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Feb 6, 2017

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage announces their new Discoveries page, which combines Matches by People and Matches by Source onto the same page. You can work through one or the other or both.
  • RootsTech 2017 has announced its schedule of free online broadcasts, and you can view it at https://www.rootstech.org/live-stream-schedule .
  • Findmypast has released additional records in their Australia Electoral Roles collection, and a new collection of records of Early Immigration from Britain, 1636-1815.
  • The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society announces an innovative space, the NYG&B Labs.
  • George shares information that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is investigating the death of journalist and TV star Dorothy Kilgallen on 8 November 1965. The action comes in response to the book George has discussed here by Mark Shaw titled The Reporter Who Knew Too Much.

Listener email includes:

  • Christine comments about the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago and the book The Devil in the White City.
  • Barbara also commented on the same event, and she found a book titled The Congress of Women: Held in the Woman’s Building, World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, U.S.A., 1893 .
  • Christine was looking for assistance in locating a family in Ohio that appear in the 1850, 1870, and 1880 censuses – but not in 1860.

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