completed many states in the 1940 U.S. Federal Census and other
projects including South American, U.K., Scotland, Slovakian,
Philippines, and Swedish records.
The Federation of Genealogical
Societies announced that a generous donation of $135,000 has
been received from the estate of the late Jon Stedman and is
designated for the Preserve the Pensions – War of 1812 Pension
announced the release of two new CDs of RootsMagic webinars,
Volumes 3 and 4. The webinars are still available to view online or
download, but there have been many requests to bundle the webinars
The Michigan Department of Education and the Department of
Natural Resources have agreed to move selected materials of the
Family History Collections at the Library of Michigan to the
reading room of the Archives of Michigan.
The 2012 winners of the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Student Grant
were announced at the Southern California Genealogical Society
Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank. The winners are Elyse Doerflinger
and A.C. Ivory. Each received a check for $500.
announced that the milestone of 1 billion profiles has been
reached. In addition, the company announced its new SuperSearch
Pat suggested additional meanings for the term “NG” that
appears in some fields on census records.
Henry shared several ways to perform and improve free searches
on the Internet.
Neil asks The Guys about the ethics of how to handle
potentially damaging information discovered during one’s
Phil reports back on advice The Guys gave him about contacting
the Special Collections area of the library at Kent State
University. He did so and was able to obtain 105 pages of copied
materials from the 19th century for his family. He also contacted a
presidential library and obtained some copies of extracted
Bill has been researching an ancestor, John Greenough. However,
in his email, he also discussed the importance of using FamilySearch.org and becoming
familiar with the ways that can be used to effectively search their
millions of records.
Richard marked a milestone in his listening to The Guys’
Kyle McWhirter has been working on a tool that provides
statistics for surnames in the U.S. It is a Surname/Family Name
Popularity Index, and it can be accessed at http://family-names.findthedata.org.
Richard asked The Guys several important questions about
completing a family history started by a distant cousin for the
Mike wrote to discuss “term graves” and his experiences with a
Chicago cemetery. The Guys ask for comments and suggestions from
J.T. asks questions about autosomal DNA testing and database
Janet wrote with questions about her husband’s ancestors
(Mansfield) who moved from Virginia to Kentucky. She is trying to
determine the correct Samuel Mansfield.