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Aug 15, 2015

Drew goes solo this episode, hinting at an upcoming book and announcing his new Evernote "Genealogy at a Glance" publication.  He lets Amazon Echo users know that The Genealogy Guys Podcast is now available via TuneIn. And he is pleased to announce that Family Tree Magazine has selected the Podcast as one of their 101 Best Websites for 2015!

News includes:

  • RootsMagic provides updates to address issues with FamilySearch changes and the new Windows 10.
  • Ancestry launches a new free service in beta, AncestryHealth, and also announces that 1 million users have tested with AncestryDNA.
  • Findmypast has added military school records, more Norfolk parish records, more Irish newspapers, and an update to PERSI.
  • The Guild of One-Name Studies has added its 7000th member.
  • FamilySearch and the LDS Church History Library has redesigned the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel website.
  • FamilySearch has released tens of millions of new images and new indexed records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

Listener email includes:

  • Pat’s story about the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters records.
  • Peter’s humorous discovery involving an ancestor related in more than one way.
  • Gus’s investigation of his maternal-side Lange family from Norway.
  • Patti’s use of an unusual record set to add credence to a family story.
  • Tracie’s disappointment with an online subscription service.
  • Sherlene’s attempt to discover the identities of a couple in a combination photo that is marked only as being Lankfords from Clay County, Indiana.
  • Gus’s hope that listeners can identify a gravestone marking that refers to World War I service on the Iowa, using the abbreviation WAGR 356 AMB CO.