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Dec 6, 2011

The Genealogy Guys announce that there have been over 1,000,000 downloads of the podcast since it began on 5 September 2005!

Thanks to all our listeners!!!

The news includes:

  • The British Library has announced the launch of the British Newspaper Archive website. It initially hosts more than 4 million pages from more than 200 British and Irish newspapers, primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • RootsMagic has announced the official release of RootsMagic Version 5, the latest version of its award-winning software.
  • The Guild of One-Name Studies has introduced flexible membership joining rates in six currencies.
  • A new grassroots group called Saving Ours, concerned with preserving our archived materials, has launched a new website at SavingOurs.com.
  • FamilySearch has added 18 million new records from 12 countries to its site, including 21 new U.S. collections.
  • Ancestry.com has announced a newly upgraded app at the iTunes store.
  • Ancestry.com has announced the release of Family Tree Maker software for the Macintosh.

The Guys review the following new print resources:

  • Applications for Enrollment of Creek Newborn Act of 1905, Volume I, transcribed by Jeff Bowen. (Clearfield Publishing, 2011.)
  • Seminole of Florida, Indian Census 1930-1940 With Birth and Death Records 1930-1938, transcribed by Jeff Bowen. (Clearfield Publishing, 2011.)
  • The Guide to FamilySearch Online by James L. Tanner. (Bookmark Graphics, 2011.) Available at Amazon.com.
  • English Genealogy Research by Paul Milner, a new QuickSheet publication from Genealogical Publishing Company.

The listener email includes:

  • Richard is looking for clues to locating his grandmother's cousin Robert George Jones.
  • Vickie is researching her great-great-grandfather, Francis Edward Johnson, a longtime brick wall.
  • Susan describes how she copies PDF files between desktop, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
  • Rich adds to the PDF discussion and uses O'Reilly's free Bookworm services at bookworm.oreilly.com.
  • Maria is researching her great-great-grandfather after his arrival in Australia, circa 1866.
  • Michael would like to contact Judy to help chart her family tree. [Judy: Please email us again]
  • Laura asks if there is a new edition of Professional Genealogy being published.
  • Patti is researching the marriage of her great-aunt, who served with the Women's Army Corps, in 1945 in Italy while still in service. She is seeking Italian civil registration records.
  • Brad is seeking a professional researcher to help with work in Georgia and Tennessee. The Guys suggested directories at the websites of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • Jason has questions about notations on ships' passenger lists and about the College of Arms and coats-of-arms.