million pages of its newspaper collection at Collindale.
  • ProQuest has updated its list of impressive databases that provide genealogists with a wealth of online data.
  • The New England Historic Genealogical Society has announced upcoming events, programs, and tours for June through September 2011.

Listener email includes:

  • Beverly asks for information about the RSS download address for the podcast.
  • Linda made a breakthrough on her great-grandfather's first wife in Kentucky based on a link George provided at the recent NEHGS seminar. Look at "Kentucky Genealogy and History Guide" at
  • Mike advised The Guys that George's book How to Do Everything: Genealogy appears in the movie Little Fockers.
  • Chris asks for ideas about what to save and what not to save.
  • Karen responded to Drew's challenge about locaing his father's family in the 1920 Newark, NJ census.
  • David advises The Guys that The Civil Registration Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 has recently received royal assent. It will allow access to the Civil Registration registers. More information is available at
  • Sheri wrote about the terrible tornadoes in the U.S., and she wants to know if there are resources available online to help people be reunited with photographs, Bibles, documents, and other materials. Listeners are encouraged to email The Guys with their ideas and information.
  • Patti asks George about U.S. federal censuses and the Agricultural Schedules.
  • Lynda tells about visiting SW Virginia and making contact with Mary Kegley, the author of a number of books about the area. Lynda encourages people to make contact with historical and genealogical societies because they often have unique content that may help your research.
  • Ed asks about genealogy software that might work on a desktop computer, a laptop, and on an iPad2.