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
The news includes:
- Ancestry.com has acquired Find A Grave.
- Ancestry.com 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
- FamilySearch announced that it has received its one millionth
photo on the new Family Tree Photo Preservation Service.
- Findmypast.com has
several announcements: Findmypast.com.au has added a
further 2.5 million Irish Petty Court records to its site.
Findmypast.com has launched its Irish Newspaper Collection, making
almost 2 million historical Irish newspaper articles available for
searching. The company's survey reveals America’s most popular
- Ancestry.com 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
- 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 Ancestry.com family trees and Family Tree Maker
- 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,
Ancestry.com 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