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Apr 9, 2014

The Guys will be at the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference on May 1-3, 2014, at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio.

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 Case Study.”

The news includes:

  • RootsMagic ’s newsletters include articles about: Do I Still Need a Desktop Genealogy Program?; and Importing an Ancestry[.com] Family Tree into RootsMagic.
  • WIkiTree announced the Global Family Reunion on 6 June 2015, organized by A. J. Jacobs.
  • 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 website.
  • 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:

o http://www.ukimmigrants.org

o http://www.famineships.info

o http://www.russianimmigrants.org

o http://www.polishmigration.org

o http://www.finnishimmigrants.org

o http://www.italianimmigrants.org

o http://www.germanimmigrants1850s.com

o http://www.germanimmigrants1860s.com

o http://www.germanimmigrants1870s.com

o http://www.germanimmigrants1880s.com

o http://www.germanimmigrants1890s.com

  • 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 (http://www.shoresandislands.com/what/12384/Ohio-Veterans-Home-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 centuries.