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The news includes:
MyHeritage has launched a new facility called Instant
DiscoveriesTM that provides first-time users information
about their ancestors and relatives while signing up for
MyHeritage. Watch the video at
to learn more.
MyHeritage continues its challenge to preserve and digitize
cemeteries worldwide. It recently spent a day at Israel's largest
cemetery, Holon, with a small army of volunteers, and photographed
Family Tree DNA has a sale on their DNA tests through 31 December
2014, including the Family Finder (autosomal), Y-DNA, and
mitochondrial DNA tests.
The National Library of Ireland is digitizing more than 400,000
images of Catholic parish record microfilms and publishing them
online for free. The images will be online by the summer of
The National Library of Australia now has the largest freely
available collection of digitized newspapers in the world, with the
15-millionth page going online in December at its award-winning
website, Trove (http://trove.nla.gov.au).
The Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research offers a new
interactive option for courses. Learn more at
Findmypast has announced the release of millions of new records for
the United States, England, Wales, Ireland, and
Findmypast has announced the inaugural Findmypast Tree Competition
and will award prizes across multiple categories. They announced
their Start Your Family Tree Week from 26 December 2014 to 1
Calico Pie has released Version 6 of their Family Historian
software, which includes the MyHeritage Smart Match data
Unlock the Past Cruises has announced its 2015-2016 program of
seven history and genealogy cruises at their website
The Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints announced a collaborative project between the
Joseph Smith Papers project and FamilySearch.org. A new website has
been created at
to make this facility available.
Drew shares information about new record collections and images
released by FamilySearch.
RootsMagic has released two new videos at their YouTube channel
What's New in RootsMagic &
Using RootsMagic Publisher to Create a BookMobile
Mobile app news:
A new Android version of the Find A Grave app has been released and
is available for free in the Google Play store.
Beverly asked for information about downloading the podcast onto
her Samsung S mobile phone or Nexus 10 tablet. Drew found five
Android apps for podcasts at
Book news includes:
Janet Hovorka and Amy Slade have released two new Zap the Grandma
Gap activity books for young people. These include My Jewish Ancestor and
My British Ancestor.
These join My Swedish
Ancestor, My German
Ancestor, My Civil
War Ancestor, My
Mormon Ancestor, My
Pioneer Ancestor, and other titles. They can be ordered
and at Amazon.com.
Jim in Iowa suggested additional genealogy mystery books by Steve
Robinson, an English writer whose main character is Jefferson
Tayte. Four books have been published: In the Blood, The Lost Empress, The Last Queen of England, and
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The Guys discuss genealogical research resources for Puerto
The next podcast will be a themed discussion: “Copyright on
Photographs”. The Guys welcome your questions and suggestions on
this subject (or on anything to do with copyright) at