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Mar 29, 2016

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage has released Family Tree Builder 8.0, a new version of its genealogy software program. There is also a new Audio Recordings feature in the MyHeritage mobile app.
  • The Guild of One-Name Studies has implemented a major new project – The Guild Members’ Website Project. Learn more at http://one-name.org/the-members-websites-project-mwp.
  • Mocavo has closed down and has been merged into Findmypast.
  • Findmypast announced the release of new records.
  • Drew recaps the new FamilySearch collections.

The Guys discuss the activity initiated by J. Paul Hawthorne on Facebook wherein people compiled geographical pedigree charts showing the places of birth of five or more generations of their ancestors.

Listener email includes:

  • Mike asked The Guys for suggestions to help identify the origins of his ancestress, Ellen Delaney, who married Teunis Westdijk in Paterson, New Jersey.
  • Drew responds to inquiries about the recent controversy concerning GEDmatch.com. Debi asks a question about a note found with an early Kentucky Land Grant file for her ancestor.

Drew discusses his research on his great-grandmother, Elizabeth “Betty” Foshee, as a result of a DNA match and other evidence he has found.

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