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Jul 20, 2016

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage announces a new feature, SuperSearch Alerts, that repeats previous searches and seeks new results in new and updated collections.
  • Jay Verkler has been appointed as Interim CEO at Findmypast.
  • APG has named Annette Burke Lyttle as the coordinator for the 2017 APG Professional Management Conference.
  • A new website called Open Archives ( provides access to records (information and scans) of civil registry, church registry, military and personnel administrations kept by Dutch archives.
  • Findmypast has added U.S. Naturalization Petitions and U.S. Passport Applications and Indexes to their site, as well as additions to their English monumental inscriptions collection.

Listener email includes:

  • Jean King shares information about her blog for the West Hempstead [NY] Public Library at
  • Jenny wrote concerning Gus’ search for sources related to the Settlers of Beekman Patent in New York and advises that the books are available online at the NEHGS website at (
  • Carolyn asks about moving a GEDCOM-format file from Family Tree Maker to RootsMagic.
  • Ron is researching his Massachusetts ancestors Jeduthan Taber and Mary Pope, and welcomes help from listeners.
  • Arnon Herskowitz advised us that that the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, an international, peer-reviewed academic journal, has just published a Special Issue on Genealogy & Family History. “This is a huge step in the long journey towards academization of genealogy, and I'm very proud to be part of it as the SI Guest-Editor.” You can read the journal online at (Volume 8, Number 1, via the left menu).

The Guys discuss their recent research trip to South Carolina, in particular their visits to five (5) cemeteries and the different goals for visiting each one. They visited the Hal Kohn Memorial Library and its genealogical holdings in Newberry, South Carolina, got together with family and friends, and visited the Carter and Holmes Orchids greenhouses (and bought a couple orchids, too).

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