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Oct 10, 2013

Note: It appears that there are problems with the audio quality in portions of this episode, causing one of the two stereo tracks to drop out at random times.  We apologize for this.

The news includes:

  • has acquired Find A Grave.
  • and FamilySearch have formed an agreement to make a billion global records available online.
  • RootsMagic has added more tutorial videos at RootsMagic TV
  • Drew shares highlights from the last month's record additions at FamilySearch.
  • FamilySearch announced that it has received its one millionth photo on the new Family Tree Photo Preservation Service.
  • has several announcements: has added a further 2.5 million Irish Petty Court records to its site. has launched its Irish Newspaper Collection, making almost 2 million historical Irish newspaper articles available for searching. The company's survey reveals America‚Äôs most popular celebrity families.
  • makes scientific breakthroughs in West African ethnicity that can help researchers determine the geographical origin of their ancestors.
  • The Society for One-Place Studies has been launched to help individuals and societies advance their work on specific geographical locations.
  • DNA testing was sought after two headstones were found for the same woman in a Kentucky cemetery.

Listener email includes:

  • Jenny asks about English and Welsh BMD digitization; joining a local genealogical society; the Clooz software program; and the sync feature on family trees and Family Tree Maker software.
  • Ed talks about downloading our podcast and about his experiences with RootsMagic software.
  • Cris discusses the Social Security Death Index (SSDI), also known as the Social Security Death Master File.
  • Richard discusses his use of Legacy Family Tree software, family trees, and publishing his tree on
  • Cheryl raises the topic of how to name and label photographs, and Drew discusses metadata.
  • Marina has a suggestion for Noi about place names in Germany, and suggests the book series Map Guide to German Parish Registers.