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Jun 24, 2015

The news includes:

· FamilySearch has announced an important project to digitize and index the Freedmen’s Bureau Records. Learn more at http://discoverfreedmen.org.

· Ancestry.com has released its new version of its website with timeline and storytelling features.

· Ancestry.com’s new online courses at Ancestry Academy at https://www.ancestry.com/academy has a wealth of courses with the best genealogical speakers presenting today.

· Evidentia is reviewing its citation templates to insure accuracy and compliance with Elizabeth Shown Mills’ new third edition of Evidence Explained.

· MyHeritage has taken its Instant Discoveries filming to the streets of Oslo, with video available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9wE_3Luh4I.

· Findmypast announces the release of new records.

· An update to the Iowa Prison Memory Project is announced,

· Drew discusses the more than 3.7 million new records released by FamilySearch in recent weeks.

Listener email includes:

· Steven discuses a Boston city directory from 1848 that included monument transcriptions from Auburn Cemetery.

· Arthur wants to know if The Guys are planning another research trip to England. The Guys ask whether there is interest in another trip.

· Steven provides a tip for locating obituaries of married women.

· Carole shares information about genealogical mystery books.

· Matt shares details about old newspaper articles that paint a “Wild West story.”

· Jen Baldwin provides a clarification about the recent release of Quaker records at findmypast.com

Drew discusses his recent experience in receiving an unexpected email about his Smith ancestors.

The Guys discuss research strategies for FamilySearch’s Descendency View.