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Oct 22, 2014

The news includes:

· ICAPGen Conference will be held on Saturday, 1 November 2014, on the Brigham Young University campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. Details and the link to the conference registration can be found at

· MyHeritage and EBSCO have partnered to bring the service MyHeritage Library Edition to libraries and educational institutions.

· The 35th International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Conference will be held on 6-10 July 2015 in Jerusalem. Registration is now open for persons living outside of Israel; Israeli residents' registration will be announced. The conference will take place in cooperation with MyHeritage.

· RootsMagic has announced a free update for existing Charting Companion 5 owners. RootsMagic has also added direct import support for The Master Genealogist (TMG) software users.

· The State of Tennessee has announced its partnership with and will become the first state to offer access to in every K-12 classroom throughout the state.

· The Board for Certification of Genealogists welcomes its new president, Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, and two new board members.

· FamilySearch and GenealogyBank have announced an agreement to make over 1 billion records from historical newspapers searchable online. Volunteer indexers are needed, and more information is available at

· FamilySearch and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania announced a joint initiative to digitally preserved select collections of the historical society's holdings.

· FamilySearch has announced a new facility for its Family Tree to upload audio files. They also announced the availability of two mobile apps.

· The New England Historic Genealogical Society will host an exclusive evening on 13 November 2014 to honor critically acclaimed actress Dame Angela Lansbury at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. Details are available at

George begins a new series about available cell phone apps for the iOS and Android operating systems. He discusses the following:

  • FamilySearch Tree (available for both platforms)
  • FamilySearch Memories (available only for iOS)
  • Pic Scanner (available only for iOS)
  • Billion Graves Camera (available only for iOS)

Drew reviews two new publications:

  • Guide to DNA Testing by Richard Hill
  • The Invisible History of the Human Race by Christine Kenneally

Listener email includes:

· Gus asks what software The Guys are using on their Macs to run Windows programs.

· Jane asks about the availability of any free American newspaper websites that she could browse, particularly for New Jersey.

· Julie asks for recommendations for learning more about genealogy and becoming a professional genealogist.

· Emily discusses finding some shocking information about a grandfather, and asks advice for combating genealogy burnout and about what information is and is not appropriate to share.