George is out of town speaking for the North Carolina
Genealogical Society, so Drew hosts this episode, beginning with
the following news items:
- British Origins adds
South London burials to its London collection.
- The Federation of Genealogical
Societies (FGS) announces a new partnership with its German
equivalent, the German Association
of Genealogical Associations (DAGV).
- FamilySearch indexing
volunteers reach the 1 billion record milestone.
- Houstory thanks The Genealogy
Guys for their previous coverage of their Heirloom Registry
- Ancestry.co.uk adds
Wiltshire Church Records and Wiltshire Quaker Birth & Death
records to its collection.
- AncestryDNA makes it
easier to communicate with people who match, improves its website
for mobile users, and provides the ability to download raw DNA
- Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry.com, makes several important
announcements at RootsTech 2013, including the new partnership with
FamilySearch to digitize 140 million pages of U.S. probate records;
spending $100 million to digitize, index, and put online new
content; the availability of AncestryDNA for $99 for everyone (not
just Ancestry subscribers); the increase in size of the AncestryDNA
database; the update to the Ancestry.com iOS app; and the
significant percentage of younger users coming into Ancestry.com
using mobile devices.
- FamilySearch adds
significant new collections for such areas as Georgia and
Washington county marriages; civil records for Bologna, Italy; and
court records for Trumbull County, Ohio
Drew shares 3 interviews from RootsTech 2013, including: