Mon, 2 November 2015
The news includes:
· MyHeritage.com has released 46 million Swedish Household Records (1880-1920) with images indexed. George describes how easy it was to find a specific family.
· The Germanic Genealogy Society and the German DAGV (Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbände (German umbrella organization)) joined forces for a partnership called "Bridging the Gap between North America and Europe for Genealogists“. More information is available at http://www.ggsmn.org/cpage.php?pt=68.
· RootsMagic announces that a single RootsMagic license covers both your PC and Mac. They have also released two new free Magic Guides: Creating a Shareable CD and Downloading and Installing RootsMagic for Mac.
· The New England Historic Genealogical Society has opened its Cemetery Collection on AmericanAncestors.org for free through November 7.
· Evidentia is working on Version 3 but does not expect it to be ready for RootsTech 2016 in February. They are, however working on new user guides and tutorial videos.
· The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) announces that the 2016 Excellence-in-Writing Competition is now open for entries through June 2016. Full details are available at http://isfhwe.com/competition.php.
· The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) has announced that it will relocate its annual immersion classes in 2017 to the University of Georgia in Athens, and will be supported by the Georgia Genealogical Society.
· Findmypast.com has recently added new collections, including: England & Wales, Electoral Registers, 1832-1932; Britain, Absentee Voters Lists 1918-1921; Ireland Electoral Registers 1885-1886; New York Baptisms 1660-1862; New York Marriages 1639-1900; and New York Deaths & Burials 1758-1862.
· Findmypast.com opens its new collection, the 1939 Register of England and Wales on November 2, 2015, with records of more than 41 million people.
· The Illinois State Genealogical Society has announced the ISGS 2016 Webinar Series. Details are available at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=227.
· The FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, celebrated its 30th anniversary on October 23, 2015.
· Drew highlights the FamilySearch.org collections updates for October 2015.
Listener email includes:
· Nona asked George to talk about research in the Rome, Georgia, area. She provided some names and George conducted searches in online municipal cemetery records. He discusses resources in that area which he has used.
· Jim writes about a new genealogical crime mystery by Nathan Dylan Goodwin. It is The America Ground, a Morton Farrier Forensic Genealogist Story. Drew has read and reviews the new book.
· Michael asks for advice from listeners concerning a brick wall about his grandfather who had three names.
· Jason is seeking help from our listeners concerning his third great-grandfather, John L. Brown, born circa 1811, and Brown’s wife.
· Eric recounts the details of his tenacious research concerning the death of his grandfather in 1927, who was killed by a Southern Pacific electric train.