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Aug 4, 2016

Drew gives George the week off, and begins with the following news:

  • Evidentia Software has a special deal for purchases made between August 31 and September 14, 2016, such that 10% of all sales in the Evidentia store will go toward the War of 1812 Pension Digitization Project.
  • FamilySearch's recent indexing event involved a record number of indexers!
  • The 2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference will be held in Minneapolis in July, and more information can be found at www.ggsmn.org.
  • BCG and Legacy Family Tree Webinars have partnered to produce free live webinars.
  • Findmypast has released a variety of new records, in particular a very large collection of materials relating to crime.

Listener email lets us know about:

  • A Florida man was discovered to have been leading a double life, because someone discovered a marriage record for a man who should have been deceased.
  • Chris indicates why she enjoys the podcasts, and gives feedback on the new podcast series.
  • Gigi has a dilemma about whether to update a birth location on FamilySearch on the basis of the sources she has discovered.

Drew describes his new 3-month digital organizing project, the details of which can be found in recent posts to his own blog, rootsmithing.com.