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Sep 17, 2016

The news includes:

  • A new genealogical service called genealogyDOTcoach has been launched at that makes professional genealogists available for short, inexpensive consultations to help you extend your research and get past brick walls.
  • MyHeritage announces their new DNA matching service, allowing you to upload your DNA testing results and/or order testing kits. Learn more at
  • MyHeritage announces the publication of 33 million Finnish church records online.
  • RootsMagic answers questions concerning its planned sync with Ancestry by the end of this year.
  • WikiTree announces a Source-a-Thon on 1-3 October 2016. Learn more at
  • Findmypast launches an economical 12-month for $34.95 in the U.S. market.
  • Findmypast launches a large variety of new collections and additions to existing ones.
  • ScotlandsPeople has announced that it will be offline from 23:59 (BST on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 until Monday 26 September as they work to install the new ScotlandsPeople website.
  • has announced the launch on 7 September of a new podcast series titled “It’s About Time” narrated by Sir Tony Roberts.
  • FamilySearch has launched it’s new Pressroom at
  • FamilySearch has made the records of the Guild of One-Name Studies available at its site.
  • Drew summarizes the recent releases from FamilySearch.
  • The Florida Genealogy Society of Tampa will host its annual Fall Seminar on Saturday, 1 October 2016, with guest speaker Judy G. Russell. An Ask-a-Genealogist program will take place on 30 September 2016 at the Florida History and Genealogy Library in the downtown main library. Details are available at

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Drew talks about his ongoing organization project.

Drew gives a shout-out for Martha Ibanez Zervoudakis, secretary of The Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, Florida, for her recent program at the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa titled “Introduction to Cuban/Spanish Research.

George talks about a new blog he has started called “As George Remembers It” at

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