The news includes:
- The Library of Virginia has slashed its hours and cut its
staff. Genealogists need to communicate their displeasure with the
- The Federation of Genealogical Societies has announced their
election for officers and directors.
- Findmypast announces the addition of the Genealogical Society
of Ireland journals to PERSI. They also announce the addition of
new records from West Virginia, Utah, Ireland, and new PERSI
- Drew shares highlights of FamilySearch’s recent new record
- The Guys share information that PERSI will be exclusively at
Findmypast as of 8 November 2016. It will no longer be available at
Ancestry or HeritageQuest Online.
George reviews an interesting new book by Jeffrey H. Konis
titled Conversations We Never Had.
Listener email includes:
- Drew responds to an inquiry from Connie about the origin of a
- Cynthia asked about Irish coming to Canada during the famine
years in the 1840s and then to the U.S.
- Marc asked for suggestions on obtaining the criminal records
for his great-grandfather, including a mug shot, from
- Sarah asks for help in determining which genealogical software
program would meet her needs.
- Pat is seeking help in locating records of John Henry Wakefield
who may have been born in England or Ohio, and who may have arrived
on one of the orphan trains.
- Jenny asks about the ethics of providing names to an individual
who is an adoptee and who is seeking information about birth
- Ryan has some follow-up questions and information about his
Antrim McMichael line, and asked about MyHeritage’s new DNA
matching, which has just come out of beta.
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