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Oct 6, 2016

The news includes:

  • The Genealogy Guys Podcast can now be found and heard on iHeartRadio at
  • MyHeritage is more than halfway to its goal of digitizing every cemetery in Israel.
  • 23andMe has introduced an Ancestry Standalone product for US customers for $99.
  • The 2017 International Germanic Genealogy ‘Connections’ Conference has been extended to three days – 28-30 July 2017, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • The New England Historic Genealogy Society (NEHGS) will honor journalist and author Cokie Roberts on 27 October 2016 at its Fall Family History Benefit Dinner in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • American Ancestors and NEHGS will present DNA Day on 22 October 2016 at DCU Center in Worcestor, Massachusetts. Details and registration are available at
  • The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy presents its Annual Forensic Genealogy Institute on 7-9 March 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Registration opens 15 October 2016 at
  • George shares highlights of Findmypast’s recent record releases.
  • The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) honored several of its members at its annual Professional Management Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • APG announces that Kerry Scott has been named editor of their monthly newsletter.
  • RootsTech 2017 will be held on 8-11 February 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration is available at
  • RootsTech has announced the Third Annual RootsTech Innovator Showdown. Details are available at
  • FamilySearch and Twile have announced the launch of a new feature that allows users to generate a family history timeline and share it with others. Users must register at Twile at for free. A premium version is available.
  • Drew shares highlights of FamilySearch’s recent new record releases.

Listener email includes:

  • Jeff asks for suggestions for how to sort out his grandfather’s birth father and other information.
  • Connie asks about the source of a quote, and asks for suggestions for setting up a site for her extremely large family to keep in touch and share information.
  • Ryan asks for suggestions about how to determine how two men in his family research were related.

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