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Sep 3, 2015

The news includes:

  • Leister Productions has released a new version of its genealogy software, Reunion 11.
  • The New England Historic Genealogical Society has reached an agreement to publish the journal The Mayflower Descendent, for the next 10 years. NEHGS has appointed Christopher C. Child as editor of the journal.
  • FamilySearch had a total of 82,039 volunteers help during its worldwide indexing the event, held August 7-14, 2015.
  • The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy has announced its fifth annual Forensic Genealogy Institute to be held 10-12 March 2016 at The Historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
  • The Family History Library has announced free online classes for September 2015.
  • Findmypast has released new records for Northumberland, British Army Casualties (War of 1812), the British Jewry Book of Honour (1914-1920), Scottish Covenanters (1679-1688), Probate Calendars of England & Wales (1858-1959), and Hertfordshire records.
  • FamilySearch has opened a new Family Discovery Center in Bellevue, Washington.
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has broken ground for a first-of-its-kind facility in St. George, Utah.
  • Drew discusses new FamilySearch collections published at its website in August 2015.

Listener email includes:

  • Gabriella asks for suggestions for finding her family of Hispanic descent in Mexico (originally from Northern Spain) and George provides several suggestions
  • Mahlon and Lucia responded to Gus's question in the last podcast and provided an interpretation of a World War I tombstone inscription: WAGR 356 AMB CO.
  • Cheryl has a question about a collateral ancestor who was working in Germany in 1930, and whether he would've been enumerated in the 1930 US Federal Census.
  • Jim reports that Tom Neel, Library Director for the Ohio Genealogical Society, provided information about Simon P. Rice of Company K, 66th OVI.
  • Mike asked for suggestions for locating English ancestors in Cornwall, England, and George provides some suggestions.

The Guys discuss some favorite research facilities available on the Internet.

  • Drew discusses's new In Common DNA matching facility and how it can help in triangulation of common genetic ancestors.
  • George discusses his recent successes using’s Smart Matches suggested by the site and other researchers. He also discusses RootsMagic’s hints facilities that interface with both FamilySearch and MyHeritage, and the excellent matching results that these have provided in his research.

Drew also discusses his new all-in-one printer, the Epson Expression ET-2500 EcoTank. This brand-new technology eliminates the need for expensive replacement cartridges by using tanks of liquid ink instead.