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Feb 1, 2017

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage has a great webinar about the MyHeritage DNA testing at .
  • MyHeritage has added the U.S. World War I Draft Registrations 1917-1918 with 24 million records.
  • Evidentia has published updated versions of The Evidentia Companion and the Quickstart Guide for Version 3. The Companion book is available as a PDF download and as a printed paperback.
  • ScotlandsPeople has added new records including the 1916 Births, 1941 Marriages, and the 1966 Deaths, and more records are coming this year.
  • has announced two new appointments to its management team.
  • Findmypast has released new records for Rutland, Leicestershire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Victoria [Australia], and British Newspapers and new Irish Newspapers.
  • The Boston [Massachusetts] Archdiocese and the New England Historic Genealogical Society are partnering to create the first extensive database of Catholic records in the U.S. The project will include millions of records from 1789 to 1900 for more than 100 Boston and Eastern Massachusetts parishes.
  • Drew discusses 6 things to look for from FamilySearch in 2017.
  • Reclaim the Records announces that the images of the index to New York City Marriages for 1930 to 1945 are online, and more to come.
  • Famicity is a new private social network for your family ( ) and has begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund development.

Listener email includes:

  • Ryan responded to Jenny’s question about a blog and a website for one’s family.
  • Jenny provides an important tip about working with AncestryDNA matches.
  • Margie asks Drew for more information about GEDmatch.
  • Julienne shared the excitement of locating Belgian records at FamilySearch and discusses the French Republican Calendar (aka, French Revolutionary Calendar) in use during the period of 1793-1805.
  • Jean shares information about the German Genealogy Group ( ) and advises us of the addition of Richmond County Deaths 1847-1897.
  • Geary asks about people whose family lines all arrived before the Revolutionary War.
  • Christine shares the story of a long-standing search for her great-grandfather’s brother, and that his death record was finally located in Missouri.

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