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May 17, 2014

The Guys begin with a recap of the Ohio Genealogical Society's 2014 conference in Sandusky, Ohio. The conference was a great success and kudos to the society and the organizers. The Guys will be at the Southern California Genealogical Society's Jamboree on June 6-8, 2014.

The news includes:

  • Randy Riley has been selected as the next State Librarian of Michigan.
  • MyHeritage announces that it has reached a milestone, surpassing 5 billion historical records.
  • FamilySearch has added more than 5.4 million images to collections from England, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and the United States.
  • FamilySearch also issued a document titled “Six Tips to Find Your Mexican Family History.”
  • Ancestry.com announced the release of 11.5 million new records for Quakers living in the United States and worldwide from the late 1600s to the late 1900s. They estimate that it now has more than 75% of all the American Quaker records in existence.
  • The Suzanne Winsor Memorial Student Genealogy Grant Committee has announced that Paul Woodbury will receive $500 from the Freeman Memorial Grant program and a three-day registration to the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree.
  • The Federation of Genealogical Societies invites bloggers, societies, writers, and editors to participate in their 2014 conference by becoming FGS 2014 Ambassadors. Visit https://www.fgsconference.org/media/ambassadors/ for more information and to register.

Listener email includes:

  • One listener made a suggestion for the person whose elderly mother recently discovered that her DNA didn't match her lifelong presumptions about her father. The suggestion was a New York newspaper resource called Old Fulton New York Postcards at http://www.fultonhistory.com
  • Jim wrote to praise the podcast of 15 July 2007 in which George detailed his research steps to locate Brisco Holder, and then to place a marker on his grave.
  • Drew responded to two emails concerning DNA: one from Jennifer about GedMatch.com and one from Chad concerning DNA Tribes. He suggests that they and anyone else interested in more information about DNA visit the website of the international Society of Genetic Genealogy at http://www.isogg.org/
  • Matt wrote about the Miller surname and y-DNA test results.
  • Lee wrote with a suggestion for Sue in Tasmania who was searching for a diary that had been sold: the General Society of the War of 1812 at http://societyofthewarof1812.org/
  • Timothy reports on a success story that employs the use of “sideways genealogy” to locate information.

The Guys are pleased to present the first two of a number of interviews recorded at the OGS 2014 Conference:

  • Craig Roberts Scott, CGSM
  • Paula Stuart-Warren, CGSM