Feb 28, 2017
The news includes:
- MyHeritage appoints prominent DNA expert Dr. Yaniv Erlich as
Chief Science Officer.
- MyHeritage announces the new Consistency Checker for online
family trees, and the launch of a new feature called Photo
- Evidentia Software will be sharing tips and information on this
podcast in the near future.
- The new Journal of Genealogy and Family History (JGFH)
will be launched in April, published by the Register of Qualified
Genealogists. The online publication will be an academic platform
for peer-reviewed articles about a wide array of topics. More
information can be found at http://www.qualifiedgenealogists.org/jgfh
- Results of the Innovator Showdown at RootsTech 2017 are shared
- Findmypast launches the Catholic Heritage Archive, beginning
with records from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the British
Archdioceses of Westminster and Birmingham.
- The Early Bird Registration for the 2017 Ohio Genealogical
Society Conference (26-29 April 2017) in Sandusky, Ohio ends on 10
- Drew shares the latest releases from FamilySearch.
- Drew also discusses the newly announced policy changes
announced by Ancestry.com for their DNA testing.
Listener email includes:
- Rich asks for recommendations for the best DNA company and
- Ann has finished reading The Guys’ book, Advanced Genealogy
Research Techniques and asks for research options for a
particularly difficult brick wall problem.
- Terry responds to Margie’s question about GEDmatch, and
recommends a webinar from Legacy Family Tree Webinars (http://familytreewebinars.com).
- Laura expresses concern about having all her family tree
information online at Ancestry.com. She asks about best ways to
download the data and store it, and about backup options.
George reviews a book by Helen V. Smith titled Death
Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms (2nd
edition) published by Unlock the Past Publications (http://www.unlockthepast.com.au/unlock-past-publications).
George discusses a recent consultation he did through
genealogyDOTcoach (https://genealogy.coach) for a
client looking for evidence of an ancestor’s death in Beaver
County, Pennsylvania. He shares some of his research