The news includes:
- Congratulations to Drew Smith on his receipt of the 2016 Filby
Award for Genealogical Librarianship! He received the prestigious
award on 3 May 2016 at Librarians Day at the National Genealogical
Society’s 2016 Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
- Evidentia has just hired Elizabeth Swanay-O’Neal as its new
Director of Marketing and Social Media.
- MyHeritage has just launched its new MyHeritage Community
section, a new online Q&A hub that fosters family history
- RootsMagic has added support and hints from Findmypast.com to
Version 7 of its software, joining hints from FamilySearch and
MyHeritage. The addition of Ancestry hints is under development and
there are plans for implementation later this year.
- Findmypast has added 5.4 million Yorkshire records and over 10
million new U.S. marriage records to its collections.
- The Federation of Genealogical Societies has opened
registration for its 2016 conference, "Time Travel: Centuries of
Memories", to be held in Springfield, Illinois, on 31 August to 3
September 2016. An early bird discount is available. Visit http://www.FGSConference.org.
- Michael J. LeClerc, CG, has announced that Genealogy Professor
has launched an exciting new educational opportunity for
genealogists. Their offerings include self-paced courses and
genealogy master classes. More information is available at http://www.genprof.net.
- Bill Nelson of RevGenea Software, LLC, has announced the
availability of a new, free Android app named OldNews USA that
makes it easy to perform quality research using the Chronicling
America collection of historic newspapers at the Library of
Congress. Learn more about features and see screenshots at http://revgenea.com.
- The Grand Duchy of Oldenburg Emigrants database just passed the
100.000 person mark. Learn more at the blog at http://www.familienkunde-oldenburg.de/auswanderer-datenbank-enthaelt-jetzt-100-000-personen/
, and access the database at http://www.auswanderer-oldenburg.de. (Access the
database using Google Chrome and translate the page from German to
your preferred language.)
- Drew discusses the newest releases from FamilySearch.
Listener email includes:
- In episode #305, Tom asked for suggestions about obtaining
passport applications. George suggested contacting the USCIS. They
referred Tom to NARA where he filled out a Freedom of Information
Act request for the passport applications. He will keep us apprised
of his progress.
- Alan poses a question concerning nieces and nephews who appear
on census records in a family.
- Peter asks for advice about how to present genealogical
information at a family gathering.
- Tim will be taking his older brother on a road trip to where
his ancestors lived and are buried. He asked for suggestions about
things to listen to as to why genealogy matters or why it is fun
George urges listeners to visit their local libraries, and to
support them by volunteering to work on genealogical and historical
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