The news includes:
- The Guys’ new book, Advanced Genealogy Research
Techniques, is now available in softcover and Kindle
- George received an award on 23 August 2013 from the Association of Professional
Genealogists, the 2013 Excellence in Writing Award, for his
articles in the Association of Professional Genealogists
- The Genealogy Guys Podcast has been named by Family Tree Magazine as
one of the 101 Best Web Sites of 2013.
- RootsMagic announced new
tutorial videos at RootsMagicTV on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/RootsMagicTV.
- MyHeritage has
announced a new global photo archive at http://www.myheritage.com/photos.
- The Federation of Genealogical
Societies has released a new mobile app for year-round
information and annual conferences. The iOS version for iPad and
iPhone is available at
and the Android version is available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fgs.fgsapp.
- The Federation of Genealogical
Societies and FamilySearch have announced that
they will be holding a joint conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, on
12-14 February 2015. The conference will include RootsTech 2015 and
the FGS 2015 Conference, with separate registrations.
- Ancestry.co.uk has
added nearly 900,000 digitized and indexed records of the
Clandestine Marriage and Baptism Registers 1667-1754. These include
Fleet Prison, King’s Bench Prison, The Mint, May Fair Chapel, and
- Ancestry.ca has added the
newly released 1921 Census of Canada in browsable format, with
indexing promised soon.
- Ancestry.com has
announced the release of Family Tree Maker 2014 for PC. You can
purchase it at a 30% discount through 9 September 2013. At http://www.ancestry.com/cs/apps/products.
- Wills of English World War I soldiers have been indexed and are
available online at https://www.gov.uk/probate-search.
- FamilySearch has
released another huge set of records at its website, and Drew
mentions highlighted collections.
- Findmypast.com has
recently added 200 volumes of digital books about Canada to its
website. Information dates back to the 1600s in more than 71,000
Listener email includes:
- Jenny discusses, English and Welsh BMDs, joining a local
genealogical society, Clooz software, and using Family Tree Maker
to sync with the online family tree she has uploaded to Ancestry.com.
- Michelle updates us on her success in obtaining NARA Railroad
Retirement files from Atlanta.
- Katie discusses access to cemeteries, and provides an excellent
example of the Congressional Cemetery (not associated with the U.S.
federal government) and its excellent preservation and information
access. Visit their site at http://www.congressionalcemetery.org.
- Mac reminds us that this is the time of year, with
back-to-school deals at office supply stores, to purchase your
genealogical office supplies at sale prices.
- Jenny wonders why people are adding icons and decorative
graphics – non-photos – to their family trees at Ancestry.com. This causes unnecessary
“hints” to be generated and wastes space on Ancestry.com’s servers.
- Mike asks about DNA testing, and asks what are the best types
of tests to have performed.
- Timothy asked for an update on the project concerning the
Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. Drew discusses the funding of the
project by the State of Florida, the start of the exhumations of
remains, and more details.
While at the FGS Conference, George interviewed Rick Kincaid,
Project Manager for Operation Ancestor Search, and Kim Harrison of
Ancestry.com. They discuss this collaboration between the Sons of the American Revolution and
Ancestry.com, involving the
Veterans Hospitals in the U.S. You can reach Rick Kincaid at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (502)
588-6147 to learn more and to get involved.