Dec 1, 2014
The news includes:
· RootsMagic has released new Version 7 of its award-winning software.
· MyHeritage has announced two strategic partnerships with Dutch genealogy services Alfaer and Coret Genealogie, and has launched a national TV marketing initiative in the Netherlands.
· MyHeritage and Family Historian, the genealogy software package created by Calico Pie, Ltd., have jointly announced that MyHeritage’s Smart MatchingTM and Record Matching technologies will be integrated into the software.
· MyHeritage and RootsMagic have jointly announced that MyHeritage’s Smart MatchingTM and Record Matching technologies will be integrated into the software. These are included in the new RootsMagic 7.
· The Federation of Genealogical Societies have announced their 2014 election results.
· AncestryDNA has launched a new, enhanced DNA matching in the beta version of DNA Circles.
· Findmypast has added the following records to its service:
o 256,000 new wills and probate records and over 86,000 pages of Irish Directories and Social History records
o Pettigrew & Oulton’s Dublin Almanac & Gen. Register of Ireland, over 1.7 million Devon Parish records, and over 250,000 Devon Wills.
o 953,000 District of Columbia vital records, 18 new U.S. periodicals, new Irish Survey Maps & Plans, U.K. School Registers, and over 4,000 Prison Ship Registers (1811-1843).
o Over 13 million Scottish births, baptisms, and marriages, 1.3 Irish newspaper articles, and 1895 Gazetteer for England and Wales, and U.S. records from Iowa, Oregon, and Arizona.
· FamilySearch has added vast numbers of World War I U.S. draft registration records, U.K. World War I Service Records, and U.K. World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records.
· Drew recaps the new records added by FamilySearch in November 2014.
· FamilySearch recaps 120 Years of Pioneering Genealogy, and provides statistics of FamilySearch as of October 2014.
George shares information about genealogy apps, including:
· Wolfram Genealogy & History Research Assistant for iOS 8.
Drew reviews a new book: The Lost Ancestor: A Genealogical Crime Mystery by Nathan Dylan Goodwin.
Listener email includes:
· Barry A. Fleig announces a new database of cemetery interments in a forgotten cemetery in Chicago, Illinois, at http://cookcountycemetery.com.
· Jitske shared an article about a Belgian woman who ‘adopted’ the grave of a World War I soldier buried in Flanders Field Cemetery in Belgium, and who endeavored to trace family members and their descendants. The complete article is currently available at http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/life/inspire/2014/11/07/belgian-woman-grateful-american-soldiers-sacrifice/18647569/ .
· Ellen shares her experience working on a brick wall for her second great-grandmother and the problems she experienced by making invalid assumptions.
· Ben asked for advice about what is an appropriate dpi setting and file format that should be used when scanning family photographs.