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Jun 22, 2011

This week's news includes:


  • Cyndi's List at www.cyndislist.com has launched a new website with a new look, new organization, and improved navigation.
  • MyHeritage.com has acquired Bliscy.pl from Poland's Internet publishing company, Wirtualna Polska, expanding its presence in the Polish family history market.
  • Anthony Ray, a junior majoring in Music at West Coast Bible College in Lancaster, California, was introduced at the 2011 Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank as this year’s recipient of the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant.
  • The Guild of One-Name Studies will be at the Colorado Family History Expo on June 24-25 in Loveland, Colorado, and will offer extended membership to people joining for the first time. The offer is also good at www.one-name.org/colorado-offer.html.
  • The "Genealogy Roadshow" currently filming in Ireland will make its debut on RTE later this summer, and it should also be accessible online at http://www.rte.ie/player.

This week's email includes:

  • Linda, listening to Episode #222, where George talked about the 1880 U.S. federal census and the Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent schedules, tells us that there is a "Statewide Index to Indiana's 1880 DDD Schedules" available on CD-ROM from the Indiana Genealogical Society. The society also offfers a "Statewide Index to Indiana's 1890 Soldiers Enrollment Lists".
  • Margie thanks Bill for suggestions about where to locate more information about the WPA.
  • Brandt has questions about source citations for some land records he has come across.
  • Charleen asked for advice about very early birth records in New York State.

The Guys review three new books:

  • Complete Delaware Roll of 1898, transcribed by Jeff Bowen. (Clearfield Company and Genealogical Publishing Co., 2011)
  • Finding the Civil War in Your Family Album by Maureen A. Taylor (Picture Perfect Press, 2011)
  • NGS Research in the States Series: South Carolina by Janis Walker Gilmore (National Genealogical Society, 2011)

Drew interviewed Lisa Louise Cooke, host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank, California, June 2011.  Lisa talks about some of her Google-related presentations and products.