The news includes:
- MyHeritage has released an exclusive book matching technology
that matches 450,000 books with 91 million pages to match against
your family tree and provide new hints.
- A new Jefferson Tayte genealogical mystery, Kindred,
by Steve Robinson, has been published.
- The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) will hold its 36th annual conference on August 7
to 12, 2016, at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle,
- Findmypast has released a significant collection concerning the
Easter Rising and Ireland under Martial Law to commemorate the
centennial of the event. They have also added 1.2 million Quaker
records as the first phase of their project to add all surviving
Irish Quaker records.
- Findmypast announced the renewal of their partnership with the
Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) for another ten
- Findmypast has published over 911,000 Royal Navy Pension
- Calico Pie, Ltd., announced the addition the addition of
automatic record matching and hints for Findmypast databases to
their Family Historian desktop software program.
- Drew recaps the new FamilySearch collections.
Listener email includes:
- Michael responded to Debi’s inquiry about Kentucky ancestor
Andrew Yandell and may be able to help her with that brick
- Rich offers another suggestion for how to get the word out that
might dispel long-held incorrect beliefs about a well-known person
in the past.
- Arthur wants to share his research about his grandmother’s
Jenkins line and asked for suggestions on how to accomplish this.
He also has reached out to the USCIS for naturalization papers for
his Eastern European family, and asked for other suggestions for
tracing those ancestors.
- George complained that the Erie County, New York, Public
Library has not responded to an ask-a-librarian inquiry. He seeks
help from anyone who can check the city directories that include
Williamsville, NY, for 1946-1948 for names of any orphanages
operating in the area.
- Tom is seeking passport information about his wife’s mother and
family, and asked for suggestions on where to obtain passport
Drew and George each discuss recent research cases they have
been working on.
George urges listeners to visit their local libraries, and to
support them by volunteering to work on genealogical and historical
Visit the Aha! Seminars, Inc., website at http://ahaseminars.com for Our
Speaking Schedule and join us at conferences across the United