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Mar 8, 2016

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage introduces Record Detective II, a new technology that expands record matching capabilities to more than 2.2 billion new record matches.
  • TLC has announced the celebrities for the Spring season of Who Do You Think You Are? which premieres on Sunday, 3 April 2016.
  • Registration is now open for the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records at http://www.gen-fed.org.
  • Calico Pie Limited has released an upgrade to its Family Historian program.
  • Findmypast has added more indexed Irish records.
  • FamilySearch announces that the transcriptions of the Freedmen’s Bureau have reached the halfway point, but more volunteers are needed.
  • Drew recaps the new FamilySearch collections.

Listener email includes:

  • Michael shares his file name system.
  • Chad is seeking information about genealogy degree and certificate programs.
  • Jenny asks for tips for using GEDmatch.
  • Debi shares two online newspaper resources for Oregon:
  • George shares an interesting story about a lock of hair for his ancestor John Hart, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Paul asks a question about copyright on translated/transcribed original documents, and another question about how to correct a long-standing piece of erroneous information.

The Guys discuss the GEDCOM format and what it does.

The Guys also discuss putting your ancestors into context in the community.