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Jun 4, 2014

The news includes:

  • RootsMagic has released a new video on their YouTube channel titled "Using GenSmarts with RootsMagic for Research Help".
  • FamilySearch has released a number of important items:
  • The Federation of Genealogical Societies has announced several important events in 2015 and 2016:
    • FGS will partner with RootsTech for a joint genealogy conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 11-14 February 2015.
    • An Alaskan Cruise is planned for the Fall of 2015.
    • The 2015 New York Regional Conference returns to Syracuse on 17-19 September 2015, and FGS will help host the conference as a regional convention.
    • The FGS 2016 Conference will be held 31 August – 3 September 2016 in Springfield, Illinois.
  • There are now over 8 million newspaper pages online at The British Newspaper Archive
  • Findmypast.co.uk has added Devon parish records spanning 1538 to 1915.
  • Unlock the Past Crusies has announced a genealogy cruise to the Baltic from 11 July 2015 to 25 July 2015.

Listener email includes:

  • Jim asks whether The Guys’ “Down Under: Florida” videos are still available online. The episode about “The Zacchini Family” is available on YouTube.com. The other two, “The Miltons” and “The Ashleys”, are no longer online, but The Guys will see if those can also be added to YouTube.
  • Jim also poses a somewhat complex scenario and asks Drew whether DNA could help unravel a mystery.
  • A listener shares another Boddy for inclusion in Drew's Boddie One-Name Study.

Drew shares interviews he recorded at the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference with two great genealogists:

  • J. H. "Jay" Fonkert, CG, from Minnesota
  • Michael D. Lacopo from Indiana, blogger at Hoosier Daddy