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Mar 5, 2013

The news includes:

  • The Family History Library's Saturday hours will change on April 13, 2013, to 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • FamilySearch announces the additions of new collections, including the addition of indexing projects in process or completed.
  • has released 2.5 million UK criminal records covering the period 1770 to 1934.
  • announces that, for a limited time, users can buy Family Tree Maker 2012 and receive Photo Explosion Album, a photo editing software package for free.
  • An international genealogy conference in the UK, Exodus: Movement of the People- The story of migration to, from, and within the British Isles - will be held September 6-8, 2013, at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Hinckley, Leistershire, UK. For more information, visit

George provides reviews of some excellent materials:

  • How to Archive Family Keepsakes by Denise May Levenick
  • The Heirloom Registry, by Houstory Publishing (See more details at
  • A Week of Genealogy: Things to Know and Do Online and Offline by Dr. Margaret M. McMahon, Ph.D.
  • Out-of-Style by Betty Kreisel Shubert

Listener email includes:

  • Stan provides an excellent website called FileRight for Genealogy and Military Records, which includes many great military and naturalization links, at
  • Beverly wanted to know why she can't locate 1820 U.S. federal census records for Montgomery County, NC.
  • Tom asks about the future of DNA testing.

Drew talks about the resources he is using in two research projects in which he is participating.