Apr 9, 2014
The Guys will be at the Ohio Genealogical
Society Conference on May 1-3, 2014, at the Kalahari Resort in
George thanks Lora of Little Switzerland, NC, for the kind email
about his article in the December-January issue of Internet
Genealogy titled “ Tracing Frances Lamb Mims WIlson: A
The news includes:
- RootsMagic ’s
newsletters include articles about: Do I Still Need a Desktop
Genealogy Program?; and Importing an Ancestry[.com] Family Tree
- WIkiTree announced the
Global Family Reunion on 6 June 2015, organized by A. J.
- The Federation of Genealogical
Societies has launched their 2014 Webinar Series with a new
webinar presented by Jen Baldwin.
- Drew shares highlights of updates of almost 19.8 million
records at the FamilySearch
- MyHeritage announced
that it has added to their site The Jewish Chronicle
newspaper archive, the world’s oldest continually published Jewish
newspaper which dates back to 1841, with more than 200,000 pages
and millions of names.
- MyHeritage also
announced a pro bono global initiative with BillionGraves to preserve every
cemetery and gravestone in the world and to provide the content
online, for free. Click here to
view a great short video about the project.
Listener email includes:
- Brian poses an interesting and timely question about copyright
on a family genealogy book published in 1993. The author is dead,
so is the book still under copyright.
- Roy Hemmat of Crafted Knowledge in San
Diego shared links to sites devoted specifically to immigration to
the USA in the 19th century:
- Beverly is considering creating a family website and is looking
for suggestions regarding software and free hosting possibilities.
The Guys ask listeners to share experience and ideas.
- Marcie has questions about WWI draft registration cards and the
physical descriptions of registrants.
- John suggests that attendees to the 2014 Ohio Genealogical
Society Conference also consider visiting the nearby Ohio
Veterans Home (http://dvs.ohio.gov/VETERANS_HOMES/Sandusky_Home)
and the museum
- A friend of The Guys shares a story about unexpected ethnicity
as revealed by a DNA test leading to difficult family questions,
and asks for suggestions for continuing his search.
- Sue in Tasmania asks for suggestions about locating a family
diary sold to a U.S. museum.
- Judy wants to know why there are not more records digitized and
indexed from the 18th and early 19th