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May 30, 2016

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage unveiled an exciting new global initiative called Tribal Quest that seeks to preserve the histories of remote tribes. The first two Tribal Quest expeditions visited Namibia and Papua New Guinea. Video is available at the new websitehttp://www.tribalquest.org, and a video explaining the venture can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDKsQnru36s.
  • The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) honored Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG, with Emeritus Status for her serive to BCG and her distinguished fifty-year career.
  • Findmypast has released Battle of Jutland records, 13.5 million new British newspaper articles, and Ireland Electoral Registers (1885-1886).
  • The German-American Genealogical Partnership announced the 2017 International Germanic “Connections” Conference to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 28-29 July 2017. More information is available at http://www.ggsmn.org/cpage.php?pt=70 and http://www.ggsmn.org/upload/files/2017_GAGP_Int._Conf._Flyer_COLOR_Version_(1).pdf .
  • The Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research has announced its schedule for Summer and Fall of 2016. Information is available at http://vigrgenealogy.com.
  • Drew discusses the newest releases from FamilySearch.

Listener email includes:

  • Keith asks for details about connecting a second monitor to his computer, and Drew responds.
  • Vic responded to Arthur’s inquiry in Episode #305 concerning sharing/donating family papers. He states that the Delaware Historical Society Research Library might be willing to accept the donations. More information can be found at https://www.dehistory.org/directions-parking/3-research-library.
  • Tara writes to advise that Mary Page Greenleaf was her great-aunt, and that she is interested in the audio disks made at Ms. Greenleaf’s birthday party that Richard mentioned on Episode #300.
  • Matt Miller shared his recent successes on tracing his Miller ancestors in New York City and Germany, and he shares four very important lessons that he learned. Read more at his blog post at https://matthewkmiller.blogspot.com/2016/05/miller-brickwall-shattered.html .
  • Gus Marsh shares his Marsh brick wall from the Genesee County, New York, and asks for suggestions for locating more information about the Beekman Patent.

Drew reviews a new book by Lisa A. Alzo titled The Family Tree Polish, Czech, and Slovak Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Family Tree in Eastern Europe.

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