Jan 20, 2016
The Guys are pleased to announce their 300th episode of the podcast.
The news includes:
· Evidentia has been reviewed by the Federation of Genealogical Societies FORUM magazine in its Winter 2015 issue.
· D. Joshua Taylor has been appointed president of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
· MyHeritage has been featured on the popular Israeli TV program HaTsinor. You can view the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZJ--TAM2q0.
· The New England Historic Genealogical Society has partnered with the Congregational Library & Archives to digitize more than 28,000 pages of early manuscript church records, 1641 to the mid-1800s.
· ScotlandsPeople has released new Scottish births, marriages, and deaths from the 20th century.
· Findmypast has released updates to its Irish and British newspapers collections.
· The Guild of One-Name studies released its membership numbers for 2015. They have reached a new membership landmark.
· Drew provides a recap of new and updated FamilySearch collections.
Listener email includes:
· Richard has acquired audio discs recording the 80th birthday of Mary Page Greenleaf on 21 September 1984, probably in Northern California. He is trying to locate relatives or descendants in order to restore the discs to the family. He would appreciate any assistance from our listeners.
· Debbie provides a link to an interesting article about how one man rescued files from the norm Berg Trials after World War II. The digitized files can be freely accessed at Cornell University. The article can be found at http://ezramagazine.cornell.edu/Update/Nov15/EU.Nuremberg.collex.html.
· Tom asked for information about where on the MyHeritage website their digitized books and publications can be found.
· Jenny reports in a follow-up email that her father's Y-DNA finally has a very close match.
· Doug asks for recommendations about transcribing and what The Guys actually do.
· Eddie shares information about a Mac genealogy database program called GEDitCOM.
· Danny, Barb, and Melissa shared their research goals and projects for 2016.