The new season of Who You Think You Are? begins on 23
July on the TLC Network.
Ancestry.com has recovered from the Distributed Denial of
Service (DDoS) attack on 16 June 2014, and Scott Sorensen, Chief
Technology Officer, assures the public that no data was
MyHeritage has made all
of its World War I military records free to search through the end
of July. They also will present their first interactive webinar
highlighting their newly updated mobile app on Wednesday, 23 July
introduced its new Weekly Tips on their blog and, you can also see
these by Liking RootsMagic on Facebook and Following them
Blaine Bettinger has started a new website called "How-To DNA"
The site will include short instructional videos for beginners as
well as presentations and webcasts for the advanced genealogists,
all created and produced by DNA experts.
WikiTree has announced
the DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid, a tool to help genealogists
confirm their ancestry.
announced that it has bought Origins.net, the vast online
subscription service with more than 156 million British, Scottish,
and Irish records.
Archives (TNA) in the UK has announced the release of digitized
images for the following collections: Royal Flying Corps and Royal
Air Force service records, 1899-1939; Royal Air Force combat
reports, 1939-1945; Royal Air Force officers' service records,
1918-1919; Household Cavalry service records, 1799-1920.
It has been announced that funding in the amount of £2.2
million is to be given to Welsh museums, libraries, and archives.
Part of these funds will be used for archives to open up their
collections and resources to the community.
Ancestry.com and ProQuest have announced an expanded
distribution agreement to deliver enhanced online solutions to and
through libraries, including Ancestry Library Edition and
The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division
of the American Library Association (ALA), announced that William
(Bill) Forsyth of ProQuest is the recipient of the 2014
Genealogical Publishing Company award.
Kirkus Reviews has named Out of Style: A Modern Perspective
of How, Why and When Vintage Fashions Evolved, by Betty
Kreisel Shubert as “One of the Best Books of 2013.”
Gavin Laboski has shared news of a new iPad app called Timeline
Builder, available at
The Guys review two books of interest to genealogists:
Drew discusses Mind Maps for Genealogy: Enhanced Research
Planning, Correlation, and Analysis, by Ron Arons.
George discusses The Family Tree Historical Maps Book: A
State-by-State Atlas of U.S. History, 1790 – 1900, by Allison
Dolan and the Editors of Family Tree Magazine.
Listener email includes:
Carole asks for advice about how to cite information about a
child that only lived a few days and for whom there is neither a
birth nor death certificate. Using the 1900 and 1910 censuses, she
may be able to infer the child’s birth, and The Guys provide some
Jenny wants to know how far out The Guys study and record