Halvor Moorshead, founder of Family Chronicle,
Internet Genealogy, and History Magazine, passed
away on March 7, 2014.
Moorshead Magazines has just published “Tracing Your Ancestors:
Beginner’s Guide,” a new title in their Tracing Your Ancestors
series. It is available in the Internet Genealogy online bookstore
It is available in both print and PDF format.
’s CEO, Gilad Japhet, undertook a personal search to
identify and reunite artwork seized from Jews by the Nazis during
WWII. His story is published in the New York Times at
has added a new feature to its site that allows you to add new
profiles to your tree directly from historical records.
has added 815 million U.S. Public Records to the MyHeritage
has also partnered with BillionGraves.com in a global
initiative to digitally preserve the world’s cemeteries. A new
BillionGraves camera app for iPhone and iPad is available to help
expedite the cemetery recording process.
The Michigan Department of Education issued a press release
announcing that the Library of Michigan is expanding its library
hours to include opening from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the second
Saturday of each month.
FamilySearch International (online at FamilySearch.org) has announced
collaborations with a number of commercial genealogical companies
to partner in digitizing, indexing, and making available the
records images they hold in one generation.
released its new mobile app for the Android.
Find A Grave , a
subsidiary of Ancestry.com, has just released a new iOS mobile app
for the iPhone and iPad at the Apple Store.
The National Archives (U.K.) has spent almost 20 years
digitizing the Manorial Documents Register and getting the MDR
online. Melinda Haunton’s TNA blog posting of 3 February 2014,
titled “To the manor born?,” at http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/manor-born/
discusses the process and the how the documents can be used.
The new Genealogy at a Glance reference titled Court
Records by Wendy Bebout Elliott, PhD, FUGA.
Finding Your Irish Ancestors in New York City by
Listener email includes:
Chris recommends the film negative and slide scanner by
Wolverine, model F2D20.
Arvind Nangia writes to tell us about the Pic Scanner app for
iOS devices, that can scan up to three photographs simultaneously,
saves them individually, allows them to be cropped, and they can be
organized into digital albums. The Guys would love to hear your
Matt shares a tip for listener Dianne who said in December that
she needed help tracking down her grandfather’s town of origin in
the Alsace-Lorraine area. He suggests http://www.auswanderer-bw.de.
We describe his instructions in the podcast.