Ancestry.com agrees to a
$1.6 billion buyout by Permira Advisors LLP.
The governor and secretary of state of Georgia have announced
that funding for the Georgia State Archives has been reinstated for
the remainder of this fiscal year.
continues to digitize and index millions of records and The Guys
give an update.
been recognized for its "continued dedication and support" of
African-American family history at the 2nd International Black
Genealogy Summit held in Salt Lake City on October 18-20,
WikiTree has announced
the release of "MatchBot", a new automated matching tool.
Origins.net has announced
the addition of the first 25 of 176 Irish directories to its
Mac tells us that he was able to obtain records from the U.S.
Veterans Administration's Freedom of Information Office for an
ancestor who was a Spanish-American War veteran. They conducted a
BIRLS (Beneficiary Information and Records Locator Search).
Doug discusses Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Sharon tells us that the search for Ellen Chance (discussed on
a previous episode) should have included both Ancestry.comandfindmypast for both
passenger lists and departure records.
Brad asks for advice about his large genealogy publishing
Jane shares information about Merchant Marine records, and
particularly about a list published by the U.S. Department of
Commerce and the U.S. Steamboat Inspection Service.
Dennis discusses Reunion 9 and MacFamilyTree.
Helen asks about possible resources for tracing an ancestor who
may have been slain by Native Americans in Iowa in 1858.