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,
- 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
- 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,
- 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
The Guys discuss some favorite research facilities
available on the Internet.
- Drew discusses Ancestry.com's new In Common DNA
matching facility and how it can help in triangulation of common
- George discusses his recent successes using
MyHeritage.com’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.