Mar 21, 2017
We are pleased to announce that we have passed the
2,000,000th download of our podcasts on 5 March 2017.
Thank you to our listeners and our sponsors for making us a
The Guys are very pleased to announce that they will be the
speakers for the California Genealogical Society’s inaugural
Caribbean Genealogy Cruise. The Society is celebrating its 120th
anniversary with a 7-night cruise on the luxurious Celebrity Cruise
Line's Silhouette for a fantastic cruise, departing from
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on Sunday, 11 February 2018. The ship will
call at ports in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. The
Genealogy Guys will present 12 separate lectures on the days at
sea, and they will be available for one-on-one
consultation appointments. Explore the islands, participate in
optional on-shore activities, and enjoy a festive time
with the speakers and other genealogists. Get the flyer with all
the details at http://www.ahaseminars.com/upload/menu/Cruise_Flyer_-_Final.pdf
. More information will be posted soon at the California
Genealogical Society website at http://www.californiaancestors.org
The news includes:
- RootsMagic continues to work on adding Ancestry.com to its
software’s Hints facility. In the meantime, George has an article
in the upcoming April/May 2017 issue of Internet Genealogy
magazine titled “RootsMagic and WebHints: Harness the Power”.
- The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Grant Committee and
the Southern California Genealogical Society announce the 2017
Student Grant and Jamboree Scholarship. Applications are due on 15
April 2017. Details and the application form are available at
- Evidentia announced the addition of a new facility, Cousin
Tracker, to its software. A video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbeZJmHSpEw&feature=youtu.be
describing and demonstrating the new facility.
- Charleston, South Carolina’s Board of Architectural Review has
given its enthusiastic approval to the construction of a $75M
International African American Museum there. Construction may begin
by year’s end. Fundraising is in process. Details are available at
- Unlock the Past announces a Holy Land Tour in Israel (23
October – 1 November 2017) and a genealogy conference in Tel Aviv
(1-2 November 2017). Details are available at
- Findmypast has added new records and updates to existing
collections, including: Scotland Post Office Directories; Lower
Canada Census 1842, Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions; Anglo-Boer War
Records 1899-1902; Northamptonshire Baptisms; Warwickshire
Monumental Inscriptions; United States Marriages; and the
Periodical Source Index.
- Drew shares new and updated collections at FamilySearch.
Listener email includes:
- Katherine shares a link to A Timeline Map of US Since 1820 at
- Gavin shared a link to Grace’s Guide to British Industrial
History at http://www.gracesguide.co.uk
with images of company listings in directories and newspapers and a
number of biographies.
- Sam is researching Williams and Traylor ancestors, and asks
about the possibilities of expanding his knowledge by upgrading to
a Y-DNA 111-marker test.
- Matt shares the importance of interviewing your elders, and
provides a link to his blog entry on the subject at
- Richard tells about the origins of his genealogical
- Doug asks what is the point of doing genealogy if no one else
in the family is or will be interested.
- Jim asks about the amount of shared DNA (in centiMorgans) and
relationships based on the amount of shared DNA.
- Mike discusses the difficulties in obtaining official death
records in New Jersey and asks for suggestions for alternative
- Chris asks for suggestions for locating records of an ancestor
who arrived in the US in the 1780s and ultimately migrated to
Aha! Seminars, Inc., can deliver webinars by George and/or Drew
to your genealogical society for a very affordable price.
Learn more at http://www.ahaseminars.com/cpage.php?pt=10