The news includes:
Listener email includes:
- Allen asked whether The Guys know anything about the Dutch
research site at Genlias. The
site will disappear on 1 November 2012, but another site may be
taking its place as WieWasWie. The Guys suggest going to
that site's blog at http://www.wiewaswieblog.nl,
translating it from Dutch to English using a tool such as Google
Translate, and reading details about the change.
- Connie and Sharon both wrote about the volunteer photographers
in cemeteries as a result of requests made through Find A Grave
- Jim wrote about old small town newspapers that may have
published lists of deaths for the week or deaths for the year.
- Carole asked for suggestions about where to locate records of
Bronze Star military awardees.
- Thomas asked about using the podcast recordings in local
genealogical society meetings.
- Pat asked about merchant ship records.
- Evan asked about an ancestor who left Germany for the United
States and then went to South Africa.
George discussed some information received about FamilySearch
and its progress in digitizing microfilm. He also discussed current
crews acquiring digital images around the world. You can contact
to learn about opportunities to become involved.
Drew discussed the formation of the Family History Information
Standards Organisation (FHISO) and its plans to develop data
standards for genealogy-related data.
Drew also discussed the discontinuation of the group, Random
Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) and his search for other
groups forming to take over this volunteer activity.